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EAGLE Campbell's Super Shot Foils Payne Challenge SULPHUR SPRINGS - Just wbei he really needed a super shot. Bill Campbell piled an eagle out of his hag Saturday. Campbell holed out a full seven-iron shot from ISO yards out of the rough for an eagle two on the 319-yard 13th hok during the third round of the West Virginia Amateur golf tournament. "That M0U «WB w -' --- ' " !··» *·%·* 1WT MnpCV, ctBneited Campbell. "It turned my rt»d irtund. It like I was gting tt Campbell added a pair of birdies to his eagle and managed to salvage a 72 score for a 204 total. He has a five- stroke lead over young Harold Payne of South Charleston going into today's final round on the Old White course at The Greenbrier resort. * * * PAYNE STARTED the day seven strokes back but moved to within two shots before Campbell made his eagle. Payne birdied the Itt-yard Itth hole for the third straight day and shot an even par 70 for a 311 total. The State Amateur this year is strictly a two-man battle between the veteran Campbell, a 51-year-old Huntington insurance executive who is bidding for his 14th title, and the youthful Payne, a 19-year- oM South Charleston lad who is the No. 1 player for Marshall University. Everybody ehe Is far hick. Dr. Everett Wray tf Mtrgu- l*wt had a 73 Md Mis third place tt 217 - 1) strikes belted Ctnphell. B* Jihtiit tf CharteitM, Dr. Jack Shim- Urn tt Smith ChirleitM and Frank Sextan «f BarfewnviUe ire text it 218. Sexton and Payne were the only players able to match par 70 Saturday as the 6,612-yard 'Mail (ka inut ID Sun.July 7,1974 Old White course played long and tough after a hard rain Friday evening. Sexton roared in with three straight birdies JIMMY CONNORS MAKES DETERMINED LUNGE FOR BALL He Beat Ken Rosewall, 6-1,6-1,6-4 for the Wimbledon Title Ruins By Will Grimsley WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Young Jimmy Connors, bull mean and bulldog tough, shattered the comeback dreams of aging Ken Rosewall Saturday with a devastating display of killer tennis that both sjtunned and saddened the final Wimbledon gallery. Arrogant in his confidence, ferocious in his zeal, the 21-year-old rebel from Belleville, III., swept to the men's singles title in only 90 minutes, 6-1, 6-1, 6-4. The packed center court crowd of 14,000, almost unanimously cheering for the 39-year-old war horse from Australia at the start, wound up applauding the cocky young American with the heart of a fighter and the strokes of a genius. The kid was terrific. So Connors joined his bride- to-be. Chris Evert of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as singles champions of the oldest and biggest tennis tournament in the world and pooled their honeymoon prize money -125,000 for Connors, $17,500 for Chris. As tillehoiders, they danced the first dance Saturday night at the lavish Wimbledon Ball. "We've been engaged seven months, we will probably get married in November." Connors said afterward. "We woaM have gotten married, whether we bad won or not." Connors btuvght back mem- , fries of the game'*fnmortals C-bifBillTiUen,£mB«lge. Paflcbo Gonules art Rod M be wwtnmsi the great shotmakers and turned the match into a rout. "He is a killer," said the youngster's long-time coach, Pancho Segura, a former rival of Rosewall. "The tougher the situation, the meaner he gets. "He has a great mental approach, and pride. He gets steamed up 100 per cent. He can't stand losing." Rosewall, a strong sentimental favorite after dramatic victories over John Newcombe and Stan Smith, said Saturday he lacked the tools to compete with such fired-up adversary. "He hit every line on the court," the 5-foot-7,142-pound Rosewall said. "He scrambled for every ball. He made all the right moves. He never hit a soft shot. "I am disappointed at the score. I am disappointed that I did not play better, but you can't take anything away from Jimmy. His confidence kept getting stronger as the match went along. I never felt I might pull it out, as I did against Newcombe and Smith." Connors played with such finesse and fury that he swept through the first two sets in less than an hour, never permitting Rosewall to win a service after the deuced first game. : Had he played at Paris this year and won. the former UCLA student would have three legs on the so-called Grand Slam, having already won the Australian and Whn- Wedon, and woi^l-have needed only tbe U.S. title to d^Hi- cate a feat acMeved oMy by Don BHK and Rod Law. Connors pounced on Rosewall at the outset, winning 10 straight games after Rosewall had held service in the opening game. In the final six games of the first set, he gave up a total of only seven points. He was broken for the first of two times in the fifth game of the second set when he played one of his few loose games. Rosewall showed only one sign of rallying. After being broken in the first game of the third set, he broke Connors when the latter double-faulted and hit two volleys wide because of the wind. The Australian had two advantage points for a second break in the fourth game but could not pull them off. With the score 5-4. and Connors serving for the match, the youngster ran to a quick 40-0 lead with two beautiful volleys and a smashing volley that kicked up chalk on the back line. Rosewall hit a winning forehand. Then he scored on a backhand passing shot. The crowd became excited, figuring another miracle might be in the offing. But Connors unleashed one of his vicious services. Rosewall just got his racquet on the ball and the ball died. Wimbledon had a new champion. Connors was one of the youngest players to win the men's title in the tournament's 77-year history. The jmsngwl Wimbledon wipjer was Wilfred Baddeley$ho was If Udell be won in IMS. Lew Head was 21, a few OB IS, 1C a*d 17. Campbell shot ft and f7 his first two rounds but his golf game turned sour. He bogied six of the first 12 holes. Bill especially had trouble on the greens as he three-putted four times. "I didn't have any tempo or coordination, especially on my putting stroke," Campbell said. "1 didn't have any feel for it at all. I was just dead. But if experience has any value, it should prevent the string of bad holes I played. 1 should have played defensive golf." BUI was six tver par aad bh lead was d*wi to twa strikes {·lag iatt N*. 13. Tbea his ievei-ir.ii apprtach sbtt landed M the fraat «f tbe freea aid railed M feet tt- ward tbe bsfe. Tbe ball hit tbe ftagitkk aid dropped b tbe cup. Bill tbrew if bstb baads ever bis bead aid tbe small gallery tf 25 fan gasped as the ball disappeared frtm view. "I hit a good shot but it was a stroke of luck that it went into the hole," Campbell remarked. "I guess it was the law of averages. I had some bad breaks earlier and the eagle helped balance the books." Campbell then birdied No. 14 with a four-foot putt and No. 17 with a 20-footer. Bill took only six putts on the last six holes. "I'm fortunate to have a five-shot lead," he said. "Of course, I'd love to win the tournament. That's what it is all about. But I have a certain pride and I like to play better than I did today." » * * . PAYNE'S 71 ROUND was featured by a great pitch shot off a road 30 yards behind the ninth green, a 40-foot birdie putt on No. 11, a lucky bounce on the 17th hole and an 18-foot birdie putt on No: 18. "I was getting up and down from places I had no business doing it, like that road behind No. 9," grinned Harold. "The ball was on cinders. I hooded a wedge and was very fortunate to knock the ball within a foot of the hole." Harold's, mother, Mrs. Cathy Payae, watched the shot. "If that ball had gone la the cap, you would have bad to pick me up off tbe fairway because I would have fainted," Mrs. Payne laughed. Harold got a lucky break on the 540-yard 17th hole. It looked like his drive was slicing into Howard's Creek but the ball hit a tree or some rocks and bounded back into the fairway. "That boy had better go to church Sunday to give thanks for that one," joked a spectator. The other two members of the final foursome didn't have much luck. Lefty Bob Johnson of Charleston shot 76 and Kenny Bowen of South Charleston had 80. "I was hooking too much," said Johnson. "I didn't make a putt all day," remarked Bowen. * * * THE SENIORS division for men over 55 is being conducted at match play. Two Sistersville residents, Ken Karl and Henry McCoy, will meet in the championship flight finals today. Karl beat Jim Chatfield of Charleston, 3 and 2, for the second straight year while McCoy topped Thomas Bloch of Wheeling by the same 3 and 2 margin. "Ken and I have played a lot of golf together and had a lot of good matches," said McCoy about Karl, who is gunning for his fifth straight seniors title. * » * Young at Heart Not least among the finishers in the 10,000-meter Town Fair run Saturday at St. Albans was John Pianfetti, who is closing in on his 67th birthday. Pianfetti checks his time after winning the class for runners between 60 and 100 years old. Story on 60. (Staff Photo by Lewis Raines) Royals 4 Sink' Bos ox; Gibson Defeats Reds The Atnociated f re» As far as the Boston Red Sox are concerned, right-han- der Al Fitzmorris of the Kansas City Royals is one of the toughest pitchers in the American League. Fitzmorris, summoned from the bullpen in the sixth inning, worked his way out of a jam and checked the Red Sox the rest of the way Saturday in the Royals' nationally televised 5-3 victory. "I brought in Fitz because he pitches well against this club," said Kansas City Manager Jack McKeon. "Besides, he has a sinker ball and I wanted someone to keep the ball in the park. He did exactly what I wanted." The Royals raked Boston starter Rick Wise for 10 hi(s and all their runs in less than five innings. However, they had to withstand Boston threats most of the way. "We don't have any laughers," McKeon said after the three-hour struggle. "AH our games go down to the wire. It doesn't matter, though, as long as you win." Amos Otis, Hal McRae, Tony Solaita and Fran Healy had two hits apiece in helping the Royals to their fifth victory in the last seven games. Nelson Briles, making his second start since returning to action ck from knee surgery, Amateur Scores surrendered seven hits, including home runs by Rico Petrocelli and Cecil Cooper, and collected:his first victory of the year with help from Al Fitzmorris in the sixth. The Royals jumped to a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a single by John Mayberry, a double by Solaita, a walk, a single by Healy and a double- play grounder. Boston, which has lost tour in a row and eight of its last 11 starts, tied the score on Petrocelli's two-run homer, his 12th, in their half of the second. Kansas City scored again in the third when Otis singled, stole second and came home on McRae's single. Cooper tied it in the bottom of the inning with his seventh home run of the season. the Royals then went in front to stay with a run in the fourth on singles by Healy, Fred Patek and Cookie Rojas and made it 5-3 in the fifth when McRae doubled and scored on a single by Solaita off reliever Reggie Cleveland. White Sox 9, Tigers 8 - The Chicago White Sox exploded for nine runs in the first five innings, but barely held on for the win over the Detroit Tigers. Braves 3, Cubs 2 - Darrell Evans doubled with one out in the 10th gave the Atlanta Braves a victory over the Chicago Cubs. Giants 5, Mets 2 - Gary Matthews' two-run homer and Randy Moffitt's strong relief litching led the San Francisco Giants over the New York Mets. Brewers 3, Twins 0 - Billy Champion and Eduardo Rodriguez held the Minnesota twins to six hits as the Milwaukee Brewers shut out the Twins. Cards 3, Reds 1 - Bob helped himself helpedhimself with a run-scoring single in the seventh that broke a 1-1 tie and carried St. Louis to victory over Cincinnati. Clay Kirby, 6-5, had a 1-0 two-hit shutout until the seventh when Bake McBride led off with a bunt single and ev- entually scored the tying run on a Cincinnati error. After Gibson singled home the tie-breaking run,the Cardinals added their third run on a wild pitch by reliever Tom Hall. Phillies 6, Padres 2 - Dave Cash singled home two runs to spark a three-run sixth-inning rally and lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a victory over San Diego. Orioles 3, A's 0 - Ross Grimsley scattered five hits to lead Baltimore to a shutout victory over the Oakland A's. Brooks Robinson and Paul Blair pounded out home runs as the Orioles snapped Oakland's five game win streak. Expos 6, Dodgers 1 - Bob Bailey's 10th home run of the season, a three-run shot in the first inning, paced the Montreal Expos to victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Astros 1, Pirates 0 -- Don Wilson tossed a six-hitter and Cesar Cedeno drove in the only run with a sacrifice fly as Houston nipped the Pirates. Charlies Rained Out; Double-Header Today NOTES: Huntington High coach Jim Ward shot his third straight 73. . . John Anderson Jr. of Winfield had a 76. "I double bogeyed I and 3 and was four over after three holes," John related. . . Dr. Jack Shamblin of South Charleston carded a 73. "I double bogeyed 17 -- the easiest hole on the course. I've got a mental block on that hole," Jack said.. . Jim Passero of Nitro shot 77. "I was going okay until I lost a ball on 15 and took a triple bogey," Jim said... International League WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Here are scores after three rounds of Ihe 55th annual West Virginia Amateur Golf Championship: f9r9ttjl Richmond at CHARLESTON, ppd rain Pawtuckel 6, Rochester 4 Syracuse 10, Toledo 1 Memphis 3, Tidewater 3, delayed after I innings, rain CHARLESTON 12, Richmond 5. Rochester 5k Pawtucfcet 3. Toledo 4-0, Syracuse 1-2 Memphis 7-1. Tidewater 14 CH*._ ---- .w L fa. «t Rochester ........... 45 21 *W - Syrtwse ............ .47 3D .«· Toledo. ................ 33 45 .«J 14'/j Pawtucket ........... » tt .»! l«v, 0*. Bill Campbell Harold Payne Everett Wray Bob Johnson Jack Shamblin Frank Sexton Jim Ward Jack Forbes John Anderson Benny Blake Reid Carroll Lee Martina J.T. Mallamo Bob Loving Eddie Morrison David Cappellari David Gillispie Larry Spotloe Larry Christian Joe Feaganes Ken Bowen Brian Kneafsey Fred Lester David Thompson Russell Gdhrie Gregg Powers Mike Gocke Jim Rogers Bill Baker Jim Passero Bill Wellman Charles Stone Bob Thaxton Lee Harold Kenneth Frye Bryan Beymer Ira Lee David Fox Raymond Payne Billy McKnigh! 65-67-72-204 69-70-70-209 75-69-73-217 72-70-76-218 75-70-73-218 74-74-70-218 73-73-73-219 72-74-73-219 71-73-76-220 74-74-72-220 77-71-73-221 71-73-78-222 73-75-74-222 · 79-70-73-222 74-77-71-222 73-75-75-223 78-71-74-223 75-74-74-223 76-74-73-223 75-76-72-223 71-7340-224 72-72-80-224 75-77-72-224 76-76-72-224 75-74-76-225 74-77-74-225 74-78-73-225 75-76-76-227 77-75-75-227 75-76-77-228 77-74-77-228 72-74-83-229 74.75-80-229 82-70-77-229 79-7140-230 79-72-79-230 75-7641-232 72-78-83-233 78-73-16-237 79-73-WD itMvMM Henry McCoy, Sistersville, d. Thomas Bloch, Wheeling. 3 and 2; Ken Karl, Sistersville, d. Jim Chaffield, Charleston, 3 and 2. Joe Andrick, Richwood, d. Ralph Coberly, Marlinton, 2 up; Howard Cody, S». Aibans, d. Kelly Reed, Charleston, l up. _ I Pet ft§ 3» .SB 3» J« V, + .m HVJ * .311 17 Mike Deiritfge, Oak Hill, d. George Glazier, Huntington, 1 up; William Lawrence, Huntington, d. Fred Games Sr., Huntington, ITIti hole. PVfffvdMt a? CNAKLISTOfl (J at Dean Gramlich, Parkersburo, /). Robert StM. Btckley, 1 up; C.W. Peoples, Huntirnp, d. Ted Wito, Huntmgwn, 1 if up. Rosier Lona, Faycnevffle, d. Ed Ra- fef V.. S*. Afcans, i op; Georae Affc, Fawlea, d. Clyde Williams, St. A (Cans, 3 By A. L. Hardman In baseball they say: "Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose -- and sometimes it rains." Saturday it rained. And the Charlies and Richmond Braves had a night off. Therefore, their series here was reduced to five games, which will include a doubleheader this afternoon. Game time is 1:30 p. m. Manager Steve Demeter said he would send Jim McKee (5-7) and Juan Jimenez (4-3) against the Braves. Alan Closter (2-3) and Dave Cheadle (2-4) will do the hurling for Richmond. Cheadle was a patient in a local hospital for two days last week. He was admitted with pains in his stomach and it was feared he might have appendicitis. But his troubles were finally diagnosed as a minor intestinal infection. * * * THE BRAVES, struggling to hold onto first place in the Southern Division of the International League race, have taken two out of three from the Charlies in this series. But their last time out was disastrous. The Charlies hammered four of their pitchers for 16 hits, including homers by Pete Koegel (No. 8), Ed Oil (No. 7) and Doug Bair, the pitcher, who coasted to his fourth win and his sixth complete. "It takes ft gttd pilcted game t* beat Charlesua," Braves aumger Chat Cnrt- aey saM Satiiday. "We've bad g»t*J lacMbgaiast tkem tat we *·'! ttfte tfcCH ugli- ly." "Today will be "Banner Day" with cash prizes offered for the most original and most clever banners. When Richmond moves out after today's games, Tidewater will come in for single games through Wednesday, winding up this home stand. Richmond has won six of nine games played with the Charlies this season. MCKEE JIMENEZ BASEBALL standings AMERICAN LEAGUE Reivlh Kansas City 5, Boston 3 Chicago 9, Detroit 8 Milwaukee 3, Minnesota 0 Baltimore 3, Oakland 0 New York at Texas Cleveland at California Friday's Games Detroit 9-7, Chicago 6-1 Milwaukee 5-«, Minnesota 3-6 Kansas City at Boston, ppd., rain New York u. Texas 2 Cleveland 7, California 2 Oakland 6, Baltimore 0 East Cleveland Boston Baltimore Detroit Milwaukee New York W 43 43 42 43 39 37 L 35 36 37 38 40 42 Pet. .551 .544 .532 .531 .494 .468 G» -- '/i \/3 1% t'/i 6'b west Oakland Kansas City Texas Chicago Minnesota California 46 40 41 39 35 32 36 38 41 40 46 51 .561 313 .500 .4*4 .432 .316 4 5 5V) W/3 14Vi NATIONAL LEAGUE Saturday's Results Atlanta 3, Chicago 2, 10 innings San Francisco 5, New York 2 St. Louis 3, Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia 6. San Diego 2 Montreal 6, Los Angeles 1 Houston 1, Pittsburgh 0 Friday*) Gamts Chicogo J-3. Atlanta 1-2 Montreal 11-0. Los Angeles 6-7 Philadelphia 8, San Diego l St. Louis 3. Cincinnati 2 New York 3, San Francisco 2 Houston 7. Piltsburgh 1 East Team W L fa. St. Louis « 34 .5*4 Philadelphia 41 V .506 Montreal 39 3* .506 Pittsburgh 35 43 .449 Chicago 35 44 .443 New York 34 46 .425 West Los Angeles 56 27 .675 Cincinnati 45 36 .554 Atlanta 44 40 .524 Houston 43 40 .51» San Francisco 37 47 .440 San Diego 36 51 .414 CD 3 3 7Va * 10 2V* 13 »tt 22 Chicago (Johnson 04 or Moran 1-3) at Detroit (Lolich 104), 1:39 p.m. Kansas City (McDtnfel 1-3 and Dal Centon 4-4) at Boston (Morel 1-2 and Let »-7), 2. l p.m. Minnesota (Sutler 3-3 ana Corttn 5-1) at Milwaukee (Coitom 4-5 and Rodriguez 5-2 or Travers M), 2, 2 p.m. .^ Baltimore (McNalty 74) atnkland (Holtzman »-·), 4:31 p.m. JP ' Cleveland {J. Perry 7-7) if Olifornia (Tanana 4-1?}, 5 p.m. New York (Dotoon t-Jt) at Texts (Haro*n M). * p.m. Atlanta (Capra 1-2) at Chicago (Reus- Che! 7-6), 2:15 p.m. St. Louis (Forscn 0-0 and Thompson 02) at Cincinnati (Gullet M and Carroll 52). 2. 1:15 p.m. Los Angeles (John 12-2 *W Rau «-5) at Montreal (Torrez 7-S an* OtMoU 1-0), 1 1:35 p.m. *»· San Diego (Jones 5-12) at Ifiladelpriia (Lonborg 10-7), 1:35 p.m. !· San Francisco (Bryant 2-K) at Me* York (S«aver 5-4), 2:« p.m. Pimwsh (Rooker 5-*) at Howtwi (Ov teen 7-7), 3:ts p.m.

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