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3C-July 30, 1972 Sunday WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS-Notes from the West ViwriiiU Amateur Golf Tournament: Bill Campbell says he is happy the Amateur is now being held at stroke play and not match play. "We used to have to play seven matches in four days," Campbell commented. "Two rounds a day in the summer heat can be pretty tiring, especially if you're not so young anymore. Now you have a half-day to visit and relax. It's not an endurance contest,'' he added. Bill won eight titles at match play (with one string of 50 straight 18-hole match victories) CAMPBELL BLIZZARD JOHNSON and he's shooting for his fourth title at stroke play. . Roy Blizzard of Charleston scored a 4 and 3 victory over veteran senior contender Tom Bloch of Wheeling Friday. "I made a long putt and chipped in once and got Tom four down after six holes. He couldn't catch up," said Blizzard, 62. Roy says his son Dudley Blizzard, a topnotch golfer, has been transferred to New Jersey. . .Dennis Brackman, 25, of «Summers- ville knows the Greenbrier courses as well as anybody in the Amateur field. He grew up at nearby Alvon and caddied here as a youngster. "I thought I knew the courses but I didn't show it today," said Dennis after shooting a 79 in the second round. He is an office manager for the Department of Highways in Nicholas County. . .Gary Dent, 20, of White Sulphur Springs tore up the Old White course two months ago with 64, 66 and 67 rounds. But he had to settle for 73 and 75 in his first two tourney rounds. "Gary is hitting over top of the ball," explained his father Bones Dent, a Greenbrier employe and former South Charleston athlete. . * * * Golfers Getting Used to Wet Tournaments This has been the wettest summer that state golfers can remember. "Everytime we have a tournament, it rains," moaned Charley Madge of South Charleston. It's sure to rain the State Open in Parkersburg in September because it always rains during the Open. . .The flood that hit here a month ago damaged a bridge west of White Sulphur Springs on U. S. 60. You can't get in town from the west now. You have to travel on 1-64 past town to the Crows, Va., exit and then double back from the east. . .Bulldozers were still working around Howard's Creek to remove some of the debris from the flood. But the Greenbrier's three courses seemed to have suffered no permanent damage. . ."I think the Greenbrier course is a harder course man the Old White," remarked Donald "Moon" Mullins of South Charleson. . .The Greenbrier has the fanciest scorecards I've ever seen. There are color pictures of Sam Snead and the hotel on them. The scorecards have diagrams of each hole and list the yardage from various spots to each .ereen. A good idea. . .Gregory Powers, a Marshall University solfer, said he understands Joe Feaganes will be the new M. U. golf coach. "I hope he gets the job because he can really helo us," said Powers. Greg is the fellow who suffered from a car wreck and a golf cart accident during the 1970 State Ooen at Sandy Brae. . .Nobody has more fun at the State Amateur than W. H. "Billy" Wells of Rainelle. Billy is 72 but says, "I hope to keep playing in the tourney a few more years" . . .Take it from lefty Bob Johnson: everybody should carry a five-wood. "I would much rather take a smooth swing with a five-wood then try to force a long iron," Bob remarked. . . Jon Strieker of Quick is camping at the Greenbrier forest during the Amateur. . . * * * Young Girls Make Good Showing in Tourney NOTES FROM THE STATE WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT AT HUNTTNGTON: With six teen-agers having made the championship flight of 16, the future looks bright for women's golf in West Virginia. Leading the youth wave at the tourney were sisters Janice Volosin, 19, and Judy Volosin, 17, of Clendenin; Brenda Smith, 19, of Lewisburg, a Marshall University junior; Nancy Ann Bunton, 16, a junior at Huntington Vinson High; Karen Murphy, 17, of Wheeling; and Carol Moore, 19, of Parkersburg. . .Two other championship flight players, Lissa Mohler of Beckley and Pat Faller of Huntington, are in their early 20s. So eight of the top 16 are youngsters--an encouraging sign. . .Another teen-ager golfer at the state tourney was pretty Ann Merritt, 18, of Beckley. "I've played several times at the new Glade Spring course (near Grandview State Park) and I really like it," Miss Merritt said. "Several of the Beckley golfers are building homes alongside the course," Ann added . . . Mrs. Frank C. Bennett of Madison competed in her 25th state tournament. She is a member of the alhondie course in Boone County . . . Nell Carpenter said she and her husband Mel are happy at Clarksburg Country Club. Mel took the pro job at CCC this year after being at Ravenswood last year. "The members at the Clarksburg club are a lot like the members at the old Edgewood club in Charleston," Nell commented. . . House Is Always Dirty But She Likes Golf One of the surprises at the women's tournament was Mrs. Roy Purviance of New Cumberland in the northern panhandle. Mrs. Purviance has a 17 handicap but shot an 84 in the Qualifying to win low net honors. She only took up golf three years ago but says she now plays five times a week. "My house is always dirty but I like golf," Mrs. Purviance laughed . . . Two top players were unable to play in the tournament. Caroline Hornor of Clarksburg, the 1969 winner, is attending summer school at West Virginia University. Mrs. David Tondreau of Charleston, is still hampered by bursitis in her wrist. . .Karen Murphy of Wheeling says her brother Larry, a top player in the men's State Amateur for several years, Is now the assistant pro at the Inverrary club near Fort Lauderdale. Fla. . .Nobody hits the golf ball straighter with more consistency than Sally Carroll of Wheeling. Sally seems to be always down the middle with her drive. Sally has competed in the state tournament since 1948 and she won it seven times Mrs. Jennings Wilson of Parkersburg did a fine job in directing the tournament. . . The Guyan club has a small cable car to take golfers up and down the hill from the clubhouse to the No. 1 tee. . . Mrs, Betty Dean Davis has moved to Whispering Pines, N.C., but came back to play in the qualifying round. She is still a member at Berry Hills. "Whispering Pines is in the Pinehurst area and you can play golf all year around there," Mrs. Davis said. . .Vicki Bardwell of Charleston attended a woman's golf school at Pinehurst earlier this year. . . S. C. Tourney Opens Tuesday The South Charleston summer!The tv/-o winners will play at 8 basketball league tournamentP- m - Thursday. Will begin at 8 p.m. Tuesday. I South Charleston Summer ^° * · Team w L Tom The Pros meet the 76ers onj| ur £ M ' court A and the Suns tangle $; with the Rockets on court W L South Hills Golf Lures 176 Entries PARKERSBURG - Defending champion Dallas McCoy of ron- ton, Ohio, will be among the 176 golfers paired in the 10th animal South Kills men's amateur golf tournament Aug. 5 and 8 in Parkersburg. ARer the first round of the 36-hole event, each player will be flighted according to his score. The low 16, including ties, will be in the championship flight. This year's winner will receive a $200 gift certificate and a trophy. The runner-up will get a $125 certificate and trophy. The top six finishers will receive certificates. Winners in each remaining flight wiU receive trophies, plus a $40 certificate while the runner-up of each flight will get a $30 certificate. . . -__.. ' Te»--Carl Schmauch, 'ancerstxirg; Dean T. Jackson, Parkers- urg; c. B. Smith, Parkersbwrcj; Robert Humphrey, Point Pleasant. No. 10 Tee-Charles McFarland, New Haven; Charles Stinnett, Belpre, Ohio; Roy DeMoss, Psrkersburg; Charlie David, Parkersburg. 8:10 a.m.:--No. 1 Tee--Carl G. Porter, iridgeport; John McKnlght, Bridgeport; Steve Unrue, St .Albans; Andrew Damls, Ravenswood. No 10 Tee--Gene Loiseau, 'arkersburg; Bill Smith, Parkersburs; Robert Cockreel, Parkersburs; Tom Wong, Marietta, Ohio. 8:20 a.m.:--No. 1 Tee--Ricky McRay, -olumbus, Ga.; Larry Gibson, Parkersburg; Paul Gaydac, Parkersburg; Gary Ankrom, Parkersburg. No 10 Tee--Robert Burk, Parkersburs; Doug Olps, St. Marys; Jim McCaullei, Belle; Arnold Brown, Vienna. 8:30 a.m.:--No. 1 Tee--Dwight Buckner, Charleston; Stu Taylor, Parkersburg; lohn Payne, Parkersburg; Dave Winans, Parkersburg. No 10 Tee--Chuck Smith Jr., Delaware., Ohio; Freer Mace, Vienna; Earl Johnson, Mason; Howard Cody, 'l. Albans. 8:40 a.m.:--No. 1 Tee--Gregg Owens, 'arkersburg; Frank Murray, Ewington, Onio; James Thompson, St. Albans; Mark ·louchins, Montgomery. No 10 Tee---Joe Wilson, Parkersburg; Donsel AnoVom, Parkersburg; Bob Cockreel Jr., Parkersburg; Chuck Chrlstmao, Parkersburg 8:50 a.m.:--No. 1 Tee--Dave Mahaney, Wflllamstown; J. T. Baxley, Parkersburg; Wallace Hale, St. Albans; Carton Brltton, Washington. No 10 Tee--Lew Warden, Clendenin; Lynn Britton, Parkersburg; ".ermit Smith, Parkersburg; Gene Smith, 'arkersburg. 9 a.m.: No. 1 Tee--Steve Smith, Par- ersburg; Lew Erlweln, Marietta, Ohio; Jennis Shay, Athens, Ohio; Ronald Pos- lewait, Parkersbura. No. 10 Tee--Mickey lay, Parkersburg; Kermlt Bowen, South Charleston; Donald Ouinif, Mlddlebourne; Dave Walters, Charleston. 9:10 a.m.:-.No. 1 Tee--Robert Conley Vienna; Steven qharles. Marietta; Devault, Marietta; Lester Miller Jr. Charleston. No. 10 Tee--Terry Dalporto Charleston; Riley Robbins, Charleston Mike Combs, Parkersburg; James Brown Parkersburg. 9:20 a.m.:--No. 1 Tee--Russell Bell, St Albans; J. W. Wriston, Charleston; Jim Carman, Scott Depot; Greg Barr, Par kersburg. No. 10 Tec--David Bias, Par kersburg; Dean Gramlich, Parkersburg Lindsey Lyons, Parkersburg; Robert For ren, St. Alberts. 9:30 a.m.: No.' 1 Tee--Al Shjmp Parkersburg; Joe Crisllp, Parkersburg Darrell Alford, St. Albans; Robert Lucas St. Albans. No. 10 Tee--Steve Brown Ripley; Stan Slsson, St. Albans; Harolt Harris, St. Albans, Albert Kaufman Parkersburg. 9:JO a.m.: No. 1 Tee--Bob Boston Parkersburg; Terry Koubek, Sout Charleston; Sam Foggin, Parkersburg Robert Sawyers, Mason. No 10 Tee--Ski Gates, Parkersburg; Ralph Sayre Jr New Haven; Rod Jackson, Parkersburg William Dalley, Parkersburg. 12:30 p.m.: J4o. 1 Tee--Dick Tennan 1 Mason; James Adkins, St. Albans; G. E Harris, Vienna; Walter Prowse, Cottage vllle. No. 10 Tec--Charles Hargraves Mason; Jim Snyder, Vienna; Max Eunor Wlnfleld; K. B. Stalnaker, Waterford. 12:« p.m.: No. 1 Tee--Jim ChatfleW Charleston; Dick Wloal. Parkersburg Frank Capchart, Wlnfield; George Med ley. South Charleston. No. 10 Tee--Stev Kauff, Charleston; Wilson Carr, Athens Tucker Bowen, South Charleston; Mazzella, Charleston. 12:50 p.m. : No. 1 Tee--Jim Farfthau ser, Parkersbtirg; Frank Hopkins, Vln cent, Ohio; Hank Murray, Bridgeport Roy Grlmmett, Bruno. No. 10 Tee--Dav Watklns, Parkersburg; Scott Blbbee, Par kersburg; Don Staton, Parkersburg; Cli Wilson, Parkersburg. 1 p.m. : No. I Tee--John McBride Porkersburo; D. G. Mullins, South Charleston; Craig Grayson, Vienna; W W. Shi/in, Ripley. No. 10 Tee--Jeff Burke Parkersburg; Randall Adams, The Plains Ohio; Chuck Crisllp, Parkersburg; Car Hunter, Hurricane. 1:10 P.m.: No. 1 Tee--Jack Goodwin Zharleston; A. H. Belcher, Ctiarleston ?ay Underwood, Charleston; Rlchan Rhodes, St. Albans. No. 10 Tee--Kurt Rishor, Butler, Pa.; Marlon Slmonettl Powhattan Point, Ohio; Tom Cady, Ath ens; W. K. Bibbee, Parkersburg. 1:20 p.m. : No. 1 Tee--Brad Burton °oint Pleasant; Jack Farnsworth, Wil iamston; Dave Wilson, St. Marys; Noble Holt. South Charleston. No. iO Tee--Bob Greene, Hartford; Foster Grlnstead, Ma son; Jim McKnight, Ravenswood R. B SherWan, Vienna. 1:30 p.m. : No. 1 Tee--William Line! come, Vienna; Jon Jackson, Parkersburg Garv Roush, New Haven; Mike wnile Beckley. No. 10 Tee--Scort Wharton, St Albans; Ralph Olex, Parkersburg; Toby Lawson, Columbus, »,; Ed Drain, p«r- kersburq. 1:40 p.m. : No. 1 Tee-- A. C. Loiseau Parkersburg; Nick Nicely. Parkersburg. Nell Christiansen, Parkersburg; Paul Bai ley, Oceans. No. 10 Tee-- Dick Wlldt, Bcthesda. Ohio; John Cox, Columbus Ohio; Jim Slnnett, Parkersburg; Jim Deem, Parkersburg. 1:50 p.m. : No. 1 Tee--Dirk Jackson, Point Pleasant; Jack Barber, Ashland, Ohio; James Passero, Nltro; Bernarc Hissam, Parkersburg. No. 10 Tee--Bill Baxter, St. Marys; Terry Crisllp, Parkersburg; Fred Lugar, Oceana; Nev- enschwander, Slstersville. 2 p.m. : No. 1 Tee--Mark Karl, Moundsville; Rick Simmons, Ripley; Bill Whetsell Jr., Athens; Benny Blake, Vienna. No. 10 Tee--Ritt Dunhan, Marietta; Ray Sansbury, Ravenswood; Chuck Smitti, Delaware, Ohio; C. R. Loiseau, Parkersburg. 2:10 p.m. : No. 1 Tee--Robert Fank. Mauser, Vienna; Walt Balles, Parkers burg; Rannie Allen, Pennsboro; Dallas McCoy, Ironton, Ohio. No. 10 Tee--Jim Robrecht, Williamstown; Jimbo Sinnett, Parkersburg; Dave Sheridan, Vienna; Richard Sansbury, Ravenswood. Western Won By Gerulatis SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) Vitas Gerulatis of Howard Beach, N.Y., defeated Patrick DuPre of Birmingham, Ala, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 to capture the juniors crown in the Western Open Juniors and Boys Tennis Championships Saturday. Top-seeded Jack Gorsuch of St. Louis carried off the boys crown with a corne-from-behind 1-6, 7-6, 6-0 victory over Bruce Manson of North Hollywood, Calif. The fourth-seeded Gerulatis won his second major junior tennis championship title in a row with the.ecisive victory. He won the National Clay Courts Title last week in Louisville, KY., and is in a position to score a triple. He is favored now in the National Junior and Boys Tennis Championships at Kalamazoo, Mich., which open Sunday. I The New York net star frus- jtrated DuFre by continually returning shots with machine-like NICKLAUS???? Big Jack Not Sure He Can Make It In PGA This Week at Oakland Hilh fourth t§ tt» Brittab Opa and is playta* better than to hw IB Hvwil years. Tb« tournament, howtvar, bas · habit of going to outsiders. In the l*st 15 pGA'a, Nicktaus is the only man to win twice. Of the other 13 winners, 12 of them were winning their first and only major title. By Bob Green BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) -- Jack Nicklaus, unable to practice and still troubled by a painful infection in his right hand, labels himself "a definite underdog" for his defense of the professional Golfers Association championship this week at Oakland Hills. He'll be an underdog, that is, if he's able to play at all. "Right now you know as much about that as I do," Nicklaus said late last week by telephone from Columbus, Ohio where he was undergoing treatment for a severe infection on his right index finger. I firmly believe I'll be able to play," Nicklaus said, "but I've still got a pretty sore finger. The problem will be whether it can stand up to me hitting 400 or 500 balls. I don't know whether I'll be able to or not. If I can't, well, that's the way it goes. "I'll be a definite underdog. I'm not being facetious, jl've only played two rounds with my American clubs and the big ball since I've been back from Britain. So you can imagine what kind of shape I'm in." Last Play at Pebble Beach He hasn't played competitively in the United States since winning the U. S. Open at Pebble Beach, Calif., making the American national championship his second major title of the year. His hopes for an unprecedented Grand Slam were dashed when he lost by a single stroke to Lee Trevino in the British Open two weeks ago in: his next--and last--competitive appearance Nicklaus, winner of four titles and heading the season's money-winning list with more than $186,000, had to with-i draw from the National Team championship--he was scheduled to team with Arnold Palmer in defense of their title at Ligonier, Pa.--when the infection popped up. He was hospitalized briefly early in the week, the finger was lanced and drained and half the nail removed. The operation and the slow healing process cast considerable doubts on Nicklaus' ability to defend the tiele he won last year at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. It's the last of the four major championships of the season. One In a Uozen With Nicklaus a questionable starter and, at best, well below 100 percent, the 72-hole chase over the 7,054 yards of rolling hills outside Detroit which JACK NICKLAUS Question Mark plays to a par 70 because a wide-open scramble among about a dozen likely contenders. Trevino, although travel- weary and obviously suffering from a letdown after the miracle finish that brought him his second consecutive British Open crown, appeared to be the No. 1 choice. The Super Mex, second to Nicklaus on the money-winning list with $129,147, took the week off following the tournament in muirfield, Scotland but played in a half-dozen exhibitions before he and partner Ray Floyd missed the cut in the Team championship last week. But the squat and swarthy Trevino is a deadly competitor, particularly in the major championships, He and Nicklaus easily rank as the two outstanding players in the game today and the flamboyant, rags-to-riches guy would like nothing better than to win the PGA and match Nicklaus' two major titles for the season. Sentimental Favorite The 42-year-old Palmer, of course, will be at worst a sentimental favorite as he tries once again to nail down the one major crown that has eluded him in his fabulous career. The odds, however, are against nim. The aging charger hasn'1 won this season and picked off his last major title eight years ago. Behind Trevino, the seconc line of challengers is made up of Tom Weiskopf, south African Gary Player ant) England's Tony Jacklin. Weiskopf, winner of more than $100,000 this sea son, still has occasional temper trouble but has played well enough in recent weeks to win two or three titles. Player, of course, is one of the world's ranking performers and is a definite threat every time he starts. Jacklin, a former British and U.S. Open champion, played extremely well in Scotland and is at his best in the major tests. Some other major contenders in the event that gets underway Thursday include Billy Gasper, Australian Bruce Crampton, Bert' Yancey , George Archer, Jerry Heard, Dave Hill and Doug Sandest. Archer and Heard each have won twice this season. Crampon has collected more than 100,000 with over a dozen top 0 finishes. Yancey, Casper and Hill always are threats. The veteran Sanders could of- er a particular challenge. He woo once this year, finished day and Sunday will be tetoca* nationally by ABC-TV. GIZMOS or whatdyacallitt that mak* your hobbUi tun. That'i why w«'r« diff«r«ntl FOUNTAIN HOBBY CENTEB Corner W. W««h. St., Bif l*y Av«. . ' Phone :m-1-HI FAMOUS NAME DOUBLEKNIT SLACKS Net* Sign Rookie UNIONDALE, N.Y. 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