Rookie Koch Wins ^_ . . \ Tallahassee Open Braves'Wynn, TAM.AIIASSEK, F]a. (Al 3 ) -- "I've achieved one of my long-range goals," exclaimed lour rookie Gary Koch after eulplayiny five-year veteran John Mahaffcy to claim $15,000 first-place money in the $80,OUO Tallahassee Open, , "It's difficult lo imagine that ,-I could have said al the first of the 'year thai L'rl win a golf - tournament. this season, but , done It," Ihc former University o[ Florida star added after winning by a single stroke ' SundEty. : Koch had three birdies and a I'Otfcy on the 7.124-yanl Kill cam Golf and Country Club layout for a two-uncler-par 70 in the final round, while Mahaffey could do nn better Utnn even par. The pro tour's different from collei!?," said Koch, who won eight collegiate tourna ments. "You're in a big league field of 144 and 'there are 125 guys capable of winning enct tournament. In college golf maybe there are 25 guys. Koch, who has earned $21,752 y winning money in eight of! he nine events he's entered,' Â·sank a six-foot par putt on Ihe 8th hole, knowing lie would be breed into a play oil if he nisscd. TOUGH TO 11 EAT "1 knew he'd be tough - to :ieat," said Koch, a 23-year-old irom Temple Terrace, Fla. Mahaffey. 27, of Houston, was eighth on last year's money list with $HM71 and is trying bard Lo lose a .rimnbr-up-image. He has won only one Professional Golf Association title, the 1973 Sahara Invitational. MahaCfey, who earned $9.12,0, was a stroke behind Bob Eastwood entering the day. Eastwood, who led (he first three rounds and was two shots ahead of Koch starling play Â»\ 11 under par, came home with a five-over 77 to tie Wally Armstrong, Joe Porter and Ron Cerrudo for fifth place at 282. Sharing third place for 5*3.72 each were Vic Hcgafado am Tom Storey at 280. Regalari closed with a 68 and Storey a G9. Arnold Paltrier closed with is 1 host round, a 69, to finish ?l our-undcr 298, hut despite the trong finish said lie still plans o lake time off from the tour ;rind in an effort lo help his altering game. "f plan lo play .Houston still, ml I will not play this week," said Palmer, -IG-ycar-old former t i n g of the lour. "After that, 1 don't know what I'll do, I ma i)lay, and I tmiy not." .Final scores and money wrnnlnut Su day fn llic 140,000 Tallflh^sw Open Iht 7.lM)-aÂ«l, par-72 K i l t e a m Coll a 1 Gary Koch, J16.DW n 69S7-TO-2I7 John .Mahalfey, J9.1JQ 6J-71-6fi-i2--278 Victor npEalado. $1.720 697370^8-2880 Tom Storey. J1.7M Waliy Armlrong, J2.3J 1 Joe Porler, 12.770 Ron Cerrudo, $2.170 Dob Eastwood, l?,770 Â· Marty Plctlcman, $1.;; George Cadle, 41,773 I,yn Lolf, $1,773 FUny Zr.eMer, SL.7J3 Mac McLcnilon, $1,777 Mike HÂ«asor, 11,160 Lee WyWe, 11,160 E1 SnÂ«d. $1,160 Arnold Palmer, JI.1M 71-12-72'69--S31 CwrRt Johnwn. H.160 Dan SIhes, H [60 Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Monday, April 19, 1976:0-.9 70-7MS-63-2SZ 188.8.131.52-232 66 69-70.77--2S2 63-71-73 Â«7--2S3 71 67-7389-233 67 69-73.74-2B3 73 66-74'70-2S3 72-70 6S'72-!53 7I-71-71-66-2S1 Beat Dodgers By K K N HAPPOPORT AP Sports Writer Andy MesKersmith came back lo pilch against the Los Angeles Dodgers . . . b:il it was Jimmy Wynn who came back lo haunt them. Messcrsmith, llic celebrated free agonl who jumped the Los Angeles ship and signed a million-dollar contract with ihe Atlanta Braves, made his 1976 pitching debut against his for mer teammates Sunday. The right-hander, who wasted all of spring training trying lo a team, was only spring n with Canadians Claim Division Title In Four Games Over Black Hawks CHICA'GO (AP) -- One 'thing you can say for the Montreal Canadians is (hat they, don'l kick a guy when he's down. The Canaclienb wiped oul the Chicago Black Hawks in four straight. games in th'eir best-of- seven quarter-final playoffs with a 4-1'triumph in Ihe only Sunday game, in the National Hockey League. . But the winners couldn't say enough nice things about the losers. ". . . they (the Hawks) had always lo play from behind,'b'Jt they kept the pressure on us in really e Ma- hovlieh, who scored the tie- breaking goal Sunday night late in the .second period. "We did not have an easy time because they certainly skated as well as we did." Montreal Goalie Ken-.Dryden chimed in: "The Hawks cer tainly have a beller hockey foam limn the scores indicated But for us, it was playing wcl together , and doing the - right thing at'the right lime. In all honesty, there was very little difference in the play of either team, except for the first game." And Montreal- Coach Scotly Bowman claimed, "We certain- y did not overpower Ihc Black Hawks in this series. It's pretty longh Â· - Â· Â· ' - - . . . . game beat tonight, o n e ' t h a t never gave up," The other quarter-final serins the'last three games and r made us work," said Pete? 16 'win four straight from anybody. , . . We good hockey team hook o used Tor four innings againsl Ihe Dodgers and wasn't especially impressive. Bu t \vh il e M cssers m ilh wa s (laving control trouble, Wynn -another former Dodger -- walloped a three-run homer lo help the Braves beat Los Angeles 76. "I'm glad it's over, J'tl tell you that." said Mosscrsmtlh, who gave up. three walks and Ihrec nils in his brief appearance. "I was nervous at first and I felt fluid only in the last inning. I fell pressure from not having pitched for so long." In the other National League games, the Pittsburgh Pirates' beat the New York Mots 7-5, the San Francisco Giants stopped the Cincinnati Reds 5-1, the Philadelphia Phillies turned back the Chicago Cubs 8-5 , the St. Lo'jis Cardinals tripped Hit? SAFE BUT OUT? . . .Milwaukee Brewers' first baseman George Sroll, covering second base on a tlirow from teammate Bnbbr/ Darwin, imrnls lo the lingers of Texas Rangers' Mike Margrave claiming an out. Hargrove had hit a long double into right field during (KB eighth inning of Hie first game Sunday, tried la turn it into a triple, changed liis mind and hurt Ms elbow coining back .into second. Laying on fiis back in pdfn'/Hargrov'e sfill iwd a linger on the bag and was ruled sale ___ 'Â·; on Sunday night's game. . "The turning point came tonight late in th e first period when we had a one-man advan- ,,. . . ,, ,, * - - , ,u tage and were leading 1-0. Bill J, Ion ^ real , Ex PÂ° 5 ' *'\ f' Ki nlhe Dick Redmond, instead of pass- K? uston Â» Aslros ;beal t h e ' Sa " ing the bloody puck during a collision, tried to stick-handle his way through three Montreal players. are still underway -with all three, sets ' tied 2-2; 'Saturday night, the.New York J slanders dumped the Buffalo Satires 4-2. the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the 'Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 and the Boston Bruins blanked the' Los Angeles Kings 3-0_. The next round for each series comes Tuesday. REAY COMMENTS Â· Black Hawks Coach Billy Keay chose riot to look; back over the series but to comment Pro Hockey Kentucky Derby Shapes Up To Be Three-Horse Contest By ED.SCHUYLER JR. AP Spnrls Writer Trainer Laz Barrera thinks Bold Forbes will give Kentucky Derby-favorite Honest Pleasure all "the competition he -handle, and m a y b e m o r e . Jockey Bill Shoemaker hopes . he will get a chance to test both colts in the Derby M a y - 1 with Crystal Water," who won Saturday's $2-10,250 Hollywood Derby as" the West Coast's two glamor 3-year-olds, An Act and Telly's Pop, finished out- of the money. Crystal Water's two-length victory over'Life's Hope, anplh er Barrera-trained Derby hopeful, did not convince owner Mrs. Connie Ring that the coil should go to "Kentucky. How ever, Rarrcra had no -doubts where Bold Forbes belongec after his outstanding victory in the $112,600 Wood Memorial al Aqueduct. r . " ( We stilt don't know hov good Bold Forbes is, hut for Ihc first lime in' his Hie, Hones Pleasure will have lo mee longh compelilion in Ihe Dcr by," said Barrera after Bold Forbes, going more than a mil for the first lime arid-carrying Derby weight of 126 pounds, pverwhelmed six other Derby daylight, let his rivals and then ran away close the Diego Padres 4-2 in the first game of a doublchcader before dropping an 11-5 decision in the nightcap. -Pirates 1, Mcls 5 Willie Stargell, starting pitch* Jerry Reuss and Rennie Stennott contributed run-scoring doubles in a six-run Pittsburgh went fourth and the Pirates on to beal the Mets. smashed n winning the Wretch for 4?i-length win over origshot On the Sly, with Son dsser third and Play The Ret ourtti. He was timed in 1:472-5 -- 12*5 'seconds faster than Ehe i old slakes record held by Boldi R-jler and Foolish Pleasure and!, only two-fifths slower than the ' .rack mark held by ,Riva Ridge. He also easily went the Derby distance of US miles under Angel Cordcrq Jr. in a good 2:03. , . . ' / For Bold Forbes, owned by i E. Rodriguez Tizol, it was Ehci .second straight slakes record performance "since Barrera-pul holes in the .colt's blinkers so he would be aware of horses coming up en him and wouldn't to sleep" in the lead. The 'ood was worth SG7.5GO to Tizol and a winning $2 mutuel of $2.80 lo Bold Forbes' backers. ' Barrera said Bold Forbes would be shipped to-Kentucky I next Friday. Barrera's p l a n s , were not known for Harbor-view: Farm's Life's Hope, but that colt also was expected to go t o , the Derby, "At the moment, I' ,m-not very choosy about going back may Mrs. By The Associated Press NUT, Playoffs Q u a r t e r f i n a l s Best-of-Seven Series S aim-day's Results Now York Islanders 4 Buffalo i. series tied 2-2. Toronlo 4, Philadelphia 3, scries lied 2-2. Boston 3, Los Angeles 0, scries tied 2-2. Sunday's Kesult Montreal 4, Chicago 1, Montreal wins series'4-0. Tuesday, Apr. Zfl Los Angeles at Boston Toronto al Philadelphia New 'York Islanders at Buffalo WHA Playoffs Preliminary Hound Best-of-Five Scries Saturday's Result San Diego 2. Phoenix 1, San Diego wins series 3-2.' Yankees lose Their First Game As Two Twins Hit First Homers By THE ASSOCIATED IMIESS f };itf isti I Cunl'er was rolling along, staring his second victory* of the season in llic face, when two light-billing Twins derailed the New York kees' ace righl-handcr. Yan- Quarter-finals Best-ot-Seven Series Saturday's Resuft Indianapolis 4, New England series lied M. Sunday's Result Calgary 6, Quebec 4, Calgary ins series. 4-1. Reuss needed relief he!p from Ramon Hernandez in Ihe ninth after New York's Dave Kingman smashed homer in tliu ciglilh. It was his second of the game and seventh of the season, high in the major leagues. Gianfs 5, Reds I John Montefusco dixivc in a run and doubled while stifling Cincinnati's big bats, powering San Francisco over the Reds. Montefusco, 2-1, and Gary La- vclle combined to limit Ihe Reds to five hits in their lowest offensive -outing of the year. The Reds have been averaging almost nine runs per game. PldllEcs 8, Cults 5' Mike Schmidt hit his fifth homer in two games and pitch- Larry Chrislenson anc catcher Boh Boone each rio'j bled home two runs, leading Philadelphia over Chicago Schmidt, who became the firsl National Leaguer iti modern history to hit four success!v homers when he did it in his last four at-bats Saturday struck out and fouled out twice Sunday before unloading a two run homer, in the seventh in nlng, "I give up lot of guys' fir.sl home runs," Hunter sighed. "I'm used lo it. It used to get me mad. but you can't do anything about it exccpl try and get Hie nexl guy oul." The Yankees were leading 4-2 i the lop of llic ninth anc l u n t e r had limited the Min- icsota Twins to just five hits. But that was before Lymau Rostock and Dutch Wyncgar came to the plate. Larry Hisln started ttic Twins 1 ' rally with a one-on act I didn't know what lo ex- icct," Wynegar said. "But lunter threw me.a slider about vaisl-high." The ball just cleared the right - field fence, Minnesota lad a 5-4 victory and the Yankees had losl for the firsl time since opening day. fn other American League games Sunday, Milwaukee and Texas spill a pair wilh ilic Rangers winning the first game 7-4 a n d ' t h e Milwaukee Brewers single. Hunter then got a two strike count on Rostock, wb had not hit a home run in his 102 previous major league games. "Munsoti (catcher Thurman wanted the next pitch in the dirt," Hunter said, "but I reared back and tried lo pul a little extra on a breaking ball threw it right down the middle." "I didn't think il \vas going oul," said Rostock, whose-blast over the 353-foot mark in righl- cetiter tied the game. "A guy who doesn't hit any home runs doosn'l know when the ball is Inking the nightcap 4-1; Chicago clobbered Boston 104 Cleveland blanked Kansas CUj 6-0; Detroit slopped California 6-2. and Oakland edged Haiti more 2-1 in 12 innings. Indians 6, Royals fl Pal Dobson limited Kansa* City to five hits through eigh innings and Cleveland scored on errors and stolen bases to crush t h e , Royals. John Low-| enslein. walked in the sixth.: moved to third on a pair of groundouts. then stole home. In [be first inning, Rick Manning tallied when loser Steve Dusby threw away a pickoff throw.'In the ninth, and hit a sacrifice fly, Mickey Stanley doubled and singled, and Willie Korton and Milt May contributed two singles- apiece 'or the Tigers. Larry Hancy, baiting for the first lime this year, singled ionic Sal Bando with Oakland's winning r.m in the 12th inning over Balliniorc. Bando. who reached third when rookie left fielder Andres Mora dropped his long fly ball, got a second life at the plate when his foul ball dropped- untouched near the Oakland dugout, setting off an argument. Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson, who called for the ball, claimed Haney, waiting in the on deck circle, blocked his path. Â· "I definitely had to push him out of Ihe way, 11 Rob inSori. said,"but the .umpires loid'-jfnp- he wasn't in.the ~way. .AsJong, as I've been playing, IVeX;never lad that happen before^While Sox 10, Red.Sox 4 Jack B roha me r's ihre e-ru n nomcr and Brian 'Downing's three hits, including aground- tripper, led Chicago past Boston. ;Thc White Sox mauled Red Sox starter Bill Lee for-seven" runs in Ihe first three innings as Wilbur Wood breezed to his second victory 'in three decisions, scatlering nine hifer. Dwight. Evans smacked : a ". two-run homer in Ihc ninlb for Boston. came Wynegar, a 20- gonc. . Then ... --^ . ycHr-old rookie catcher : with only five singles in 28 nt-bats, ' - Bostcck's Judy Rankin Scores Victory In Phoenix LPGA tourney , ,, ,,,,,,., SCOTTSDALE. Ariz. (AP) ^ , , L , , L . Manning stole second Judy Rankin scored a powerful id came home when the throw victory in the 530.030 Phoenix bounced into center. *--Â«--. ,-,....r i r-^ir T^.,^_ Tigers G, Angels 2 Rusty Staub doubled and .singled twice, batting in two runs to lead Detroit's 14-bit attack against California. Angels starter Andy Ilasslci, who hasn L won since April 29 of last year, losl his second of Ihe season and his 13th in a row. Bill Freehnn doubled, singled go Woo the nominees and stakes record H's-milc Wood. Bold Forbes, ridden by Angel _ ,,_. Cordero Jr., took the lead en-j his earnings wilh Ihc firsl Icring Ihe back stretch, opened I of $152.750. - ' Ilicre (Kentucky), bill I change my -.mind," said Ring after Crystal Water, $7.60.. . ran Ihe the 1% miles of the Hollywood, Deby al Hollywood Park in lM8'l-5 lo almost Iriple Cowboys Top Nordiques 6-4 To Win WHL Division Crown QUEBEC (AP) --Â· HiRh-scnr-i (he third period even, we'd fj ing wing Real Clouticr summed them." il up beat Sunday night a f t e r ' With the score lied 3-3 going the Calgary Cowboys beal the Q u e b e c N'ordiqucs 6-4 to win their bcst-of-seven World Hockey Association Canadian Division series 4-1. "They played more defense and their goaltenrier made Ely;! difference,".said Cloutier after Quebec oulshot Calgary 41-28 but still lost the game before 12,675 spectators. Chris Evans, with two goals, Peler Driscoll. Danny Lawson, Georg/2 Morrison and Bernie Lukowich scored for the Cowboys, who will meet the Winnipeg Jets in the bcsl-of-seven Canadian Division final. the Nordiques got two goals from Steve Sutherland and single scores from Pvsrro Roy and Christian Borrfcleau. Except for a letdown in the second poriorl when they blew a . 3-0 lead, the Cowhoys kept the high-scoring Norcliqites under close checking. ORBAT PLAY "We expect that kind of goal- lending from (Don) McLcod he's been great all year," said Harry Howelt, filling in for sus pcrnlcd coach Joe Crozicr be hind the Cagary bench. "Th/3 Nordiques usually f a k e Â· t h e puck in, but tonight they couldn't penetrate otir defense into the final period, Lukowicr slapped a 30-foot drive bttwcer Qucbcc goallender Richard Brocfcur's pads lo give the Cowboys a 4-3 lead. ' B u t Sutherland, wilh his.sec- nd goal of Hie game, pul Que lec even, selling the stage for awson's tie-breaking effort al 4:53. Law.son took a pass from Jriscoll and swept the puck over a sliding Brodcur to notch vhat proved fo be the ganic- !vinning goal. EMPTY NET Evans ' addcrl an insurance ?oal into an empty net with! four - seconds remaining but only after McLeod had made several key saves in the dying minutes of the period during a nolriing penalty fo Calgary's Butch D/:admarsh. - Bill Friday, the WHA's refer- cc-in-chiet, had a relatively easy night, catling only 11 minors, seven.to the Cowboys, ThP WHA has not annoucerl the dales for the Winnipcg-Cfll gary series Tn I h c other q u a r t e r final scries. Indianapolis leads Ncu England 1-0 and Hou.slon and San Diego tangle in their opener Wwlnesrlay night in Houston. fndianapolis" and New England play t h e i r second game Ladies Professional Golf Tour- namenl with 5 Ihrec-undcr-par 59 on the, f i n a l round .and 20o total for 54 holes, t h e . lowesl score so far on Ihe tour. She look home a check for SI4.000. Sandra Posl won SB. 500 for second place wilh a closin thrcc-unclcr-par G9 and a r 212. osing lolal from scveii shots o f f l h a pace."Only six golfers could break p a ' r , o n t h e 6;i42-yard J M c C o r m l c k Ranch;'Palms Course. Mrs. Rankin was Tour..under p a r ' a l t e r 18 holes for',a'two- stroke lead, and dipped another four under par lo boost her lead'to six strokes at tbp.piid of 36 holes; Then came ;lhe clincher for an 11-under-par finish. Mrs. Rankin has won three of six Ladies Professional Golf Association tournaments this year and has earned 556,592," moro than IwEce as much us runner- up Betty B u r f c i r i d t . , . ,; The. winning', 205 eclipsed tha Third-place finisher Marlene Hagge ended wilh Â· Ihe best round of Ihc totirnainenl, a six- urider-par (ifi, including seven birdies and jusl one bogey, that coming on the final hole. She finished al 213, - -- . - . - .,, . ,. , . . Sandra Haynie was alone in, 209s. nosled forÂ·Â· ;4 holes by fourth place'with a Iwo-under-i three other golfers this year, par 214. while lied for f i f t h a t - Drighl sunshine and tcmpera- 215 were'.Ian Slepheuson and lures near SO degrees-graced Carol Marin. Â· Ihc f i n a l round, in sharp eon- was nervous as I Iced off trasl to thunderstorms--.whidi birdie on No. 2 really settle me down," Mrs. Rankin said. "(Sandra) Post's curtailed Wednesday's .pro-am round and delayed the; opening from Thursday lo Friday. Sog- birdics on the fronl side kepi gy comlilions forced Hie Jp.]""''*mc a little nervous hut I knew I menl from ncarny CamelbacK just had to not falter. , Country Club to McGortmck "Once I won a tournament Ranch. - '~ ' Save $20 to $40 : on power-drive Toros. ; Cowins Breaks Free HunniilBhack flcn Collins linrls an opening ami charges through In Saturday's Red- While spring (ootnall game at Ihe Unlverslly nf Arkansas. Tackle Gerald Skinner (74) and guard I.cotis Harris (72) forced t h e crack in III p. While team's line. Cawins gained 32 yards on 19 carries In the gallic which the ^'hite won 38-30. (TlMKSptinlo by K e n Good) Ohio St. Repeals Kepler Golf Win COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Ohio Slale has repealed 1 as champion in llic Kepler Intercollegiate Golf To-jrnament, placing two men in tiic top Ihrco and leaving runncrup Marshall 34 strokes behind. The Ohio Stale "A" [cam (in ished at 1.137 after the three day event over the school' Scarlet course. Kent Stale wound up one stroke hchintl Marshall at 1,175 Fourth was Cincinnali at 1,179 and the Ohio Stale "H" learn came in two strokes hehind I Bearcats. Tlic Buckeyes' Mark Balcn was lops among individuals in he event, finishing wilh 220 M they had (o lake long shots." j Wednesday night in Hartford, I Ohio Stale's Ralph Guarasc "WÂ«I fell that if we came into I Conn. ' was third al ^26. 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