Las Cruces Sun-News from Las Cruces, New Mexico on July 17, 1977 · Page 15
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Sunday, July 17,1977--Las Cruces, New Mexico--Sun-News--Section B--Page 3 Floyd Leads Pleasant By 3 RIK MASSENGALE blasts out of a under-par 63. The final round was sand trap on the 10th hole Saturday set today on the Sutton, Mass, golf on his way t o ' a Pleasant Valley course. (UPI) Classic record-shattering eight- SUTTON, Mass. (UPI) -Ray Floyd, making the kind of putts with which he won the 1976 Masters title, shot a 4- under-par 67 Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the third round ot the $250,000 Pleasant Valley Classic. Floyd, who equalled ' the lowest total ever posted at the Masters with a 271, picked up his lead with four birdies over / Vidovic Cops Public Links Golf Crown MILWAUKEE ( U P I ) -Jerry Vidovic, a 20-year-old college student from Blue Island, III., used a hot putter and a cool set of nerves Saturday to win the "52nd annual U.S. Public Links Championship. He defeated Jeff Kern of Tuscon, Ariz., 4 and 2, in the 3G-hple finale over the 6,608- yard Brown Deer public course which hosted the' tournament for the third lime. In the morning round he took a 3-up lead in the first 18 holes and he played steadily in the second round to hold off Kern for the title. In the first round Vidovic won holes 2, 3,7, and 9 while Kern won holes 5 and 8. Vidovic went 3-up after winning 10 with a par-4 but lost 12 to Kern with a bogeys. the final 10 holes. In three . rounds, Floyd has slrat G7s sandwiched around a 68 for an U-under202 total. Jack Nicklaus and Rod Curl, tied with Floyd for the second-round lead, shot matching 70s to tie for second at R-undcr 205. Floyd rolled in a 35-footer tor a birdie on the ninth hole and took the lead on the llth with a 10-foot birdie putt. He · added a 30-foot birdie on the 12th hole, bogeyed the 13th hole and fired a 10-foot birdie- three on the par-four 17th hole, "I had the ball close today and I was driving much better," said Floyd, who has nine 'victories in 15 years on the pro tour. "I played the back nine pretty well except for a flyer,I hit on the 14th hole," "I'm hitting the ball solidly and I'm pleased with the way I'm playing," said Nicklaus, golf's all-time leading money- winner. "I've only made two mistakes in three rounds, a bogey yesterday and a double bogey (oh the par-four 13th -hole) today. I'm not' : getting the ball as close as I would like, but overall everything is going well," . Hik Massengale, shooting a tournament-record 63 to get back in contention, was tied with Gary Player at 7-undcr 206. Massengale had nine birdies, six from more than 10 feet. He shot 10 threes in compiling his best tour round in seven years. Player shot a third-round 69 but was hurt by a double- bogey-six on the par-four 13th hole.- .^ · .' : · ·'.. . ; . · . ' . Bruce^ Lietzke, ; whp\ : .has brought ' - t h e "" cross-handed putting grip back into vogue, was alone at 6-under 207. Vic . Regalado, the. 1974 Pleasant Valley winner, and- British Open champion Tom Watson were another stroke back at 208, along with five other players. Of the 77 players who made the second-round cut, 53 lied or broke the three-round par of213. Hunt Wins Formula 1 Prix SILVERSTONE, England (UPI) -- Britain's James Hunt, driving a McLaren, Saturday won the British Formula 1 Grand Prix to revive his chances of retaining the world championship with his first victory of the season. Hunt, recovering from a poor start, swept past three rivals in the 68 lap race on Silverstone's airfield circuit to win the 10th event of the championship and move up to fifth place in the slandings. He crossed the line 20 seconds ahead of the Ferrari of Austrian Niki Lauda, who stretched his lead in the championship with a steady ' drive. Hunt covered the 199.3 miles in 1 hour 31 minutes 46.06 seconds at "an average speed of 130.36 mph. The result was a repeat of last year's race at the Brands Hatch track which I.auda later won when Hunt was disqualified on a technicality. Hunt said he almost burnt out his clutch on the starting grid. He got away slowly from the pole position and reached the first corner in fourth place with John Watson leading in a Brabham. But on the sixth lap he overtook South African Jody Sclicckter in a Wolf and on the 22nd he outbraked Lauda at the chicane. For 25 laps, Hunt pressed Watson to the limit before the Ulstcrman suddenly dropped back on,the 50th lap with fuel feed problems. It was the third time in three races thai Watson had been forced to retire when in the lead. "I was a second faster than John, bul I just couldn't get past him," said Hunt. "I was overdue for a win, but he has suffered worse. I feel very sorry for him." Hunt's lasl win was in the U.S. Grand Prix at Walkins Glen last year. "It feels great to win after such a long time and especially the British Grand Prix,"he said. Hunl trailed Lauda by 17 points, but will be heartened with the memory that last year he was more than 30 points behind Ihe Austrian al this stage and still won the title. Scheckter and American Mario Andretti, who shared 32 points to Lauda's 39, both faijed to finish. Scheckter blew his engine nine laps from home and Andretti, in a JPS- Lolus, did the same thing with five laps to go. Gunnar Nilsson of Sweden, in another JPS-Lotus, took third place, just a second behind Lauda. "If there had been another lap I would have caught Lauda because he had no brakes," said Nilsson. Jochen Mass finished fourth in a McLaren with fellow West German Hans Sluck fiflh in a Brabham. Jacques Laffile of France was sixth one lap behind in his misfiring Ligier. The turbo-powered Renault had an unhappy debut in Formula 1, Jean-Pierre Jabouille brought it into the pits after only 12 laps because of problems with the turbo and the French car never got going properly again. The only accident was when Patrick Depailler of France spun off into the catch fencing in his Tyrrell at the end of Ihe pits straightaway. He stepped out unhurt. Several other drivers spun, including Carlos Reutemann of Argentina, whose Ferrari fractured a brake pipe. Dorsett Too 'Green' To Lead THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (UPI) --Tony Dorsett may help Dallas reach the Super Bowl but he is too inexperienced to lead the team into the .championship game, Cowboys coach Tom Landry said at training camp. "lie might start, but unlike a lot of people, I'm not counting on him to take us lo the Super Bowl," Landrysaidatlheendof the first week of summer camp. "I think our other people are going to take us to the Super Bowl. I think he's going to help us get there. And in some future years he might be the one to take us there. "I just think it's completely wrong for people to be saying and writing Dorsett will take us to the Super Bowl his rookie year. He just has too much to learn. "I wouldn't want to speculate on his chances of starting. I see him right now as a spot player with the other backs. I sec him being used as we've used our other backs in recent years. "But it might be thai he'll come along fast enough to beat out the other guys and, if he's more consistent, then he would be in there." Dorsett, the Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Pittsburgh, has predicted he will gain 1,500 yards during his rookie season. Landry said he has been pleased by Dorsett's performance so far. "We sec everything in him we anticipated we'd see," Landry said. New Suit Against Chuck Noll SLIDELL, La. ( U P I ) -Former All-Pro cornerback Mel Blount said Friday he will file a $5 million damage suit against Steeler coach Chuck Noll who described him as part of a criminal element in professional football. Blount also said he never will play for the Steelcrs again. Noll said Blount's part in a 1976 play in which Oakland Raider Cliff Branch was puncfied was a "wanton and willful" violation of the rules and made Blount part of a criminal clement. Noll made the statement during a trial on a damage suit filed by Raider cornerback George Atkinson. The suit was filed after Noll said Atkinson should be thrown out of the league for intending to maim another player during a brawl involving the Steelers and Raiders last season. During cross-examination, Noll named other players he said displayed "an utter disregard for the rules," including Blount. "What dislurbs me is that this slatement was made by someone 1 work for," Blount said Friday from his home in south Louisiana. "The damage here has gone further people, the kids, who are going than I think anyone realizes." to read thai? Blount said his coach may have been under pressure when the statement was made, "but what about the "I don't know what would make him say lhal, but I can'l play for someone who thinks I'm a criminal." PAL Sets Track Meet; Open To All Comers Las Cruces' Police Athletic League officials announced (hat entries are now being taken for a summer all- comers track and field meel sel July 30 at the New Mexico Slate University Track. There will be several age groupings in both boy's and girl's divisions. All competitors are restricted lo three events except the age 14 and older divisions where there are no restrictions. To enter, conlacl Pat Hackell, 522-7416, or Bill Degnen, 524-3223. Here are the age groupings and events offered: BOY'S SUNDER--100, 440. bJ5Cb.ll throw, long jump. GIRL'S » UrVDER-IM. 440, baseball throw,long jump. 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