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Blythwffl* (Ark.) Courier News - Saturday, April 1$, 1W8 - Pap fern Golfs Race For The Ace By TOMMY THOMAS : NEA Sports Writer NEW YORK - (NEA) What does Dwight Eisenhower, 77, have in common with 13-year-old Margo Weltrher of Kansas City? Well, both are among th« ever-increasing number o' goiters who have scored a hole-in-one, although Ik« who,sunk his first ace this winter) took a little longer than most. It has been estimated 12- Hoosiers Wi// Be Hooting GSEENVILLE, N, C. (AP) Indiana rolled up a commanding lead in the National AAU Short Course Swimming championships at East Carolina University Friday. Bill Burrell won the 200-yard freestyle for the Hoosiers and Charles Hickcox added the 100- yard backstroke. Indiana lost only one event. That loss came in the arbitration room when Dr. James Counsilman's protest, held ever from .Thursday, on a disqualification in the 400-yard medley relay was disallowed. Friday's committee decision marked the second time in two weeks the Hoosiers have been disqualified in the 400-yard med- ley relay. The first time 1 was two weeks ago during qualifying , for the NCAA championships | when a swimmer left the block ' too soon. . . Counsilman insisted his relay man merely missed touching the underwater pad that triggers the 'timing device Thursday, touch- 'ing the gutter of- the pool instead. The AAU committee, however, studied movies, held long discussions and then ruled against the Indiana.coach. In team standings, Indiana is well out in front with 264 points. Santa Clara Swim Club is sec- ond'with 168, followed by Yale ! with 113 and the University of 'Southern California, varsity at 82. ANYWHERE ONE TRAVELS, the chances of seeing Al Silvanl, either in person or on film,, are good. He is a fight trainer who hag helped handle Nino Benvenuti (upper left) among 19 other champions, plays character roles (qpper right) in Hollywood, and has been assistant director in such films as "Funny Girl" with Barbara Streisand (bottom),; AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Miller Barber of Texarkana, Ark., is five strokes off the pace as the 32nd Masters Golf Tournament moves into the third round today. Barber shot a three-under-par «9 Friday for a 36-hole total of 144. Barber's opening 75 netted him a tie for 38th place but he is tied for 20th at the midway point B. H. Sikes of Springdale, Ark., who also opened with a 75, shot a 77 Friday and missed the 36-hole cut. Don January and Gary Play^ er enter today's round tied for til* lead at 139. MOSCOW (AP) — The Soviet Union has again blatsed the re- admittance of South Africa into the Olympics and has indicated it would withdraw from the 1968 Games if the decision were not reversed. The latest Russian outburst came Friday and was aimed at the International Olympic Committee and its president, Avery Brundage of Chicago. It was the IOC's decision to readmit South Africa to the Games, which will be held in Mexico City, Oct. 1227. . The Russians feel South Africa should be banned from the Games because of its racial policies.' COBLE'S FISHERMAN'S CAUNDAR Itae far bch »*, T<* MM N* M» •*** FOR THE WRK APML M TOW 21 SUN u not MOM 15 TOE 16 WED 17 THB 18 JO FW •19'. >O &04 SAT 20 JO: SOU 21 M «n» k gtow h Cento* SWnderd tkM. Mi one Mv far *• Entnh time zone; subtract one hour for Roctcr MounMn time; 'Mo houn for Ptclflo time, !n localities using daylight uvtfittfmf, i«« one hour to time found above. , •CopyrlflhH9«S 1 Don't Feel Old At AH'... A. Palmer By RON SPEER Associated Press Sports Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Is Arnold Palmer past his prime at the age of 38? Definitely not, says the famed golfer. "I don't/feel old at all," added Palmer Friday after he failed to survive the cut at the halfway mark in the Masters, his favorite tournament. 'I don't know What's' wrong with me," Palmer said, "but I. don't think it's age. ;.:; "I sure hope age is not one of my problems, I've got enough others right .now," -said the fourtime 'Masters '•'•. champion who soared to a 79 in the second round, his worst showing ever at the Augusta National. 'Jack Nicklaus missed the cut last year at the Masters— and he's 10 years younger than I am,"" Palmer said. Palmer's' 'disaster- marked 79 ,—• which included a double-bogey 5 and a triple- bogey 8 — left him with a 36- bole total of 151, two strokes over the cutoff mark. 'I don't know what was the matter, but I knew things weren't right," Palmer said of his play. "I couldn't make myself do the things I knew I had to do. 'I sure hope things get better," he said. "I can't stand much more.of .this." Arnie Palmer Palmer hasn't won any of the big prestige tournaments since he captured his fourth Masters championship in 1984. The millionaire, who heads a massive business organization which peddles such things as laundries, clothes! golf clubs and golf courses, missed the cut at the Citrus Open in Orlando, Fla., last month. However he won the Bob Hope Desert Classic last winter, and is the alMime leading money winner in golf.. Sport Shorts DBS MOINES, Iowa (AP)Drake University announced niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiinii Hockey Semifinals Friday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games East Division New York at Chicago, New York leads best-of-7 series 2-1 West Division St. Louis at Philadelphia, best-of-7 series tied 2-2 Minnesota at Los Angeles, best-of-7 series tied 2-2 Sunday's Garnet East Division Chicago at New York Monday's Game* West Division Lot Angeles at Minnesota GO CLASSIFIED Friday that Jack McClelland, the school's athletic director, will resign May 15. to become the first commissioner of the North Central Conference. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Judy Tegart of Australia and Helga Niessen of Germany fought their way into the finals of the Dixie International Tennis Tournament Friday. Manueal Santana of Spain defeated two opponents. LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Ben Kern of New Mexico State and Hal Underwood, of defending NCAA champion Houston, .were tied for the lead, after Friday's second round of the 64- hole New Mexico Intercollegiate Golf Tournament. 13,000 holes-in-one. will b« recorded this year. A computer figures - the odds against any Individual scoring an ace are about 80,000 to one. Still, personalities like Joe DiMaggio, Del Shofher, Joey Bishop, plus weekend duffers by the' thousands have found at least one green where their putters were unnecessary. Promoters of the annual Rusty Nail Hole-in-One Sweepstakes have compiled ' an impressive- list of golfers who have accomplished the feat, some of them more than once and others in spectacular fashion. The one-year record is held by a physician, Dr. Joseph Boydstone of Bakersfield, Calif., who amassed 11 aces' in 196!. One wonders if his record in the operating room is as impressive. ' Toney Tiso, a New'York club'pro, set some sort of mark for tenacity several . years ago by dropping an ace after 439 shots at the same cup. The longest ace ever recorded was a 444- yarder by Bob Mietra of Omaha, who briefly gained fame in 1965 at the aptly named Miracle Hill golf course. With 10 million golfers now on the links, boys as young as 9 years old are evert dropping aces. And in 1967, three 82-year-old men carded holes-in-one. Jack Summers, 18, of Oklahoma City, has dropped six aces, three of them on par four holes. Perhaps the most surprising feat, however, was accomplished by Mrs. Fred Reeves of Midland, Mich., a 71-year-old grandmother. She holed an. ace on her very first round of golf. The evidence seems to indicate that even the "hookingest" and "slicing- est" of golfers can find an ace Up his sleeve if he's persistent enough. Presidential candidate Richard Nixon once ..said that the hole-in-one he scored had to be the biggest thrill of his lifetime. He would like to call U the second biggest. TwoHappy, One Is Sad By BOB GREEN Associated Press Sports Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Gary Player went for the pin with monotonous regularity. Don January went to his wedge with remarkable results. Arnold Palmer went home to Latrobe, Pa. Player and January tamed tough Augusta National and soared into the second-round lead of the 1968 Masters Golf tournament, but the capricious course snapped back at the old master, Palmer, and sent him reeling home, a victim of the cut. The four-time winner of this tournament, the game's all-time leading money winner, the most magnetic personality in the sport staggered, stumbled and struggled to a fantastic 79, seven over par for the 6,980-yard layout. That went with a 72 for 151, two strokes above the cut. ; 'It's the worst round I've ever Bad here," Palmer said. "I don't know where I was, but I wasn't on the course. I must have been some place else." Player, the little South African who has won .all the world's major titles, had a second round 67 for 139 Friday and a share,of the top spot with January, the PGA champ. January had a 68. But the best round of the day was Frank Beard's. He reeled off seven birdies without a bogey for a 65, just one stroke off the record, for 140 and a share of third place with Bob Goalby and Jack Nicklaus. Goalby had a 70, Nicklaus a Yl. Tommy Aaron, with a 72, was alone at 141. The other first-round leaders had their troubles. Billy Casper, whose 68 led after 18 holes, took a 75 for 143. British Open champ Roberto De Vicenzo of Argentina, Eng- land's Tony Jacklin and Australian Bruce Devlin, all with first round 69s, each had a 73 for 142. They are tied at that figure with Ray Floyd and Bert Yancey, each with a 71. Palmer, who had never before missed the cut here, had four bogeys, a double bogey and triple bogey 8, the latter on the 15th where he put two shots in the water. 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