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Watson Wins British Open TQM WATSON OF THE U.S. gets warm hug from his caddie Alfie Files on the 18th green Sunday after winning the 104th British Open Championship In a fifth round playoff against Jack Newton. DPI photo. - CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (UPI) The beaming tournament official gestured to 13,000 spectators gathered around Carnoustie's 18th green and then handed one of golf's most coveted winner's cups to "that very good American player Tom Kite." Tom Watson smiled back and took his trophy. It was he, not Kite-another young American professional- who won the 104th British Open championship Sunday in a rain-drenched 18-hole playoff with Australian Jack Newton. His one-stroke victory in the game's Barenaba Wins Publinx Crown WAILUA, Hawaii (UPI) - Randy Barenaba, 18, of Laie, beat another local golfer, Allan Yamamoto, on the first hole of a playoff to capture the National Public Links championship Saturday afternoon at the ' Wailua Country Club. Barenaba's brother, Charles, won the tournament last year. Blomberg Disabled NEW YORK (UPI) - Outfielder Ron Blomberg was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees Sunday with a strained right shoulder muscle. Blomberg suffered a recurrence of an old injury while at bat in the third inning of Saturday night's game. Earlier this season, Blomberg was put on the disabled list for a similar injury in a different spot. oldest championship was the first major title for the young player who had led the last two U.S. Opens and this year's Masters in the early rounds, only to collapse at the finish. As unruffled by the official's blooper as he had been all day on Carnoustie's 7,065-yard par 72 seaside links, Watson proceeded to announce he was giving the silver cup and accompanying gold medal to his wife as a belated second wedding anniversary gift. "I forgot to get her anything on the actual day Tuesday," he said, "but she said this would do quite well." Watson fired a methodical one-under-par 71 for the victory and the $16,500 first prize. 'Using a revamped swing, Watson ex- 'plained, "It cuts down my distance but is more consistent." He also said, "I finally felt good on the greens but I can't explain why." Watson won the championship on the monster, 448-yard 18th hole. While Watson-coolly putted from 40 feet to two inches for a tap-in par, Newton bunkered. his approach and then took three, to get down for a bogey and a 72. The 71 matched the highest score Watson shot all week en route to a nine-under-par 279 and a tie after the .regulation four rounds with Newton, a 25-year-old who zoomed into contention with a course record 65 on Friday. Pre-tournament favorite Jack Nicklaus joined Johnny Miller and South African Bobby Cole in finishing the regulation 72 holes one stroke back at 280, while another Australian, Graham Marsh, was at 281. Watson's back-and-forth battle with the Australian included plenty of rain and both players were drenched by the time they walked off the final green. Twice Watson had shot ahead, once on a 25-yard chip that gave him an eagle at the par five 1,4th, only to see Newton fight back to tie. Once the Australian pulled into a onerstroke lead. Visions of his U.S. Open blowups must have passed through the American's head when he blew a one-stroke edge by bogeying the 235-yard 16th. But this time the story had a different ending. Both men were at par after.17 holes. But Watson, icy cool, ran down his par at 18, leaving Newton to falter. "I just thought my time had come," Watson said. "I had a goal in my life, to win a major championship, and I fulfilled it." Watson planned some inauspicious celebrating with tour chum and fellow American, John Mahaffcy. They sent their wives on a European tour and then flew off to Canada for a rest. "We're going to Canada, about 45 miles from nowhere, do a little fishing, drink a few beers and tell a few'lies," Watson said. FREEPORT JOURNAL-STANDARD SPORTS Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Monday, July 14, 1975 Page 11 'Old Timer'Yaz Joins Rookies In Bosox Surge By United Press International Something old and something new, part of the legendary formula for a .succesful marriage, has been the secret to the success of the Boston Red Sox so far this season. The Red Sox have two of the best rookies in the American League in Fred Lynn.and Jim Rice, but an "old- timer" by the name of Carl Yastr- zemski has been more than pulling his weight in Boston's surge to the top of the AL East. Yastrzemski, a 15-year veteran with three AL batting titles and more than • 1,100 runs batted in to his credit, started off slowly this year but- has been on a tear the last couple of months and has been a major contributor to the Red Sox 1 recent winning streak. Boston made it seven victories in a row Sunday by defeating the Texas Rangers, 7-5, and both Lynn and Yastr- zemski played key roles' in the outcome. The triumph boosted the Red Sox' lead to 4% games over the second- place! Ne» York Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers in the AL East. Lynn, the major candidate for Rookie of the Year honors in the AL, irove in four runs with a pair of doubles and Yastrzemski enjoyed a perfect 5-for-5 day at the plate as the Red Sox pounded out 15 hits, Rico Petrocelli, a veteran of 11 big league campaigns, also chipped in with three hits for Boston. Lynn's tour runs batted in raised his league-leading figure to 71 while Yastr- zemski, who has batted .389 over the last 20 games, boosted his batting aver- age to .313. The Red Sox currently lead the league with a .274 team batting average. "This is going to last a long time," Yastrzemski said of his hitting spree., "For one thing, I'm hitting in front of Freddy Lynn and Jimmy Rice. Pitchers aren't pitching around me anymore and I'm getting better pitches to hit. "Before, pitchers felt- they could ' give me lousy pitches and take a chance of walking me, but with Lynn and Rice driving in runs like, crazy, no pitcher is going to purposely put a runner on base with either of them coming up. The pitches are around the plate and I'm seeing them better." In other AL games, Oakland nipped,, Baltimore, 4-3; Cleveland edged California, 8-7; Chicago blanked Milwaukee, 5-0, and Detroit topped Kansas City, 8-4. Minnesota at New York was rained out. A's 4, Orioles 3 Ken Holtzman, with relief help from Rdllie Fingers, won his llth game as the A's defeated the Orioles. The A's scored three runs in the second inning to take a 4-1 lead, then Fingers relieved after a two-run homer by Baltimore's Brooks Robinson in the seventh and allowed only 'one hit in 2% innings to record his 12th save.' Indians 8, Angels 7 Pinch-hitter Boog Powell's two-run single and Buddy Bell's two-run double highlighted a five-run seventh inning that carried the Indians to victory over the^ngels. The triumph was the Indians' 13th in a row at Anaheim Stadium, tying the AL record for most consecutive victories in an opponent's park. Mike Mosley had a three-run homer for the Angels, his first in the majors,, Tigers 8, Royals 4 Gary Sutherland's two-run single capped a four-run fourth inning which paced the .Tigers to victory over the Royals. Joe Coleman worked six innings and won his third game in a row , to raise his record to 6-12. The victoVy was the Tigers' llth in their last 12 . games. Riessen Paces WTT East All-Stars LOS ANGELES (UPI) - Marty Riessen beat Tom Okker 6-4 in the men's singles finals Saturday night as the East dumped the West 28-21 .in the first World Team Tennis All-Star match-. Playing before a Sports Arena crowd of 7,112, the East won four of the five matches with only Francoise Durr winning for the West with a 6-4 victory over Wimbledon champion Billie Jean King. Perry Leads Bowlers TUCSON, Ariz. (UPI) - Tour rookie Rick Perry of Columbia Falls, Mont:, vaulted into the lead in the $50,000 Tucson Open Bowling Tournament Satur- , day night after the first two rounds of qualifying. Perry, competing in only his fourth tournament of the year, started the second round 132 pins behind first round leader Curt Schmidt. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS' CATCHER Mike Sadek dives into the stands attempting catch of a high foul off bat of Chicago Cubs' Jerry Morales during first inning of game Sun- day. Backing up Sadek Is Giants' first baseman Willie Montanez. Home plate umpire Jerry Dale and fans watch Sadck's near-catch.-UPI Photo. Wood Chokes Brewers In Style; Giants Salvage Win Over Cubs By United Press International Wilbur Wood, in All Star form Sunday, threw a,three-hitter at the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago White Sox won an easy 5-0 victory. But the Cubs got no All Star performances and San Francisco salvaged the last of the three game series, 4-1, at Wrigley Field. For Wood it was only his seventh victory against 14 losses but Manager Chuck Tanner couldn't contain his superlatives. "It was the best game I've seen Wiibur pitch," he said. Wood said that was a bit of an exaggeration but acknowledged his knuckleball was breaking well. The Sox got four runs in the fourth Can AL Flame Burn ML Bats? MILWAUKEE (UPI) - The National League's sluggers were matched against the American League pitchers for Tuesday's major league All-Star game and AL Manager Al Dark was Counting on flame-throwing southpaw Vida Blue to get the job done. , Dark last week named Blue, 12-7 this year, to open for the Americans on the mound. National League Manager .Walter Alston was expected to counter foday by naming Pittsburgh Pirate ace Jerry Reuss, 10-6, to go for the National Leaguers. The American League - and Blue were trying to end the recent dominance of the National League, which has won 11 of the last 12 midsummer classics and is favored to win again. Overall, the NL has a 28-18 edge in the series, winning last year 7-2. The long-range weather forecast was for warmer temperatures than the 60s and 70s of recent days in the Milwaukee area and there was a slight possibility of showers or thundershowers for Tuesday as the warmer weather moves in. Secretary of State- Henry Kissinger, who was due here for a speech tonight, was scheduled to throw out the first ball as he takes a break in his harried negotiations in the Mideast. The game is the first All-Star contest since 1955 in Milwaukee County Stadium, and this time'allegiances have been switched. Twenty years ago, with the Braves, the city was a National League stronghold, and the National League won 6-5 in 12 innings. Today, with the Brewers, the city is if) the American League and most of the more than 50,000 persons expected will be rooting for the underdogs. .Only two Brewers are on the AL team - neither of them starters. The National League is dominated by the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds, the American League by the New York Yankees and defending World Champion Oakland A's. The starting lineups - chosen by a vote of the fans - had only base-stealing Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals breaking the Dodgers-Reds monopoly. Except for second baseman Rod Carew, the American League starters were all from the Yankees and A's. Steve Garvey of the Dodgers is at first base for the Nationals with teammates Ron Cey at third and Jimmy Wynn in the outfield. Reds in the start- ing lineup are catcher Johnny Bench, second baseman Joe Morgan, shortstop Dave Concepcion a.nd outfielder Pete Rose. The A's placed Gene Tenace at first, Bert Campaneris at short and Reggie Jackson and Joe Rudi in the outfield and the Yanks have Thurman Munson catching; Graig Nettles at third and Bobby Bonds in the outfield. AL All-Star pitcher Jim Palmer, with a 13-6 record, said Sunday it was doubtful if he would be able to play Tuesday because of a sore, arm and another AL ALL-Star, second baseman Jorge .Orta of the Chicago White Sox, has been declared out of the game because of injury. Toby Harrah of the Texas Rangers was named to replace Orta, who will be permitted to remain as a member of the team but will not be able to play according to Commis- sioner Bowie Kuhn. • i The only Brewers named to the team were first baseman George Scdtt and outfielder Hank Aaron/Aaron, if he appears, will tie a record with a 24th appearance. He has been named to every team since 1955, missing making the National League team only in his rookie year of 1954. inning on three walks and RBI singles by Nyls Nyman and Bill Stein. Bill Melton had nine assists at third base, two short of the American League record, to indicate where the Brewers were hitting the ball. ' The Cubs were outhit 12-0 and well handled by Giant pitcher John Montefusco and reliefer Charlie Williams who had some good defensive help. In particular, third baseman Bruce Miller speared a liner hit by Andy Thornton in the eighth inning which might have scored two runs and got the Cubs back into the game. Cub pitcher Geoff Zahn's record sagged to 2-7 when he gave up four runs and 10 hits in the first five innings. Ken Frailing and Oscar Zamora finished up without giving up another run. The Cubs' only run came in the eighth when Jose Cardenal singled to break an 0 for 19 streak, followed by singles by Jerry Morales and Rick Monday. ' All Star Bill Madlock went one for four and left for Milwaukee right after the game. "I can't wait," he said. Baseball Standings By UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL East East Boston Milwaukee New York Baltimore Cleveland Detroit West w. 1. pet. g.b. 50 37 ' .575 — 46 42 .523 4% 45 41 .523 4% 41 44 .482 8 40 46 .465 9% 39 47 .453 10% w. 1. pet. g.b. 55 32 .632 — 47 41 .534 8% 40 45 .471 14 41 49 .456 15% 39 48 .448 16 40 51 .440 17 Pittsburgh Philadelphia New York St. Louis Chicago Montreal Cincinnati Los Ange San Fran San Diego Atlanta Houston West NINE OF TEN world champion Oakland A's who will participate for the American League in Tuesday's All-Star game at Milwaukee are shown here. Left to right. Top row: relief pitcher Paul Linblad, reliefer Rollle Fingers, Mgr. Alvin Dark, .pitching coach Wes Stock and outfielder Claudell Washington. Bottom row: starters Joe Rudi, outfielder, shortstop Burt Campanaris, catcher Gene Tenace and outfielder Reggie Jackson. Starting pitcher Vlda Blue was not present.-UPI Photo. Oakland Kansas City Chicago Texas Minnesota California Saturday's Results Boston 10 Texas 4 Oakland 7 Baltimore 1 Milwaukee 5 Chicago 4 Minnesota 6 New York 6, 14 innings, suspended game Detroit 2 Kansas City 0 Cleveland 9 California 1 Sunday's Results Boston 7 Texas 5 Chicago 5 Milwaukee 0 Detroit 8 Kansas City 4 Cleveland 8 California 7 Oakland 4 Baltimore 3 Minnesota at New York, comp. of susp. game, ppd., rain Minnesota at New York, reg. game, ppd., rain Monday's Games No Games Scheduled (All Star Break) w. 1. 55 33 49 40 43 42 42 44 42 48 35 48 w. 1. 61 29 49 42. 41 47 41 49 39 49 33 59 pet. g.b. .625 .55; 6% .506 10% .488 12 .467 14 .422 17% pet. g.b. .678 .538 12% .466 19 .456 20 .443 21 .359 28% Saturday's Results Chicago 6 San Francisco 4 • St. Louis 2 Los Angeles 1, 10 innings Atlanta 9 Montreal 4, 1st Montreal 7 Atlanta 3, 2nd Cincinnati 3 New York 2 Pittsburgh 6 San Diego 4 Philadelphia 14 Houston 2 Sunday's Results Cincinnati 5 New York 3 Houston 9 Philadelphia 5 San Diego 7 Pittsburgh 5 St. Louis 2 Los Angeles 1 San Francisco 4 Chicago 1 Atlanta 5 Montreal 4, 14 innings Monday's Games No Games Scheduled (All Star Break) ,

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