yvH- Â· ' . , ' , ' . personal triumph for native Georgian Aaron wins '73 Masters HUM in? Pin . Tuts., April 1. H73 (JKKKLKV (Colo.) TRIBUNE' ' 31 Â· ' _ . Â·Â·; V ' Peninsula ;:;;' By WILL GRIMSLEY Â·? : ; AP SpecUl Correspondent ; AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - It ;Was more than a victory for ;mild, soft-speaking Tommy Aaron, it was something of a triumph for all the weary, frustrated creatures in the world Who keep harrimering away r doggedly at success and com- : ing up short. Â·'. .."It's no crime to finish sec- ,brid," the tall, bespectacled "Georgian said after winning the coveted Masters golf crown Monday. "A man needn't be ashamed of finishing second. Â· "After all, the greatest golfer in the world, Jack Nicklaus, has finished second 33 times. In my case, it was just that I hadn't won." Draped in his 44-long green Masters champion's jacket, the Woot-1, native Georgian ac- Â·knpwledged his new cloak of fame did not "fully hide the hurt that had been swelling inside of him all of those disappointing 13 years on the lour. They called him a "perennial bride's maid." They scoffed "that he was a checker, that he "couldn't win the big ones. And 'the height of abuse against this gentle practioner of the fair- Â·ways was reached in 1968 when 'A'aron was guilty of a slip of the pen that cost Argentina's hoberto de Vicenzo a possible ^Masters crown. ' ' ' B u t that was just one scar. 'He took others because he repeatedly got in position to win tournaments and then failed, 'finishing as runner-up 14 times. His first and only tour victory prior to the 1973 Masters was 'the Atlanta Classic in 1970. ""The Masters, washed out by Vain Saturday, had a dramatic clitnax with a spectacular late 'surge by Jack Nicklaus and a 'Â·three-way battle down the home stretch involving Aaron, "J. C. Snead and Britain's prom"Ising Peter Oosterhuis. Aaron, 36, who hails' from the small town of Gainesville about 150 miles northwest of Augusta, weathered the intensive pressure by shooting a four-under- par,68 and then fidgeted in Augusta's famed Trophy Room at the club house for 45 minutes awaiting to see if Ooslerhuis or Snead could tie him. They couldn't. Aaron finished with a 72-hole score of 283 and the first prize of $30,000. J. C. Snead, a strapping hillbilly nephew of the immortal Sam Snead, was just a stroke behind at 284, followed by Nicklaus, Oosterhuis and Jimmy Jamieson, tied at 285. Young John Miller finished at 288, tied with former champion Bob Goalby. Nicklaus' late surge gave the tournament a shot of needed electricity and sent a shock up ' the nervous spines of his front- running adversaries in a day of high drama. Starting the final day eight shots back of the leading Oosterhuis and with 13 other players in front of him, the Golden Bear, seeking his fifth Masters and an unprecedented 14th major championship knocked 'in birdies on four of the first six holes, added another at the long eighth and turned in 32, four under par. By this time, the leaders were getting jittery--by their own admission--and the natives were going out of their minds. By the thousands, fans swarmed to the Nicklaus gallery. STUDYING -- Tommy Aaron studies the green on the 18th Monday at Augusta, Ga. in the final round of the Masters. He won the event with a five-under-par 72-hole score of 283. (AP Wirephoto) Baseball roundup Yonks drop fourth straight By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer Because everybody deserves a second chance, the New York Yankees will continue with the 1973 baseball season. That's because some people deserve not only a second chance, but a ,,,third, fourth, and, in the case of New York, a fifth one as ,, wel The Yankees, pre-season favorites in the American League East with at least one Las Vegas bookmaker, have started 1973 in reverse, dropping their first four games for their worst start since World War II. The latest loss was a 3-1 job against Cleveland Monday, made particularly hard to swallow because the heroes for the Indians were Rusty Torres and John Ellis, who wore Yankee pinstripes last year. In the only other games . played on Monday's light .'..schedule, San Francisco " trimmed San Diego 2-1, Cincinnati outlasted Atlanla 8-7, and Houston downed Los Angeles 4- 'l. Rookie Brent Strom throttled New York on eight well-spaced Pro Baseball At A Glnnce By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League hits and three ex-Yankees, Torres, Ellis, and Charlie Spikes had six of the nine Cleveland hits. Torres had three of the hits, two of them doubles, and drove in two runs. The other Indian RBI went to Ellis. You might think all this would leave the Yankees a bit- upset. But guess again. "When we win a few," said Manager Ralph Houk, "we'll wonder how we lost them all." After they had dropped their first three games in Boston, Bobby Murcer said, "I figure we can lose CO games and still win. That leaves us 57 more." Fifty-six after Monday. Ron Bryant spaced four hits and San Francisco won its home opener, defeating San Diego on Chris Speier's home run. "I started throwing harder after three innings," said Bryant. "In the first three, I was aiming the ball too much. It was partly nervousness. I was excited about pitching the opener. I've never even been a starter at the beginning of the season before. It was six weeks before I started a game last year." Tony Perez drilled three singles and Johnny Bench belted his first home run of the season bul Cincinnati just managed to hang on against Atlanta. Perez' third hit drove in a pair of runs in a four-run ninth inning but three hits and two errors gave the Braves three back in the bottom of the ninth before reliever Pedro Borbon pitched out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam to save the victory. Pitcher Jerry Reuss drove in Houston's winning run with a two-out single in the bottom of the eighth inning and then Jim- 1 my Wynn followed with a two- run homer to clinch the Astros' victory over the Dodgers. WHL playoffs set RACE 'RESULTS Cloverleaf Geyhound Park Monday's Results First Race -- Bee's Bonnett 8.20, 6.80, 6.00; Hope Salesman 6.00, 5.20; Oshkosh Fancy 9.80. Quiniela -- (2-5) 30.60. Time -32.46. . Second Race -- Cappy Fred 5.80, 5.20, 2.40; Mac's Paul 3.40, 2.60; Even Me 3.40. Quiniela -(2-9) 10.80. Daily Double -- (2-2) 34.20. (2-3) Consolation 7.40. Time - 31.43. Third Race -- Tyler Men 14.40, 8.60, 5.40; Watch Roman Go 4.80, 4.20: Jo Doodad 10.60. Quiniela -- (3-6) 39.80. Time -31.90. Fourth Race -- E. A.'s Pirkle 9.40,4.00, 3.40; S. S. Tollar 3.80, 3.60; Skinny Win 5.40. Quiniela -- (3-4) 13.40. Time -- 31.65. Fifth Race - Pat C. Jangle 10.80, 5.80, 3.40; Reddest Rose 4.20, 2.60; Get Even 5.00. Quiniela -- (6-8) 21.60. Perfects -- (8-6) 65.70. Time -- 40.22. Sixth Race -- Come On Renee, 15.80, 5.60, 2.80; E. B. Fleet 4.20,4.20; S.S. Henry 3.00. Quiniela -- (2-6) 21.40. Time -31.70. Seventh Race -- Red Oak Bud' 8.20,3.60,3.20; Caroline Go 4.00, 3.00; Len Dawson 6.00. Quiniela -- (2-7) 13.00. Time -- 31.41. Eighth Race -- Bobbie 12.60, 7.20,3.40; Alfie5.60,3^20; Maple Leaf 3.CO. Quiniela -- (2-7) 35.20. Time -- 39.94. Ninth Race -- Maggie's Toll 40.40, 25.80, 11.40; Oak River 13.60, 8.60;.J. W. Golden Lass 7.40. Quiniela -- (3-7) 285.40. Time -- 31.52. Tenth Race -- Loki Treasure 16.60, 5.20, 4.20; Dutch Delilah 5.60, 3.80; Gay Greeter 3.20; Quiniela -- (5-7) 47.80. Time -31.48. Eleventh Race -- Suzan Sails 8.00,3.80,5.20; J. W. Golddigger 4.80, 5.80; S. S. Flubber 5.60. Quiniela -- (3-7) 79.40. Time -40.22. Attendance -- 4,824. Mutual handle -- $306,433. Last Post -11:09 p.m. Twin Quin -- (5-7 3-' 7); $1692.40 -- 18 winners. Â·tf s ^^^ Nicklaus sandwiched a three- putt bogey-- his second of the day-- between birdies on the par five 13th and 15lh holes and then climaxed his round by sinking a 30-foot putt from the fringe for his eighth birdie on the final hole. "I still thought I might have a chance," Jack said. "But 1 knew I may have given up too much ground too early." On Friday he had lost five strokes in four holes through poor putting and on Sunday he took a monstrous triple bogey eight on the 15th. . Meanwhile, Oosterhuis, 24, a golfing gypsy who had honed his game this spring in South Africa and the Caribbean, began showing some signs of cooling off while Aaron and Snead were alternating with strong moves. Snead moved to the front briefly at the IHh hole, where he was five under par, while Oosterhuis and Aaron dropped back to three. The 520-yard, par five 15th was the decisive hole for the new champion. There, Aaron sent a three- wood second shot screaming over the green. He chipped back to within four feet-- a magnificent shot under the most difficult conditions-- and sank it for his'birdie. UNC SPORTS UNC-Baseball Wednesday Southern Colorado State College at UNC, 3 p.m., Jackson Field. Thursday Denver University at UNC, 3 p.m., Jackson Field. UNC-Tcnnis Friday UNC at Metro State College, 2:30 p.m., Denver. Saturday UN(; at Colorado College, Air Force Academy, 10:30 a.m., Colorado Springs. IJNC-Gnlf Wednesday North Dakota, Regis at UNC, 1 p.m., Highland Hills. UNC-Track Friday-Saturday UNC at Colorado University Relavs. all day, Boulder. Prep Sports-Baseball Northern Conference Saturday Greeley C e n t r a l at l.ongmont, DH, 10:30 a;m., Longmont. Fort Morgan at Greeley West, DH, 10:30 a.m., Butch Butler Municipal Field. Fort Collins at Loveland. Sterling at Poudre. Welco Assn. Thursday Weld Central at Roosevelt, 4 p.m., Milliken. Saturday Roosevelt at Erie, DH, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Erie. Fort Lupton at Valley, DH, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., La Salle. University al Highland, DH, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Pierce. Windsor at Eaton, DH, '10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Eaton. Boys' Track Northern Conference Saturday Greeley Central, Greeley West at CU Relays, all day, Boulder. Welco Assn. Thursday Eaton al Poudre JVs, 4 p.m., Fort Collins (non-conference). Estes Park, Niwol al Lyons, 4 p.m. (non-conference). Friday Greeley West JVs at Ealon, 4 p.m. (non-conference). Saturday Weld Central at Sterling Invitational, all day. Roosevelt at Florence Invitational, all day. Valley at Holyoke Invitational, all day. Gymnastics Wednesday Poudre at Greeley Central, 7:30 p.m. (make-up). Friday Greeley Cenlral at Lakewood, 7:30 p.m. Fort Morgan at Greeley West, 4 p.m. Golf Saturday Greeley Central, Greeley West at Fort Morgan Invitational, all day. Girls' Tennis nursday Greeley Central al Northglenn, 3:30 p.m. Poudre at Greeley West, 3:30 p.m. 1 I(-Â»O U\*\AI J COCOA, Fla. (AP) - The Denver Bears lost their sixth consecutive exhibition baseball game Monday, a 13-3 whipping from Peninsula of the International League. Bears Pitcher Mike Flannigan gave up five runs in the first, one in the third and five in the sixth, including a three- run homer by Rick Downs. Flannigan, who took the loss, was relieved after the homer by Carlos Alfonso. The Bears close out the Florida exhibition season Tuesday at Daytona Beach against Peninsula before returning to Denver for the American Association opener Friday against Iowa. The loss dropped Denver to 46-1; West to dedicate Arnold net courts West High School will dedicate its tennis courts at 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to an announcement today by James Miller, principal. The tennis courts will honor Clark Arnold, a student of West High School and member of the varsity tennis team, who died Participating in the dedication ceremonies will be Arnold's parents, students at West High School, West's parent council and booster club members, School District. Six administrators, and Jim Smith, representing the community as a council member. Spurs take on Eagles Boston Â· Baltimore ^Cleveland ^Detroit Milwaukee 5 New York ^Minnesota Chicago ^Kansas City ^California Â£Texas ^Oakland W. L. Pet. 3 0 1.000 0 1.000 .667 .500 .000 2 2 1 1 1 2 G.B. V4 I 0 0 4 .000 3% West 3 0 1.000 -0 1.000 1 .667 2 .333 1 .000 3 .000 1 2 1 National League East W. L. Pittsburgh New York Chicago Montreal Philadelphia St. Louis Houston San Francisco Cincinnati San Diego Atlanta Los Angeles 3 2 2 1 0 0 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 3 1 1 2 2 3 3 Pet. G.B. 1.000 1.000 .667 .333 .000 .000 .750 .750 .500 .500 .250 .250 -- i^ I 2 4 2% 3 --- 1 1 2 2 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Salt IÂ«ike Golden Eagles, No. 2 in regular season Western Hockey League competition.be- gin post-season Lester Patrick Cup playoff action here Wednesday night against the Denver Spurs. It's the first time in their four-year history that the Golden Eagles enter playoff activity. With a second-place finish in tho WHL, the Eagles will face No. 4 Denver in the opening two games of Iheir semifinal series. The second game will be Friday night at the Salt Palace. The next two games will be played on Denver ice April 18 and 20, Game No. 5, if neces- sary, will be in Salt Lake April 21. The Eagles enter the playoffs in the middle of a scoring slump and a three-game losing streak. They led the WHL through most of the season, but fell as the season drew to a close. Despite that, Ihe Eagles had an over-all record of 32-25-15, with the fewest losses in the league and the most ties. The team scored 288 goals, a four- goal per-game average. At home during the regular season, Salt Lake was 22-7-7. The Eagles had the league's best road record with a 10-18-8 mark. Monday's Gnmcs !? Cleveland 3, New York 1 ji'.Only game scheduled Kn Tuesday's Gnmes j3 Minnesota (Blyleven 1-0) at California (Singer 0-0), N. "1 Texas (W Broberg 0-0) vs. Kansas City (Splillorff 0-0), N. Baltimore at Detroit, ppd. Oakland at Chicago, ppd. Boston at Milwaukee, ppd, Â· Wednesday's names i Minnesota at California, N. Texas at Kansas City, N. Cleveland at Naw York. Monday's Games San Francisco 2, San Diego 1 Cincinnati 8, Atlanta 7 Houston 4, Los Angeles 1 Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Montreal (Torrez 0-1) at Philadelphia (Carltonfl-1), N. Chicago (Reuschel 0-0) at Pittsburgh (Moose 0-0), N. New York at St. Louis, ppd. Cincinnati (Gullett 0-1) at Atlanta (Gentry 0-0), N. Los Angeles (Downing 0-0) at Houston (Roberts 0-0), N. San Diego (Corkins 0-0) at San Francisco (Marichal 1-0), N. Wednesday's Games Chicago at Pittsburgh, N. Cincinnati at Ixis Angeles, N. Atlanta at Sun Diego, N. Houston Rt San Frnnclno.)., N. Chicanas basketball tourney set this weekend at Heath The Aims College chapter of the United Mexican American Sludenls (UMAS) will sponsor a Chicanas (girls) basketball tournament Saturday and Sunday at Heath Junior High in Greeley. Action in the double-elimination lourney will run from 9:30 a.m, until 6 p.m. both days in- Ihe Heath gym. Trophies will be awarded for Ihe top three teams. Teams rule-red will Include groups from W l c h i l n , Wellington and Nowlon in SPRING BEGINS HERE! We welcome your ... Kansas, Brighton, Greeley (Las Chicas from Aims and Las Hcrmanasfrom Central High), and Fort Collins. All participants will he high school and college-age girls. Mexican foods w i l l be available lo spectators throughout Ihe tourney. A dance, at which lenms will be honored nnd a Cinco de Mayo queen will be crowned, will be held beginning al n p.m Saturday in the U n i v e r s i t y Center hnllroom. BankAmericard Â· Master Charge Â· Jones Charge THE CO. SKI GOLF SHOP th Ave. Phone 353-3333 928 8th Ave.
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