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tockton Wins at Milwaukee *** •WF • iw ,.,|.., fltlt •pjlillfiu!; WflHTrtHft+ir MUM* WMW mm WW* By TOM DROLSHAGEN MILWAUKEE (UPI) - Dave Stockton beliefs when you're hot, you're hot, and that's why after his 126,000 Greater Mil* waukee Open victory Sunday he said he expects to win another golf tourney "very shortly." "I knew what 1 wanted to do today," the 31-year-old San Bernardino, Calif., golfer said. "I wanted to go out there and blow 'em off the map." It wasn't quite that easy as Homero Btancas and Hubie Green made a determined effort in the final 18 to catch up before falling short by one stroke apiece. Stockton shot a 73—his only round over par in the tourney, to finish at 276, 12 under par. Most of his subpar golf came in the second round when he fired a sliding nine under to for a course record and the second lowest card on the tour this year. Blahcas and Green each closed with 6ft for an 11 under 277. Bob Goalby, who led the first round with a 65 and trailed Stockton by only two strokes going into the final round, blew his chance with a triple bogey and finished at 279. "This was a very big win for me," Stockton said. "And you can expect another one Very shortly because when I get going, I keep going for a while." The top prize raised his earnings to $75,727 this year, at • SPORTS Galesburg, 111., July 9, 1973 Monday, Page 18 surpassing the 168,342 he won for all of 1972. Me hadn't won a tournament since August, 1971 in Massachusetts and his best finish this year was second at Houston, one stroke behind leading money winner Bruce Crampton. The check moved him from 29th to 13th place on the pro tour money list. None of the top 13 money winners was entered here, Most of them chose to take the week off to prepare for the more prestigious British Open in Scotland this week. Blancas and Green received $12,095 apiece from 1130,000 purse. Blancas' check moved him into 15th place on the list With a 172,207 total. "1 expected to win and I played that way," said Stock* ton. "I played too conservative* ly Saturday so today I decided not to play safe. 1 wanted to go out there and get the job done, not have somebody do it for me. It didn't exactly work that way but I honestly thought I would shoot in the 60s." .Nun',' ajor League Standings V9 National League East w. 1. pet. g.b. IMS 'j'ir'Miiii i»lll't»!i>i> i'lllhiiii.'.i >'• f StHiOuis ^Montreal SPlMSIelphia :::pflttfiurgh I. NeW York ' Loa 49 37 43 40 40 38 37 34 West w, 41 45 44 46 ,570 .518 .494 .458 .457 .425 1. 33 39 38 42 49 54 pet. .621 .557 .553 .528 .443 .365 4Vfe 6% 9% 9% 12 g.b 6 8 15% 22 „eles 54 * San' Francisco 49 :;;;c$ftiitn,ati 47 Z Houston 47 Atlanta 39 San Diego 31 Saturday's Results Atlanta 9 New York 8 St, Louis 6 San Fran 1 CincL5 Phila 4 'Montreal 6 Houston 1 San Diego 4 Chicago 3 L. A. 8 Pittsbgh 6 Sunday's Games * Houston 9 Montreal 7 SA$l<BUV4New York2 J" CrnCi»4 Phila 0 L. A. 3 Pittsbgh 2,12 inns , San Diego 4 Chicago 2 w Sa$I?ran 5 St. Louis 4 ! Today's Probable Pitchers All Times EOT Cincinnati (Hall 5-4) at '"Montreal (Stoneman 3-5), 8:15 -. p.m. 0 . Houston (Wilson 6-9) at New Yo4'(k ,.(Se3ver 9-4), 8 p.m. Atlanta (Harrison 4-2) at - Philadelphia (Carlton 8-9), 7:30 „ p.m. g (Only games scheduled) *j , Tuesday's Games w CinB 'at Montreal, night . 5 Houston at N. Y., night g Atlanta at Phila, night £J St. Ii&uin at L. A., night ; Pitfsjbgh at S. D., night w Chijggo at San Fran, night American League East w. 1. pet. g.b. 48 39 .552 - New York Boston Baltimore Detroit Milwaukee Cleveland Oakland California Kansas City Minnesota Chicago Texas 43 38 .531 2 41 37 .526 2Vi 43 41 .512 3% 42 41 .506 4 29 56 .341 18 West w. 1. pet. g.b. 48 38 .558 44 38 .537 2 47 41 .534 2 43 38 .531 Vh 43 40 .518 m 29 53 .354 17 Saturday's Results Minn 9 New York 1, 1st Minn 6 New York 2, 2nd Boston 7 Chicago 3 Milwaukee 17 Texas 2 Calif 3 Clevc 1 Oakland 5 Bait 4 Kan City 5 Detroit 2/ Sunday's Results Detroit 3 Kan City 0 New York 7 Minn 0 Chi 6 Boston 1,1st Boston 11 Chi 2, 2nd, 10 inn. Milw 6 Texas 4,1st Milw 7 Texas 3,2nd Calif 10 Cleve 4 1st Calif 5 Cleve 3, 2nd, 10 inn. Oakland 6 Bait 5,10 inn. Today's Probable Pitchers All Times EDT Boston (Lee 10-3) at Minnesota (Decker 3-3), 9 p.m. New York (Medioh 6-4) at Chicago (Wood 15-12), 9 p.m. Kansas City (Splittorff 11-5) at Milwaukee (Short 3-1), 8:30 p.m. Texas (Dunning 0-5) at Detroit (Lolich 8-8), 8:15 p.m. California (Wright 7-10) at Baltimore (Palmer 8-6), 7:30 p.m. (Only games scheduled) Billie Jean King Wins All In Tennis Championships By GREGORY JENSEN WIMBLEDON, England (UPI) — It began in turmoil and controversy. It lacked sparkle, like flat champagne. It ran overtime and ended in anticlimax. Wimbledon, 1973, pulled near- record crowds as if nothing were amiss. But by the time Billie Jean King served the final point Sunday, the word for the 87th All-England Lawn Tennis championships was "strange." But not for Billie Jean King. She made the tournament her own. That last ball the 29-year-old champion from Hilton Head, S.C., served was a winner. It brought her her third title, a triple she also pulled off in 1967. singles title S a t u r d ay in straight sets over Chris Evert, the 18-year-old tennis whiz from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in the first Ail-American Wimbledon final since 1957. Ninth Time Winner She won the women's doubles for the ninth time, teaming as four times before with Rosemary Casals of San Francisco, and downing the woman she partnered to last year's victory, Betty Stove of Holland, who played this year with France's soft-touch artist, Francoise Durr. Then Mrs. King wrapped up the mixed doubles title for the third time, paired as in 1967 and 1971 with Owen Davidson of Australia. What made this Wimbledon strange was not the women, She won her fifth women's 1 whose top names and well- Mary Lou Crocker Snares Title in LPGA Tournament :» 'J* j« Mota, LA ' Major League Leaders 75 % mm, Phil % Watson, Ho % Rbnsn, Phil —'• GdBS SF Maddox, SF 74 I Mtthws, SF 78 I Cedeno, Ho 71 J Carew, Min 76 ! Rose, Cin 84 * £• American Bl'mbrg, NY 55 Carew, Min 76 Ho'rttfi, Det 52 Murj$r, NY 87 Mayj-Mil 82 BlairT Bal 74 .DrAllen, Chi 69 Bnlun, Min 73 National League g. ab. r. h. pet. 58 196 24 67 .342 66 210 34 71 .338 89 330 65111 ,336 48 166 26 54 .325 284 28 92 .324 291 38 94 .3231 267 36 86 .322 274 52 87 .318 289 52 99 .343 342 57 108 : 316 League ab. 161 28 193 342 334 245 245 r. 29 52 25 h. 61 99 66 48107 52 104 36 76 39 76 252 35 77 pet. .379 .343 342 .313 .311 .310 .310 .306 GALE5BUW3 ~L1NC0LN-MERCURY •. Rental Cars *Has More Kinds of; 4r Rental Plans • Payment Plant For More Kinds of People Comtt Monterey Montego Rjtft Hourly . . . Daily . . . Weekly . . . Monthly . . . Annually THIY NOW HONOR The following Credit Cards For Your Convenience 120 N. Broad 342-4121 K'ptrck, KC 71 246 41 75 .305 Terrell, Min 57 195 15 59 .303 Home Runs National League: Stargell, Pitt and Bonds, SF 24; Aaron and Evans, Atl 23; Johnson, Atl and Monday, Chi 21. American League: Mayberry, KC 20; Fisk, Bos and Jackson, Oak 17; D. Allen, Chi and Bando, Oak 16. Runs Batted In National League: Bech, Cin 65; Stargell, Pitt 61; Bonds, SF 60; Watson, Hou 59; Perez, Cin '58. American League: Mayberry, KC 78; Jackson, Oak 65; Murcer, NY 58; Darwin, Minn 56; Melton, Chi 54. Pitching National League: Bryant, SF 13-5; Billingham, Cin 12-5; Reuss, Hou 11-5; Osteen, LA and Wise, St. L 10-4; Sutton, LA and Cleveland, St. L 10-5. American League: Wood, Chi 15-12; Singer, Cal 14-4; Hunter, Oak 13-3; Holtzman, Oak 13-8; Coleman, Det 12-8. Like a £ood neighbor, Slate Farm is there. with ht j l|j foi yum edi home life diid health insurance See me. By PETE ZOLLMAN GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (UPI) — "After six years of knocking the ball around," Mary Lou Crodker said, "it's a good feeling." Mrs. Crocker, who has actually been knocking the golf ball around since she was 12 years old, won the $5,250 first prize Sunday in the LPGA Marc Equity Classic at River Oaks Golf Club in this Buffalo suburb. She had a final round 68, five under par, for a total of 210 in the 54-hold tournament. Jane Blalock, of Portsmouth, N.H., took the $3,900 second prize by shooting a 69 on the final round for a 214 total. "I was hitting it in the right places," Mrs. Crocker said of her low round. "I hit 16 greens in three days and I two-putted most of them. I very rarely three-putt. I'd like to take the eighth (hole) on the tour with me." She had a birdie during each round of the tourney on the 481-yard, par-5 hole. Mrs. Crocker was tied for the lead with Betty Burfeindt of Canaan, N.Y., after the second round Saturday. Miss Burfeindt finished with a 74 for a 216 total, tied for fifth place. Jerilyn Britz, of Las Cruzes, N.M., won one million trading stamps, worth $2,500, by coming closest to the pin on the 160-yard, par-three, 17th hole. She came within two-feet nine inches on her tee shot, the best for the three-day event. Mrs. Crocker, 28, finished third, her previous best ever, in the Heritage Classic in South* bury, Conn., two weeks ago. "The win came as a sort of anniversary present," she said. She celebrates her second wedding anniversary Aug. 5. She is leaving Sept. 1 to join her husband, Army Capt. George Crocker, in Germany. Pam Higgins, of Columbus, Ohio, and Judy Rankin, of Midland, Tex., tied for third at 215. matched play helped run tournament attendance figures to the second-highest ever, 299,742. It was the pre-tournament boycott announcement by 73 members of the Association of T e n n i s Professionals, the game's top men, which turned Wimbledon into the ghost tournament which ended in ghostly fashion Sunday. Despite the thronging crowds, despite the patriotic cheers for third-seeded Roger Taylor and the teen-age hearts throbbing for the 17-year-old Swedish sensation, Bjoern Borg, and for Romania's Hie Nastase, the absence of the biggest names in tennis took the tournament's backbone away. Excitement Missing Borg and Nastase alone gave this year's tournament what it lacked throughout—glamor. Outside of Borg, there were no new sensations among all the new faces. The tournament produced too few upsets and too much bafflement at the unfamiliar names. The familiar zip and tingle of excitement was missing too often. Nastase, top-seeded when his fellow ATP members pulled out, was bounced at the end of the tournament's first week by Alex Mayer, an unseeded and unheralded American from Mount Freedom, N.J. Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia and Alex Metreveli of Russia plodded methodically and un- sensationally through the rest of the field, setting up the first all-Iron Curtain final in Wimbledon 's history. The championship match was an anti-climax, with Kodes winning over a dispirted-looking Metreveli in straight sets. Nastase paired with Jimmy Connors of Belleville, 111., to win the men's doubles in a five- set grind against John Cooper and 39-year-old Neale Fraser of Australia. Two young Americans won the junior singles titles—Billy Martin, 16, of Palos Verdes, Calif., and Ann Kiyomura of San Mateo, Calif. Dave Stockton of San Bernardino, Calif., is happy to win as he smiles and waves his cap after sinking his putt for par on the final hole of the Greater Milwaukee Open Sun- Happy to Win day. Stockton fired a 1-over par 73 on Sunday's 18 holes and finished with a 12-under par 276 to win the tournament. UNIFAX Resurgent San Diego Beats Chicago 4-2 SAN DIEGO (UPI) - If the rest of the National League thought the San Diego Padres were going to lay down and die before trekking to Washington, D.C., for good, they were wrong. The lame duck Padres want to go out in style. San Diego's resurgent base ball club made it five out of six against the division leaders Sunday, beating the Chicago Cubs 4-2 with a come - from behind effort and a four-hitter by rookie Randy Jones. "We're finally putting it together," said Manager Don Zimmer. "It's a lot more fun to play when you're winning." Zimmer's players must agree. Although they find themselves 23 games under .500 and 22 out of first place in the National May Get Record This Year STATI FAIM INSU8*NCf STATE FARM Insurance Companfes Home Offices: Bloominoton, Illinois BUD NELSON M3-U39 929 N. Hendenenl BY FRED DOWN UPI Sports Writer And so at last Hank Aaron has hammered down the once seemingly insurmountable odds and is on a pace that would carry him to an all-time record of 7.15 home runs ithis season. The Atlanta Braves' slugger and most baseball experts have been figuring that he would finish this season with about 705 homers and would top Babe Ruth's career mark of 714 early next year. But Aaron's two homers in a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets Sunday gave him a total of 23 in Atlanta's 88 games and a career total of 696. The same pace during the remainder of the saason would give Hank 19 more homers and a career total of exactly 715. A crowd of 33,017 at New York, seeing Aaron for the last time this season, cheered as he connected for a solo homer in the fourth inning and a two-run shot which gave the Braves a 41 lead in the sixth. Both homers were off former Atlanta teammate George Stone and both sailed about 350 feet over a 30- foot-high fence. Francisco shaded St. Louis 5-4, Houston beat Montreal 9-7, San Diego topped Chicago 4-2 and Cincinnati blanked Philadelphia 4-0. American League scores were California over Cleveland 10-4 and 5-3, Milwaukee over Texas 6-4 and 7-3, Detroit-3 Kansas City 0, New York Minnesota 0, Boston over Chicago, 11-2, after a 6-1 loss and Oakland 6 Baltimore 5. Phil Niekro pitched an eight hitter for Atlanta to raise his record to 9-4. Dusty Baker also homered for the Braves, who dealt Stone his fourth loss against four wins. The Dodgers swept their three-game series with the Pirates when Willie Davis homered off reliever Dave Giusti in the 12th after Pittsburgh tied the score in the ninth on Manny Sanguillen's sacrifice fly. Pete Richer*, who pitched one hitless inning, won his second game while Giusti suffered his first loss. The Giants snapped a three- game losing streak when pinch hitter Chris Arnold delivered a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning after first baseman Tim Western clubs scored a clean! McCarver dropped his foul sweep over Eastern teams as;popup. Tom Bradley allowed Los Angeles defeated Pitts- j eight hits and four runs in burgh 3-2 in 12 innings, San I seven innings but won his eighth game with the relief aid of Elias Sosa. Wayne Granger was the loser for the Cardinals. Tommy Helms' two-run single capped a three-run ninth inning outburst which lifted the Astros over the Expos. Houston tied the score on singles by Roger Metzger, Cesar Cedeno and Bob Watson. Jerry Reuss picked up his 11th win in relief while Mike Marshall, Montreal's ace reliever who is having something of an in and out season, suffered his sixth setback. Dave Roberts scored the tie- breaking rim in the ninth inning at San Diego when Dwain Anderson laid down a two- strike spueeze bunt. The run batted in was the first of the year for Anderson, who entered the game as an infield substitute. Randy Jones pitched a four-hitter for his second victory while Burt Hooton lost his seventh game for the Cubs. Jack Billingham pitched a four-hitter for his 12th victory for the Reds, who dealt Wayne Twitchell his third loss. Johnny Bench delivered the key blow for Cincinnati, a two-run single in the third inning. the Padres are a big factor — League West, proving to be in both divisional races San Diego beat the Cubs, the leaders in the East, two out of three after sweeping three straight from the Western Division - leading Los Angeles Dodgers. "I know we're supposed to be professionals," Zimmer said, "but it was a shock when they announced the club was moving. I guess we've finally decided to ignore it and go on about our business." For Jones, Sunday's win was his second four - hitter in six days. The Orange County native, a graduate of Chapman College, beat the Dodgers 4-1 Tuesday night. "I guess I'm not as nervous as the game in Los Angeles," the 23 - year - old Jones said. "When the game with Dodgers ended, I didn't even know it was over. Today I knew it when the Cubs made the final out." Trailing 2-0 after 5% innings, the Padres bounced back with single runs in the fifth and seventh innings to tie the score. They won it with a pair in the eighth with Dwain Anderson breaking the 2-2 deadlock with a two • strike squeeze bunt to score Dave Roberts from third base. Roberts now has hit safely in 13 of his last 16 games, going 25-for-62. He was hitting .186 before his streak started. "It's nice to win for a change," smiled Roberts, a third baseman in his second year of pro ball out of University of Oregon. "My confidence is coming back. I feel comfortable. I feel I can hit .300 if I keep going like this." 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