Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 12, 1975 · Page 10
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Freeport, Illinois
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Saturday, July 12, 1975
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Cole Leads Open But niPMrnisTiw cnn«i»mi /itr>T\ ' n ...._._ ._ .. . _. — m CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (UPI) Virus-plagued Bobby Cole of South Africa sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the 54th hole Friday to cement his second straight 66 and lead the British Open Golf Championship by a stroke with a 12-under-par 204. A 100-1 outsider when the championship opened, the five-fqot, nine inch Cole attributed a recent change in his grip, which is now styled after the great Ben Hogan, for his challenging position. Cole, who was in contention in last year's final round at Royal Lytham until he blew up on the last nine holes, something he repeated during the PGA Championship at Clemmons, N.C., took the undisputed lead with his birdie at the 448-yard, par four 18th, when he hit a pinpoint six iron at the flag. .Cole, a 27-year-old regular of the PGA tour, holds a one shot lead over Australian Jack Newton, whose seven- under 65 broke his one-day-old course record and equaled the one round mark in this the oldest of golf classics. But the odds on an American winning the 104th renewal of the championship still remain good with Johnny Miller, Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin and John Mahaffey all within range of the leader. Miller regained his putting touch and shot a 66 for 206 and third place, then declared, "If I were a betting man, I'd bet myself to win." Watson shot a 69 to be alone in fourth place at 207, while Nicklaus, Irwin and Mahaffey were four strokes back at 208, where they were joined by veteran British Ryder Cupper Neil Coles and young South African Andreis Oostnui- zen. Nicklaus, the pretournament favorite and three-time champion, shot a 68, while Irwin and Mahaffey carded 69s. Coles, a perennial challenger for the title who has finished runner-up three times, had a 67 and Oosthuizen came in with a 70. Bobby Cole had four birdies and a bogey going out and repeated the routine coming in to lead yet another par busting assault over the rain softened sleeping giant of a course, par 72 and 7,065 yards of meanness with the wind up. Cole caught a cold earlier in the week and said he felt weak as he teed off. But, he added, after a few birdies "I began to feel a little stronger." Miller, always dangerous when he has momentum as illustrated when he won three of the first five tour stops this year, had the bookies agreeing with him about his chances when they made him the 11-4 favorite to win the title, which he missed by a stroke in 1973 when Tom Weiskopf won at Troon. That was the year of Miller's only major championship, the U.S. Open at Oakmont. Miller started the day five strokes off the pace to finish two behind Cole. He began with a 15-foot birdie and added further birds on 2, 5, 6 and 7 to turn at 31, while his 35 inward half included birdies at the llth and 14th. His only bogey came on the 10th hole. Watson, who has twice blown leads when the U.S. Open appeared within his grasp, had a double bogey six in his 69. Cole looked up at the leader board during his post-round news conference and quippjed: "I wish they would all drop dead. How would you feel if you had Nicklaus, Irwin and MiUer fighting at your heels? The blue-eyed Johannesburg pro was second to Irwin at the recent Western Open at Chicago and has one other top 10 finish in nine other PGA tournaments this year. "If the weather stays as it is, I'll have to shoot in the low 60s to win," Cole said. "Conditions are perfect. You can reach all the par fives, it's quite easy, really." It was bantam Ben Hogan's course record of 68 t'fiat Cole shattered on Thursday and Hogan's Carnoustie tournament record, 282 from 1953, is - 11-111 i i— ii ii, m , *J"»«°^««*«''»wv^M»^Mmm<H9^mmMmOTmn««niHnHaHM^Hi^HOTMaMMMHMlB FREEPORT JOURNAL-STANDARD •••^ — SPORTS Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Saturday, July 12, 1975. ~ Page 9 Baseball Standings D «t I 1W IT'TT'Wh Tin T^Ofi WMrWlWTiT* KT * mw«-hm » * • / . certain to fall once the big guns complete the final round Saturday. Even the open record itself, a 276 shared by Arnold Palmer and Weiskopf, was in serious danger over a course that has been unseasonably free of the usual blustery gales that roll off the nearby North Sea. Palmer and Weiskopf shot 69 and 70, respectively, for totals of 215, two-time champion Lee Trevino was back at 218 and defending champion Gary Player had a 73 for 219.' Cole played in the final twosome with David Huish, the local teaching pro who led the field after the second round. Huish's troubles began at the third and he finished with a 76, four over par, for 212. .Newton's course record featured putts of 18, 12, 9, 12, 10, 15 and 20 feet, four straight birdies beginning at 11, while he had enough power to reach both back nine par fiv'es in two for easy birds. Miller, 28, said: "I've never seen a field bunched up like this one. The Open record will be broken, no question. I'd say there's at least a 50-50 chance of a play-off... this tournament wilj be won on the last_ four holes." Watson, who knocked his drive out of bounds at the ninth hole for his double- bogey, said: "It hurt. It was a bad mistake, but it didn't kill me." Nicklaus had four of his five birdies on the back nine and stayed In contention, despite "Not playing very well. I missed too many greens, was in too many bunkers. "Sixty-eight isn't bad for an old man. Chances are I'll have to shoot 68 again Saturday to have a chance." CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (UPI) The top 24 scorers after three rounds of the British Open Golf Tournament: Bobby Cole 72-66-66-204 Jack Newton 69-71-65-205 Johnny Miller 71-69-66-206 Tom Watson 71-67-69-207 Neil Coles 72-69-67-208 Jack Nicklaus 69-71-68-208 Hale Irwin 69-70-6ff-208 John Mahaffey 71-68-69-208 Andreis Oosthuizen 69-69-70-208 Alan Tapie 70-72-67-209 Peter Oosterhuis 68-70-71-209 Graham Marsh 72-67-71-210 Bernard Gallagher 72-67-72-211 Paul Leonard 70-69-73-212 David Huish 69-67-76-212 George Burns 71-73-69-213 Tommy Horton 72-71-71-214 Maurice Bembridgc 75-73-67-215 Arnold Palmer 74-72-69-215 Brian Waitcs 74-72-69-215 Tom Weiskopf 73-72-70-215 Hubert Green 72-73-70-215 Bob Shearer 69-72-74-215 Danny Edwards 70-74-71-215 Hot Q's Shut Out A's BOBBY COLE of South Africa birdies the 18th hole Friday for his second straight 66 to put him in the lead at 12 under par in the third round of the British Open Golf Championship. - UPI Photo. OAKLAND (UPI) - Mark Belanger and Tommy Davis each drove in a pair of runs and Mike Torrez pitched a four- hit shutout Friday night to give the Baltimore Orioles a 4-0 victory over Yanks, Twins Split NEW YORK (UPI) - Jim Mason knocked in one run, scored another and starred at shortstop Friday night to help the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 and gain a split of a Friday night doubleheader. In the first game, Bert Blyleven tossed a six- hitter and Tony Oliva and John Briggs homered, powering Minnesota to an 111 win. By UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL NationalLeagueStandings By United Press International Pittsburgh Philadelphia New York St. Louis Chicago Montreal Cincinnati Los Angeles San Francisco San Diego Atlanta Houston « East w. 1. pet. g.b. 54 32 .628 48 39 .552 6% 43 40 .518 9% 40 44 .476 13 41 47 .466 14 34 46 .425 17 West w. 1. pet. g.b. 59 29 .670 49 40 .551 10% 40 46 .465 18 40 48 .455 19 37 48 .435 20% 32 58 .356 28 American League Standings By United Press International Boston Milwaukee New York Baltimore Cleveland Detroit Oakland KansasCity Chicago Texas California Minnesota East , w. 1. pet. g.b. 48 37 .565 45 41 .523 3% 45 41 .523 3% 41 42 .494 6 ' 38 46 .452 9% 37 47 .440 10% West w. 1. pet. g.b. i - 53 32 .624 47 39 .547 6% 39 44 .470 13 41 47 .466 13% 40 49 .449 15 39 48 .448 15 Sox Outshine Brewers HJf-TT 117 A ITlTT^r^ /Tti-»T\ T »» _ • rwii_ ... . . Friday's Results Chicago 8 San Francisco 6 Atlanta 2 Montreal 1, 10 innings, night Los Angeles 6 St. Louis 5, night Philadelphia 2 Houston 1, night Pittsburgh 6 San Diego 2,1st, twilight Pittsburgh 5 San Diego 0,2nd, night Cincinnati 4 New York 3,1st, twilight Cincinnati 4 New York 1,2nd, night Saturday's Game!> San Francisco (Caldwell 5-8) at Chicago (Reuschel 5-9) Los Angeles (Downing 2-0) at St. Louis (McGIothen 10-6) Montreal (Scherman 0-2 and Fryman 6-6) at Atlanta (Morton 9-9 and Easterly 1-3), 2 New York (Stone 2-1) at Cincinnati (Darcy4-5) San Diego (Jones 11-5) at Pittsburgh (Brett 5-2) Philadelphia (Schueler 3-1) at Houston (Richard 6-3) Friday's Results Boston 11 Texas 8, night Chicago 5 Milwaukee 3, night Kansas City 5 Detroit 2, night Minnesota 11 New York 1, 1st, twilight New York 4 Minnesota 3, 2nd, night Baltimore 4 Oakland 0, night Cleveland 5 California 3, night Saturday's Games Texas (Hargan £-4) at Boston (Wise Baltimore (Palmer 13-5) at Oakland (Perry 3-7),. Minnesota (Hughes 7-7) at New York (Hunter 12-8) Chicago (Kaat 13-5) at Milwaukee (Slaton7-8) Detroit (LaGrow 5-8) at Kansas City (Fitzmorris9-5) Cleveland (Eckersley 5-2) at Calif orna (Ryan 10-8) MILWAUKEE (UPI) - Jerry Hairston's two-run sixth inning double propelled the Chicago White Sox to a 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers "Friday night behind the combined pitching of Claude Osteen and all star reliever Rich Gossage. The Brewers held a 3-2 lead when Hairston cracked his game-winning blow with two outs off Ed Sprague. Scoring on the play were Deron Johnson, who had singled, and BUI Melton, who had walked. Osteen, with help from Gossage, earned his fifth win against six defeats. Osteen held the Brewers to just .five hits and two walks before being relieved by the Chisox relief ace with one out in the seventh and Sixto' Lezcano on second. Gossage struck out Gorman Royals Halt Tigers KANSAS CITY (UPI) - Cookie Rojas singled, doubled and tripled Friday night'to spark the Kansas City Royals to a 5-2 victory over Detroit that snapped the Tigers' nine-game winning streak. Marty Pattin scattered eight hits and went the distance for Kansas City to win his seventh game in 12 decisions. f Phils Edge Astros HOUSTON (UPI) - Greg Luzinski blasted his 24th homer leading off the sixth inning Friday night to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros behind the five-hit pitching of Larry Christensbn. Thomas and got Don Money on a ground-out to end the threat and then went on to earn his 13th save. Sprague, now 1-6, took his sixth straight loss. He allowed the first four Chicago runs in the 5% innings he worked. The White Sox got a run in the first on Bucky Dent's double with Pat Kelly aboard, scored again in the sixth when Brewer catcher Charlie Moore's passed ball allowed Johnson to score from third, and added an insurance run in the eighth on Brian Downing's Eagles Rap Night Owls Dale Timpe hurled a solid two-hitter and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Eagles past the Night Owls 5-1 Thursday in Freeport City League stfftball action at Read Park. Dale Timpe struck out six and issued just one walk in the triumph. Wayne Timpe took the loss. After a scoreless three innings, the Eagles pushed three runs across in the top of the fourth and added two more in the sixth. The Owls scored their lone tally in the sixth. BUI Jacobs got the Owls' only hits. RBI single. Lezcano's two-run homer gave the Brewers a short-lived 2-1 lead in the second, and they added their other run in the fifth on Robin Yount's runscor- ing single. Chicago Milwaukee" ab r h bi ab r h bl 5130 Money 3b 3010 4011 Yount ss 4011 5010 Scott Ib 3000 4230 Aaron dh 4000 4010 Darwin If 3100 1000 Moore c 3000 2200 Sheldon ph 1010 2012 Lezcano rf 4232 3000 Bevacqua 2b 1 0 0 0 Kelly rf Dent ss May Ib Johnson dh Hendersn cf Nyman cf Melton 3b Hairston If Stein 2b Downing c Osteen p Gossage p so 9 5 4011 Porter ph 0000 Thomas cf 0000 Hegan ph i Sprague p Hausman p Austin p 34 5 11 4 Totals 1000 3000 1000 0000 0 0 0 0 0000 1. 31 3 C 3 100 102 010- 5 620 010 ON- 3 LOB-Chicago 8 Totals Chicago Milwaukee DP-MUwaukee Milwaukee 6. 2B-Hairston, Money, Dent. HR-Lozcano (6). SB-Kelly, Downing, Darwin. S-Dent, Hairston, Bevacqua 2. Ip 61-3 Osteen W 5-6 22-3 52-3 Gossage Sprague Hausman Austin Save-Gossage (13). HBP-by Hausman (Melton). WP-Hausman. PB-Moore, Downing. T-2:57. A-19,655. h 5 0 7 3 1 r ^3 0 4 1 0 er 3 0 3 1 0 bb 2 1 1 1 1 SO 1 3 4 1 1 W CHICAGO (UPI) - A passed ball by Dave Rader, a throwing error by shortstop Chris Speier and Randy Mof- SAN FRANCISCO'S DERREL THOMAS reaches the first base bag ahead of the throw from Cubs' pitcher Bill Bonham on an attempted plckoff play in the first in- ning at Wrigley Field Friday. Cubs' first baseman is Andy Thornton. -UPI Photo. fitt's wild pitch enabled the Chicago Cubs to score three runs on three hits in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday and gain an 8-6 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Trailing 6-5, Manny Trillo led off the Cubs eighth with a single to center. Trillo took second on Rader's passed baU and scored the tying run on pinch- hitter Pete LaCock's pop fly single in front of Bobby Murcer. Don Kessinger singled to center and Eichelberger Leads At Quad Cities MOLINE, m. (UPI) _ Dave Eichelberger's sharp-shooting putter ripped open a five-stroke lead at the halfway point of the $75,000 Quad Cities Open Friday with a six-under par 65. An hour and a half of rain at the 6,400-yard Oakwood Country Club course didn't bother Eichelberger as he birdied seven holes for the round. His nearest competitors were Homero Blancas and veteran Sam Snead, each of whom finished the day with a five-under 137. Terry Dill, who was tied for second with Eichelberger going into the round, was tied with three other golfers at 138 after he shot a par 71. The other players at four under were Frank Beard, Mark Hayes, and Gary McCord. Dill and Eichelberger, who won the Greater Milwaukee Open in 1971, began 'the day one stroke behind rookie Howard Twitty. The rookie All-America from Arizona State University was in the first group teeing off Friday. He finished the day with a two-over-par 73 to drop him to three under 139. '•MentaUyT I wish "someone haTcuf off my head this morning. I reaUy played stupid golf. Maybe that's what being nervous is," Twitty said. the Oakland A's. The victory was Baltimore's first over Oakland this year in six games and the Orioles' llth overall In their l^st 15 starts. Vida Blue, named earlier in the day to start the All-Star game for the American League next Tuesday, went the distance for the A's but suffered his seventh loss compared to 12 victories. Blue was touched for nine hits and it marked the second straight time the A's had failed to score a run behind him. Baltimore Oakland ab r h bl ab r h bl Singleton rf 4120 Campnrs ss 4000 Grich 2b 5010 North cf 4010 Davis dh 3012 Williams dh 3010 May Ib 4000 Jackson rf 3000 Baylor If 3000 Uudl If 4000 Blair cf 4010 Tcnacc Ib 3000 Robinson 3b 4010 Bando 3b 3010 Duncan c 4110 Garner 2b 1000 Belanger ss 3222 Martinez 2b 1000 Torrez p 0000 Holt ph 1010 Alexandr 2b 0 0 0 0 Fosse c 2000 Mangual If 1000 Blue p 0000 Totals 34 4 9 4 Totals M I 4 • Baltimore m m IM_ 4 Oakland fM ttt IN-1 E-Fosse. DP-Baltlmore 1. LOB-Baltimore 7, Oakland 5. 2B-Singleton 2, North, Blair. 3B-Grlch. HR-Belanger (1). SB-Bclanger 2. SF- Davis. Ip h r er bb TorrczWlO-5 94002 Blue L12-7 9 9433 T-2:15. A-11.718. Carbo's Blast Boosts Bosox BOSTON (UPI) - Bernie Carbo hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning Friday night to help the Boston Red Sox to an 11-8 victory over the Texas Rangers. The Red Sox had whittled a 5-1 dcfT- ycit to a single run heading into the sixth when Bob Heige and Tim Blackwell stroked one-out singles against reliever Stan Thomas. Carbo, a left- handed hitter, then homered to the opposite field. The Red Sox added four more runs in the eighth with Doug Griffin singling in two. Goofs LaCock stopped at second. After Jose Cardenal flied out, Bill Madlock grounded to Speier, whose wild throw saUed into the Giant dugout, enabling LaCock to'score the go-ahead run. Kessinger, who was on third base, scored the third run of the inning on Moffitt's wild pitch. After both teams scored one run in the second inning, the Giants took advantage of four walks in the fifth inning off Cub starter Bill Bonham to score three runs. The Cubs got two runs back in their half of the sixth when Jerry Morales hit his eighth homer of the year with Madlock on base. A double by Derrel Thomas and Speier's third homer gave the Giants a J 6-3 lead in the seventh but the Cubs ' again came back with two runs on a single by Morales and Rick Monday's ninth homer. San Francisco Chicago abrhM abrnbl Joshua cf 4110 Kessinger ss 5 1 2 0 Thomas 2b 4221 Cardenal If Murcer rf 4000 Madlock 3b Montanez Ib 4001 Morales rf Speier ss 2 2 1 $ Monday cf Thomassn If 4 0 2 0 Thornton Ib Ontiveros 3b 3001 Trillo 2b Rader c Halicki p Lavelle p Adams ph Moffitt p Williams p 4110 Swisher c 2000 Bonham p 1010 Fralllng p 1000 Harris ph 0000 Solomon p 0000 Summers ph 5000 5120 5222 4222 3000 4121 3000 1010 0000 1000 0000 0000 Mlttrwld ph 1 0 0 0 Dettore p 0000 LaCock ph 1111 Knowles p 0000 Totals 33 ( 8 I Totals 38 8 U I San Francisco 111 IN 2M- 1 Chicago I1IM22JX-8 E-Ontiveros 2, Halicki, Speier. DP- Chicago 1. LOB-San Francisco 7, Chicago 8. 2B- Monday, Trillo, Thomas. HR- Morales (8), Speier (3), Monday (9). SB- Thomas 2. Halicki Lavelle Moffitt L 3-3 Williams Bonham Frailing Solomon Dettore W 3-2 Knowles Save-Knowles (8). WP-Moffitt. T-2:48. A-13.411. 52-3 11-3 2-3 1-3 42-3 1-3 1 2 1 h 7 2 3 0 4 0 1 3 0 r 3 2 3 0 4 0 0 2 0 er 3 2 1 0 4 0 0 2 0 bb 2 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 so 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

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