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THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC ports Friday, April 4, 1969 Page 31 Tountas up to 7th place PRETTY FACE IN THE CROWD — Top, South Mountain High's pert batgirl, Corinne Bridges, shouts encouragement from bench. Bottom, South Republic Photos by Paul Browr. first baseman Gene Clarke tak.es throw to put out Central's Rick Coleman. Centralgave South its first loss, 6-2. Story, next page. 3 share Greensboro lead Associated Press GREENSBORO, N.C. - Gene Littler, the year's top money winner; amateur Dale Morey whom he beat for the U.S. Amateur title in 1953; and rank outsider Gordon Jones shot five-under-par 66s yesterday to share the first round lead in the $160,000 Greater Greensboro Open golf tournament. Littler and Jones each scored 32-34 and Morey had 35-31 over the 7,034-yard Sedgefield Country Club course, where par is 36-35. Jones had to play a qualifying round Wednesday to get into the tournament. Morey, 50-year-old furniture hardware salesman from nearby High Point, knocked in a 30-foot sidehill putt for a birdie on the 15th hole and parred in to gain his tie for the lead. THE THREE leaders were only one stroke ahead of their four closest pursuers. PGA champion Julius Boros made the runnerup foursome by finishing eagle-birdie-bogey-eagle as he played the front nine last under the ^wo-tee system in use. Tied with Boros were Tom Weiskopf, back on the tour after six months in the Army; George Archer, winner here two years ago; and Rod Funseth, who lost a chance to take the lead when he hit into the woods on 15 and wound up with a double bogey six to mar a round of seven birdies in the last 15 holes. FOURTEN MEN followed at 68. They included Bunky Henry, tour rookie who last Sunday took the $40,000 top prize at Miami Fla., and another fledgling pro, Jim Grant, who slipped to 37 after a back nine start of 31. Twenty were tied at 69, including eight-time Greensboro winner Sam Snead. Morey, winner of several amateur and open titles in the Carolinas in recent years, had doubted Wednesday he'd be able to play because of bursitis in his right elbow. But a doctor administered a shot and he responded with his great round. HE ADMITTED he was "shaky and nervous when I three-putted the first hole," but after that he settled "down to make six birdies, four in a stretch from the llth hole through No. 15. ^Littler, 38-year-old former U.S. Open ane Amateur champion, has won over $54,000 this year including top money at Phoenix in February. ALTHOUGH HE didn't win a tourna-. ment last year he picked up $61,000 Celtics eye wrapup tonight in playoffs tx J. ; gr Associated Press While the New York Knicks revel over their surprising four-game sweep of the Baltimore Bullets, the six other teams still involved in the National Basketball Association playoffs will see action tonight. The Boston Celtics will try to wrap up their Eastern Division series with Philadelphia on the 76ers' court. The Celts lead 3-1 in games and if they win, the first game of the Divisional final with the Knicks will be played in New York Sunday afternoon. IN THE OTHER best-of-seven series, San Francisco will be at Los Angeles and Atlanta at San Diego. The Warriors and Lakers are deadlocked 2-2 while the Hawks leads the Rockets, 2-1. The 7fiers, who lost the first three games to Boston, are confident they can prolong the series. Everyone counted us out," said Hal Greer, one of Philadelphia's top scorers. "If we get them in Philly, it will put a little pressure on them. We're definitely going to win this one." Philadelphia is handicapped by the strained tendon in the right knee of Chet Walker, a forward. He is a doubtful starter for the fifth game. LOS ANGELES, which trailed the Warriors 2-0 at one point, now has a decided edge. Two of the next three games, if three are needed, will be played in Los Angeles. In the Lakers' 103-68 victory Wednesday night, they ran up a 41-16 lead. "You've got to show them who's boss," said Laker guard Johnny Egan. "There's a lot of psychology in the first quarter. If you get off to a good start shooting and rebounding, it can go a long way." Saa Diego dropped its first two games to Atlanta, but bounced back to beat the Hawks 104-97 Tuesday night. while the 39-year-old Jones netted $1,890 in a few appearances—195th on the money list. Jones devoted most of last year to a Windemere, Fla., club pro job and his aviation service business, now headquartered in Columbia, S.C. He served in Korea as a Marine captain and it was there his attachment for flying developed. HAD HE putted better he would have had the lead to himself. Both he and Littler made only one bogey, on a three- putt green, and each missed only one green. Jones' longest birdie putts were from 15 to 10 feet as his putter did him in on several occasions. He missed an eagle from eight feet on the sixth hole, a birdie from four feet on the 12th and on four holes missed birdie tries from 10 to 18 feet. On the 495-yard ninth his No. 5 iron second shot left him a 2 1 /2-footer, which he knocked in for an eagle. Littler, who said he's simply "putting everything together" this year, pointed out, "I've been putting well for the last couple of years and am playing only slightly better right now." Asked to assess his chances in next week's Masters at Augusta, Ga., he answered with a grin, "Right now I'm interested in one tournament — Greensboro." FIRST ROUND LEADERS jes 32-34-64; Gene Littler 32-34-66; X-Dale - S4; Tom Welsltopf 33-34-67; Georqe Arch. Rod Funseth 34-33-47; Julius Boros Deane Beman ,33-35-48; Bunky Henry 35-33-68; George Knudson 34-34-68; Dave Marr 34-34-68; Ron 3533 U «? ^^'r.W toB*«y 3M2-48^ J Art' Wall w'S' M i» r") Grant 37-31-68; Sonny R denhour 3533-68; Malcolm Gregson 34-34-68; Lei ~ 68; Larry Mowry 34-34-48; Mason 68; Bruce Crampfon 33-35-68. •34-68 J ; 0 Tee trevfho" 34-34- Rudolph 33-35- Brian Huggett 34-34-70;^dSneed 33 l«| 3S-35-70; Bob Dlckson 37-33-70; H -35-70;; J. C. Goes e 3Sr34-7p; Ray Flo Smith 36-34-70; Jim Langiey 34-34-70. ... Hale Irwln 37-34-71; Llpnej. H.ebert - Bert Greene jay DIM ... Homenulk 37-35-72; .. Rhyan 37-35-72; Dave Iby 35-37-72; Jim Hardy '2; Jim wlechers 39-33- Norman Flynn Labron Harris obbv. Nichos Doug Ford 37-35-72; Mike Gulls win, 5-2; series squared SAN DIEGO, Calif. (UPI) - Led by Al Nicholson, who scored two goals, the San Diego Gulls topped the Portland Buckaroos, 5-2, last night to even their best of seven series in the first round playoff of the Western Hockey League championship. The same teams meet again tomorrow night here in the third game of the set. Nicholson stole the puck in front of the Portland net to score unassisted after 4:30 had been played in the opening period. At 9:05, Willie O'Ree made it 2-0 for the Gulls. Bruce Carmichael lit the red light with only 1:20 gone in the second period to give the Gulls what appeared to be a comfortable lead. The FIRST PERIOD-], San Diego, Nicholson (unassisted) 4:33. 2, San Diego, O'Ree (Huculak, Carmichael) 9:05. Penalties-Leach, P, :56. MacMillan, SD, 1:59. Eagle, SD, 5:53. Hilts, SD, 10:04. Messier P, 11:40. Donaldson, P, 17:58. Faulkner, SD, 17:58. SECOND PERIOD - 3, San Diego, Carmichael (Faulkner, Sinclair) 1:20. 4, Portland, Hebenton (Saunders, Kearns) 9:39. 5, Portland, Schmautz (Johnson, Campbell) 14:24. Penalties—Messier, P, 5:30. Eagle, SD, 12:55. THIRD PERIOD-6, San Diego, Nicholson (Ronson, Sinclair) 12:47. 7. San Diego, Cardiff (Sinclair) 19:07. Penalties—Huculak 9:17; Johnson 16:42; Huculak 16:42; Huculak 16:42; Eagle 17:25; Donaldson 19:21. Shots on goal: PORTLAND SAN OIEGO 10 u 11 10 9-30 S-31 Goalies—Portland, Kelly; San Diego, Champoux. Attendance—8,199. Paige wins at 62 SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Satchel Paige, age 62 (estimated), chalked up one more victory in his long baseball career last night as the Atlanta Braves defeated Richmond of the International League 1-0 in an exhibition game. Paige hurled only the fifth inning for the Braves but got credit for the victory when Bob Tillman scored the game's only run in the Atlanta half of the inning. Line score Page 33. Sports Editor CJTV no \T\r.n Physical fitness byword at YMCA Wayne Zahn third; Davis misses cutoff By HARDY PRICE Republic Sports Writer AKRON, Ohio — Pete Tountas is not the most optimistic bowler in the world. Following Wednesday's first round qualifying in the $100,000 Firestone Tournament of Champions, Tountas made plane reservations to leave this bowling capital. He was stuck in 39th place and given little chance of moving higher. ' Then all of a sudden he caught fire and, following last night's first round of match play, the Tucson pro by way of Greece is residing comfortably in seventh place. TEMPE'S WAYNE Zahn rolled into the third slot while defending champion Dave Davis of Phoenix was 31 pins shy of qualifying for match play. "I just couldn't carry anything," Tountas said of his play. "I was leaving 10 pins and 7-pins and 4-pins and you name it and I was leaving it. Then I started carrying everything." However, his play in the match game started erratic, winning but four of the contests. He finally found the groove in the final three games and carded successive games of 237-279-246. In doing so he picked up 225 bonus pins and now has a tournament total of 7,007. WHILE TOUNTAS was moving up the ladder Dick Weber dropped from first to sixth. Weber, the St. Louis veteran could manage but a 3-5 split on his match game. The big move came from Joliet, 111., star Jim Stefanich, the 1966 winner here. Stefanich trailed Weber by 64 pins following qualifying, but with a 7-1 mark in heads up play and 350 bonus pins, he took the lead with a 7,393 total. That's 65 pins better than Jim Godman who remains in second at 7,328. GODMAN, THE Hay ward, Calif., pro also posted a 7-1 record in match games and picked up 350 bonus pins. Tempe's Wayne Zahn started his move for the $25,000 title, jumping from 10th to third. "My theory is to first make the cut, then win the heads-up games for the bonus pins and go into the TV show in first place," he said. AS HAS BEEN the case in the last two days of bowling, all of the pros continued moving their approach from four to seven boards for the night game. The 24 remaining pros have another 16 games of match play today before the top five go into tomorrow's nationally televised finals 1:30 to 3 p.m. (Phoenix time). ! JIM CHAPEL, WHO directs a staff | of 63 (predominately volunteers) as 1 head of health and phsyical educa- I tion at the downtown YMCA, is a 1 man on the move. | Those who want to talk with him I usually have to do so on the run. =i I But Jim, 34, married with two boys, • sat down recently and caught his | breath long enough to discover "that | it was too comfortable around here. § "This is one of the top Ys in the f country. We have almost'every type • of program you can think of. Most | of the ideas I came here with four I and a half years ago have been im| plemented. Everything is running | smoothly. I decided I needed a new jj challenge." j HE FOUND ONE in Hollywood, f Calif., where he reports to work 1 April 15 to rebuild that Y's physical § education program "almost from the I ground up. I'll be starting again al- I most from scratch. But it ought to it keep me from getting soft." J A Tucson High and University of | Arizona graduate, Chapel claims "the f Y has been part of my life as long 1 as I can remember. I've had a lot of I other opportunities that would have 1 paid better, but I love this work." | JIM, WHO HAS spent 12 years in Y | work (at Tucson, Santa Monica and 1 Phoenix), figures 75 per cent of his I time is taken up with paper work and I administrative details, "which I de- 1 test. I get a kick out of working with | people — what I call an eyeball-toll eyeball relationship." 1 Assessing his stewardship, Chapel 1 is proudest of the physical fitness pro- I gram because it got the adults of the ffi community more actively involved in the Y. "We started out with one class of 10 people," he laughed. "Now 2,200 a month go through our courses. We try to educate people on how to use their leisure time." JIM HAS ONE pet project he hopes to push through before leaving, a $40,000 Tartan track for jogging. He will launch a fund-raising drive next week. He warns that "with the growth of the community, the facilities of the downtown Y are rapidly becoming inadequate. The health club and gym are overcrowded, dressing facilities are cramped, there are still no squash courts, we open at 6:15 a.m. three days a week attempting to accommodate members, it's nearly impossible to get on the handball courts. We arc rapidly outstripping our facilities." CHAPEL ADVISES his successor, Tom Harris of Detroit, "to use the tremendous resources of our people — those volunteers who donate so much of their time to helping others at the Y. "In this job, you can't begin to do all the things, yourself. You arc only a catalyst. "You work with rich, the poor, the bad, the good, the agnostic, the religious. They get together from all walks of life in this laboratory of physical fitness. "OUR PURPOSE IS to teach people to live a little better together, to gain self-confidence, health and appreciation of others,. "It doesn't always work. But when it does, there is no greater feeling of satisfaction. That's what I love about this job." Max Hirsch, noted race trainer, dies Associated Press NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. - Max Hirsch, famed horse racing trainer who developed three Kentucky Derby winners, died of a heart attack yesterday at Long Island Jewish Hospital. He was 88. He was active to the end. Heartland, a horse he trained owned by the King Ranch and ridden 3y John L. Rotz, won the feature race at Aqueduct Wednesday, paying $6.20 for $2. Hirsch was admitted to the hospital only a HIRSCH week ago yesterday. Hirsch's three Derby winners were Bold Venture in 1936, Assault in 1946, and Middleground in 1950. Assault went on to win racing's Triple Crown — the Preakness and Belmont in addition to the Derby. Other famous race horses Hirsch trained included Grey Lag, Sarazen, Tick On, Vito, Better Self, Dawn Play, Dit, Dispose, High Gun and Buffle. HIRSCH, WHO brushed aside the suggestion of retirement on his 86th birthday, lived in Cottage No. 1 at Belmont Park, where he won many of his most famous racing victories. His faculties were so sharp that he never needed eyeglasses. He rose each day at 4.45 a.m. and by 6 a.m. he was on the track working his horses. Hirsch was born in Fredericksburg, Tex., the youngest of six children, and started his racing career as an exercise boy at the age of 12. At 14 he became a jockey, riding 123 winners in 1,117 races before be became too heavy. IN 1936 HE began training for the King Ranch of Robert Klebert and, at the time of his death, his string numbered 37 horses. Hirsch is survived by the widow, two children, William J. "Buddy" Hirsch, a thoroughbred trainer in California, and Mrs. James Reynolds of Greenwich, Conn. There are nine grandchildren. Blues, Bruins, Canadiens, Seals in playoff victories Associated Press ST. LOUIS - Husky Gary Sabourin scored one goal and assisted on two others as the St. Louis Blues scored three power-play goals while bombing the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-0, last night in a riotous National Hockey League playoff game. The victory gave the Blues a 2-0 edge in the best-of-7 West Division semifinal series. The teams resume the series tomorrow night in Philadelphia. JACQUES PLANTE engineered the shutout with flawless goaltending. Both teams cleared their benches in the second period when a stick-and fist- waving incident between Noel Picard of the Blues and Ed Van Impe of the Flyers threatened to turn into a general donnybrook. Gloves, sticks and one official hit the ice during the shoving match, but there was no serious fighting. BOSTON - Veteran Johnny Bucyk triggered a typical Boston scoring outburst with two first period goals and goalie Gerry Cheevers fashioned his second straignl shutout last night as the Bruins crushed the Toronto Maple Leafs, 7-0, and gained a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven National Hockey League playoff series. The Bruins, who set an NHL scoring record with 303 goals during the regular season, relaxed their muscles and stuck to finesse hockey for the most part in overpowering the out-classed Leafs. UNLIKE THE series opener, when 132 minutes in penalties were whistled in a 10-0 Bruins victory, there was just one brawl, a second period slugfest between Boston's Don Awrey and Toronto's Larry Mickey. Awrey had a slight edge, but picked up a three-istitch gash under an eye for his trouble. MONTREAL — The Montreal Cana- diens erupted for three goals in 8'/2 minutes of the second period and continued their playoff domination of New York last night, beating the Rangers, 5-2, and taking a 2-0 lead in their National Hockey League East Division semifinal series. The best-of-7 set shifts to New York for the next two games, tomorrow and Sunday nights. THE RANGERS, who lost their ninth consecutive playoff game to Montreal dating back to 1957, carried the play to the Canadiens from the outset and held a 2-1 lead before the second-period explosion. Bobby Rousseau tied the score 2-2 at 4:28 with a partly screened 30-foot backhander that slid past Ranger goalie Ed Giacomin. • • t OAKLAND - The Oakland Seals defeated the Los Angeles Kings, 4-2, here last night to square their National Hockey League playoff series at one victory apiece. Los Angeles won the opener of the best-of-seven set in overtime Wednesday night, 5-4.

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