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Billy Casper Wins Western Open Tourney " By ED SAINSBURY CHICAGO (UPI) - BUly Casper ms trying hard to make the Ryder Cup golf team .aria suddenly won the Western Open. Casper thought his chance for »th§ $35,000 first prize in the $175,000 tournament had disappeared after he missed a two- foot putt on the 12th hole and thereby lost a stroke to leader Bruce Crampton. ' f, I thought that was it as far as my winning the champion­ ship, but I felt 1 still had a chance to make the Ryder Cup team and 1 continued to play hard," Casper said. He got his stroke back with a 10-foot birdie putt on the next green and on the 16th, he went in front after a "most unusual situation." "I hit a very bad drive to the right, in the rough," he said. I had an opening between a couple of trees. I worried mostly about a tree that was in front of me about 60 or 70 yards. "1 felt I couldn't reach the green, so I took a four wood. I hit it solid and it looked like I'd hit it right in front of the green," Casper said. Sank 6 -Foot Putts When I walked up to it, It was Larry Hinson's ball that was in front of the green. Mine was right on it," he said. That one set up a birdie four and put him 12-under with two holes to go. He sank six-foot lister-Mail SPORTS -•• Galesburg, 111., July 2, 1973 •i Monday, Page 18 putts for par oh the last two greens, finishing with a 69 and a 72-hole card of 272. "I just closed my eyes on the last putt," he said. His finish was one stroke better than Hinson's and Hale Irwin's. They each earned 116,187. Crampton, Hubert Green and J.C. snead had 274s and got $7,233 for their efforts. It was Casper's 49th win on the tour, but only his first in nearly two years, the prize boosted his total earnings to $1,377,723. It was his fourth Western Open title, the most for any player since Walter Hagen, who won it five times. Crampton, trying for his fifth victory this year, was satisfied with his finish. "I achieved my most important goal in raising my earnings over $1 million," he said. "1 didn't win the tournament but I reached a big milestone." Crampton's check brought his earnings to $212,740 this year and to $1,004,183 in his career. . Arnold Palmer finished in a two*way tie for seventh place and Lee Trevino in a four-man bloc for 20th position. Casper made the Ryder team for the seventh straight year. Others who made the squad, with most points after the Western, were: Jack tficklaus, Trevino, Tom Weiskopf, Gay Brewer, Lou Graham, Dave Hill, Tommy Aaron, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Homero BlancaS, Palmer and J.C. Snead. Major League Standings f ?" National League •> • •• East. •'bhlcaigo St % Louis ? ]PJttsburgh Philadelphia ^Montreal ''New York w. 1. pet. g.b. 47 33 .588 38 .493 7VJ 38 .486 8 40 .474 9 39 .466 9V& 40 .452 10^8 Los Angeles „ ; S '£h Francisco Houston • Cincinnati Atlanta r Sam Diego 37 36 36 34 33 West w. 51 46 44 41 34 25 American League East I. 29 35 36 37 46 53 pet. .638 .568 .550 .526 .425 .321 g.b. 7 9 17 25 Saturday's Results "Now York 2 Chicago 1 Pittsburgh 5 Montreal. 1 ;LQS Ang 8 Cincinnati 7 •'Atlanta 5 San Fran 2 -Sir- Louis 9 Phila 8 San Diego 3 Houston 0, Sunday 's Results '-'New York 6 Chicago 5, 1st /'Chicago 6 New York.5, 2nd ~.t%ls 6 Monacal 2, 1st .Pjf^s 8 Monfo -ea'1 4, 2nd ' Phila J St. Louis 0 . Houston 6 San Diego 4 :"dnci 4 L .A. 3 ;Cihci 3 L .A. 2, 10 inns, 2nd " Sah Fran 14 Atlanta 6, 1st Atlanta 8 San Fran 7, 2nd Today 's Probable Pitchers „New York (Stone 4-2) at • Montreal (Renko 6-5), 2:15 p.m '<•• ~Philadelpihia (Wallace 1-0) at .-St.- Louis (Cleveland 8-5), 8:15 ,p.m. Los Angeles (Messersmith 7 .,6).-. at Cincinnati (Gullett 7-7), 8/.15 p.m. •v San Francisco (Barr 6-7) at .<,Atlanita (Dcvine 0-1), 8 p.m. . San Diego (Jones 0-2) at Houston (Reuss 10-5), 8:30 p.m. \ (Only games scheduled) I Tuesday's Games • New York at Montreal, night P'hila at Chicago, night Pitts at St. Louis, 2, twi San Diego at Los Ang, night Houston at Atlanta, night San Fran at Cinci, night w. .1. pet. g.b. New York 45 33 .577 — Baltimore 37 33 .529 4 Milwaukee 38 37 .507 5tt Detroit 39 38 .508 5V4 Boston 36 36 .500 6 Cleveland 27 50 .351 17V4 West w. 1. pet. g.b. Oakland 44 35 .557 — Minnesota 40 33 .548 1 Chicago 38 35 .521 3 California 39 36 .520 3 Kansas City 42 39 519 3 Texas 26 46 .361 14% Saturday's Results MUw at Bos, ppd., rain New York 7 Cleveland 3 Detroit 4 Bailt 1 Oakland 3 Chicago 2 Kan City 8 Texas 3, 1st Kan City 4 Texas 2, 2nd Minn 6 Calif 3, Sunday's Results Milw 9 Boston 5, 1st Boston 4 Milw 2, 2nd Detroit 5 Bait 2, 1st Detroit 1 Bait 0, 2nd N.Y. 5 Cleve 2, 1st N.Y. 11 Cleve 3, 2nd QakJand-6 Chic 4, 1st Oakland 3 Chic 0, 2nd Texas 8 Kan City 3 Minn 2 Calif 1 Today's Probable Pitchers All times EDT California (Wright 6-10) at Oakland (Blue 7-3), 11 p.m. Chicago (Stone 3-3) at Texas (Clyde 1-0), 8:30 p.m. Minnesota (Woodson 7-4) at Kansas City (Busby 4-8), 8:30 p.m. Detroit (Fryman 2-7) at Cleveland (Tidrow 5-8), 6 p.m. Milwaukee (Bell 7-7) at Baltimore (Jefferson 1-0), 7:30 p.m. Boston (Ouirtia 5-7) ait New York (Peterson 6-8), 7:30 p.m Tuesday's Games Calif at Oakland, night Chic at Texas, 2, twi Minn at Kan City, night Det at Cleve, twi Milw at Bait, 2, twi New York Gains 4-Game Lead In A.L. East Division IIHlllll IlBlliill 111 1 IN U II llllMlllililllillllllliiffl Tito Fuentes Scores TP San Francisco Giants' Tito Fuentes slides into home plate to score as Braves catcher Paul Casanova waits for the throw. Action took place in the game at Atlanta Sunday with the Giants defeating the Braves 14-6 behind the 9-run eighth inning. UNIFAX Pittsburgh Moving Up Fast Major League Leaders By FRED DOWN UP! Sports Writer At this point in time, to use a phrase currently popular with TV stars, the Pittsburgh Pirates are moving through the National League Eastern Division field like Secretariat. The Pirates were in last place as recently as June 24 iwhen they suddenly made their the past, notably in 1969, but so J)ar they've shown no signs of cracking. Ait the same itme, the Pirates are beginning to feel they're on their way. "Everyone on this club thinks it's only a rmatter of time before we're on top again," Jim Rooker said Sunday sifter the Pirates swept the Montreal Expos, 6-2 and 8-4, : •lllll •'>!->• »7= I' National League g. ab. 53 180 24 184 292 263 254 'Mota, LA : Unser, Phil 60 Watsn, Hou 80 JMfrddox, SF 67 'Goodsn, SF 68 Huttn, Phil 51 139 23 Mtthws, SF 71 239 33 •Crdnal, Chi 77 279 47 Ssfnto, Chi 75 273 43 Cedeno, Ho 65 255 46 Rnbsn, Phil 41 137 22 h. 61 62 97 87 84 48 77 89 87 80 43 lomg-awaited move. In a week \ to run their winning streak to Pitt 23; Evans, Atl and Bonds, they've jumped from sixth to five and give them seven wins pct .lSF 21; Aaron, Atl 20; Monday,'third place onlv a half game in nine giames. Others, from American League g. ab. r. h. .339 Chi 18. .337 American League: Mayberry, .332 KC 19; Fisk, Bos, D. Allen, Chi .331 and Jackson, Oak 16; Hendrick, .331 Clev and Bando, Oak 15. .331 Runs Batted In .322 National League: Bench, Cin .319 59; Stargell, Pitt 57; Watson, .319 Hou 55; Bonds, SF 54; Evans, .314 1 Atl 53. .314 American League: Mayberry, ! KC 74; Jackson, Oak 63; out of second. The rub is that Willie Staingell to rookie Fertile Chicago Cubs are still jnando Gonzalez, echoed that sailing out there in first place | sort of confidence. with a resplendent IVz game lead. Can the three-time NL Easit champions make up the ground in the half-season-plus left to them? The Cubs have dissipat- defeated •rd bigger leads in less time in Dodgsrs The Cubs divided a pair of 6-5 decisions with" the New York Mets, New York winning the opener and the Cubs the nightcap, the Cincinnati Reds the Los Angeles 4-3 and 3-2 in 10 innings, the Houston Astros beat the San Diego Padres 6-4, the Philadelphia Phillies shaded the Sit. Louis Cardinals 1-0, and the Atlanta Braves nipped the San Francisco Giants 8-7 after a 14-6 loss in other NL games. American League scores were Detroit 5-3 and 1-0 over Baltimore, New York 5-2 and 11-3 over Cleveland, Oakland 6- and 3-0 over Chicago, Boston pet. Blmbrg, NY 50 146 27 58 .397 Horton, Det 47 174 23 60 .345 Cafew, Min 70 265 47 88 .332 Blair, Bal 66 213 32 67 .315 D. Allen, Chi 69 245 39 76 .310 Bumbry, Bl 49 142 Sis 44 .310 Keily, Chi 59 242 36 74 .306 Murcer, NY 78 311 45 94 .302 Maybry, KC 80 281 54 85 .302 J/Jfltne, Cal 32 126 12 38 .302 Home Runs National League: Stargell, 1 Murcer, NY 55; Darwin, Minn 50; Melton, Chi 47. Pitching National League: Bryant, SF 13-5; Osteen, LA 10-3; Billingham, Cin and Reuss, Hou 10-5; Reuschel, Chi, Seaver, NY and Wise, St.L 9-4; Sutton, LA 9-5. American League: Wood, Chi 14-11; Hunter, Oak 12.3; Singer, Cal 12-4; Coleman, Det 12 -7; Colborn, Mil 11-3; Holtzman, Oak 11-8. Elmer Layden, Best Known Of Four Horsemen, Dies LATE MODEL STOCK CAR RACES Fourth of July Special Wednesday Night, JULY 4, 1973 Nine Events On The Finest Quarter -Mile Track In The Midwest. Over $3000.00 Purse — $550 to Feature Winner ALSO HUGE FIREWORKS DISPLAY Gates Open 5:30 Time Trials 6:30. First Rase 7:30 No Increase In Admissions The Finest In Concessions At Reasonable Prices. Stock Car Racing Every Saturday Night PEORIA SPEEDWAY 3520 W. Formingron Rd. Peoria, III. (One Mile West of Bradley Park) Phone (309) 673-3342 CHICAGO (UPI) - .Elmer Layden, the most famous of Knute Rockne's Four Horsemen backfield at Notre Dame in 1924-25, died during the weekend in Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Layden, 70, the National Football League's first commissioner, will be buried Tuesday. Among those scheduled to attend the funeral Mass and burial are the last surviving members of the "Four Horsemen" —Sleepy Jim Crowley and Don Miller, both halfbacks on the 1924 team. Also expected to attend the services Tuesday are Rip Miller, Chuck Collins, and Adam Walsh, the surviving members of the "Seven Mules," the linemen who opened the way for the Four Horsemen. They will also serve as pallbearers at the 10 a.m. Mass at Holy Name Cathedral. Bill's Package Liquors Formerly Gatt Brothers 2085 Grand Ave., Galesburg/ III. Bill & Mary Yard invite you out to take advantage of their EVERYDAY LOW PRICES SCHLITZ 12 Cans $2,49 4-2 over Milwaukee after a 9-5 defeat, Minnesota 2 California 1, and Texsis 8 Kansas City 3. Al Oliver had four hits and Richie Helbner drove in two runs in the first game as the Pirates' Luke Walker won his fourth game with late relief holo from Bob Johnson. Gonzalez' two-run triple was the big blow of a five-run, fourth- 'nninf outburst which decided t'-w second giaime for P' rates. Rookicr went 6 his second win in the second game. Willie Davis had seven hits in nine at-bat.s for the Dodgers during the dou- bleheadier. Don Wilson pitched a seven- hitter and hit a two-run double to win his sixth game as the Astros handled San Diego's Bill Greif his 12th setback against four wins. Bob Watson's two- run homer in the fifth stood up as the decisive blow when Fred Kendall hit a two-run homer off Wilson in the nintJh. Dick Ruthven pitched a two- hitter and Greg Luzinski knocked in the only run of the game as the Phillies handed St Louis' Bob Gibson his eighth defeat compared to seven wins. Luzinski's game -winning hit came in the eighth inning after Bill Robinson singled, Denny me ! Doyle sacrificed and Del Unser ].3iWas purposely walked By FREDMcMANE UPI Sports Writer The demolition of Yankee Stadium can't come soon enough to suit the opponents of the New York Yankees. The historic stadium is scheduled to be torn down and renovated, beginning next season, but that comes as small consolation to the clubs who are battling the Yankees for American League East Division honors this year. They are finding it practically impossible to beat the Yankees on New York's turf. The Yankees stretched their home winning streak to 13 games Sunday by sweeping a doubleheader from the Cleveland Indians, 5-2 and 11-3, and the twin victory left New York four games ahead of second place Baltimore in the AL East standings. "Everything seems to break your way when you're winning," said Yankee manager Ralph Houk, whose team is now 12 games over .500 and must rank as the team to beat for the AL East title. "The thing that's great about our ball club is that everybody is picking everybody else up. (Roy) White's really doing the job now, but when he wasn't hitting somebody else was." White and Bobby Murcer were the major hitting stars for the Yankees in the sweep, but just as he has throughout the last month, Houk got. tremendous mileage out of his bench. White's Brilliant Hitting Gerry Moses, a reserve catcher who usually plays only the second games of dou- blcheaders, started the first game this time and went 3-for- 4, scored two runs and droVe in a run. Then in the second game, Houk replaced second baseman Horace Clarke, who had three hits in the opener, with Bernie Allen and Allen collected three hits, drove in two runs and scored twice. Meanwhle, White continued his torrid hitting with a two-run triple and a single in the opener and a triple and two-run homer in the nightcap. Murcer had two hits and an RBI in the opener and sparked the second game triumph with a squeeze bunt single and a two-run homer. Ron Blomberg also homered for the Yankees in the second game as New York collected 27 hits in the doubleheaders. The twin triumph enabled New York to pick up two games on second place Baltimore as the Orioles lost a doubleheader to Detroit 5-1 and 1-0; Milwaukee and Boston divided a pair with the Brewers winning the first game 9-5 and the Red Sox scoring a 4-2 victory in the nightcap; Oakland beat Chicago twice 6-4 and 3-0; Texas topped Kansas City 8-3 and Minnesota edged California 2-1. Mickey Stanley's ninth home run of the season rewarded Mickey Lolich's four hitter with a victory in the second game for Detroit after John Hiller earned his 17th save in the first game victory over Orioles. Stanley hit his ninth home run of the season with one out in the sixth to square Lolich's record at 8-8. Hiller came on with two out, a man on second, and Al Bumbry at the plate in the seventh, retired pinch hitter Don Baylor and gave up one hit the rest of the way to preserve Joe Coleman's 12th win against eight defeats. Deron Johnson drove in four runs with three singles and Bill North and Bert Campaneris added a pair of RBIs each in pacing the A's to a sweep of, the White Sox. Jim Hunter, with relief help from Darold Knowles over the last 1 2-3 innings, picked up his 12th victory in 15 decisions and his seventh in a row in the opener while John Odom, with 2 1-3 innings of relief help from Rollie Fingers, gained his first victory since May 12 in the nightcap. MILLERS VODKA and GIN 7 CROWN J & B SCOTCH 12 NR's - -Quart Quart Quart 2.10 3.39 $.49 8,20 innings for the win with Dave Giusi'i gaining his eighth save "The triple has to be my most satisfying hit in the big leagues," said Gonzalez, talking like a seasoned pro, "because we needed I to win an important game." Wayne Garrett's three-run homer and a solo shot by John Milner helped the Mets beat Ferguson Jenkins with Jerry Koosman winning his seventh game but the Cuhs earned the split when Randy Hundley hit a three-run homer with two out in the ninth inning of the second game. Tug McGraiw, who saved the opener, was the victim of Hundley's homer and suffered his third loss against no victories. j King's 3 -Run Homer 1 The Reds beat the Dodgers in ia pair of squeakers, winning the first game on pinch hitter Hal King's three-run homer with two out in the ninth inning and the nightcap on Tony Perez' run-scoring single with two out in the 10th. Fred Norman went the distance for the Reds in the first game while Pedro Borbon picked up Garry Maddox' three-run homer was the big blow of the Giants' ninerun eighth inning which enialbled Ron Bryant to raise his record to 13-5 in the first game at Atlanta. 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