Philadelphia Daily News from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 8, 1971 · Page 42
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Philadelphia Daily News from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · Page 42

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, July 8, 1971
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Patience Renee's Best Virtue 42 "D "" E" THURSDAY, JULY B, 1371 BImk Proette A waiting Tour Success A ,7 V 04 By JOE GREENDAY Renee Powell looks upon golf the same way some girls look at schoolteaching or secretarial work. "It's a career, it's where I'm spending most of rny time," she says. "But it's not the only thing in the world." For most of her 25 years, golf has been the main thing for Renee Powell, although it hasn't been financially rewarding since she joined the ladies PGA tour in 1967. However, Miss Powell is doing what she wants to do. She had been swinging a golf club since she was three when her father, who built and maintained a golf course in East Canton, Ohio, cut down a driver and putter for her. "OUR BACK YARD was a golf course," she said, "and I was raised on it. I guess you couldn't expect me to take up ice hockey." In ice hockey the scars tell you when to quit but when you're one of only two black women on the ladies tour, there is that incentive for recognition and to be among the best. "Any athlete who competes wants to be the best," Renee said yesterday. "It's difficult to struggle and be second best." Renee has maintained her cheerful disposition although she shows only $7500 in earnings in more than four years on the tour. And she hopes the pattern changes starting tomorrow when she tees it up with 73 other distaff swingers in the $25,000 George Washington Classic at Hidden Springs CC in Horsham. "I'M NOT READY to give up," said the smiling Miss Powell. "At least I'm not discouraged. I'm disappointed in myself. But it takas time, just as it has for most of the girls who have gotten to the top." With so little earnings, the women golf professionals obviously have to supplement their incomes. Renee docs it by representing the Wilson Sports Goods Co., exhibitions and golf clinics. And if she runs short, she says, "My parents sort of help me out." Renee did not take golf seriously until she was about 11. As a young girl in parochial school, her loves ran the gamut of volleyball, basketball, archery, ballet, playing the clarinet and even thoughts of becoming a nun. But golf remained her true love. She won her share of amateur titles, plus being captain of the girl golf teams at Ohio U. and Ohio State. "I ENTERED Ohio U. and majored in speech mil hearing therapy. It was during one of the classes when the instructor said if you aren't determined to stay in the field, it's best to get out. I got out and transferred to Ohio State and majored in sociology. But I guess my mind was on golf." Besides the constant traveling, living out of suitcases, missing home cooked meals and trying to put your golf game Pairings, Starting Times RENEE POWELL . hopes her luck turns TOMORROW 9 00 A. M -Robin Sallnskv. Nancy Porlr-rs'j 9-10 -Carol Kiisnieri", Ann Genesin. Fdi'h Genesis'; 9:?0 Dorothy Porter, Helen Wttson", Vivian Brownlee'; 9 W Althea Darben, Pam Hiouin-., JoArtne Chillman; 9.40 Vivian Sanders, Kathy Farrer, Ann Enstine; 9 SO Janet Caooni, Gail Denenberg, Caria Glasgow; 10 00-Sue Tubman, lovce Jarkson, Dianne Patterson; 19 10 LuriHe Wa'dell, Amis Amirieh, Shirley Wester; 10.70 Sue Dobson, Sue MiAllister, Joyce Whitcomb; 10:30 Signa Quandt. Renee Powell, Carol Jo Skala; 10:40- Sue Roberts, Svbtl Griffin, Beth Slone; 10 "0 -Alice Bauer, Linda Craft, Lesly Holberf. II 00 A. M - Betsy Cullen. Kathy McMullen. Mary Owyer: 11:10 Linda Galloway, Mary Lou Daniel, Barbara Myers; 11:20 Mardell Wilkins. Mary Bryan, Joyce Ka-mierski; ) 1:30 Debbie Austin, Penny Zavlchas, Sherry Wilder; 11:40 Kathy Cornelius, Jo Ann Prentice, Carol Mann; 1 1 : SO Clifford Ann Creed, Pam Barnett, Mary Mills; 12:00-Peggy Wilson, Betsy Rawls, Jo Ann earner. 12:10 P. M, Cynthia Sullivan, Kathy Ahern, Marllynn Smith; 12:20 Marlene Hague, Sandra Elliot, Sue Berning; 12:30 Sandra Souzich, Judy Kimball, Sandra Haynle; 12:40 DeDe Owens. Sharon Miller, Margie Masters; 12:50 Mickey Wrmht, Kathy Whilworrh, Jan Ferraris; 1:00 Judy Rankin, Jane Blalock, Sandra Palmer. Amateur. together, Renee has more often than not been the only black player on the women's tour now that Althea Gibson Darben limits her tour appearances. Renee has experienced few color problems. "WHEN I STARTED playing as a junior golfer, a lot of the younger players who are out on the tour now, played then, too. The same with the collegiate players. "I haven't had much trouble out there. Althea went through much more than I did," said Miss Powell, who feels basically her fellow golfers look at you more on talent than on color. The 5-foot, 5 inch 125-pound proette also showed a yen for adventure. She joined Mary Lou Daniel, another promising star on the ladies circuit, in becoming the first women athletes to tour American military bases throughout Vietnam last January. POWDER PUFFS Kathy Whitworth, current leading money winner with over $30,000 and pacesetter in the Eve Challenge Cup race, is a doubtful starter in tomorrow's getaway. Kathy injured her ankle and it has affected her swing. She plans to play in today's Pro-Am as a test . . . Singer Perry Como tees it up in the Pro-Am at 12:34 in a foursome which includes Sandra Haynie and sponsor Max Hankin . . . The girls cutoff practice early to attend an LPGA business meeting at the George Washington Motor Lodge at 3:30 yesterday . . . The field was reduced to 74 when proettes Joyce Deese and Elizabeth Finlayson did not show at registration deadline. Major League Leaders BATTING (Based on 200 at bats) NATIONAL LeAGUE G AB K H 81 378 51 VIS 79 318 52 110 85 344 53 118 74 295 SO 100 81 331 60 111 Torre, St. L. Beckert, Chi. Davis, LA Clemente, Pitt. Brock, St. L. Penitone, Chi. Garr, St. L. Alou, Hou. Cash, Pitt. Stargell, Pitt. AMERICAN LEAGUE G AB R H 62 231 31 74 86 357 61 115 58 205 16 66 68 277 51 89 73 269 51 85 Oliva, Minn. Murcer, NY Otis, KC Buford, Bait. Roias, KC Kaline, Del. Reichardt, Chi. 69 270 49 101 80 289 48 77 306 48 66 247 64 77 280 38 69 278 41 67 252 26 F. Robinson, Bait. 67 235 43 Rettenmund, Bait. 68 218 37 May, Mil. 76 268 44 HOME RUNS NATIONAL LEAGUE: Stargell, Pet. .30 .346 .343 .339 .335 .3?9 .322 .322 .321 .316 Pet. .374 .349 .314 .312 .311 .311 .306 .306 .303 .302 Pitt. 28; Aaron, At!, and Way, Cln. 23; Bonds, SF 19; Bench, Cin. and Colbert, SD 18. AMERICAN LEAGUE: Cash, Det. 49; Smith, Bos., Melton, Chi. and Oliva, Minn. 18; Jackson, Oak. 17. RUNS BATTED IN NATIONAL LEAGUE: Stargell, Pitt. 80; Aaron, Atl. 64; Sanlo, Chi. and Torre, St. L. 60; MONTANEZ PHILLIES 58. AMERICAN LEAGUE: Klllebrew. Minn. 56; Petrocelli,, Bos. 55; Powell, Bait. 54; B. Robinson, Bait., White, NY and Bando, Oak. 51. PITCHING (Based on most victories) NATIONAL LEAGUE: Ellis, Pitt. 14-3; Dierker, Hou 12-4; Jenkins, Chi. 12-8; Carlton, St. L. 11-5; five lied with 10. AMERICAN LEAGUE: Blue, Oak. 17-3; McNally, Bait. 13-4; Lolich, Det. 13-6; Cuellar, Bait. 12-1; Siebert, Bos. 12-4; Perry, Minn. 12-7. ; '' ' y''y .''"'i: LOOKING GOOD Sue Dobson lines up a putt on the 18th green while practicing for the George Washington Classic at Hidden Springs. Photo by Joseph McGuinn Frazier-AH Sparmates for AH-EHis Fight? Heavyweight champion Joe Fraizer says he's willing to spar a couple of rounds with Muhammad Ali to help Ali prepare for his fight with Jimmy Ellis in Houston later this month. Frazier has signed for an exhibition in Houston on July U, two rounds with Cleveland Williams and two rounds with James Helwig. Williams was a contender until he was stopped by a couple of bullets one night and stopped by Ali's fists a short time later. Williams lost to Ali in 1966, so there's little danger that he might get 'frisky' with Frazier in an effort to impress the crowd, which figures to include the former heavyweight champ. "There ain't no understanding," Frazier said yesterday, before ripping through a workout at Cloverlay's gym. "THE GUY WORKS the way he feels like. There's no holding back, I go out there and turn me loose. Sure, I'll be in shape. If Clay would like to have an exhibition, I'll give him one, too. It might help him get sharper." Scheduling the exhibition in Houston seems like a deliberate attempt to take same play away from Ali. "HJfeston's as good a place as any," Frazier said. "They want me there, so that's where I go." Two of Yancey Durham's fighters headline the card, Mario Saurenan and Willie Monroe. Durham bristled at the suggestion that Williams might be dangerous for a man with seven weeks of singing and two weeks of boxing as preparation. "HAVE YOU SEEN Williams lately?" Durham bellowed, resorting to his tactic of answering a question with a question. "We could fijht four rounds today and go out and clobber somebody. I'm not taking a sparring partner with me. At least I'm picking up a name. "They've got Clay in a 12-round fight with a sparring partner. Joe destroyed Ellis in four rounds. What are they trying to do, fool people? I'm not fighting Mo Man Williams, who is capable of doing a better job than Ellis." Runs for the Week NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE Astros Pirates Expos Mets Dodgers Cubs Braves PHILLIES Giants Reds Padres Cards W 18 9 n 7 8 10 4 2 4 3 4 1 S S TIs. 27 20 19 17 16 15 14 10 9 8 7 3 Red Sox Senators Yankees Tigers Angels Indians Orioles A's Royals Brewers Twins White Sox Did not play. T F S S TIs. 22 20 19 15 12 12 12 II! 10 10 7 7 MereelhDirDQ taoid ODD TEN HIGH JrAlGHf 8OUR80 WHISKY KlIIZSSSrH. 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