Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 4, 1969 · Page 52
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Friday, April 4, 1969
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S THEAR1ZONAREPUBLIC ports Friday, April 4, 1969 Page 31 Tountas up to 7th place MONEYBAGS JOE — Joe Namath, bearded quarterback of the New York Jets, sits with check for $1,788,500 representing net proceeds from public offering of shares in his Broadway APWIrtpholo Joe restaurant chain. In center is Thomas Marshall, president of the organization; at right, Amos Treat of the fund raising firm. 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 two-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 tournament last year he picked up $61,000 Celtics eye wrapup tonight in playoffs 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%-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 Gordon Jones 32-34-66; Gene Littler 32-34-66; X-Dal» Morey 35-31-66; Tom Weiskopf 33-34-67; Georqe Archer 3S-32-67; Rod Funseth 34-33-67; Julius Boroi Wayne Zalm 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 Hayward, 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). LEADERS AFTER 74 GAMES , 1. Dick Weber, St. Louis, 5,288; 2. Jim Stefanich, Joliet, III., S,224; 3. Jim Godman, Hayward, calif., 5.220; 4. Johnny Guenther, Fresno, Calif., 5,172; 5. Mike Durbin, Byrbank, Calif., 5,126; 6. Dave Soutar, Gllroy, Calif., 5,126; 7. Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, 5,115; 8. Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif., 5,105; 9. Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind., 5,101; 10. Wayne Zahn, Tempe, 5,089; 11. Mike Limongello', North Babylon, N.Y., 5,087; 12. Earl Johnson, Minneapolis, 5.051; 13. Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif., 5,030; 14. Pete Tountas, Tucson. 5,029; IS. Billy Hardwick, Louisville, 5,024; 16. Tommy Tuttle, King, £•?,•«• HIV 12- J'mmy Harahan, Canoqa Park, Calif., 5.007; 18. Barry Aasher, Costa Mesa, Calif., 5,007; 19 Billy Welu, St. Louis, 4,969; 20. Gene Ktf 8 ',y slp »A r i a h°' JSri' l? 5B .i, 21 -. George Howard, Kalamazoo, Mich., 4,954; 22. Don McCune, Munster, Ind., 4,930; 23. Bob Strampe, Detroit, 4,928; 24 Ralph Engan, Monsey, N.Y., 4,714. J2-35-67. Associated Press Deane Beman 33-35-68; Bunky Henry 35-33-68; George Knudson 34-34-68; Dave Marr 34-34-68; Ron Cerrudo 35-33-68; Billy Maxwell 36-32-68; Art Wa 35.33-68;. Jim Grant 37-31-68; .Sonny Rldenhour 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 flawks leads the Rockets, 2-1. 76ers, who lost the first three to Boston, are confident they can proton* the sertes. Everyone counted us out," said Hal Grew, oue 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' 103-88 victory Wednesday night, they ran up a 4146 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." > San Diego dropped its first two games to Atlanta, but bounced back to beat the Hawks 104-97 Tuesday night. 3-68; Malcolm Greg son 34-34-68; Lee Trevlno 34-1 8; Larry Mowry 34-34-68; Mason Rudolph 33-: fl; Bruce Crampion 33-35-68. Dale Dousjass 34-35-69; Sam Snead Gesberaer 35-34-69; Orvllle Moody Chi Rodrjg.ueij4-3S:6»f. Tommy Aaron Frank Boynton lack' /ttcGowan 3%$?? -_. -harles Coody 36-33-69; Bob Murphy -35-34-69; Gary -' Kneece 33-36-69; tfenVlll S3-36-6*. _ Gene Ferrell 34-36-70; Terry Wllcpx K^^i^r-------- f -- felri 33-36-69; R. H. Slkes 34-35-69; Jack, McGowan 3436-33-69; Char es Coody 36- ob ney-SMporBobby /yiltchell 34.34-70;'6e6bv"cd«I 34- 36-70;BrIan Husaeft 54-36-70; Ed Snead 33-37,70; Bob Charles 35-35-70; Bob Dlckton 37-33-70; Howe I Frazer 35-35-70; J c. Goosle 35-34-70; Ray FtoyS 3»-34-70» Bob Smith 36-34-70; Jim Langfey 3734-70. Joe Campbell 33-38-71. Hampton Auld 37-35-71; Will Homeunlk 37-35-72; Monty Ka.ser. 35-37-72; Dick Rhven 37-35-72; Dave Rhyen 37-35- jy 35-37-72; Jl ; Jim Wlechi — .- —... ;,orman Flynn „„ _. ,_, eorae Hlxqn 35-37-72; Labron Harris 36-36-72; arlln Roesink 35-37-72; Bobby Nichofs 37-35-72; •Austin Adams 37-35-72; Douo Ford 37-35-72; TWk* Caser 35 ,. .-. Stockton 38-J4-72; Bob . 36-36-72; Dan S kes 36-. 72; Don Bles 34-38-72; Gorge _Hlxo.n. 35-37-.72i !m Hardy lers 39-33- Flynn 35-37-72; ABA might raid NBA for players DALLAS, Tex. (AP) - Max Williams, general manager of Dallas of the American Basketball Association, said yesterday that the organization may decide to raid the older National Basketball Association. He also expressed a belief that the NBA "is tampering signing with the top collegians while they are still hi college — and I mean even before their senior years. A lot of other people feel this way also." Williams' statements came in an interview by Jim Brannan of the Dallas Times Heald. USC net team beats Uof A, 6-3 LOS ANGELES (AP) - Defending national chamoion Southern California ran its winning streak to eight yesterday with a 6-3 victory over Arizona in a dual tennis match. Bryan Cheney, the No. 30 tennis player in the country, scored an upset in the first match of the day, turning back USC's Bob Lutz, 3-6, 6-1, 9-7. Lute is the No. 5-ranking player in the country. fBS$j'M),.*f. •"*»&»,< I Sports fcditot-MAIL no\T\vn Physical fitness byword at YMCA JIM CHAPEL, WHO directs a Staff of 63 (predominately volunteers) as head of health and phsyical education at the downtown YMCA, is a man on the move. Those who want to talk with him usually have to do so on the run. 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 country. We have almost every type of program you can think of. Most of the ideas 1 came here with four and a half years ago have been implemented. Everything is running smoothly. I decided I needed a new challenge." HE FOUND ONE in Hollywood, Calif., where he reports to work April 15 to rebuild that Y's physical education program "almost from the ground up. I'll be starting again almost from scratch. But it ought to keep me from getting soft." A Tucson High and University of Arizona graduate, Chapel claims "the Y has been part of my life as long as I can remember. I've had a lot of other opportunities that would have paid better, but I love this work." JIM, WHO HAS spent 12 years in Y work (at Tucson, Santa Monica and Phoenix), figures 75 per cent of his time is taken up with paper work and administrative details, "which I detest. I get a kick out of working with people — what I call an eyeball-to- eyeball relationship." Assessing his stewardship, Chapel is proudest of the physical fitness program because it got the adults of the 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 are 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 are 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 I the end. Heartland, I a horse he trained ! owned by the King | Ranch and ridden 3y John L. Rotz, I won the feature jrace 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 1S46, 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. Fredonia takes twin bill from Seligman, 8-3, 6-1 Fredonia, defending state Class C high school baseball champion, toppled Seligman twice yesterday, 8-3 and 6-1. The Lynx, now 7-1, received a 10 Montreal Blues, Bruins victorious Associated Press Montreal, Boston and St. Louis registered their second consecutive National Hockey League playoff victories last night. Defending champion Montreal bumped the New York Rangers, 5-2; Boston blanked Toronto for the second straight night, 7-0, and St. Louis shut out Philadelphia, 5-0. The Canadiens erupted for three goals in 8Vz minutes of the second period to follow up Wednesday's 3-1 conquest of the Rangers. New York, which was losing its ninth consecutive playoff game to Montreal dating back to 1957, carried the play to the Canadiens from the outset and owned a 24 lead before the second-stanza explosion. Veteran Johnny Bucyk triggered a typical Boston scoring outburst with two first-period goals and goalie Gerry Cheevers fashioned his second shutout in a row at the expense of hapless Toronto. The Bruins had plastered the Maple Leafs Wednesday night, 10-0, in a penalty-marred game whereas last night's contest saw just one brawl. strike-out performance from Lyle Heaton in the first game while Dennis Me- Cormick and Russel Tom combined to whiff 10 in the nightcap. Dale Heaton ripped four hits in the doubleheader and David McPhail three. McPhail had three RBIs. In Class AAA, Amphitheater mauled Sunnyside, 15-4, as the latter committed eight errors. Jim Filippelli paced the 14-hit Amphi attack with a three-run homer in the third. The Panthers scored 10 times in that inning. Rincon downed Catalina, 7-2. Paul Moskau sparked the Rangers with a two-run round-tripper while Dave Celeya homered for the Trojans. Elsewhere in AAA, Larry Bond tossed a three-hitter to lift Chandler over Kofa, 4-2. Kingman decked Holbrook twice in Class AA by scores of 4-3 and 8-2. Mike Roth starred in the opener, fanning 10 Roadrunners while limiting them to six bingles. Jim Brewer went the distance in the second game, allowing seven hits and whiffing nine. Brewer went 5-for-6 in the twinbill. U f \ lno M»r»n« 4, S«n Stton |, Gil* 3-1

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