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Player Tames 'Monster' to Forge Out Front PUTTER Trio of 30-Footers Add Vp to PGA Lead BIRMINGHAM, Mfc£?'IthS it's going to be a %?£*%$* S £V day ' Anybod y within six shots can win it Gary P] a y er remarked Saturday after taking the lead in the PGA Tournament. Player, who shot a 67 for 209 total, leads Bill Casper by ; stroke and there are a lot o others in contention. "The tour nament doesn't start until the tenth hole tomorrow," Player feels. A bogey on the last hole Sat urday kept Gary from a 66 round. "I wanted to get a 66 so badly that I could taste it," the South African said. He praised the Oakland Hills course. "This, I think, is the greatest, golf course I've played in America," Player stated. "It not only is the toughest but the best course in America." (Gary said earlier in the week that he rated only the Carnoustie course in Scotland ahead of this one.) "What makes this course so tough is that if you go into the fairway bunkers, you just have to chip out. You can't go for the green. Like on 18, I hit in the trap. But if my ball is six inches to the left, I can reach the green with a seven-iron." Player holed three putts of 30 feet among his five birdies. "Some days they go in, some days they don't. In golf, yo never know the reason," Gan said. » » * SAM SNEAD got off to great start Saturday with bird ies on the first two holes. E was two under for the front nin with 33 but then ran into som trouble on the back nine for a 3 and a 71 round. He's sidewinde green. "I hit every drive in the front nine just perfect," Snead said. But he drove into three fairway traps on the back nine. Sam drove into a trap on 10 for a bogey and three-putted 15 for another bogey. But Ms worst rate-was a double bogey six on the long, 468-yard 14th hole. Sam was able to make only one more birdie--sinking a whopping 50-foot putt on the 17th "I just a bad one-iron style of putting, the 60-year-ol Snead holed a tricky 20-foot put on the first green. He reache the 521-yard second hole in tw shots for anoth2r birdie. Bu Petrocelli Gets Ball Up and Out The Associated Press r "With a man on third and one out, I was just trying to get the ball up in the air," said Boston Red Sox third baseman Rice Petrocelli. Not only was there a man on third at the time, but also a man on second and first. Am not only did Petrocelli get the ball up in the air, but he also got it out of Fenway Park for his third grand slam this season (Major League boxes on Page 5D.) as the Red Sox defeated the slumping Baltimore Orioles 6-3 Saturday. Petrocelli's grand slam, the eighth of his career, came in the third inning off starter and loser Dave McNally and broke up a 2-2 tie. He hit a towering fly ball of a 3-1 pitch that just cleared the wall in left center. "It was definitely a Fenway Park home run," said Petrocelli, referring to the park's short left field fence. The Cleveland loss was pinned on Gaylord Perry, who was shooting for his 19th victory. Bill Parsons spun a five-hitter and knocked in a run in leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-0 win over the New York Yankees and Mel Stottlemyre. Dick Woodson outpitched Vida Blue with a five-hitter as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Oakland A's 5-0, Texas wallopec Chicago 11-5 and Kansas City rallied to nip California 2-1 in other A. L. games. WILLIE STARGELL'S three- run homer highlighted a four- run rally in the sixth inning that carried the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-4 victory over the Montreal Expos and increased their National League East lead over second place New York, who lost 3-2 to the Cubs. Stargell's towering blast off Montreal starter Bill Stoneman, now 9-8, erased a 4-2 Expo lead and came after early inning solo homers by Al Oliver and Richie Hebner had cut a once 4-0 Montreal lead. Meanwhile, in Chicago, Jim Hickman knocked in the tying and go-ahead runs with a two- run single in the eighth inning, bringing the Cubs within two games of the Mets. The Cubs mounted their winning rally off New York's Danny Friesella, who came in to pitch the eighth inning in relief of starter Jon Matlack. Ron Santo opened with a single, moved to second when Bill North reached first on a fielder's choice bunt and both scored after Friesella threw a wild pitch before Hickman's clutch hit. I The National League West! second place Houston Astros continued to keep the heat, on the first place Cincinnati Redsi by edging the San Francisco 1 Giants 4-3 on a bases-loaded force out in tne mntn. , here and pushed it way out to the right," Sam said. "I started down before I got the club ack." The ball ended up on are ground. Sam tried to land he ball in the rough and let it wunce onto the green. But the jail stayed in the rough. He needed three more to get down. 'I would have settled for a 71 before I teed off. But I'm not ifter getting two under on the rent nine," Sam remarked as ie joined his nephew J. S. Snead in the clubhouse. They watched the rest of the players inish on television. * W * BILL CASPER, like Player, looks for a hot finish today "Everybody is going to feel each other breathing down their necks," Casper feels. "Everybody within four or five shots has a chance." Casper thinks he has snapped out of the slump that has plagued him the past year. "I've been striking the ball much better lately. I've been concentrating and not throwing shots away foolishly like I had been doing. . .1 have a feeling I can keep it going," be commented. Bill said he would like to add :he PGA title to his two U.S Open and one Masters crown 'Certainly, I would like to win t before I finish playing, which I figure will be in about ten years," Casper added. * * · JACK NICKLAUS shot a 68 to put him six-back at 215. Jack «!-XM , -vA"M"*e Chart Hail Torrid 67 Has Gary Only Man Under Par By Bob Green BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) --Gary Player of South Africa tamed "The Monster" with a three-under-par i 67, vaulted into the third-round lead and paced a tight cadre of veterans into the dominent positions in the 54th Professional Golfers Association National Championship Saturday. The muscular, 35-year-old ______________,,_ Player had a 54-hole total of 209, one under par. He was the only man in he field able to break par for three trips over the 7,054-yard par-70 Oakland Hills Country Club course, a layout Ben Hogan once dubbed "The Monster." Billy Casper, winner of some 44 tour titles, eased into the No. 2 spot going into today's final round in this, the last of the world's four major championships of the year. Casper, winless this season and mired in a slump most of the year, said his par 70 for Friday's second round "just kind of turned everything around, and it kept getting better today." He was one stroke away with a 210 total after firing a 67 Saturday. The group at 211, one over par and within two of the lead, included former Masters champion Gay Brewer, Phil Rodgers and Jerry Heard, the second- round leader. Rodgers, in his 12th season on the tour, had a 68, Brewer a and Heard slipped to a 72 70 . with bogeys on "two of holes in the home stretch. four 'inut ug. 6, 1972 * PGA FRONT-RUNNER GARY PLAYER HAS SOMETHING TO SHOUT ABOUT He Sinks Birdie Putt Enroute to 67 arid Third-Round Lead -AP vas four under par with a 31 on the front nine and called it "one of the better nines I've played. It's pleasing when you "do* manage a super effort). Jack said he went home Friday evening (to the house he ind his family are occupying) nd refereed a football game imong the kids. "I had to call it in the third quarter. It was getting too rough," he related. Jack doesn't feel he is too far ack. "I improved seven shots oday. If I can improve three or our tomorrow, we'll see what appens. . ." WARPATH Chiefs' I6-Hit Assault Watched by 6,327 Fans m/ ' By A. L. Hardman Long intimidated 1 by the Davis Series Delayed BUCHAREST (AP) - The oubles match of the inter-zone Davis Cup semifinal between \ustralia and Romania was jostponed Saturday because of _ was postponed ntil Sunday and the two last ingles, originally scheduled for unday, will be played Monday. After Friday's first two sin- eavy rain. The doubles Ies, Australia ,vere tied 1-1. and Romania Charleston Charlies this season, the Syracuse Chiefs went on the warpath Saturday night, at Watt Powell Park, pounding out 16 lits to bury their tormentors, 12-8, before the season's largest crowd--6,327. Frank Tepedino and Rich HcKinney, each with three hits ed the 16-hit assault on three Charlie pitchers to finally give the Chiefs their first victory in the last eight games here. Tepedino belted his 13th homer and also collected a double and single while McKinney got his llth round tripper, plus a double and single while Chiefs made merry in every inning but the sixth. Down 12-3, the Charlies blasted out a pair of ninth inning homers to throw a mild scare into the Chiefs with a five-run futile effort. With two out, Art Howe got a life on McKfnney's low thnffFto first. George Kopacz walked and then Richie Zisk cracked his LUIS ALCARAZ Charlies' Infielder 19th homer for three runs. Rich Joseph, who already had hit one homer, singled and then Charlie Sands, who also hit a homer earlier, belted No. 9 for two more runs. Tom Frondorf, third Syracuse pitcher, then came in to end 1 the game. The Charlies fell 1% games back of Louisville through the loss but Toledo came up a little closer by sweeping a pair from Richmond. The Charlies had beaten Syracuse seven in a row here before losing Saturday but they still own a wide 13-6 margin on the season. The early innings were something of a farce for the Charlies. Starting pitcher Sands got Jim McKee off to a bad start leading off the first inning when he staggered around under Tepedino's foul fly and then let it fall out of his mitt for an error. Tepedino then lofted a McKee pitch over the right field wall for a homer. It was Howe's turn to help the Chiefs along in the second. With one out, he grabbed Ed Pacheo- co's easy hopper, took dead aim and then threw a mile over George Kopacz' head at first. Louisville CHARLESTON 'idewater Pacheco, with nobody backing up first, romped into second. Fred' Frazier walked and then Frank Baker and pitcher Gerry Pirtle followed 1 with singles to score Pacheco and Frazier. Tepedino, on what should have been the third out, filed to Joseph and Baker scored after the catch. MCKEE MADE his own contributions to the Syracuse cause in the third, serving up a home International Standings Saturday's Results Syracuse 12, CHARLESTON 8 Louisville 5, Peninsula 4 Toledo 4-10, Richmond 1-5 Rochester at Tidewater, ppd rain Friday's Results CHARLESTON 3-4, Syracuse 1 first game 11 innings Peninsula 4, Louisville 3 Tidewater 5, Rochester 4 Toledo at Richmond, ppd. rain Heard, at 25, is the only one of the leaders under 32 years old. The group at 212 included Doug Sanders, Tommy Aaron Jim Wiechers and Larry Wise a longshot club pro from Bethesda, Md. Wise bolted into contention with a 67, Sanders had a 68, Wiechers a 69 and Aaron a 70. Jack Nicklaus, winner of the Masters and U.S. Open, one- shot loser to Lee Trevino in the Brit j sh Open and the defending champion here, looked as if he was going to tear things open when he blazed over the front side in 31 strokes, four under par. 12th 'Kills' KIcklaus W L 62 47 60 48 58 52 Toledo ........ 58 52 Rochester ..... 56 54 yracuse ...... 53 80 ichmond ..... 50 60 eninsula ..... 43 66 Pet. GB .569 -.556 1 J / .527 4} .527 4% .509 6'. .469 11 .455 12M; .394 171/z Today's Games Syracuse at CHARLESTON, p.m. Toledo at Richmond Louisville at Peninsula Rochester at Tidewater Freetex Wins, Riva Fourth At Monmouth OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) -- Freetex, an ll-l outsider cored a major surprise by winning the $100,000 Monmouth Invitational Handicap at Monmouth Park Saturday as Riva Ridge, the 1-5 favorite, finished out of the money in fourth position. In shattering the aura of invincibility surrounding the winner of the Kentucky Derby, jn vuu uiuu, aei vmg up a nomc -- -- --~..v**».* v *^^*. uj, run ball to McKinney. And when iBelmont Stakes and Hollywood he walked Joe Pactwa Manager T1 "- u " w ---'-- -·- ---· Red Davis decided that he'd had enough. Fred waived in Cambria was He yielded a single to Frazier and then a sacrifice fly by Bak- Derby, Freetex came charging down the middle of the stretch to overhaul pace-setting King's Bishop and win the 3-year-old stake by 1 lengths going er got Pactwa home. away before a stunned crowd of The Charlies showed their 1 31 554 first sings of life in the third I when Cambria, Howe and Kopaczj Riva Ridge, considered the put singles together for a run. i year's outstanding 3-year-old, TM running neck - and - ck ,wilh King's Bishop at the head of the stretch but faded in the , drive for the wire despite whip- the fire. (Plfiase Turn (o Page 6D) SVr * CUS * ab r Cn "-leston «" b ;?fi-^ b '^oo-o K 0 n ^ 3 b 5 6 2 0 j ? 2 K i f k % l b Pactwa, rf 5 1 2 1 Joseph, rf Pactieco. c 5 1 1 0 Sands, c Frezier, 2b 4 3 1 0 Kolb, cf i a i i « 3 2 1 2 Taveras, s s 5 0 0 0 P J 0 2 2 McKee. p 0 0 0 0 Hambright, p 1 i 1 o Cambria, p 2 1 1 0 Lamb, p 0 0 0 0 _ Bocker, ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 40 U U 11 Totals 38 1111 I Syracus* 132 118 in-12 Charleston 00! 101 MS-- 8 E--Sands 3, Howe, McKinney. DP-- jyracuse 1, Charleston 1. LOB--Syracuse 11, Charleston 2BH-Zisk, Tepedino, Vc- Kinnty, Walton. HR-Tenedino (13) M c - Kmnev (11), Joseph (10). Zisk !», Sands PactvJa '-' ^H ? mb - 9nt : SF T *P«J'no, , i Ping by jockey Ron Tucotte. OBJECT OF KIDS' AFFECTION AT WATT POWElVpARKTM* Pony Is Among'Prizes At Kids Night Jfaturday Pirtle (W *.4) Hsmbriahl I Frondorf x-V.cKee (L «-S) ! third. land M«K*ar , 2 , , King's Bishop finished 3M 4 1 2 3 lengths ahead of Cloudy Dawn, 11 j 7 1 who also closed fast to beat Riva Ridge by 1 and '.4 lengths for the show spot. Freetex, ridden by Michael Hole, ran the 1 and one-eighth mile in 1:50 under 117 pounds and paid $24.40, $8.20 and S5.20. King's Bishop, carrying 115 pounds with Eddia Maple in the saddle, returned $6.80 and $4.40. But he took a six on the par five 12th "and that killed me,' he said. Nicklaus, who had i horrendous 75 in Friday's play finished with a 68 for 215, sk strokes away and all but out o title contention. He was tied with Australian veteran Bruce Crampton, who had a 68; Trevino, who took a 71, and others. Arnold Palmer, who lacks only this title to complete a sweep of all the world's major titles and honors, double bogeyed the extremely tough 18th hole for a 72 and 216, seven strokes away from the crown te wants the most of any in the world. "Well," said Nicklaus. who ·efused to count himself out, "I improved seven strokes from yesterday. If I can improve another three or four-or maybe it would take five--I might have - chance tomorrow." He was just three strokes over par when he hit his second shot on the par five 12th. The vind shifted while the ball was n the air. It plugged in a bunk- Gary Player Billy Casper Jerry Heard Phil Rodgers 5ay Brewer oug Sanders im Wiechers Tommy Aaron Larry Wise im Jamieson Ray Floyd Dan Sikes Charles Coody .anny Wadkins Hale Irwin Lee Elder Sam Snead J. C. Snead Bob Murphy Lee Trevino Jack Nicklaus Bruce Cramptori Johnny Miller Arnold Palmer Bob E. Smith Mike Souchak Bert Yancey Chi Chi Rodriguez Art Wall M Bob Shaw Dale Douglass Deane Beman Jerry McGee Ken Still Miller Barber Mike Hill Hubert Green Rod Funseth John Schlee Lou Graham Ron Letellier Jimmy Powell Bobby Nichols Denny Lyons Bud Allln Sam Carmlchael Babe Hlskey Mason Rudolph DeWitt Weaver Tom Welskopf David Stockton Richard Crawford Freddie Haas Jimmy Wright Frank Beard Bob Rosburg Cow Flnslerwald Larry Hlnson Grler Jones Jack Burke, Jr. Paul Harney Kermlt Zarley Julius Boros Chuck Scally Pat Schwab Ralph Johnston Jerry Steelsmim George Archer Wayne Yafes Gen Torres Jim O-Hern Stan Thlrsk !ex Baxter SOB Charles Steve Friebert Lionel Hebert lob Goalby .arry Gilbert Dave Hill 71 -71^7--50* ' 73-70*7-- 210 69-70-72-211 71-72-W-J11 71-70-70--21 1 72-72-41-212 70-73-69--212 71-71-70-212 74-71^7--212 69-72-72-213 49-71-74-- 2U 70-72-72-- 2U 71-73-70-- 2U 74-68-72-2 M 7I49-75-2IJ 73-71-71-2U 70-74-71-- 21J 72-72-71-21S 75-70-70-- J1S 73-71-71-215 _ 70-76-70-- 514 69-75-72-216 72-69.76--217 73-73-71--217 72-74-71--217 71-74-73-218 72-71-75-218 72-72-7*-21§ 74-71-7J-21i 75-72-72--219 73-74-72--21? 72-75-72-- 21 » 73-74-72--219 73-72-74-- 21 9 75-71-73-219 70-74-75--21* 75-7549-- 21» 75-75-70--220 75-75-70--220 72-74-74--229 76-74-70--220 73-73-74-220 M-77-7S-220 7«-73.71_2M 73-75-72--229 74-75-71-220 74-74-72--220 73-72-75-220 74-73-74--221 70-73-73-- 221 74-74-73-221 74-72-75-22J IO-70-72-22Z 7l-7»-7}_ 222 75-75-72-222 75-74-73--222 72-74-74-222 74-72-74-- 222 74-T1-77-222 75.78-73-223 74-75.7'4-22J 74-74-73-22J 73-73-77--223 75-74-75-2M 73-77-7S-22S 73-73-7»-22$ 75-74-76-225 79-70-77--224 74-76-76-226 46-82-76-226 77-73-76-226 76-74-77--227 74-76-78--228 72-76-80-- 226 72-78-79--229 69-81-W-230 72-77-- Withdraw St. Albans, Logan Play L. L. Final St. Albans Western pounded Oak Hill, 9-0, and Logan beat Huntington, 5-2, semi-final games er and he failed to get it out of he trap on his first try. "I was four under par (for he day) when the ball was in the air on the second shot and I ·vas thinking about being five. When I walked off the green, I was three. "That killed me." Player, with Nicklaus and: Little League Tournament. wo others the only men to win he U.S. and British Opens, Saturday in of the State St. Albans Western and Logan will collide at 4 p.m. today at Kirk Field in St. Albans in the championship game. Bob Thomas of St. Albans scattered four hits and struck out 15. Mark Newbrough, the St. Albans leadoff batter, homered, gniting a five-run first inning. Darren Zappia doubled and twice, placing Logan's - -i ~, "-v- v.^.iv.v* v»n.c, yiawi Masters in a career, win over Huntington. ook the lead despite a boegy n the final hole, his second of he day. "A 67 on this course with two ogeys, well, I really did play well. This is the toughest ourse I've ever played in America," he said. 11T 110-5 J _ - m 000 101--2 t -Ya B r'k dCkmCn a " d Miller; Thaxton and Logan-Darren Zoppia 3-3 Incuding doube: Hunt--Hess doube Oak Hill M* 000-44 -St. Albans Western . 503 Olx--» 7 -BASEBALL standings National League F.U., ., , Saturday's Results Philadelphia 5, St. Louis 0 Chicago 3, New York 2 Houston 4, San Francisco 3 Cincinnati 4, Atlanta 2 Pittsburgh 7, Montreal i San Dieoo at Los Anoelps, night Friday's Results New York 6, Chicaqo 1 Montreal 2, Pittsbu'roh 1 Cincinnati 6-3, Atlanta 5-2, 1st namn 11 ninq^ Philadelphia 8, SI. Louis 3 Houston 6, San Francisco 1 San Dieqo 2, Los Anqi(. 5 o East American League Saturday's Results Detroit 4. Cleveland 3, 11 innlnoi Boston 6, Baltimore 3 Texas n, Chicago J Minnesota 4, Oakland 0 Milwaukee 4, NPW York o Kansas City 2. California i Friday's Results Cleveland 1, Detroit 0 Boston 2, Baltimore 0 Minnesota S, Oakland 4 New York ?, Milwaukp ei California 6, Kansas City S, 10 innings Chicago 3, Texas 2 East ttsburqh ew York licaao . Louis Philadelphia Cincinnati Houston Los Anqolcs Atlanta San Francisco San Diego SB-Torres, Frazier, Koib. £, 7 H ? E ? B ? *? Cloudy Dawn, thp J5-1 ?econd ^ o o o o ,, choice who carried H7 pounds, J 4 f. .1 3 oiincludin? jockey Bill Harfack. ? ., ., I I ^returned $4 in show. Faced 2 baftprs in'Rifjcrp w^c U-Kcnny, Williams *, * ». A-6J27. pounds. W « 54 54 J9 .'.5 36 L 38 45 49 50 K 62 West 60 38 57 45 5! 48 4ft SA 45 58 41 y Pet. .620 .its .524 .490 .459 .380 .SI? .559 .515 .451 .437 .410 GB Sunday's Games All Tinws SOT Pittsburgh (Moose 7^ and Detroit Baltimore Boston New York Cleveland Milwaukee Oakland Chicago Minnesota Kansas City California Texas W 56 53 51 50 46 41 L 44 47 41! 4ft 54 59 West 61 40 SA 44 SI 46 n 57 45 M 4] 60 Pet. .560 .i30 .515 .510 .460 .410 , .576 .475 GS 4 ' J * 13 16 20 1-3} "· *·' i.'.v^.«- ,TJ OMU juii'ivyn /-Jl oflmmore (Pa »' Montreal (Torrez 12-6 and Strohmayer 1 (Curtis 4.5) j p m Sunday's Games Do'roif (Coieman U-9 and Niekra 3-21 at Cleveland (Dunning o-l and Kilkenny -l). 2. 1 p.m. (Palmer 14-4) at Boston l-l). 1:35 pm Chicago (Hoot-in IKWma-n7.-7rj-.ns 7-8) ger ? 1), 2, 3 p.m. Mlantx . ,, i Texas (Broberg 5-9 c.nd Cox 2-3) »t Chi"' New York ;ca90 pl Wood ,7-1, and Bradley 10-9), i, r ft ""* . Difrl(e l «·" ! Oakland (Hollzman 14-9 and Hamiltor, (C Barr (.4 and Reber-)6-4) at Minnesota (Corbin *-5 and Golti 1:0), 3 . 2 1 5 p m n 10) at Cincinnati, New York ,K'in» ll- and Kr*ich 10.10) . . , , . n , , , ^ U N I L V ' i l i ! H _ .^! {S a n ^"i J ,T^^: l M-, a, s,:^, s :5^r?r ?R --^^^^ T-2:4 :,s p m . ' an rt Barber 4,, " ind SP "'" rf

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