The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 23, 1998 · Page 15
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 15

Salina, Kansas
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Saturday, May 23, 1998
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THE SALINA JOURNAL SPORTS SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1998 B5 TGOLF FRAZAR around the Frazar remains in lead Rookie not as sharp as first round but still good enough to stay in front By The Associated Press ; FORT WORTH, Texas — Harrison Frazar shook off a couple of bad shots, shot a 3-under-par 67 and clung to a two-shot lead Friday at the halfway point of the hot, hazy and humid MasterCard Colonial. "A little shaky today," the former University of Texas All- America said, confessing that Friday's performance was hardly the masterpiece of his opening 64. But his 36-hole total of 131 was nine under par for two trips 7,010-yard Colonial Country Club course and propelled him into the weekend with a two-stroke lead over Mark Calcavecchia, Kenny Perry and Jim Furyk. :"I hit a couple of bad shots but got some good breaks," said Frazar, 26, a PGA Tour rookie who emerged from obscurity last week to finish in a tie for second at the GTE Byron Nelson Classic. "I guess that's the measure of when things are going your way,., ' when you're not feeling good and still shoot 67." Calcavecchia and Perry both had 65s Friday after opening 68s while Furyk posted a 67 after claiming a share of second place Thursday with a 66. Another stroke back at 134 was a group headed by Tom Watson and John Cook, last week's Nelson champion. Both posted 66s Friday and shared fifth place with Jeff Sluman (67-67), Steve Flesch (6866) and Phil Blackmar (66-68). • Calcavecchia, seeking a second victory this year, hammered "Hogan's Alley" for three quick birdies, holed a 95-yard approach shot for an eagle 2 at No. 7 and flirted with an easy birdie at No. 8 before surrendering a shot with a three-putt bogey at No. 9. "If I start making some putts I'm going to be dangerous," he said with a smile, noting that he two- putted every green on the back side until drilling a 25-footer for a birdie at 18. The shot of the day was Calcavecchia's wedge to the 420-yard 7th, which was no fluke. "I knew it was a good shot," he said. "It landed about six feet short and looked like it rolled in the middle of the hole. I saw it all the way." A winner at the Honda Classic in Florida two months ago, Calcavecchia said he "figured it was time to get myself going again" and Colonial was the logical place it. Seniors AVONDALE, Pa. — Larry Ziegler, following up his surprising win last week, shared the first- round lead with Dale Douglass in the $1.1 million Senior PGA Bell Atlantic Classic on Friday. Ziegler, who won the Saint Luke's Classic in Kansas City last week for his first tour victory in nearly seven years, and Douglass shot 4-under-par 68s at the 6,911- yard Hartefeld National Golf Course. Five players — Raymond Floyd, Jose Maria Canizares, Jack Lewis, Bruce Summerhays and Bruce Crampton — were a shot behind the leaders. Jack Nicklaus was in a group of five who were at 70. The 58-year-old Ziegler had three birdies and a bogey on the front nine, then added two more birdies on the back. "Right now, it's a carryover" from last week's victory, said Ziegler, who came close to quitting competitive golf at the end of 1997. "I just didn't want to play," he said. "I just saw no signs I was getting any better. I kept playing, and nothing really happened." LPGA CORNING, N.Y. — Brandie Burton blushed. Her game was back and not even the cold could mask her delight. Fighting early morning temperatures in the 50s that had several players donning gloves while walking the fairways, Burton shot a 6-under-par 66 Friday to take the second-round lead of the Corning Classic. Coupled with her opening 68, Burton held a three-shot lead over first-round co-leader Tammie Green and Britain's Stephanie Lowe, who were at 7-under 137. "It's just nice to be up there again," said Burton, who had an eagle and four birdies on the day. "It's been a long time." 'End of an era' ; ft Speedway marks first 500 since passing of patriarch whose voice was synonymous with: 'Gentlemen, start your engines'; By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press I NDIANAPOLIS — Mary Fendrich Hulman wasn't overjoyed when her husband bought a run-down Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1945. She thought it was a bad investment. Near the end of her life, though, Hulman's feeble voice had become synonymous with the Indy 500 because of four simple words: "Gentlemen, start your engines." The race Sunday will be the first since Hulman's death on April 10, providing a solemn, bittersweet overtone to a noisy, boisterous event. "It is somewhat the end of an era with her passing," said Tony George, Hulman's grandson and president of the speedway. "We miss her deeply. We will all quietly memorialize her on Sunday. It's just go- . ing to be very difficult for us in the family. "I'm not sure how the general public will view it," he added, "but certainly everyone around the speedway is going to feel a sense of sadness." Hulman, who had been ill for years, died in a retirement home at age 93. She had given the starting command to the drivers at every Indy race from 1978-96. She was too frail to go last year. "There is somewhat of a hollow, sentimental feeling leading into this event without her," George said. "But I'm sure she will be here in spirit." One of Hulman's favorite racers was Mary Fendrich Hulman is showing making her famed announcement "Gentlemen, start your engines," before the start of the 1979 Indy 500. Sunday's 82nd running will be the first since Hulman's death. —AP file photo Duke Nalon, who competed at the speedway from 1938-53. He recalled vehement opposition when her husband, Tony Hulman, decided to buy the speedway at the end of World War II. Hulman, a refined woman who liked to attend art shows, wasn't crazy about the idea of getting involved in a noisy, dirty sport like racing, especially if it meant buying a crumbling, weed-infested track. "She thought it was a poor investment because the track was in such bad condition at the time," Nalon said. "Well, as time went by, she started to enjoy going to the races and meeting the people in auto racing. She was a wonderful first lady for the speedway." Hulman moved up to chairman of the track after her husband's death in 1977, assisting her daughter, Mari Hulman George, and then her grandson in operation of the track. She also assumed the starting duties, handling it every year through the 1996 Brickyard 400, a NASCAR Winston Cup event that joined the speedway lineup four years ago. "Even though she wasn't able to give the command last year, I look back to '96 and feel very fortunate that she was able to start both races," Tony George said. George's mother took over the starting duty last year and will handle it again Sunday. The track doesn't plan a formal ceremony marking Hulman's death, but George did invite Elizabeth Burch, a student at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, to sing the national anthem. Hulman was a 1923 graduate of the school. EDUCATION* For the love of start of a Et in ill hundreds of swit t.TwlnUe,' " caus music to my her of th Dt Thank wnen a stu- how you do ent says, '1 ld. an elcmen- ing randi- on the tart of a You i Newspapers form a P^ and school newspaper to develop wrVand <** nation mt o , ead We would who NTE an oral presentation, when a ntu- al honon, a Hep toward the naming "I can think of no greater ««•. dent «aya. 'So, Ihit'i how you do ot the Kansas Teacher of the Year, vice to the world than introducinj "T "fSI ^ S. It,' and when_aj|udent says, •! Both will be honored at 6 pjn. Its children to the Job of music, a SjS^^J'^t.Kto _mju. 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