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N*ets Drop 12th Straight

Fullmer Postpones
Tiger Match Again

Rodgers Takes 'Open' Lead

other postponement, until Aug. 10,
was announced yesterday for the
middleweight fight in Nigeria be-
tween champion Dick Tiger of Ni-
geria and ex-champ Gene Fullmer
of West Jordan.
Fullmer's manager, Mary Jen-
son, said he had talked by tele-
phone with British promoter Jack
Solomons and guaranteed Fullmer
would leave here July 27 for Iba-
dan,,Nigeria, and would fight Aug.
The fight originally was sched-
uled for July 13, but was postpon-
ed until July 27 when Fullmer
injured his foot in a road workout.
"We informed Solomons that
Gene is unable to fight until Aug.
10, because of his injury," Jen-
son said.
Fullmer Really Chicken?
In New York, meanwhile, Tiger's
manager, Jersey Jones, expressed
doubt that Fullmer really wants to
fight Tiger in Nigeria.
"You can hardly get Fullmer
out of his backyard for a fight,"
said Jones.

Jones made the statement at a
press conference held here by
middleweight contender, Joey Gi-
ardello of Philadelphia.
"I don't think we would be in
this mess with Fullmer now if we
had given Giardello a chance to
box Tiger first," Jones said.
To Fight Giardello?
"If the fight is postponed once
more, I'm in favor of a Giardello-
Tiger bout as early as August," he
added. .
The 32-year-old Giardello, who
split two previous decisions with
Tiger in 1959, agreed with Jones.
"I don't think Fullmer wants to
go to Nigeria either," said Giardel-
lo. "He doesn't like to go too far
from home."
Could Beat Tiger
Giardello, who said he needs
only a couple of weeks to get into
top shape, said he would be will-
ing to go to Nigeria immediately
take place. He said he is positive
he could beat Tiger and added that
Fullmer is afraid to go to Africa
"because he knows Tiger is a little
too tough for him."

ST. ANNE'S, England (A') -
Phil Rodgers, a chunky former
United States Marine, canned a
tricky, curling 15-foot putt on the
home green yesterday and took a
one-stroke lead over Australian
Peter Thomson after the first two
rounds of the British Open Golf
Rodgers, a 25-year-old 185-
pounder from La Jolla, Calif., shot
a two-under-par 68 yesterday, to
go with his opening 67 for 135.
Par for the 6,757-yard Royal Ly-
tham and St. Anne's course is 34-
Thomson, four-time winner of
the title, had 67-69 for 136, and
Jack Nicklaus, the U.S. Masters
champion, rallied for a 67 and 138.
Nicklaus took only 28 putts in his
second round.
Ken Nagle of Australia, the
1960 champion, added a par 70
for 139.
Bob Charles, the New Zealand
left-hander who'plays the Ameri-
can tour, had 68-72-140.
Tom Haliburton of England
shot a 73 for a 141 total.
Palmer 12 Shots Back
Arnold Palmer, the 33-year-old
money machine who has won the
Open the last two years, struggled
home in 71 yesterday for a 147 to-
tal-12 shots back of R9dgers and
just barely under the cut-off point
for the final 36 holes today.
The field was trimmed to the
best 45 scores and ties for the
final two rounds today. It took
149 to qualify and 47 made the
Rodgers, Nicklaus and Palmer
were the American survivors.
Out of the shooting went Doug
Sanders of Ojai, Calif., with 75-
75-150; Jack Isaacs, Langley Air
Force Base, Va., with 76-75-151;
Bo Marshall of Huntingdon Beach,
Calif., with 79-77-156 and Her-
man Barron, world senior cham-
pion from White Plains, N.Y., with
Sanders knew he had been elim-
inated when he shot his second
straight 75 for a 150 total, de-
spite a 35-foot putt for a birdie
two on the first hole.

"I'll be going home," he said.
"I couldn't putt after the first
hole. I played as well as I can
from tee to green, but I couldn't
putt." /
Player Makes Cut-Off
Gary Player, the South African
holder of the U.S. PGA title, got
in with 75-70-145.
"I'm a front runner." Rodgers
said as he strode off the last
"I'm not one of those who like
to be tucked in behind and then
charge away. I've won all my tour-
naments by being ahead."
His putt on the home green was
a nasty-looking one. He needed to
pot it to take the lead.
Body-English Does It
"It was downhill to the left and
then to the right," he said. As
soon as the ball dropped in the
hole he did a restrained cha-cha-
Rodgers started with a birdie
and finished with a birdie. His
Pennel Placed
On U.S. Team
NEW YORK OP) - John Pen-
nel of Northeast Louisiana State,
whose pole vault of 16'63%" stood
briefly this year is a world record,
was selected yesterday to replace
the injured Brian Sternberg on the
U.S. team that will compete
against the Russians in Moscow
July 20-21.
Pennel is already competing in
Europe and will join the team
there. He also will compete in Po-
land, Germany and England on
the national squad.
John Uelses, second to Stern-
berg in the AAU national cham-
pionship, is the other vaulter on
the team. After Sternberg was in-
jured severely in a freak accident,
his spot on the team was offered
to Ron Morris of Los Angeles, also
currently in Europe. Morris was
unable to make it.
Sternberg vaulted 16'8" at the
Compton Relays in June.

putting was the feature of the
round. He slotted one from nine
feet at the 10th and another from
15 feet for birdies at the 10th and
11th. Then he wound up before a
gallery of about 5,000 with his
great putt on the home green.
Palmer started the champion-
ship at 2-1 favorite with Nicklaus
second favorite at 5-1. Rodgers
was a 10-1 shot.
"Everything went wrong," Pal-
mer said afterwards.
"I couldn't putt. I guess I hit
the hole seven or eight times
without any of them going in."
Lad Waits
For Strap
Harmer, an Olympic swimming
star and a gold medal winner in
the Pan-American games, failed
to qualify in a Philadelphia meet
Wednesday night-which was em-
barassing enough-but the reason
she failed was even more so.
Four times during the qualify-
ing heat, Miss Harmer had to stop
and replace a strap on her bathing
suit, which kept slipping off her
shoulder. The result was a 1:17.5
in the 100-meter backstroke, far
off her 1:11.5 in the Pan-Am
"It sure was embarrasing," said
Miss Harmer. "I kept having to
stop and fix its It kept hampering
my stroke. I finally figured out
that it would stay up only if I
took a half stroke. That cost me
"Headquarters for Collegians"
Near Michigan Theatre

Brazilian Ousts Senkowski


Bricka of St. Louis, fourth-seeded, number five; Bill Lenoir, number
moving into the semifinals. six; Larry Nagler, number seven;
* * * and Art Ashe, number 8.
Ralston, Ashe Eliminated * * *
BAASTAD, Sweden-Two Amer- USLTA Juniors Advance
icans fell in the Baastad Interna- CIATTANOOGA - There were
tional Tennis Tournament yes- a few upsets in the boys and girls
teday, but America's top Davis USLTA Tennis Championships
T Cup doubles team advanced to yesterday, but all top-ranked play-
the semifinals. ers advanced.
Nicola Uilcie of Yugoslavia elim- Zan Guerry of Chattanooga, top-
iated Dennis Ralston of Bakers- rated in the boy 14-under singles,
field, Calif., 7-5, 10-8, 7-5, and bredpatRmnA ot,
Antonio Palaf ox of Mexico defeat- brezed past Ramon Almonte,
ed Arthur Ashe of Richmond, Va Puerto Rico, 6-1, 6-0, in the quar-
10-8Ar2-6,s6-2,R2-6,n6-3.,ter-finals. In the semifinals of
Both were second-round match- the girls 14-under, number one
seeded Peaches Bartkowicz of
es.Wimbledon champion C h u c k Hamtramck, Mich., defeated fifth-
McKinley of San Antonio, Tex., ranked Valerie Ziegenfuss, San
teamed with Ralston to defeat Diego, Calif., 6-2, 6-1.
Thorvald Moe of Norway and Re-
nio Nyssoenen of Finland, 8-6, 8-
6, in a quarter-finals match of the
men's doubles. W ee
Negro player ever to appear atT h s W e
Also in the doubles, Ashe, first g o pa e vr t p e r a
Baastad, teamed with Jan Lesch-
ly of Denmark to trim Bo Holm-
stroem and Lars Oelander of Swe- at Ann Ar
4-6, 6-3, 6-3.Moffitt Makes Finals
DUBLIN-Billie Jean Moffitt, F
defeated finalist in the women'sin . do
singles at Wimbledon, had to fight
hard yesterday to defeat fellow-
American Tory Ann Fretz, 4-6, 6-
3, 6-3, for a place in the final of
the Irish Tennis Championships.
McKinley, Ralston Seeded Tops
CHICAGO-Wimbledon cham-
pion Chuck McKinley and Den-
nis Ralston,.were seeded first and
second yesterday for the week-
long National Clay Court Tennis R
Tournament at River Forest start-
ing Monday.
Topping the women's side were
Darlene Hard, number one, and
Billie Jean Moffitt, number two.
Miss Hard lost in the semifinals
Miss Moffitt gained the finals.
Other men's seedings are Marty 314 S. MAIN
Riessen, number three; Charles
Pasarell, number four; Bill Bond,
Vicini Edges Excelle
Publl x 1 i i "tAmerican and Inne
Publiux Titlist
Cocktails, Win
cini, a 49-year-old 5'5%1" golfer
from Ottawa, Ill., overcame heav-
ily favored Dick Sikes on the final Art Devaney,
three holes yesterday and knockedAtDeo y
the defending champion out of the
National Public Links Champion- Thursday, Frida
ship with a one-up quarter-final. love an intimate atmos
victory on the 19th hole. (fyulv nitmt top
Trailing by two holes with only beverages, The Rubaivat
two to play, Vicini dropped a five-
foot birdie putt on the par-five A fabulous SMORGASB
18th, parred the 18th while Sikes
twice hit into the rough for a bo-
gey, and parred the extra hole as
the young collegian from Spring-
dale, Ark., who qualified from Wi-
chita, Kan., hit his second shot
into a plowed furrow.
The victory put Vicini into to-
day's 36-hole semifinal against
young Steve Oppermann of South
San Francisco, who ousted Ed Cas-
tagnetto Jr. of San Francisco, 4
and 3.
Joey Yuke of Sacramento over-
came former major league base-
ball player Wayne Osborne of Oak
Park, Ill., one-up, and Bob Lunn of
San Francisco eagled the 19th hole
to oust Seattle's Dan Scott.CokalLug
Yuke and Lunn meet in the oth-
er semifinal.

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