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GARDNER DICKINSON WINS ATLANTA CLASSIC IN SUDDEN DEATH Tough/ Little Man' Beats Jack ATLANTA (AP) - "He's a tough, little man," Jack Nicklaus said after he had bowed to wiry, chain-smoking veteran Gardner Dickinson in a sudden dteath playoff for the $25,000 first paize in the Atlanta Golf Classic. Each fired regulation 70's Sunday, tying for the top spot aiflter the 72 holes with nine-under-par scores of 275. Dickinson, a onetime Ben Hogam protege, who effects a white cap and many of Hogam's mannerisms, escaped with his eighth title in 20 years on the pro tour Sunday when Nicklaus three-putted the first extra hole for a bogey. "I was in pretty good shape, but I let it get away," said Nicklaus, probably the most feared competitor in the game today. Dickinson, at 43 one of the oldest men in the field, had to fight the sita-ength-sappinig heat and leg-tefcttog hills of the 6,883- yard par 72 Atlanta Country Club course, also talked 'about putting. ? "I've been on the verge of playing well for quite some time," tile slim, 135-pounder said. "I've finally got around the putting some. And that's a lot of pressure off your long game. "Nobody wins a golf tournament unless he putts real, neal well." One stroke back, .and in contention all <tfoe way, weire Lee Trevino and South African Gary Player, tied ait 276. Tre- vino had a 70 and Player could manage only a 72. Tommy Aaron, who won this tourn/amient a year ago, headed a grouip of four at 278. The others were Steve Reid, former PGA champion Ray Floyd, and young Johnny Miller. It was a four-way struggle most of the hot and humid day with Dickinson One 'overlooked man as the huge gallery whooped and hollered for their favorites—Niicklaus, Player and Trevino. At one time or another Dickinson,, Player and Nicklaus all led or shared 'the lead. The drama came down to the final two finishing holes. Nicklaus .and Trevtoo were on the par five 18th when Player and Dickinson were playinig No. 17. Player had the lead alt 13-un- der-par, Dickinson and Nick- laiis were 12 and Trevino 11. Player, one of the world's greatest sand players, bogeye.d from a trap. Dickinson got up and do\vn faxwrr a trap to remain 12 under. At about the same time Nicklaus scored a two-putt birdie on the ISIh and Trevino just missed on a 20-foot eagle putt he needled to gain a spot in the playoff. Playier amid Dickinson both reached a trap in front of the 18*h green in two. Player blasted out to seven feet—and missed the putt. He wais out of it. Dickinson then blasted to two feet and sank the birdfe pu*t that sent him in to the fatast tee for Hie playoff he won with a_ par. PagtZ Garden City Telegram Monday, June 7, 1971 Bison Win 1,Lose2 Garden City's Bison youth baseball team won one of three weekend games, all played here. •' ' Saturday night at dint Lightner Field, Garden blanked Hugoton 7-0 as lit ark Douglass' threw a five-hitter. ' Sundiay afternoon, the locals lost a twin bill to Dodge City. Dodge won the first 5-0 as each team banged out .six hits. Russ Boone was the Garden City pitcher. Second game was an extra- inning thriller: a 7-4 victory by Dodge in nine innings. The Ecore was tied 4-4 after seven regulation innings. Dodge won it with three'runs on three hits in the top of the ninth. Bill Burrow,; pdttfaed that game for Garden City. The Bison are now 2-3 for the season. The team has two games this week. Garden hosts Ulysses Wednesday at 8 p.m., and plays at Colby Saturday at 8 p.m. i 12 Slow-Pitch Tilts Are Played Twelve; men's league slow- pitch softball games were play ed Saturday and Sundiay Cleaver Field here. Saitunday-nigbt •cores: Western Kansas Sporting Goods 8-7 over Deibert Masonry. Spor's 66 Service Station 10-0 over Team Electronics. Area Mental Health 19-11 over Pappas Concrete. Oswalt Industries 6-0 over Triple-S Steel. Sunday afternoon and night scares: Spor's 66 Service Station 7-6 over A&W Root Beet. Western Kansas Sporting Goods 16-0 over Team'Electronics. Deiber Masonry 6-5 over Area Menta Health. Oswald Industries 19-4 over Team Electronics. A&W Root Beer 13-12 over Pappas Concrete. Western Kan sas Sporting Goods 12-9 over Oswalt Industries. Triple-S Steel 11-5 over Team Electron ics. Oswalt Industries 8-7 over Deibert Masonry. Indispensible Jim Fergosi Helps KeepBosox on • : . i • " 'i By HERSCHEL NISSENSON Associated Prtss Sports Writer Jim Fregosi is the California nigels' indispensable man, but the Boston Red Sox can do without 'him. -. The .veteran "•. shortstop, hob- led by a foot injury that kept lim out of his normal position or several weeks, was a key man in Sunday's 5-2 victory ver the Red Sox that extended Boston's skid to seven defeats n nine games and left them IVi ames behind Baltimore in the * * * Aimerican League East. Fregosi, who fielded brilliantly in California's 3-2 triumph on Saturday, socked his third homer Sunday and later singled and scored the Angels' second run as they pinned Soni>y Siebert with his second straight setback after he won his first nine decisions. .-.: Elsewhere, Baltimore edged Milwaukee 4-3, Vida Blue hurled Oakland to an 8-1 victory over Washington, the New York Yankees coaled off Kan- * * * -sas City 5-2,' Minnesota nippedihiis time mostly as a pinch hit ter, with an occasional appear Cleveland 4-3 and the Chicago White Sox battered Detroit 8-2 before the second game of their scheduled doubleheader was rained out with tha Tigers ahead 2-0 in the fourth inning. Early in the season, Fregosi developed a growth on the bone between two toes of 'his right foot. It became infected following a shot of medication and it took five weeks for the infection to disappear. •• Meanwhile, Fregosi lias bided FANFARE By Waif Difzet .'<«* I Baltimore Boston Detroit Cleveland New York Washington American League East Di vision W. L- 31 19 31 22 28 25 23 28 23 30 19 33 Pct...GB .620 — .585 1V2 .528 4>/2 .451 .434 8'/2 9V 2 Melnyk Joins Select Ranks : •***' X, ,..,." CARNOUSTIE, Scotland West Division Oakland Kansas City Minnesota. California Chioago Milwaukee 37 18 26 23 27 27 26 29 20 28 20 29 .365 13 .673 — .531 8 500 9Va .473 11 .417 13V4 .408 14,, 'Old Times' Don't Last Too Long for ers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It seemed like old times for Richie .Allen and the Lai Amgel- Dodgems until Bill Russell came off the bench to show theim all some new tricks. Sandy Koufax fired fasittbaiis, >uke Snider swung from the veels, a bird flew out of Casey Stengel's cap and Allen made mrnself disappear during the Dodgers' Oldtimexis Day festivities Sundiay. • Then Russell, <a iast-<miiniUte replacemenit foi' the elusive Alien in the Los Angeles clean-up spot, smacked a single, double and triple to lead the Dodgers past the New York Mets 4-3. In other National League action, San Francisco dropped its dou'bleheadler opener to Philadelphia 1-0 but won the ^nightcap 4-3 on Willie Mays' 12th inning homer; Pittsburgh out- slugged Houston 9-8; Cincinnati toppled -St. Louis 4-2; the Chicago Cubs downed Atlanta 6-3 and San Diego swept a twin bill from Montreal 8-0 and 8-4. Allen, whose AWOL antics during his stormy days with the Phillies made headlines', was chatting with Los Angeles a Mend in the clubhouse area while «he Dodger Oldtomers went through their paces in a three-inning game. When the Dodgers .took the 79 Gomes Are on Tap, Here Tonight field for the regular game, their controversial slugger still was missing. Manager Walter ;Alston .hastiy scnaibched Allen's riame'from ithe lineup and sent light-bliltitin.g Russell to the out- fiileM. . . . •=. •' "The rule says you have' to have nine men on the field,"' Alston said later. "Wiith rail the olditiimerts running around, back and forth, we had a hard time conralling eight guys. Wie just didn't see Rich. "H looked « lot worse than what it was. It was non-in-/ temtional and uoavoidaible. It could (have happened to anyone." ' . "•' ' The happening made Russell a No. 4 Wittier for the first time, in Ihiis major league cameer. And he made tihe most of it, keying a threetrun rally with foils fourth inning double and knocking in what proved to'be the wihninig run with bis triple in the fifth. "I wasn't prepared to play,'* the yountg speedster said .alter boositinig his batting average 21 points to .226 as the Dodgers trimmed •another half-game off San Francisco's West Division lead. "I just walked into the dugout,. put my gloves under the bench and got ready to silt down when the boys ran onto the field. "Then the' manager said 'Russell, get in left field,'-and that was all there was to it. 1 grabbed my glove and ran out The Giants rebounded in the second game -as Mays stroked a double to touch off a tying two- run rally in the ndnith and then broke the deadlock in the 12th with his 641st career homer-^ and 13th this year. Dave Cash's first homer of the season, a baisies-empty blast in the eighth, carried the Pi- nates... patst* Houston and within one-ball game of first-place St. Louis in the East. Willie Stargell drove in three Pittsburgh runs with a single and his 18th homer. Bpb Wat* son produced four for 'the Astros with a double and bonier. The Reds clipped the Cardinals on Lee May'is three-run homer and the fouir-Mt pitching jf Don Guleftt 'and reliever Joe Gibbon, who came on to blunt an eighth inning St. Louis rally. Joe Pepiitone and Paul Popov- ch drilled home runs as the Tubs built a 6-0 toad behind Bill Hands and then withstood Hank Aaron's 17ith homer and a two- i shot by Hal King in the ance in the outfield or at firs base, where the strain on hi foot isnt' as great as when h plays short. "I figure the club needs m in there, so I play," said Fregosi, who decided against an operation during the season. "The pain is the worst when I swing and miss or when I have to go into the hole and make a long throw off my right foot." "When he plays, he glues us together," said manager Lefty Phillips. "He's a helluva competitor. I said all spring the one man we couldn't afford to lose for a week or 10 days was Fregosi." The Orioles unleased a 12 punch on the first two pitches thrown by Milwaukee's Marty Pattin in the seventh inning and came from behind to beat the Brewers and run their winning streak to five games. P a 11 i n' 9 bases loaded double had given the Brewers a 2-1 lead in the sixth but ' Saturday's Results California 3, Boston 2 Kansas City ll,:New York 7 • Detroit 7, Chicago 3 > v '' Baltimore 12, Milwaukee 4 Cleveland 10, Minnesota 2 :s Oakland 6, Washington l..? : -~Sunday's Results ' Baltimore 4, Milwaukee 3 .:; Minnesota 4, Cleveland 3 Chioago 8, Detroit 2, lst;.v second game ppdi, rain • i California 5,-Boston 2 New York 5, Kansas Gity 2 Oakland 8, Washington 1 Tuesday's Games Joston at Oakland, -night: New York at California, night Washington at Kansas City, night ' Milwaukee at Detroit, night Chicago at Cleveland, night ,• Baltimore at Minnesota, night (AP)- 1 — Steve Melnyk from JacfcsomviMie, Fla., joined the select flanks of golfers who have won both the British and American amaiteur golf championships but adimitted disappointment at losing the Walker Cup. The 24-year-old said Sunday that he would pass up qualifying for the U.S. Open because he's "super-tsiaturated" with golf after Saiturday's triumph on this historic links. Asked if he intended to ^come back here and defend fee amateur title next year," he'.said today: "I don't know." Melnyk demonstrated profes- siohial style ai. week in mowing down the opposition up to and including his 3 and 2 victory in lolli'.i, •Mlt. thiere." The OlditLmiers diazzled St. Louis Pittsburgh New York Chicago Montreal Philadelphia National League East Division W. L. Pet. 34 21 .618 33 21 .611 30 20 .800 26 28 .481 31 27 ;438 20 32 ^385 .GB — ,, »/2 7 1 /? Czech, Aussie Win French Net Crowns .PARIS (AP) — The French Open- Tennis Championships ended Sunday with an East European champion in the men's singles, >and Evontne Goolagomg, 19, of AuBtraMa capturing' the women's crown. The defending champion, Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia, won the men's crown..from Hie Nas- 'tase of Romania in a four-set maltcih. The only American cham- pionisihiip was picked up by Ar- ur Ashe, of Gum Springs, Va., and Martin Ries'&en, of Evamston, 111., who won the mien's doubles from Stan Smith, of Pasadena, GaMf., and Tom Gorman, of Seattle. Another heavy schedule of action is on tap for the next two days in softball and baseball programs sponsored! by the City Recreation Dept. Slates for the two days on the seven local playing fields: TODAY At Clint Lightner Field — 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus vs. Odd Fellows. 9 p.m. Kiwanis vs. Rotary. At Fansler Field — 7 p.m. Carmelita's Cafe vs*. Weeden Aviation. 8 p.m. Team Elec-, tronics vs. Area Mental Health. 9 p.m. Kkiney Glass vs. Pizza Garden 10 p.m. Spor's 66. Service Station vs. Triple-S Steel. At Cleaver Field — 6 p.m. Tarus vs. Gemini. 7 p.m. Cottontails vs. Squirrels. 8 p.m. Cards vs. Hawks. 9 p.m Holcomb vs. Blacks. 10 p.m. Browns vis Oranges. At Garden League Field — 6 p.m. Lillies vs. Orchids. 7:15 p.m. Carnations vs. Daisies. A* Zoo League Field — 6 p.m Tigers vs. Lobos. 7:15 p.m. Rams vs. Longhoms. At Prep'League Field — 5 p.m. Dodgers vs. Giants. 7:15 p.m. Braves vs. Expos. At Gardondale — 6 p.m. Comanlches vs. Mohawks. 7:15 p.m. Kansas vs. Shawnees. TUESDAY At Clint Lightner Field -.6 ip.rn. Jets vs. Oilers. 7:15 p.m Twin; vs. Oileiis. 9 p.m. Lions vs; Shriners. At Fansler Field — 7 pm. Red's Gulf Service Station vs. Suiblette. 8 p.m. Dodge City vs Garden By-Producis. 9 p.m. Deerfield vs. Fansler Tires. > At. Cleaver.Field ,-6 p.m. <• .* I* Scorpio vs. Aries. 7 p.m. Holcomb vs. Chipmunks'. 8 p.m. lolcomb vs. Jupiter. 9 p.m. Whites vs Reds. 10 p.m. Golds r s. Blacks. At Garden League Field — 6 >.m. Morning Glories vs. Xrchids. 7:15 p.m. Holcotmb vs. Lillies. At Zoo League Field — 6 p.m. Holcomb vs. Bears. 7:15 ).m. Bengals vs. Panthers. At Prep League Field — 6 xm. Aggies vs. Expos. 7:15 p.m. Vikings vs. Chiefs. At Gardandale — 6 p.m. Sioux vs. Apaches. 7:15 p.m. Pawnees vs. Navajos. crowd of 48,227 which ( turned out for Dodged- Stadium's 10th anniversary festivities. Stengel, who doffed his cap and sent a sparrow 'aloft during a xhubarb at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field 52* years ago, repeated the sttunt. But this time, -a pigeon took flight from. Casey's headgear. "That's inflation," shrugged Stengel. Philadelphia extended the Giants'' June swoon" to five consecutive setbacks in their doubleheader opener as Kick Wise tossed a threeJhititen: and Ron Stone delivered the only run with a sixlth ikradnig single <)££< Steve Stone. It was the first shutout loss of the -season for San Francisco. Naite Colbert's grand slam [winner propelled the Padres to bhedr second-game victory over Montreal after left-hander Dave Roberts. blanked the Expos on nine scattered 'hits in the opener. .• .-..•• Nettles Brothers Finally Meet on Baseball Field ST. PAUL-MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Craig Nettles a|a'd Mis brother, Jim, bad their first real reunion in two years Saturday might after playing against one another for the first time since ttiey started playing professional basietoall. The Nettles, from San Diego, Calif., had dinner together a few hours alter Craig and his Cleveland teammates had defeated the Twins for the sfecond straight day. Graig is the starting third baseman for the Indians while Jim is a Twins reserve outfielder who has been used mostly aa a pinch hitter. Frank Robinson, who had homered in the fourth, con< nected again on pitch No. 1 to tie the score and EUie Hend ricks! sent pitch No. 2 to the same fate. Mark Belanger eventually singled home what proved to be the winning run, offsetting Al Yates' first major league homer in the eighth. Rick Monday drove in three runs with a homer and single and Gene Teniace also homered in support of Blue's four-hit pitching as Oakland turned back- Washington. The 'sensational left-hander boosted his record to 12-2 and avenged an opening ' day defeat in Washington. New York staked Stan Bahin- sen to a 5-0 lead in the third in : ninig and the right-hander withstood successive sixth-inning West Division the 36-hole final over Jim Si- _.7l moms, 21, of Butler, Pa, ^ The al-Amerioan final d)is->:* J ^ appointed the Britiisib .fans, es**''^! peciaJly -after their enittiUsiasm'. '^.;; was so aroused by their Walker ••<<]>•! Cup team beating the Ameri- ,,'^ cams the wieiek before at St. An-: tf * drews-for the first tame in 33''^ yeans. . ...:;^:g: Metayk was proud .of his"% amateur trophy but cohJesse'd frV he would rather have seen his '^' teammates retain the Walker ;,j Cup. . . ./ ••'•• . :; *£j; "We lost it because we ^teriid;^' to overreact v to the wind and JTltv the weather conditions over'"? hem. We try to hit the ball low ^^ antf wind up sculling it. And w.* 1 '--?' try to play the pitch and run.^ you need on these • seaside'£* J courses but we don't have vthaiWiw kind of experience." • '•'. . •: .* . '• ';i Japanese Golf Course '-Erects Traffic Light 2, FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) The Fukuofca Counitry Chub has erected a tnaiiic light on a hi!'"' . Which blocks the view'of golf-^ ens approaching the sixth hole. ' *"" The club said several players and caddies playing on the^. sixlth green ' have been struck * w by balls hit by golfers tryimg to'>"'* clear the haU. Now, the club . golfers '" playing on the green can -press *.«<•» a button to flash on a red light •?••:,• to caution golfers on the other •••»(* side of the hill against shooting; .'I When they finish playing hole, they press another b which flashes on a green light. ~~ SFrancisco LAngeles Houston Atlanta Cincinnati San Diego 38 19 29 26 27 28 25 31 22 33 18 37 .667 '•— .527 8 .491 10 .446 12V2 .400 15 .327 19 JUNIOR-LINKS PROGRAM Putts to Be Big . • • • ' • ..•_!*.!• . ^^ homens by Amos Otis and Ed Kirkpatrkk for his 'Some 78,000 foreigners live and work in Kinsbasia, the capital of the Congo. third straight complete game triumph. Bahnsen ignited the Yankees' uprising with a single and the rums crossed on an infield out and singles by Bobby Murcer, Roy White, Thurman Mun, son land Felipe Alou. Rich Reese hammered his first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the third inning that started the Twins to victory over the Indians. Jim Holt's triplie and Leo Cardenas' single made it 3-0 'and Brant Alyea's run-scoring single in the eighth enabled the Twins to withstand Cleveland homers by Graig Nettles and Chris Chamblim Jay Johnstone slugged a pair of homers, Bill Melton hit a solo shot and Tom Egan rippet a two-run double in Chicago's defeat of Detroit. The WMite Sox fcayoed Joe Coleman in the first inning.; . _ The' rain then washed away a home run by Detroit's Gates Brown in the nightoap. Saturday's Results St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 3 Montreal 2, San Diego 1 Philadelphia 5, San Francisco 3 Houston 4, Pittsburgh 1 Atlanta 6, Chicago 4, 11 innings Los Angeles 3, New York 0 Sunday's Results Chicago 6, Atlanta 3 San Diego 8-8, Montreal 0-4 Los Angeles 4, New York 3 Philadelphia 1-3, San Francisco 0-4, second game 12 innings lincinnati 4, St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh 9, Houston 8 Tuesday's Games San Francisco.^ at, Montreal, night , '?"• San Diego at NelV York, night Los Angeles at Philadelphia, night ' : " vv ',-''•• • •' Pittslbui-gh at Chicago r; Cincinnati at Houston, night St. Louis ait Atlanta, night Thirty golfers competed in Tuesday's opening round of the weekly junior links program at Garden City Country Club. In charge are Marolyn Chmelfca, Marion Hess, and Nadine Hilyard.- Play Tuesday allowed golfers to throw out the score of their worst hole. Boy Winners: 18-hole play—Steve Leonard in group for ages 15 to 17. Jay Benson in group for age 14. Tim Schiffelbein in group for ages 12 and 13. . 9-hole play—Chris Anderson in group for ages 10 to 12. \ 4-hole • play—Kevin Kisner in group for age 10. John Fishback in group for ages 8 and 9. '.'•'• Qki winners: i— - V a* play—Suzzane Nicolet «..«». in group for ages 15 to 17. Sue,,, Ann Hilyard in group for 11 anid 12. 4-holis play—Chris in group for ages 15 to 17..Terii - r '. Schiffelbein / in group for. ages ,,,>-,) 13 and 14. Cindy Collins in \i» group for ages 8 to 10. . "^ Jim Baldwin had a rare feat Tuesday. He holed out from, the ditch on Hole No. 1 with a putter. His spectacular shot carried aibout "40 yards. , . Golfens are reminded, to , bring 25 cents Tuesday, teen-hole players meet ,at 8 a.m., 9-holes at 8:30 a.m., 4-holers at 9 a.m. : . Thais Tuesday's play will be for the least number of putts.. AVW Stinchcomb Fires 107 to CaptureBluegrass Open LAKIN — Keith Stinchcomb of Lakin shot 2-over-par 107 ; here Sunday to win the annual Bluegrass Open at Loucfcs Municipal Golf Course A huge field of 100" linJtsters competed in the one-day event. Weather was generally good, with some winds gusting s Stinchcomb had rounds of (in order) 37 strokes, 35, and 35. He matched par on each of his final two rounds. He is employed by the maintenance department of Colorado Interstate Gas i|ere. v < ; ' Veteran.. Satanta ,,link3t«r BM Haddican won second plac^w witti 109 on rounds of 37, 36, 36. He is a mail carrier. Gene Pool of Kinsley (just returned from military service in Vietnam) took third place in a sudden-death playoff. Both he and veteran Joyce Hamm'of Plains finished with 110 strokes for regulation 27- hole play. Pool's rounds were 35, 38, and 37. Hamm's second shot of the playoff went out of bounds —7 'and he conceded to young Pool. Fifth in the championship flight wa,s won by 1st' Lt. Fred Anschutz of Lakin, a helicopter pilot headed for Vietnam. He carded 112. B ' results : First Flight — Steve, McCormick, Lakin, won title with; 43- 17—80. Bob Mathews,.Garden '^+ ]ity, was second ait 43-39—82. •"*!>• Jary Beymer, Lakin (43 : 40-r^i»k 83) won four-way, two-hole •, .y/iv sudden-death playoff for third «^ v place. He birdied the par-5 No. ;^^; L hole. Others in playoff were-.ft- Bernie Caldwell o£.Garden ..^ Jity, R. Teel .of Hays, and Plumlee of Garden City. AM three had 43-40—83. -.;•: iia Second Flight — K. Beezley, ^»« Kinsley, won title with ,46-36-i-., iM >i 82. Jim Hightower, Garden £ v^ City, (44-40-84) and Bob Head-^ rick,. Dodge City (46-38—84) shajred second place and .di not play off. , V . Third Flight — Dave Canonero Talk of Thoroughbre ^v "' .'..;•, •• . ^^ NEW YORK (AP) — Pass Caitcher is the Belmont Stakes winner but the talk of line thoroughbred racing world atSH is Canonero II, and the talking that ^counts is that of 'attorneys and "accountants. The Kenitucky-bred pride Venzeuuala, whose Triple Crown bid ended with a fourth- place finish in Saturday's Belmont, wil almost certainly be sold—in fact, there 'have been reponts be has been sold but they have been denied by owner Pedro Baptiista. "He 'will be sold after the Belmont, win or lose, if my terms ane met," the Venezue-, Ian ' industrialist said a few days before the Belmont. And despite Canonero ITs defeat «ud oonHunued questionins of ihiis fitness, it appeared Sunday that many people are interested in meeting Baptista's term ( S. "We 'already have had six telephane calls after _the race from people iXMifirming that they still want to buy Canonero II," Victor Sciatom, * close friend, partner in ownership of other 'horses and spokesman for Baptista, said Saturday. As for reports that a deal had been made, Baptksjfaa denied Saturday before the race that a $3.1 million, 5-year teasing deal had been made with a Florida group and Scialom denied Sunday that the coiit.had been sold to another Florida-group for less than $2 million. Scialom also said ah offer had been received from La Rinaconda, the race tr-ack in Caracas. Scialom said Baj would a news conference when a deal is oonsumated and would not have 'any that. The other topic of conversation concerning OanonerofQ, besides his imirrimentsale, continued to he bis fitness. Trainer Juan Arias revealed Sunday that a week before the Belmont he had considered not running the colt because of a skin rash and an infection in bus right hind foot. But Arias said Oanonero II responded to treatment and wiais healthy for the grueling IVfe-mip. race. However, ithe trainer did feei that ithe rash and inflection affected Oahohero II in.that jt caused ttie. colt to jamw two mont when he won the days training a week before the race, and he had to go easy on the colit on several other -day®. . Perhaps the most 'notable thing about Pass Catcher's victory, except for the impressive way it was accomplished, was the lack of attention it brought the winner. But trainer Eddie Yowell and owner Peter Kissel did not seem to mind the lack of atten- tkxn. ^Whisn newsmen and photographers showed up at Belmont P-ark Sundiay they.found that Pass Catcher had left by van about 5 a.m., EOT, for MoHrnouth Park, Yowell's base of openaitibnis. ; '1 knew he was a good 'horse and had a chance for the Bel- Derby Prep alt Garden State," Walter Blum said .after Pass Oaitdheir had won the Belmont by three-quarters of a length over Jim French, with B,a1d' Reason third, a neck ahead of Canonero II who was bidding to become the ndn/th Triple Crown winner and first since Citation in 1948. The son of All Hands-La Grue, who bad never won a stakes, ruined the fiesta atmosphere created by the supporters of Cafnonero II in the New York racihiig record crowd of 81,036. He took the lead from Cano- nero, II: just before ithe turn' for home. Th» bay colt then shot into'a five-length lead and withstood ithe surge by Jim French to win in 2:3<? 2-5 for the IVi mites. ' v ,He . also withstood a foul tjlaim to earr $97,710 from the hpist Belmont purse of $162,850 and return a whopping winning mutuel of $71, showing What IMe impression bis second-place finisih, by only a half length, to unbeaten Bold Reasoning in 4hie Jersey Derby May 31'had with the bettors. Lakin, won title with 47-40—87; ^ww He beat B. .(Catflsh) Kimbrel.,;, of Ensigh (47-40—87) in two-\ ,.^ hole playoff. .Hoppas .had a Xv* . par-4 on the No. 2 hole. Third /t v^ went to Rollo Brown of, Kebr «y« dall with 47-43—90. . a ,,;> Fourth Flight — 'Ron Leaith- ..*& ers, Manhattan, won title with — 52-40—92. He had an H on the^ par-4 No. 2 hole. He is a frienid •»* of Lt. Arischutz and is. visiting ^ in Lakin, Robbie Thomas' of •—" Lakin (50-45—95) took second place. Jack Clark,':LafcUi, topk iv third 'at 53-46-^-99. Ted.-Morgan u of Lakin (50^49) also had a;•»,." but leftv course and did not | •* playoff/': -••'•' '.' ,., : 'v.; ,.'"I"'" \ AUTO & HOME STEREO TAPES ; !•• • * ' ."' 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