NAUGATUCK NEWS (Conn.) Monday, June 21,1976- Page 7 Pate Wins Pressure Packed Open By DAVID MOPF1T DPI Sports Writer DULUTH, Ga. (UP1) - Jerry Pate's professional golf career is starting out with a striking resemblance lolhalot another rookie 14 years ago, a fellow named Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus was a 22-year-old former U.S. Amaleur champ when he won his first U.S. Open title bach in 1962 and propelled himself toward recognition as Ihe lop golfer in the world. Only time will tell if Pate can raalch Nicklaus' many accomplishments, but the novice pro is headed in the right direction. Pate, also a 22-year-old former U.S. Amateur champ, Sunday became the first man since Nicktaus to win a U.S. Open in his first year as a touring pro and veteran Tom Weiskopf, who lied for runnerup honors with another veteran, Al Geiberger, figures that was just (or starters. "He'sgot the maturity of a guy at least 27," said Weiskopf. "I'd be very surprised if he doesn't win more major championships." Nicklaus, who finished 10 strokes back in his futile bid for a 17lh major crown, wasn't surprised that one as young and seemingly inexperienced as Pate could win the Open. "Well, 1 did it," said Nicklaus. "The ones who are going to win are going lo slart early. After all, ifyou are going to win, you've got to start sometime." Pate, co-low-amateur in last year's Open where he tied for 18th, came to this year's Open confident he could win it. Pate won the Open in slyle Sunday making a birdie on the linal hole to shoot a 3-under- par 277, with a final-round 68, and finishing two strokes aheado! Weiskop! and Geiberger. He was never in the lead until the 71st hole when John Mahaffey, who had led by a seemingly commanding six strokes at the midway point of Saturday's third round, suffered Ihe second of three straight bogies. Pale waited beside his ball in light rough just off the 18lh fairway while Weiskopf and Geiberger, in a twosome just ahead, parred out for 279s. "I didn't need a birdie to win," he said. "1 knew a bogey five would make me a winner but, I decided against that. II was my chance lobe a hero. I didn't want to play it safe." Pale had a belter lie in the rough lhan it first appeared. He slashed a live-iron shot over a lake to within two feel of the cup and calmly tapped it in. He got $42,000 for his victory and has now won $88,482 while playing in 21 of 24 tournaments. Weiskopf, the 1973 British Open champ but never a winner in a major championship in Bristol Notches Victory By United Press International Al Ripley threw a three-hit shutout Sunday night as the Bristol Itcd Sox defeated Williamsport 4-0. In olher games, West Haven edged Reading 6-5, Quebec City defeated Berkshire 2-1, and Three Rivers blanked Walerbury 10-0. On Saturday, Bristol edged Williamsport 4-3 in 10 innings, Reading beat West Haven 7-6, Berkshire walloped Waterbury 16-5 and Quebec City thumped Three Rivers 16-2. Ripley struck out five baiters and walked only one as he raised his record to 7-S. The Hed Sox gave Riplcy all the help he needed in the third inning when they scored three runs on four hits. Garth lorg led West Haven Sunday with three doubles and two RBls. Reading look a 2-0 lead on back-to-back homers by John Pott and Gary Bcgnaud in the first inning. West Haven scored two runs in the second inning and three in the sixlh, the winning run coming when a double by lorg drove in Sieve Coulson. -.:. • • Ihis country, and Geiberger, the 1966 PGA champ, each got $18,000. Unsung veteran Butch Baird had Sunday's low round, a 67, and tied Mahalfey 73 for fourlhat even-par 280. Leading money winner lluberl Green look sixth with a 282 and his $9,500 check raised his earnings to $187,427 on the year. Tom Watson was at 284; Ben Crenshawand Lyn I.ott at 285; Johnny Miller at 286; Nicklaus and Rod Funselh al 287; and Masters champ Ray Floyd was at 288, thus ending lalk (or Ihis year about the never- achieved professional "grand slam." For Mahalfey, who led from midway the second round all Ihe way through Ihe 69th hole, it was a bitter pill, especially since he had hoped to make amends for having lost last year's Open in a playoff lo Lou Graham. Graham was never a factor in this Open, winding up 17 strokes back. The final round over the Atlanta Alnietic C] ub's H ighl ands Cou rse si arled under cl oudy skies and was delayed for 40 minutes by rain late in the morning. But the sun was shining brightly when Pale and Mahaffey went out about an hour late as Ihe final twosome. Mahaffey was two strokes ahead of Pate, three ahead of Geiberger and four ahead of Weiskopf at the start. Pate picked up a stroke by playing the front nine in even par while Geiberger fell five back and appeared out of it. Weiskopf made a strong bid when he started a string of Ihreestraighl birdies at the 66th hole and moved into second, a stroke behind the still-leading Mahaffey, at Ihe 68th hole. But Weiskopf lost his chance at the 69th, a par three, when he firsl hit over the green and then almost put his ball into water on his recovery shot. Yankees KeepOn Rolling The leldown feared by .Martin O f one run relief to give the A's four runs with a three-run failed lo materialize over the (j, e i r f our t n vrin in six games homer and a run-scoring single weekend, however, as Ihe s j nce finley's spree. Mil- to pace Deiroit over Minnesota. Yankees beat the White Sox wa ukee's Bill Travors, attempt- Rookie sensation Mark Fidrych four straight games, blending ing lo become the AL's first improved his record to 6-1 but the American speed, defense, limely hitting nine-game winner, look his needed relief help from John and clutch pitching for the first f ourl h | oss ni]] er f or ln e fi re i (j rae in Indians II. Royals 8 seven starts. Kay Fosse, \vho had only 12 Red So.\ 4. Angels 3 ..Bis in 1975, drove in four runs Rick Burleson's Iwo-out sin"We're gelling key hits and ami roo ki e Orlando Gonzalez gle off the glove of shortstop good pitching." Marlin said, jmocked in the first two runs of Dave Chalk scored Bobby "You can't win without this j,j s ma j or | ea g ue career to lead Darwin from second base in the combination. 1 just wish we had Cleveland pasl Kansas City, top of the 11th to push Boston Ihis kind of record at home." j- lm jjjbby hurled four shutout pasl Ihe Angels. Darwin started was innings lo gain his third the rally wilh a Iwo-oul double, his Ihird hit, and Burleson singled after Rico Pelrocelli Jason Thompson drove in walked. By KEN' ROSENBERG DPI Sports Writer Bowie Kujin notwithstanding, Billy Marlin is convinced lhat nobody can catch Ihe New York Yankees in League East. "It would be nice to have Vida Blue but even without Blue we're seven games up and we're gonna be awfully hard lo catch," Martin warned before Ihe Yankees downed Ihe Chicago While Sox 6-3 Sunday to sweep a six-game road Irip and raise their remarkable road record to 22-6. Martin had expressed fear lhat his team would suffer a letdown following Kuhn's ruling Friday lo void Ihe sales for $3 million of Blue to the Yankees and Joe Rudi and Rollie Fingers lo Ihe Red Sox by Oakland A's owner Charlie Finley. "I called a mecling with the players Friday nighl and told them we had a darned good ball club and were slill in first place," Marlin said. "Everybody's doing his job. If we keep winning then there's nolhing Ihe other teams can do about it." Paul Clark scored 22 points lo lead Hunting ton, W. Va., to a 77-75 victory over Monterey Park, Calif., Saturday nighl lor the National AAU. junior Olympic baskelball championship. road sweep by a Yankee team since Casey Stengel managed them to a pennant in I960. The key hit Sunday delivered by Thurman Munson, victory' whose two-run single highlight- Tigers 1, Twins 3 ed a five-run Ihird inning that sent Chicago to ils 10th straight toss. The good pitching was supplied by Dock Ellis and reliever Sparky Lyle, who pitched in all six viclories and picked up his 12thsave, lops in Ihe league. The viclory for Ellis, acquired from Pittsburgh in the offseason, was his fourth in a row and seventh in 11 decisions. In other American League games, Oakland downed Milwaukee 7-5. Cleveland out- slugged Kansas City 11-6, Deiroit topped Minnesota 7-3, Boslon edged California 4-3 in II innings and Baltimore blanked Texas 2-0. A's 7, Brewers 5 Don Baylor snapped a fiflh- Snning tie' wilh a solo homer and Stan Bahnsen and Jim Todd combined for -1 2-3 innings In Ihe Peter J. Foley Little League Saturday Ihe Gianls ripped Ihe Orioles 15-3. Scoll Skidmore and Mike Woodfield combined on a four hitler for the Giants with Skidmore gaining Ihe win. Joey Pascale and Kyle Best socked three hits each and Skidmore added Iwo hits for the winners. In action yesterday Ihe Cardinals edged Ihe Giants 6-5 wilh the big hit being a three run homer by Chris Ruccio in the last of the third inning that tied the game at 44. Steve Macary picked up the win in relief of Ruccio while Joey Pascale was charged wjth Ihe loss. Henry Ruiz and Mike Woodfield doubled for (be Giants. In the second game of yesterday's doubleheadcr, the Red Sox outlasted Ihe Braves 10-7. Anthony LaFlamme was Ihe winning pitcher and Mike Branco took the loss. Leading hitters for the Sox wtre Wayne Russano and Jim Jones wilh two hits each. Donnelly and Mazaroski had two hi Is each lor Ihe Braves. . IS 14 STt 33 3S .US 71 36 .'II It 39 .'II W L Pet. OB tlUl.UTH, GA.: A jubilant Jerry Pale, tosses the ball he played on Ihe last hole of the 1976 U.S. lournametil to the gallery. Pate captured the title wilh a Ihree-umler-par 277. A lired and dejected John Maturity walks off the isth green with Pale. »UP'> Phillies Conquer Reds 64 1 San Dlt CAlcigo 3 Chicago ' Montreal J LOJ San Franciico Philadelphia * . Allantj S Chicago ' 7:li pm HOUIIOt Allinla II) KREI) DOWN Chicago 50 in other NL games. l'i'1 Spoils Writer Astros 9. Pirates I Ron Reed, who has never Rob Andrews' Iwo-run single played for a pennant winner in was Ihe big blow of a five-run a big league career daling back eighth-inning rally which car- lo 1966, has caughl thai ried Ihe Astros over Pillsburgh. Philadelphia flag [ever. Tom Griffin and Ken Forsch The 6-foot-*, 215-pound righl- combined to shut out the bander pitched in Saturday's Pirates on Iwo hits over the loss lo Ihe Cincinnati Reds and lasl six innings, wilh GrilEin is scheduled to slart for Ihe receiving credil for Ihe viclory. Phillies Tuesday nighl bul lold Bob Moose was (he loser. Manager Danny Ozark he could Kvpos 5. Dodgers 4 "give you an inning" of relief Pele Mackanin's three-run Sunday. homer highlighted a five-run Ozark more than look Reed sixth inning which enabled Dan at his word-bringing Ihc hard- Carrithers lo win his third throwing veteran out of the game for Ihe Expos. Burt bullpen when Ihe Reds rallied llooton was lagged for all five against Jim Kaal in Ihe sixth runs and dealt bis seventh loss v,'.r EIIT with a one-out double in Ihe ninlh for the Padres. Dan Spillner, who pilched only 2-3 inning, won his second game of Ihe year while Bill Greil was the loser. Willie McCovey and Hector Cruz homered. Giants 9, Mels 2 Ed Halicki pitched live-hit ball for seven innings and knocked in three runs with two singles as Ihe Giants (ieall cighl-game winner Jon Mallack of the Mels his second loss. Handy Molfitl finished up for Ihc Giants, who ripped into Matlack for seven runs and nine nils in Ihrec innings. Braves 5. Cubs 0 Darrel Chancy drove in Ihree runs and Dick Rulhven hurled Think Ahead They'll Be Ready For College Sooner Then You Realize! To Save for Their Education In A Savings Account Here They're Off To A Great Start In Life! Twelve Games Played Tournament Minnesota I DeUoif Oakland ' Milwavl" Cleveland 3 Kanm New Y«fc * CWCB90 1 Tm* o Mandafi G [All Timit [All Timit EOT) !«.« [Blvltvin Ml Oakland (M"a<ll 1 3), P WJnnt»la tColli Ml C*iilornia (Ron * U. inning. compared lo six wins. Bill Taking over wilh one run in Russell had Ihrce hits for (he a four-hitler as Atlanta won its and the bases filled. Reed Dodgers. Ihird slraighl game. 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