Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 11, 1975 · Page 12
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Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois · Page 12

Freeport, Illinois
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Friday, July 11, 1975
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Page 12 Freepoft (HI.) Journal-Standard, Friday, July 11 1975 Miller Grabs 45-Hole Lead At Sunswept British Open CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (UPI) Johnny Miller overcame an erratic putter Friday with birdies on five of the first nine holes and took the early lead after 45 holes of the 104th British Open Golf championship. The 28-year-old Californian, number two money-winner on this year's U.S. tour, began his assault on a sunbathed 7,065-yard, par 72 Carnoustie course with a 15-foot birdie putt at the first hole. He never looked back. Five strokes off Scotsman David Huish's overnight pace when the day began, Miller shot to nine under par for 45 holes by reeling off more birdies at two, five, six and seven - the last with a dazzling 25-foot putt from off the edge of the green. He had a five-under-par 31 for the front nine to go with his 36-hole total ol 140. Miller's performance was an almost complete reversal of putting form from his earlier rounds when his putter was more an enemy than friend. At one point Wednesday he missed a shot from just 18 inches. Huish, the halfway leader, bogeyed the third hole and appeared to open the door to his challengers for the title in this oldest of golf classics. For the first time this week sun burst through over Carnoustie and blanketed the seaside links with conditions ripe for sub-par scoring in the fight for $165,000 prize money. The 31-year-old Scots club pro who led a trimmed field of 86 golfers into today's third round reckoned that all he could dp was his best. The bookies bet 20-1 it wouldn't be enough. "I'm just looking to put up a good show," Huish said Thursday at the biggest news conference of his life. "If I keep playing the way I'm playing, I'll be quite content, regardless of where I finish... "If you're not good enough, you're not good enough. And if you're good enough on four rounds, fair enough " ' With the likes of Tom Watson, Peter Oosterhuis, Hale Irwin, Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller within five strokes of his eight-under-par 69-67-136, Huish added thaj he wasn't nervous even if he does lead the rush on Ben Hogan's course record of 282. That was a day ago. 136 in the British Open golf championship. - UPI Photo. IT'S THUMBS UP for David Huish of Scotland after his second round 67 here Thursday gave him the halfway lead at And Here Comes Howard MOLINE, 111. (UPI) 3 Howard Twitty took the pro golf tour by storm. • Before Thursday, the 6-foot-5, 200- pound rookie never had even played in a PGA tournament. Today, he opened second round play in the $75,000 Quad Cities Open as the tournament leaden after his five-under-par 66. $pe shot back Were Tour veterans Terry Dill and Dave Eichelberger. Frank Beard, struggling to end a four- year victory drought on'the PGA tour, was two shots behind with a three-under-par 68, and Sam Snead and defending champion . Dave . Stockton were among six players who finished with 69s over the 6,400-yard Oakwood Country Club course. "I wasn't very nervous," said Twitty, 26, a two-time golf All-America at,.Arizona Slate Uriivers'ity. "But I'm ! a "lot more nervous now;" Twitty is accustomed to being nervous. It took him three tries to get through the PGA's qualifying school, and, in the meantime, he played on the Asian golf circuit. Once in the Malaysian Open, he said, "I reached into my bag for a club and found a seven-foot cobra. I took a seven on that hole." Twitty's first qualifying attempt came in the, Quad Cities tournament and he passed the test with a 73 Monday. In unusually windy weather Thursday, he said, he "would gladly have taken a 71 or 72 at the start of the day." Instead, he made the nine hole turn at one-under-par, then reeled off four straight birdies on holes 12, 13, 14 and 15 to surge into the lead. It put him in front of a group of veteran pros scrambling to get their first tournament wins in recent memory. Dill, 36, who rejoined the tour last February after a three-year absence, is still looking for his first tournament win. He first started competing in 1962. Eichelberger, 31, has only one tournament win to his credit- the 1971 Greater Milwaukee Open-but he said Thursday he was "swinging at the ball better than ever." Beard's last tournament win also was in 1971, at New Orleans. In June, he squandered a comfortable lead in the final round of the U.S. Open at Medinah Country Club. Not to mention "Slamming" Sam Snead, who hasn't won on the tour for years, although he came close in the Quad Cities two years ago. Alsp in at 69 were Barney Thompson, Allen Miller, Grier Jones and Bruce Lietzke. _^ _ KANSAS CITY ROYALS Fred Patek sits on a stretcher as teammates carry him off the field during the Royals-Detroit game Thursday. Patek injured his right ankle trying to stop a hit by Detroit's Aurelio Rodriguez in the 3rd inning. - UPI Photo. • . .-•••;. FREEPORT SPEEDWAY Stock Car Races Every Sunday —'65 Or Newer LATE MODEL STOCK CARS Gen. Adm $3.00 Age 8-15 $1.00 7 And Under FREE Track Opens 5:00 Hot Laps ....7:00 First Race 7:30 South Walnut St. Road FREEPORT, ILLINOIS Sun and heat can really dp a number on your car. Dulling it, streaking it, bleaching the color, out of the finish. Sun's heat and pollutants in the air can pit and corrode the finish before your payments are even halfway through. The only way to beat the heat is to wash your car every week. We'll even apply a protective shield of tough wax (slightly extra) ... the beit sun beater you car ever hod..Come in our of fne hot sun NOWI UNITED'S WASH 'N FILL AUTO WASH 829 S. BaltM 233-2317 Perhaps, he said, things will be different when the 104th Open came to what Irwin described as the point where "we start seeing who can swal- llow and who can't. It becomes a little tighter... "the choking point, to put it mildly." Huish is the pro down the road at North Berwick-"! teacH and watch the shop"- and he had to birdie two straight holes-the second in a playoff- to even make the 153-man field for this richest of British Opens at $165,000, But he had won $6,600 in some local tournaments and knew his game was taking shape. He has never played on the U.S. tour and has no desire to. For one thing, he hates to fly. For another, he doesn't want to owe sponsors anything. For a man who started his career as a 15-year-old assistant pro selling golf balls at the counter, the 6-foot-2 local hero had some 20,000 Scots spectators cheering him on with some dazzling iron play Wednesday. Time and again, he knocked approaches and chips to the pin for birdies and to save pars. He came in with fours on all three par five holes, nothing uncommon on a day when the 7,065- yard Carnoustie course succumbed to par-smashing suitors. i,! He slammed a three wood to within 15 feet on the 235-yard, par-3 16th hole, one of the toughest in golf, and ran the putt over a hump to cap his seven- birdie run. But South African Bobby Cole came in with the day's lowest round-a six- under 66-to break the course record of 68 set in 1953 by Ben Hogan and, equalled in 1968 by Billy Casper and again .Wednesday by Oosterhuis. But he was in a group of four, including Watson, two strokes off the pace. Five players, among them Irwin, are back one more stroke, with Nicklaus and Miller leading the four at 140. Newell Wins Two In City League Play Newell knocked First National Bank 7-1 Tuesday in Freeport City League Softball action, then came back Wednesday to rap Cherry Valley 5-1 at Read Park. Vern "Bullet" Kirk picked up both victories, his first of the year against one loss. Both were four-hitters. •$, Doug Schneiderman and Dave Keitfik collected two hits apiece against Firsi'f National, and Dave Meinders belted a»three-run double. Terry Gorman took the loss, striking out seven. Dave Schleicher paced Newell hitters Wednesday, going two for two including a triple. Steve Evans absorbed the defeat. -. - THE HOUSTON SPORTS ASSOCIATION announced Thursday that Spec Richardson, Astros baseball club general manager for 8 years, had Men relieved of '•' that Job. The HSA has appointed John Mullen (right), Interim general manager. 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