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Two Share Lead in PGA By MIKE HUGHES UPt Executive Sports Editor CLEVELAND (Wl) - If Johrmy Miller to to be believed, then co*h»aders Don Iverson end Al Geiberger will hit trouble today in the secdnd round of the Professional Golfers' Association Championship. Ivergon And Gdberger, making the most of the easy conditions which prevailed Thursday morning, had hot putting rounds and finished with fouMmder -par (17s over the rolling 5,852 -yard, par m$-7l Canterbury Golf Club layout. Miller, the 26-year-old U.S. Open champion, went out late and like most of the other big names who followed, had trouble matching par MI the] back nine. He shot a one-over 72 after making a trio of bogeys between the 14th and 16th. Miller Predicts Trouble Unhappy about the way the greens played during the afternoon on Ihursday, Miller said: "You watch, those guys who shot under par will have trouble when they go nut late Friday. "Hitting on the greens is like hitting on a table," Miller said "They watered the perimeter and the front edge of the greens and I think that's unfair. That's tricking the course up.' 1 Course Superintendent Bill Burdick rejected Miller's charge. "There was uniform watering of the greens. It's Just the wind dried out the back and higher spots," he s"aki. The starting order was reversed for today's round with Ifcglster-Mall SPORTS Galesburg, 111., Friday, Aug. 10, 1973 Page 15 the low 70 and ties suriviving until Saturday's third round. Bob piekson, only the third man to win the U.S. and British Amateur titles in the same year, was at 69 along with Mike Hill, the tempestuous Dave'* younger brother, end veteran Mason Rudolph, who came out of a sick bed to fire five straight birdies on the back nine which he completed in a four«under 31. Weiskopf at 70 Tournament favorite Tom Weiskopf, whb admitted to "feeling pressure," was at 70 where he was joined by former British and U.S. Open champion Tony Jacklin; '69 PGA winner Ray Floyd, and outsiders Don Bies, Gibby Gilbert and Bobby Brue, a club pro. Bruce Crampton, the tour's leading money winner, was one of 10 men grouped at 71, while 72 along with nine others. Jack Ntekktus joined MUler at Two Ryder Cup players and champions in other years, Arnold Palmer and Lee Trevino, buried their chances with 76s. Defending champion Gary Player was unable to keep a wayward driver under control land finished with a 73 where he was joined by several others. The 14A*naji field had to contend with hot, humid weather with the (temparaiture in the 90s. A wind got up late in the afternoon and there was a threat of rain in the air when the last threesome (trooped into the clubhouse, which should make conditions slightly easier today. Major League Standings National League East St. Louis Montreal Pittsburgh Chicago Philadelphia New York w. 1. 61 54 56 57 • 55 56 56 58 52 62 51 61 West w. I. 72 43 69 47 62 51 59 58 54 64 39 75 pet .530 .496 .495 .491 .456 .455 pet. .626 .595 .549 .504 .458 g.b. 4 4 412 8V& g.b. 3% 9 14 18^ PGA Players Defending PGA champion Gary Player^ right, Sam Snead. In Thursday's first round of this marches across the bridge to the 10th green year's PGA at Cleveland, Ohio, Player had a accompanied by Tom Weiskopf, left, and 73, Weiskopf 70 and 61-year-old Snead a 71. Redskins' Punter Gets First Big Chance Against Denver By United Press International Coming off a defeat w|th a questionable quarterback a running back with. , a troublesome reputation aha'the loss of the first string safety, a pro football team could hardly be described as set. But that is in fact the case with the Washington Redskins, whose only misery seems to be getting a punter who can average more than 38 yards a kick. The new punter, David Beverly, will get his big chance at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium before an expected sellout crowd of 53,000 tonight when the Redskins take on the Denver Broncos in a National Football League exhibition game. On Saturday, Dallas is at Oakland, Pittsburgh at Minnesota, Philadelphia at Cincinnati, New Orleans at Miami, Chicago at Houston, -Cleveland at Los Angeles, Buffalo at ! Green Bay, Baltimore at Atlanta, sf.LOUis at San "Diego, and San Francisco meets the New York Jets at Tampa, Fla. The New England Patriots [play host to the New York Giants Sunday night and Kansas City entertains Detroit Monday night. Beverly, who boomed the football long and high for I Auburn University, has a chance to be the only rookie that Coach George Allen may keep on the Redskins' squad, which is deep in veterans and former all-pros. When Rosey Taylor, the safety on last season's NFC championship team, fractured his elbow in last week's 17-14 loss to the Detroit Lions, it [could have been tragic. But Allen had traded over the winter for Ken Houston, all-pro safety last season for the Houston Oilers. Houston had been flaying o$ „th£ second! team, but will move into the lineup tonight. And Duane Thomas, who had refused to play in 1972 for Dallas, New England and San Diego, is slated to start at running back for Washington. A change has come over Thomas, who is shucking his lone image by clapping encouragement to (his teammates of three weeks and is even beginning to chatter a bit. Finally, quarterback Sonny Jurgensen, one of the NFL's all-time passing leaders, is recovering from an Achilles tendon injury that sidelined him for most of the previous season. Jurgensen will quarterback the Redskins in the second half after Billy Kilmer runs the club in the first half. Los Angeles Cincinnati San Francisco Houston Atlanta San Diego 39 75 .342 22' 2 Thursday's Results Montreal 5 San Francisco 3 Atlanta 8 St. Louis 6 San Diego 10 Phila 9, 11 inns Los. Angeles 1 New York 0 (Only games scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EDT) Houston (Richard 3-1) at Chicago (Hooten 9-10), 2:30 p.m. Atlanta (P. Niekro 11-5) at Pittsburgh (Ellis 11-9), 8 p.m. Cincinnati (Grimsley 11-6) at St. Louis (Wise 13-6), 9 p.m. Philadelphia (Twitchell 10-4) at Los Angeles (John 11-6), 11 p.m. Montreal (Moore 6-10) at San :Diego (Arlin 6-10), 10:30 p.m American League East pet. .550 .544 .538 .531 .482 .383 .561 .500 .496 .468 .375 New York (Seaver 13-6) at Sah Francisco (Marichal 9-7), 11 p.m. '- w. I. Baltimore 61 50 Detroit 62 52 New York 63 54 Boston 60 53 Milwaukee 54 58 Cleveland 44 71 West w. 1. pet. Kansas City 66 50 .569 Oakland 64 50 Minnesota 56 56 [Chicago 57 58 California 32 59 Texas 42 70 Thursday's Results Milwaukee 6 California 5 Chicago 5 Detroit 4 Kansas City 3 Boston 2 Baltimore 2 Minnesota 1 (Only games scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EDT) Cleveland (Bosman 3-12) at [Texas (Clyde 3-3), 9 p.m. Baltimore (Alexander 6-5) at Kansas City (Fitzmorris 3-0), 8:30 p.m. Minnesota (Campbell 0-0) at Milwaukee (Lockwood 5-6), 8:30 p.m. Chicago (Stone 4-10) at Detroit (Strahler 4-4), 8 p.m. Oakland (Knowles 44) at [New York (Dobson 6-4), 7:30 p.m. , California (Lange 1-0) at Bqston (Curtis U-8), 7:30 p.m. PickoH at First Dodgers pitcher Claude Osteen is picked off first base by New York Mets' Jerry Koosman as first baseman John Milner takes the throw in the eighth inning of the game at Los Angeles Thursday. Despite the pickoftf, Osteen picked up his 13th win of the season as the Dodgers beat the Mets 1-0. UNIFAX Major League Leaders Braves' Dave Johnson Eyes Second Base Homer Mark D.Alln, Chi 72 250 39 79 Otis, KC 111 440 75 135 Davs, Bal 94 378 35 115 115 474 86 162 -342 ^ Mjl m m ^ m 263 39 78 Leading Batters National League g. ab r. b. pet Rose, Cin Cdno, Hou 96 358 62116 .324 Crdnl, Chi 106 383 61123 .321 Wtsn, Hou 117 437 76137 .314 Unsr, Phil 95 305 48 95 .311 Hunt, MU 109 392 60120 .306 Grubb, SD 86 301 43 92 .306 Goodsn, SF 95 354 35 108 .305 Mthws, SF 103 355 49 108 .304 Crwfrd, LA 106 335 56 102 .304 American League g. ab r. h. pet'. Carw, Min 105 406 66142 .350 Hortn, Det 77 283 33 93 .329 May, Mil 111 452 69 145 .321 Murcr, NY 116 445 60142 .319 Royals Take 1-Game Lead By FRED DOWN UP* Sports Writer Surprise contenders like the Kansas City Royals begin to dream wonderful dreams when they see fellows like Hal McRae win key games. McRae, acquired from the Cincinnati Reds last winter, has a way of playing his best when everyone else is uptight. Thursday night, he drove in Like a ^ood neighbor, Stale I 1 arm is [here. rtitli hcl|/ ha )vm tai hunif lifr ami hedlth uiiuidiicf See me. two runs with a triple and a homer and made a game- saving catch in the sixth inning Thursday night as the Royals beat the Boston Red Sox, 3-2. The victory gave the Royals a one-game lead over the idle Oakland A's in the American League's Western Division. The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Minnesota Twins, 2-1, and took over first place in the East, the Chicago White , Sox shaded the Detroit Tigers, 5-4, and the Milwaukee Brewers nipped the California Angels, 65, in other AL games. National League scores were Montreal 5 San Francisco 3, Atlanta 8 St. Louis 6, Los Angeles 1 New York 0 and San Diego 10 Philadelphia 9 in 11 innings. McRae is hitting .205 for the season but has 19 hits in his last 59 at bats for a .322 [average and says he's hitting better "because I've changed my stance." McRae tripled home a run and scored on Rick Reichardt's sacrifice fly in the second inning and opened the fourth inning with his fourth homer of the season. He saved the game in the sixth when he made a leaping stab against the right field wall of a drive by Orlando STATE FARM Insurance 'Companies Home Offices: Bloomington, Illinois BUD NELSON m N - H ea(ter80n Goltsburg's 15th Notional Opon HOR "SHOE TOURNAMENT SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 1973 64 TOP FLAYERS CLASSES E, F, G, H, START 9 A.M. CLASSES A, B, C, D START 1 P.M. Trophy Sponsors GAIE WARD SPORTING GOODS FIRST GAIESBURG RANK ft TRUST First There ~Whtn You Nod Us THE ACRI COMPANY COMMUNITY RANK THE HUDDLE INN GALESBURG SPORTSMAN THE KNOTTY PINE CLINT ft HELEN VAN DUSEN GALESBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Presented by Galctburg Horseshoe Pitchers' Awn. Cepeda with two out and two on. Steve Busby got credit for the win with Doug Bird pitching the last 1 1-3 innings for his ninth save. Mike Cuellar pitched a six- hitter and struck out 10, raising |his record to 9-12 for the Orioles, who dealt the Twins' Bert Blyleven his 11th loss (against 14 wins. Tommy Davis homered in the first inning for the Orioles' first run and Baltimore tallied again in the third when Merv Rettenmund tripled and crossed the plate when Davis struck out on a wild pitch. BUI Sharp's third homer of the season came in the ninth inning and gave White Sox relief star Cy Acosta his seventh win while tagging 18- game winner Joe Coleman of the Tigers with his ninth defeat. Ed Herrmann had two hits for the White Sox while Tony Taylor, Willie Horton, Bill Freehan and Aurelio Rodriguez had two hits each for the Tigers. Dave May's two-run homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Brewers to their win over the Angels. Jim Slaton pitched a nine-hitter to raise his record to 8-9 for the Brewers whils Rudy May suffered his 11th setback I against seven victories. .316 .307 .304 .301 .299 .297 Nrthrp, Det 77 Home Runs National League: Stargell, Pitt 32; Evans, AH land Bonds, SF 31; Johnson, Atl 30; Aaron, Atl 28. American League: Jackson, Oak 24; Mayberry, KC 23; Hendrick, Clev and Otis, KC 21; Fisk, Bos and Spikes, Clev 20. Runs Batted In National League: Bench, Cin 84; Evans, Atl 81; Stargell, Pitt I; Perez, Cin 77; Bonds, SF 75. American League: Mayberry, KC 90; Jackson, Oak 86 Murcer, NY 76; Otis, KC 71; Cepeda, Bos 68. Pitching National League: Bryant, SF 16-6; Billingham, Cin 15-8; Sutton, LA 14-7; Osteen, LA 135; Seaver, NY and Wise, St.L 13-6; Gullett, Cin 13-8. American League: Wood, Chi 20-16; Coleman, Det 18-9; Holtzman, Oak 17-10; Hunter, Oak 15-3; Palmar, Bait 15-6; Colborn, Mil 15-7; Tiant, Bos and Singer, Cal 15-9; Bahnsen, Chi 15-12. Bill Walton Suffers Near Fatal Sting LOS ANGELES (UPI) - All- America Center. Bill Walton of UCLA suffered a near fatal bumblebee sting last week, the UCLA Daily Bruin reported [Thursday. Walton's older brother Bruce, rookie offensive tackle training with the Dallas Cowboys at Thousand Oaks, Calif., told the newspaper, "Bill was riding his bike and got stung by a bee. He didn't know he was allergic to bees. He rode home and collapsed. He went (to the doctor who (gave him an immediate shot. "The doctor told him if he hadn't acted quickly it could have proven fatal." Bruce also said Bill will have to carry a kit with an antidote I in case of another bee sting. By FRED McMANE UPI Sports Writer Hank Aaron isn't the only member of the Atlanta Braves who is closing in on a home run record. Dave Johnson, the Braves' |power4iitting second baseman, is within shooting distance of the single season record for most home runs by a second baseman. The record is 42 set by the late Rogers Hornsby of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1922. Johnson belted his 30th homer of the year Thursday night, a three-run shot in the eighth inning to 'help the Braves defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-6. With 45 games remaining Johnson has a good chance at bettering Homsby's record, but Sharp's Home Run Smash Lifts Sox Past Tigers 5-4 lie really isn't taking dead aim NL action, Los Angeles edged at it "I don't know if I can get 42 homers or not. My main concern is that we get our record to the .500 mark this season," Johnson says. "We are only one or two players away from being a contender and getting to .500 would help us mentally for next season. I'm just happy I'm having a good year. I do the best I can and hope the team wins a few games. If the 42 homers come, fine." Paul Casanova also homered for the Braves and Ralph Garr contibuted a run-scoring triple as Atlanta handed the National League East Division leaders their fourth loss in a row. In ithe only other scheduled By RICHARD L. SHOOK Imann DETROIT (UPI) - Bill Sharp's bat is a Jot better than his arm. It was also a whole lot better than Joe Coleman's arm Thursday night as he tagged the (Tigers' 18-game -winner for his third home run of the season. It came with two out in the ninth and gave the Chicago White Sox a 5-4 victory over Detroit. Coleman, who has lost nine now, gave Sharp a 2-0 inside pitch he could handle and the Chicago center fielder dropped it into the upper deck in right, making up for two runs Detroit scored by taking what turned out. to be no chances on his arm. Credit Sox Bullpen Credit the magnificent White Sox bullpen with another game — ace left - handed reliever Terry Forster started for the first time this season and right­ hander Cy Acosta upped his record to 7-2 by being in the right place at the correct time. Al Kaline hit a sacrifice fly to center in the first to give Detroit a 1-0 lead, but Sharp had no chanca to nail Tony Taylor on that one. Taylor had .blooped a single to right and Iscooted to third when Ed Herr- threw wildly to second after his short passed ball. Sharp had no chance to throw Taylor out because third baseman Bill Melton cut off the ball at the mound when perhaps he shouldn't have. Mickey Stanley singled sharply to center but the Chicago outfielder couldn't get the throw off in time to nail Aurelio Rodriguez in the fifth. Rodriguez had singled and then taken advantage of another Herrmann passed ball to get in scoring position. New York, 1-0, San Diego nipped Philadeliphiia, 10-9, in 11 innings, and Montreal beat San Francisco, 5-3. Kansas City nipped Boston, 32, Baltimore edged Minnesota, 2-1, Chicago shaded Detroit, 5-4, and Milwaukee downed California, 6-5, in the only scheduled American League activity. Manny Mota's run-scoring single in the eighth enabled the Dodgers to defeat the Mets as Claude Osteen bested Jerry Koosman. Osteen, celebrating his 34th birthday, allowed only four hits while posting his 13th victory against five losses. Dave Lopes' triple preceded Mota's game-winning hit. Dave Roberts doubled home the winning run in the 11th inning to give the Padres a victory over the Phillies. | Roberts also homered in the third inning and singled home two runs in the sixth. Willie Montanez drove in three runs for the Phillies. Ken Singleton and Jim Lyttle each homered and Mike Marshall turned in 2 2-3 innings of one-hit relief to spark the Expos' victory over the Giants. Bobby Bonds had his 31st homer for the Giants and also drove in another run with a sacrifice fly. WARM TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PHONE 542-0185 Hey! Bowlers We Will CLOSE Tuesday, Aug. 7th FOR RESURFACING And Re Open FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 N0RTHGATE LANES Ph, 342-6117 4 I

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