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CD--July 23, 1972 Sunday Gatette-Mail W«tt Vlrt Barney Is Gone and Bill Is Back in State Amateur Barney is gone and Bill is back. That's the story . in a nutshell on the West Virginia Men's Amateur Golf Tournament starting Thursday at White Sulphur Springs. Last year's champion, Barney Thompson of Barboarsville, can't defend his title because be has turned professional. So the man to beat will be 11-time champion Bill Campbell of Huntington. Bill had to sit out last year's tournament because of a throat operation. "That was the first State Amateur I've missed since I first started playing in them in 1936 when I was 13 years old," Campbell remarked. "I still think of myself as a kid going to The Greenbrier. The State Amateur has always been the highlight of the summer and year for me." Campbell has won 11 of the last 23 State Amateurs. He shares the record of 11 championships with his old buddy, Ed Tutwiler. I asked Bill how much winning No. 12 and surpassing Tut would mean to him. . "I'm aware of the mathematics but it would not be too meaningful to me, really," Campbell replied. "Tut has won a couple of Indiana Amateurs and the Oklahoma Amateur when he lived there. So he has at least 14 state titles that I know of and maybe more. He's well ahead of me and my whining again wouldn't mean anything on our competitive record." The Huntington insurance executive has had his golfing troubles so far this year. "I played in the Masters and I had so much trouble on the fourth hole that I didn't turn in a card," BUI pointed out. "In the North-South tournament, I lost on the 19th hole of the first round. In the U.S. Open qualifier, I shot 143 and 1 missed by four shots. Then in the Riviera tournament, Jim Ward and I played each other's balls on the fifth hole and we disqualified ourselves. "So in four tournaments, I'm disqualified in two of them and I'm out of the running in the other two. That doesn't make me much of a prospect for the State Amateur. But hope springs eternal," Campbell added. BILL CAMPBELL (LEFT) HITS OUT OF TREES Bob Johnson (Right) Putts in 1971 State Amateur State Amateur Pairings Here are the pairlnos and startinqiReid Carroll, Huntington: Tom Steindler,,drew D'Antnnl, Huntlnoton; Dean Gram- times tor Thursday's qualifying round. In 1h« S3rd annual West Virginia Amateur Golf Championship an the Greenbrler's Old White course: 7:30 a.m.-- A. H. Belcher Jr., South Charleston; James Cody, St. Albans Robert Damron, Logan; Michael Aide Lewlsburg. 7:38 a.m. -- Frederic Smith, Marllnton; David Griffin, Princeton; Gordon Hanson, Barboursvllle; George Butcher, Martins' burg. 7:44 a.m.-- Carl Long, St. Albsns; Raymond Payne, South Charleston; William Llekert Jr., Charleston; Julian Neal Huntinflton. 7:45 c.m,-- Fred Lusar, Oceana; Lonnie Ratliff, Buckeye; Rob Johnson, Charleston; John Pellegrini, Huntington. 8:02 a.m.-- Dw.ald Mulllns, Soulti Charleston; Bobby Lemley, Poca; Andrew Goodwin, Charleston; William Polan, Hun- tlnoton. 8:10 a.m.-- Michael Thompson, Barboursville; Bill Pugh, Martinsburg; Eddie Porter, Huntington; Evans Harbour, Milton. 8:18 a.m. -- Frederick Lester Jr., Hun !'«'=·-· Hcrr.sr Paulry, St. Alban:; Larry Simpson, South Charleston; James Hawk. Ins, Huntlnaton 8:26 a.m.-- Gary Soutti Charleston. 12:42 p.m.--Rev. Dent, White Sulnhur Springs; Charles Adklns, Princeton; Dav. Id Henderson, Summersville; Ward, Glen Morgan. William 8:42 a.m.--Corky Layman, Huntington; Eddie Pendergast, Richwood; Tom Mason, Oak Hill; Rick Y easier, Huntlnaton. 8:50 a.m.--Paul Bailey Jr., Oceana; Billy Wellman, Huntineton; Robert King, Charleston; Dennis Brackman, Summers- vllle. 8:58 a.m.--Mike Gocke, Morgantown; Charles Stone, Huntinqton: Fred Mueller, Charleston; Robert Wyckoff, Fairmont. 9:04 a.m.--David Fox III, Huntington; Mark Richardson, Huntinflton; Robert Gaston, Clarksburg; Joe Blake, Fenwick. 9:22 a.m.--John Anderson Jr., Wlnfleld; Marshall Hawkins, Huntinqtcn; Larry Christian, Morgantown; Horace Blankenship, Athens 7:30 a.m.--Burke Hawkins, Huntington; Paul Given, Richwood; Bob Johnson, arleston; Henry McCoy, Sistersville. 9:38 a.m.--Robert Thaxtcn. Charleston; Mike Blake, Richwood; John laishley, Huntington; Robert Runyon, Chauman- vllle, 9:5*1 a.m.--John Strieker, Quick; Fred Games Jr., Huntington; David Cappellarl, Beckley; Harold Payne, Wlnfield. 10:02 a.m.--Arthur Licchille, Sistersville; Joe Hart, Bluefield; Dr. Jack Shamblin Jr., South Charleston; Patrick Wiley, Madison. 10:10 a. m.--Lou Cuffaro, Wheeling; Joe Collins, Huntington; Joe Feaoanes, Hun- Ungtor; James Justice II, Beckley. 10:18 a.m.--Jim Rogers, Clarksburg; Gregory Powers, Huntinqton; David Carter, Huntington; Albert Cohen, Huntington. 10:24 a. m.--Brian Keafsey, Huntington; Michael Marsh, Clarksburg; Frank Sexton, Barboursvllle; L«e Martina, Beckley. 10:34 a.m.--Jack Forbes, Morgantown; Ken Bowen, Soutti Charleston; Jim Ward, Huntington; Bill Campbell, Huntinqton 10:50 a. m.--Dick Whitman, St. Albans; George Bryant Jr., Charleston; Philip Watson, White Sulohur Springs; Steve Goldsmith, Martinsburg. 10:58 a.m.--Larry Kiger, Huntington; Max Lewis, Kenova; Robert Kessler II, Oak Hill; David Lester, Enterprise. 10:16 a. m. -- Charles Madge, South Charleston; R. H, Beympr, Huntinqton; Gregory Reed. White Sulphur Springs; Sam Rlzzo, Idamay. 11:14 a.m.-Midiael Luchlnl, Beckley; Iharleston; John AntJerson Sr., Winfield; 3 erry Sarver, Huntington; James LaRosa, Bridgeport. 12:50 p.m.--Joseph Mallamo, Fairmont; loseph Williams Jr., Huntington; Harry lAurray III, Bridgeport; Bryan Beymer, Huntington. 12:58 p.m.--Scott Romesburg Jr., Mor- lantown; Andrew Houvouras, Huntington; if-ephen Fox,, Huntington; Jack Huffman, Charleston. 1:06 p.m.--Tom Jarrell, Beckley, David Thomas, Charleston; Charles Price, Hur- 'icane; John Anderson, Rupert. 1:22 p.m.--Dave Steindler, Charleston; A. M. Tieche, Beckley; Jack Christie, Keystone. 1:30 p. m.--Alan Susman, Beckley; Davd Fox, Huntington; Dennis O'Connor Jr., Huntington. Charleston; Bill Zban, Huntington. 11:30 a.m. -- Thomas Salargo, Lewisburg; Carroll Howard Rupert; Ralph Coberly, Marllnton; Dr. Dennis O'Connor, Huntington. 11:38 a.m . . _ . _ _ . . ing; Smokey McKnight, Lewisbwg; Russell Sink, Princeton; Max Egner, Win-Shade Preston, Huntingtnn; sell field. 11:46 a.m . . ., . William Butcher Jr., Martinsburg; James Justice, Beckley; Tommy Jones, Huntington. 12:02 p.m.--Rilcy Robblns, Charllon Heights; Houston Simmons, Socbert; James Carman, Scott Depot; Robert McCahlister, Vienna. 12:10 p.m.--James Rlzzo, Idamay; Ralph Savltle, Lewisburg; Carl Linkous Jr., Huntington; E: W. Morrison, Huntington. 12:18 p.m.--George Stollings, Morgantown; William Sweet, White Sulphur Springs; Sylvester Mazzella, South Charleston; Alan Morrison, Huntington. 12:2i p . m . -- T e . r r y Wilson, South Charleston; Charles Harrison, Clarksburg; r»lq Kiflcr, Huntinqton; Jack Robinette. Bill said he is going to Ligonier, Pa., Monday and Tuesday for a meeting with U.S. Golf Assn. and Professional Golfers Assn. officials on the uniform golf ball. Bill is a member of the USGA committee seeking a compromise between the U.S. ball and the smaller British ball. Campbell hopes to fly to White Sulphur Springs Wednesday in time for a practice round before the Amateur. * * * Johnson Feels Amateur Is Up for Grabs Lefty Bob Johnson of Charleston looks for a wide-open Amateur battle. "You have to rate Campbell as the favorite by his past record but he's no shoo-in," Johnson feels. "I figure it is up for grabs and any one of ten guys could win it. "Jim Ward, Joe Feaganes, Kenny Bowen, Lou Cuffaro, Jim Rogers all have a chance. It just depends on whoever gets it going. And some of the youngsters might make it interesting. Those young guys are not scared of anything," Bob said. Johnson is applying some reverse psychology to his own chances. Bob admitted, " I would rather win this one than any other tournament and I never have. I think I've always tried too hard, and that's been my problem. This year I'm going up and do the best I can. If I don't win, I don't win. I hope to relax and enjoy the tournament." Bob said he js not going to play a practice round. "I usually go up and shoot a 65 in the practice round. Then I go out and Boy of 12 Enters Golf Tournament WHITE SULPHUR SPRING --Golfers ranging in age from 12-year-old Dennis O'Connor, Jr of Huntington to 72-year-old V H. "Billy" Wells of Rainelle wi tee off Thursday in the Wes Virginia Amateur Golf Tourna ment. A field of 150 amateurs wi play their qualifying rounds o the Old White course at Th Greenbrier Hotel. In addition, 28 senior golfer (55 and over) will compete in the Senior Amateur on anothe course, the Greenbrier. Ken Karl, 60 of Sistersville is the defending champion. The O'Connor boy is believed to be the youngest ever to take part in the State Amateur. Young Dennis is the -staff Photos son of a Huntington physician and carries a 23 handicap at the Guyan course. He usually shoots in the high 90s. O'Connor is one of 34 teen agers in the Amateur. Another golfing first will be the appearance of the first blacl golfer, Joseph Williams, Jr. Huntington, in the history the Amateur. A. H. Belcher, Jr. of South Charleston is scheduled to hi the first ball off the No. 1 tee at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. The low 32 scores, plus ties and anybody within 10 strokes of the leader Inqton. 11:4 bans; Parrel! Walters, 11:16 Senior Amateur On Greenbrier Courst a.m.--Ken Karl, Sistersville; An- lich, Parkorsburn; L. N. "Buzz" Frantz, Hunflnston. 11:23 a.m.--Tom Bloch, Wheeling; S. Loe Shepaid, Huntlnston; William Beddow, Lundale; William Dyer, Moraan- town. 11:30 a.m.-W. Homer Robblns, Charlton Heights; C. W. Peoples Sr., Hunt- inqton; C. McD. England, Huntington. 11:37 a.m.-L. M. LaFollette, Charleston; Clyde Williams, St. Albans; Edward Rabel, St. Albans; James Thomas, Hunt- a.m.--Gordon Howard Cody, Whitman, St. Al- St. Albans; J. "Buss" Johnson, Charleston; W. Wells, Rainelle. 11:51 a.m.--Ted Willis, Huntlnaton; Frederick Wertz, Charleston; Robert "Rod" Brown, Morgantown. 11:58 a.m.--Frederick Games Sr., Hunt- innlon; V. C. John Planfettl, . - Claude p.m Dan! 'Buzz" Wiley, Charleston. Kenova; 12:05 p.m.--Roy Blizzard, Charleston; iel, Scott Depot; Cecil Lacy, will make flight. the championship Stomach Gas? If WoaHnc fM »nd «dd itom»ch make yon mlsertUe. try ironderful BELL/ ANS tod«y. Sea how qnlclcly they help " the burning acid and help you In «· J'«7' Don't mitl Get BELL/ANS today. Adv. VW+JW* BOWES Bowes Seal Fast Automotive Distributorship now available for this area. For full details contact: The Sales Dept. Bowes Seal Fast Corp. 5902 E. 34th St. Indianapolis, Indiana 46218 £ AAr Cowan Reports To Ram Camp LONG BEACH, Calif. 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PARK TIRE CO Store #1 --518 Washington St., E.--Ph. 343-5589 Store #2--West Washington at Watts St Ph. 344-3309 Wenty of Ne xt Door To Park Pentiac FREE PARXINC |W c tatn i fin Mtrihiitor shoot a 75 in the qualifying round. This time I'm just going to let it fly on Thursday," Johnson commented. * * * Car 'Plays' Four Holes at Kanawha There was a lot of excitement at Kanawha Country Club Thursday during the Inter-club Junior golf matches there. Mrs. Cathy Payne, the Sleepy Hollow team coach, tells what happened: "Jerri Long parked her car on the road just above the 14th tee. She got out of the car for a minute to talk to one of the other ladies. When she looked back, there was her car going out of control over the hill. "Three boys were on the 14th tee and (Mrs.) Dee Johnson screamed at them to look out. Two of the boys ran one way and the other hoy ran another way. The car Just missed this last boy. "The car rolled past the 14th tee, down the 14th fairway and then across the 12th and ninth fairways. It finally ended up almost on the women's tee on the llth hole. The car went through a big bunch of .trees and missed them all by some miracle. The only damage was to a fender and they were able to drive the car off the course and drive it home. "Brian Long was playing golf at the time and he said he really felt funny when he looked up and there was his parents' car coming down the hill toward him," Mrs. Payne added. * * * Fletcher Suggests Master Golf Calendar "We need someone to keep a master calendar for golf tournaments in the state," suggests Meadowbrook pro John Fletcher. "It is kind of silly to have so many tournaments conflicting." John point out that the Stone and Thomas Classic in Wheeling, the Tri-State Tournament at Kingwood and the West Virginia Amateur are all set for the July 28-30 weekend. The South Hills Amateur in Parkersburg is in conflict with the Randolph Classic in Elkins Aug. 5-6. "We need a clearing house where tournament sponsors could check on dates," Fletcher said. Four golfers from the Charleston Lions Club--Jack Cipoletti, Jason Conley, Jim Terry and Steve Fisher--will compete in the State Lions Golf Tournament at Bel Meadow near Clarksburg next Sunday, July 30. Sam Snead will team with his nephew, J. C. Snead, in the PGA National Team Championship at Laurel Valley in Pennsylvania Thursday through Sunday. Billy Capps of Beckley will play with Chuck Scally of Pittsborgh. Berry Hills pros Joe Taylor and Ed Carte will meet Barney Thompson of Barboursville and Bob Runyon of Logan on July 31 in the 36-hole finals of the Pipestem best ball tournament. Neither Taylor nor Carte has ever played at the Pipestem State Park course before. "You play your best golf sometimes the first time you see a course," Taylor told Carte. 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