Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on July 19, 1964 · Page 25
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Jt Elkins Leads by 1 In City Golf Meet PGA LEADER—Bobby Nichols hits a recovery •hot from the number four fairway Saturday in lh« PGA Tournament on the eighth hole. Nichols tee •hot hooked into the fourth fairway from wher» Nichols recovered for a par four. (AP Wirephoto). WHO'LL IT BE — These three golfers stand all clone at the top of the pack going into the final round of the Lake Charles City Golf tournament. Following Saturday's play at Sulphur's Herman Frasch course, defending champion Tommy Elkins, cen- ler, led the pack with a 146 total, while Sam Hall, left, and Ray Todd right behind at 147. BY CHARLIE MEYERS Don't be surprised one of these days to sec young Tommy Elkins trying to purchase a large chunk of Sulphur's Herman Frasch golf course. Saturday, for the second year in a row, the defending champion pounced on the demanding 6,234-yard, par 72 layout while the rest of the field faltered, and surged into Hie lead in the Lake Charles City Golf Championship. Elkins threaded Frasch's narrow, tree-lined fairways for a two-under-par 70, the best competitive round over the Sulphur course in .some time, for a M(i total in the tournament and a shot lead over a pair of Lake Charles Country Club golfers, Sam Hall and Ray Todd, Jr. And Elkins will be out to parlay that advantage into his second straight title when the field moves over to Kayouche Coulee next Saturday for the final round of the. 54-holc event. Hall, whose 72 at the Country Club last week gave him the first-round lead, recovered from a horrendous start, to post a highly-respectable 75, while Todd had a fine 74 to go with his first-round 7:1. This trio had things prclly much to themselves as the rest, of the field struggled with par in their two trips around I In- tight nine-hole layout. Klkins loured the front nine in even par, but the 18-year-old LSU sophomore came on even stronger the second time around and put the finishing touches on with a chip-in from eight feet off the 18th green for a 34 and his 70. Hall almost shot himself right out of it at the very start of the afternoon as he bogcyed the first hole and staggered to dou- jble bogeys on the next two. ! His double bogey on No. 2 '• lost the lead to Todd, and going to the fourth tee. he had |also fallen behind Klkins and j Craig Burns of Frasch, who was ! playing in the same foursome. At this point, however, the 30- year old engineer pulled his game together and went, on to play the remaining 15 holes in two-undcr-par. "I think 1 was playing the course instead of my regular game," the personable belter reflected later. "1 had heard how tough the course was and I guess I was hitting scared. But after going five over par, 1 figured I'd better start hitting the ball or else." And hit. it he did to momentarily pull back into the lead 1 with a birdie on No. \~> to stand two over for the tournament. But Hall's three-putt bogey nn No. 17 and Klkins' sen- sational birdie on 18 put the former LaGrange star into the lead. At the same time, the steady 26-year-old Todd was sinking putts all over the course to stay right up there. Todd singled out the very first hole as the turning point in his round. "1 hit the ball all over the course on my first two shots and barely got on the edge of I the green in three. But I ran i it in the. hole from there for my I par, and that seemed to give i me the lift. 1 needed." i Sparked by the play of Todd j and Hall, "the Country Club i jumped into an almost - insurmountable lead in defense of its team championship. The low four competitors now have- a 610 total for 36 holes and a 34-shot advantage over Frasch. Kayouche Coulee, in second last week, is out of the competition since only three of its players are still playing. Frasch players are commanding play in three of the four lower flights. Frank DiGeorge lias a nine-stroke margin in the first flight, while Troy Anderson is ahead by seven in the second and Pete Gibson has a two - shot advantage in the fourth. Bill Marsico's 174 is good by four blows in the third flight. Nichols Has One-Stroke PGA Margin COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)-Unshakeable Bobby Nichols staved off disaster with miracle recoveries in sweltering heat and intense pressure Saturday and clung to a one-stroke lead over Arnold Palmer with one round to play in the 46th PGA Golf Championship. He fired a 69 for a six-under-par total of 204. Palmer, the game's most feared comebacker, was playing just ahead of the nerveless boy from Louisville and kept pressure on all the way. But he failed to gain an inch of ground over the Columbus Country Club. * * * The charger from Latrobe, Pa. also had a third round 69 for 205, making it virtually a two-man battle for the $18,000 top purse in Sunday's finale. Only two other players in the original field of 166 were under par. They were Mason Rudolph of Clarksville, Tenn. and dark horse Tom Nicporte of Locust Valley, N.Y., an Ohio State j alumnus who came back to ; thrill his old neighbors. They ! were tied for third at 207. i Rudolph, who can't see a i green without his thick-lens spectacles, shot a 68 and Nieporte, n former college cham- pion, had a 68 in the 90-plus degree heat. The other red-hot challengers —National Open champion Ken Venturi, Bo Wininger, British Open titlist Tony Lema and defending champion Jack Nicklaus—wilted under the blazing sun and fell from the sub-par pace. Bui an old master out of the past — 51-year-old Ben Hogan. king of his day in the 1940s and early 1950s—thrilled the gallery of 16,500 by playing the front nine holes in a three-under-par ;(1 despite a bogey, and finish-1 as Hawk in the thick of the fight i par ing with a G8. tied at even par 210 with Nick- ger, This left the once feared Tex- laus, who scrambled to an even Section Three Lake Charles American Press SPORTS Classified SUNDAY, JULY 19, 1964, Lake Charles American Press 29 PGA 54-Hole Scores Bobby Nlchol* 44.71-49—204 Arnold Palmer 68-68-69—205 Moson Rudolph 73-46-68—20V Tom Nleporte 68-71-68—207 Ken Venturi 72-65-73—210 Billy Casper 68-72-70—210 j Bo Wininger 69-68-73—210 Jock Nlcklaus 67-73-70—210 Ben Hogan 70-72-68—210 Mik« Souchck 67-73-71—211 Tony Lema 71-68-72—211 Ed Furgol 71-69-73—212 Bob Charles 68-71-73—212 Gary Player 70-71-71—212 j Walter Burkemo 70-71-72—213! Billy Maxwell 72-71-70—213 Paul Havlland 68-73-73—2U Gay Brewer Jr. 72-71-71— 214 Richard M. Rhyan Jr 71-72-71—2M Julius Boros 70-73-71—214 Joe Conrod 69-72-74—215 Jacky Cuplt 72-71-72—215 Frank Beard 72-72-71—215 Bob Keller 6V-75-72—216 John Gustin 69-76-71-2)6 Al Bessellnk 71-73-72—216 Joe Compbell 73-72-71—216 Tommy Aaron 72-74-70—216 .luan Rodrlque/ 71-74-71— 2161 Gardner Dickinson Jr /4 74-68—216 • Robert A Hill 72-70-75—516 Georgt Knudson 766972—317 Jimmy Johnson 7I7477--?!/ Jock Rule Jr 74-7I-72—217 j Al Geibcrger 73-72-72—217; John Cook 75-72-70—2)7 Ted Kroll 72-73-72—217! Jim Fcrree 70-72-75—217) Chick Herbert 74-75-68—217! Dick Hart 73-73-72—218! Dave Ragon Jr 73-71-74—218 Donald Bles 76-66-76—218. Bill Btsdort 73-72-73—218, Robert R. Rosburg 72-75-71—218 Fred Wampler 74-73-71—218 Babe Llchardus 72-74-73—219 Bruce Devlin 70-73-76—219 David F. Marr 72-73-74—219 Earlle Pets Brown 71-75-73—219 Jack Burke 74-72-73—219 Ed Kroll 75-72-72—219 Huston L. UaClair Jr 73-74-72—219 Doug Sanders 71-73-76—220 Jlrr Browning 71-72-77—220 Furman Hayes 74-72-74—220 J. C. Goosle 72-74-74—220 Bruce Crarnplon 72-74-74—220 Don Spears 73-71-76—220 Bill Ooden 73-76-71—220 Jim Turnesa 76-72-73—221 Jini Ferrier ,'3-72-76— 221 George Bayer 71-74-76—221 Michael Fi'litlkk 74-73-74—J2I Gt'ne Lilllei 75 73-74—221 Pele (onprr n 71 73-J2I Errors Cost Post 179 8-2 Loss to Opelousas SULPHUR (Spl.) - The Opelousas Braves capitalized on a rash of Sulphur Post 179 miscues to score eight unearned runs and take an 8-2 victory in the opening game of the semifinal District 7 American Legion baseball playoffs. With six Sulphur errors playing a major role, the St. Landry Parish nine came up with five tainted tallies in the second inning and added three mure in the seventh to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series. The two teams will meet in Opelousas Monday night lor the second game. Ace Sulphur lefthander Bobby Barnes, who was troubled throughout his 3 1-3 inning stint with a tightness in his elbow, was the principal victim of the defensive collapse, part of it of his own making. The Braves collected six hits off Barnes and successor Robert Babineaux, while the Post 179ers had five bingles off a pair of Opelousas hurler.s. Despite Ilif rash o! eirois. Sulphur might have suffered a belter late had it not It'll a whopping 15 runners stranded as Braves' starter Cecil Waters and reliever David Soileau combined to walk 13 batters. McNabb Slugs LC By Crow/ey, 8-4 THE TEXAS HAWK—Ben Hogan wzes up a birdie putt on the eighteenth green ai Columbus. Ohio Saturday in !he ihird round of ihe PGA Tournament. Hogan missed the pull but siill shot t very respectable 08 ior an even par lolal of 211. (AP Wirephoto). CROWLEY (Spl.) — The Lake ; day in the second of Charles Stevedores exploded for I two-out-of-three series. six runs in the seventh on home runs by Delman McNabb and Tommy Olney to down the Crowley Gents, 8-4, in a bi-district Seven American Legion contest here Saturday night. The Gents had taken a 4-2 lead on a three-run homer by Enos Spell going into the last frame, but the Stevedore bats rattled the Gent fences lor six big tallies in the top of the seventh. Ray Cole got things started with a single and advanced to second on Wayne Savoy's single David Spell hit a grounder to the Gent shortstop, who thn.-v, wide to third, allowing Cole to score. McNabb then stepped up and hit his second homer oi the night to give the Stevedores a ,. , . 6-1 lead. Greg Dupin kept things, bl f u for Lake Charles. 6 - - - b -1 In a second game, Lake i Charles clipped Cox Electric, 6-3, by holding Cox scoreless for the first five innings. Lake Charles, scored its six runs in pairs. i Ralph Keea doubled Mike : Yennie and Buzzy Brunot over , the plate in the first inning, I Brunot doubled A. J. LaRocca ! and Yennie home in the second inning and Barney Bridges singled home Gayle McDonald and 1C Stevedores ........ 0002006-8 8 '/ Crowley ............. 0001030—411 I Delman McNabb ond Leonard Arse- men); Enos Spell, Duk« Trahan (7) ond Clyde Broussard. HR— Stevedores: Delman McNabb (?), 4'h, one; 7th, two on; Torn Olney/ 7in, one on; Crowley: Enos Spell, 6th, two on. Lake Charles Wms Pair In Alex Softball ALEXANDRIA (Spl.j - Lake Charles advanced in the Alexandria Invitation Softball Tour- narnent by winning a pan- of games Saturday Lake Charles hit Pierre's. w-I. in liie hrs! round .-ironji^ all three runs on homers. Frank (Jlen, Buxzy Brunot and Ralph Kees all hit out of the park Sulphur took advantage of a lapse in Waters' control to jump • quarter into a 1-0 lead in the very first inning. Walks to Darrell Ardoin and Richard Dore and a solid hit by Babineaux loaded the bases, and a free ticket to Terry Saucier forced the run over. But the lead was short lived as the 179ers' defense faltered in the .second. A iniscue on Carmil Uomc-ngcaux' grounder to lirst stiirted it. Barnes struck mil Bob Voitier, bill w a I k e d Mike L;iniJry. Waters, bunting on third strike, pushed one back to Barnes, who booted the ball to fill Ihe sacks. Chip McC a r d c 11 worked Barnes lor a walk to force in one run and a single by Charles Jagneaux plated another. Frt-d Bourque, up next, tapped one to to third sacker Charlie Venissat, whose high throw to first eluded Mike Melvin and two more runs scored. The fifth and final run the best, crossed the plate on Wayne Wil- 1 Hams' grounder to first. The slugging Dore got a run back for the Postmen in the fifth with a towering drive over the center field fence for his seventh homer of the season. And things were looking up for the home team when Waters issued his 10th walk of Ihe game to Venissat leading off the sixth. But Opelousas brought on ace righthander Soileau. who held the Post 179ers scoreless the rest of the way 7U; Venturi, 7:1, and Winin- the 41-year-old Las Vegas teaching pro, 73, and Bill Casper, the putting whi/ from Apple Valley, Calif., 70. Thousands of fans crammed around the 18th green gave Hogan—wearing his familiar white cap, puffing on a cigarette and hobbling on legs that doctors once said would never walk again—a standing ovation when he finished. Me had proved thai he no longer was a victim of tin- pull ing jiltcrs when he one-piiUrd nine grcons and Ihree-pulted •only two. Winner of all the major championships including lour ;U.S. Opens, two PGAs and two , Masters, hi* went into scmi- ! retirement in l!). r >5. But he showed (he fans ho still is a master of the game. But even his impressive shot- making mastery could not dull the magnificancc of young Nichols, who refused to give City Golf Tournament CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT Individual Scoring Tommy Klkins . 7(i- Sam Mall, Country Club Kay Todd, Jr. Country Club Kay Mines, County Club Craifj Burns, Frasch Hubert Lanclruin, Frasch Jack Clark, Kayouche Sieve Kounler, Frasrh Andy McElveen, Country Club Vohn Myers, Kayouche . . Jack Worley, Country Club Cedric Gregory, Frasch Frank Foote, Kayouche John Ilinlon. Frasch C. W. Woodard, Kayouche Team 'Scoring Country Club, lull Herman Frasch. Kayouche Coulee withdrew First Fliqht Frank DiCJeor^o III, Frasch Jack Cairc, Countrv Club Fred Wilrox, Kayouche Second FHghl Troy Anderson, Frasch Joel Trahan, Kayouche 1'at Gallaugher, Country Club Third'Flight Bill Jvlarsico, Country Club Charles Kennedy, Kayouche Roddy Lyons, Jr.. Frasch . Fourth Flight Pete Gibson, Frasch T. R. Gambrell, Country Club James Lusby, Kayouche 7^-75—147 7;j.74-~H7 7(i-77—l5:: 7(;.;jl__iri7 8;j-7. r )—158 80-7!)—159 HL'-aO— I (ill 7!!-K5—Hi. 1 ! 7D-75—KM HO-85--HK) lfj-85—1«7 84-H4—1G7 8f>-85—170 Withdrew 7(i-77~-U:! 7!)-!!:;—Hi:. 1 . 175 M-ri9— 17K 1)4-80— 180 92-915—185 9 1-9(5— 187 Withdrew ' jU c£", r Wot y r v. .'J ~/ HC DM 000 j-» loo 010 D--/ David S'jiit'O'J (i.) »>j<-, BQOQS Bofjif-i. K «) ond RithCKd Dine : 1 --Barnci. ".•' »r..ord 0','. i.'. ALL FOR NAUGHT—Opelousas runner Mike Landry goes flying through ihe air over prostrate Sulphur caicher Richard Dore on an alien-in* suicide squeeze in the second mninq of ihe-ir American Legion play- off game in Sulphur Saturday nighl. Baiter Chip McCardell, right, fouled the bunt attempt off, however, and ihe play was voiced. Opeolusas won the game 8-2. Louisiana Sports' Writers to Meet going with a single to left and Tom Olney followed with a four- bag blast that iced the game away for Lake Charles. The Stevedores had taken a 2-0 lead la the third as Savoy walked, Spell struck out and McNabb hit a two-run shot. Crowley came back in the sixth to go ahead, 4-2. Murray Morgan grounded out to start the bottom of the sixth. Bruce Cart singled and was forced at second on Wade Smith' grounder. Leon Harrington singled Smith to second and Spell .-lapped a three-run homei to gi'.t- the home tan-, >oi:!t-tni!:^ to cheer about. I'rcmley now journeys to Legion Field in Lake Charles Mon- Bob Kay in Lcke Cnarie 1 - the fifth. L-Rccca end '-iun Cfr'J t-. i'n- f.',c,r.-'. 0100110— 1-JS 01* U- i &'--:'• ,• fc-. f'j i.-: -''\i La.eipefc ana" J LaR&cco and Nri; HR--to» Danny C u. 6tt. LAFAYETTE, La. (Spl.) Members of the Louisia n a Sports Writers Association will assemble next Saturday and Sunday, July 25-20 for tbtir Annual summer business meeting at the To 1 .', n House Motel in Lafayette. The Latayeite Daily Advertiser and University of Southwestern Louisiana will co-host the 1964 session of this statewide organization. diaries Lenox, LSWA secretary and Daily Advertiser sports editor rcp.jrted that about 50 -p>.'IT-, '..r.ter.- i.i.d radio - t-ele . i-io:i .-j^/rt:>ra5'ers are expected 1.1 br hfi<- \\heii u-giitca- duii . tails ai 10 a rn Saturday Pi -.idt-m oi the LSWA "is Bill Carter, Alexandria Daily Town Talk sports editor who is completing his second one-year term. The treasurer is Jim Wynn v.h>; direct s !iie Mc.\ee:-,e Stale. College lie-.-,.-; bureau and M)Mt.-, iiiformali'.m office Chapter vice - pre.-tdeuts on the executive council are Ed Shearer, Shreveport T i rn e s (Northi; Ted Ca.-,!ilo, Baton Kouge Morning Advocate i Southeast i; Ben Thomas, Associated Prt- : :> i New Orleans i. and Charles Me 1 , ers. Lake Charlt.--, begins Room. r > pe',c nual top eg;-Oration bij.'i.e '£H ibt-i'r. i'.ill lee oil ai JU!! 1 ,! '\ (- ilib tu CuIJl- noiior;, in Ihe an- rnerit. La.it year when the group met at Shreveport, the links crow n was shared by Carter and Castillo. Saturday's agenda also calls lor meetings oi ihe executive council t!l p.m. i, awards committee and membership committee ( 4 p.m.i. Lafayette Lanes will be host to the group's bowling tournament at 6 o'ieock, then a social hour at 8:30 is to be sponsored by the New Orleans Professional Football Club, Inc The jenbe.s and announcers . will be ihe guest.; of the Daily:Marion Advertiser at breakfast Sunday . ic .,. Hau iiioriiiiig. Richard D'Aquin, tlie: Worion AdvijiLer's general manager at 8:30 a.m. at the Town House. Carter will then preside at the regular business meeting whidi at 'J 30 in the MaJ..viiia Marion Smothers Sam Houston, 25-5 Marion bombed Sam Houston, 25-5, in a Sheriff's Girl's League Saturday. Sharon Carpenter hit a j,olo homer in ihe lourth iiuung lor — j- - - — --.- -.- T-* . v »•< . . *w »»-• v*-ji.-4. »j &v**»** v-i v' fft naf.\. t , i .SWA 18-holc gulf tourna-' said the program is scheduled 1 Sharon Carp«A:ir. h-25 M 3 Shu. - AMI,

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