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April 11, 1961 - Image 6

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a real cigarette-have a CAMEL

Plins Masters by a Stroke


By The Associated Press
AUGUSTA-Gary Player, the
bold little man in black from
South Africa,won the Masters
golf title by a stroke yesterday as
Arnold Palmer blew to a double
bogey six on the last hole in his
bid to repeat as champion.
Player, with an erratic 74 in
the rain-delayed final round yes-
terday, finished with a 72-hole
score of 280, eight under par for
the four rounds over the nerve-
Legacki Sets
US Mark in
lO0myd B7y
Michigan swimming captain
Frank Legacki set a new Ameri-
can record in the 100-yd. butter-
fly of :51.8 in the Senior Men's
AAU Swimming Championships
on Saturday, April 1, in the last
race of his swimming career.
Legacki came back for this race
only fifteen minutes after swim-
ming the 100-yd. freestyle in the
record time of :47.8, in which he
was beaten by a full second by
fabulous 18-year-old Steve Clark.
Legacki had barely missed win-
ning the butterfly the year before
to Indiana's Mike Troy, but this
year he swam a second and a
half better, making up the best
time ever recorded for the event
by eight-tenths of a second.
Michigan's other stars, Ron
Clark and Dick Nelson, failed to
defend their titles in the 100-yd.
and 220-yd. breaststroke events,
as Indiana's Chet Jastremski
swam two record races, breaking
the minute barrier for the first
time ever in the 100 Clark was
an easy second in both events, but
his paced race could not keep up:
with the fast-stroking Hoosier..
Unable to compete in the NCAA
meet, Jastremski reached his com-
petitive peak for this one meet,
while both Clark and Nelson
worked toward the NCAA cham-
pionships and both won, helping
Michigan to win its fourth na-
tional swimming championship in
five years.
Southern, California, strength-
ened by Chuck Bittick's triple win
in the individual medley and two
backstrokes, easily won the team
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wracking, 6,980-yard par 36-36--
72 Augusta National course.
Palmer, who had a second
straight Masters title in his pock-
et up to the final hole, finished
in a tie with amateur Charlie
Coe, two-times U.S. Amateur
champion, one stroke behind at
It was the sixth straight year
that the Masters title has hung
on the last few strokes. Palmer
won it last year by shooting bird-
ies on the last two holes. Yes-
terday; needing only a par at the.
18th to beat Player by a stroke,
he hit into a sand trap and came
in a stroke behind with a last
round 71.
Player is the first foreign-born
player ever to win the Masters in
25 years the tournament has been
held and Coe almost became the
first amateur winner. Amateurs
have finished second before, but
few ever gave a run for the title
as the one Coe made when he
fired a final round of 69 for his
281. score.
Player, a slightly-built sombre-
looking figure who affects an all-
black costume on the course, very
nearly tossed away his chances on
the back nine of the final round.
He had carried a four stroke

lead into play after torrential1
rains had washed out Palmer's bid
for the title Sunday. The sched-
uled Sunday final round was can-1
celed after Palmer had cut Play-
er's lead to two strokes.
Yesterday Player set out as ifs
to wrap up the title and the $20,-1
000 prize money early, shooting
birdies on the first two holes. But<
he almost came unstuck going
around the horn--that difficult
part of Augusta National from
the 10th through the 13th holes.
Player went three over par with
a bogey five on the 10th hole and
a double bogey seven at the 475-
yard 13th and Palmer caught him.
Then Player bogeyed the long 15th
and Palmer, shooting sure par
golf, moved a stroke ahead.
At that stage it appeared all
over. Palmer had fired a 3-under-
par 33 on the front nine and
hadn't missed his par for eight
holes coming back.
Player, who finished about a
half hour ahead, was sitting in
the lounge of Augusta National's
quaint clubhouse watching the ac-
tion on the television screen and
grimacing with every shot when it
Palmer got off a fair drive on
the 18th. He hit his second shot
badly and it rolled into a trap at

the right of the green as a gallery
of some 7,500 looked on.
Obviously shaken, Palmer hesi-
tated about selecting a club, then
banged his trap shot clear across
the green into the crowd and down
a bank. He had to get down from
there in two to tie. But his pitch
stopped some 15 feet beyond the
cup and he failed to make the
putt coming back.

... master at work

Hawkis Down Red Wings',-

CHICAGO-The Chicago Black
Hawks staged a seven minute
blitz in the second period last
night to subdue the Detroit Red
Wings 3-1 and grab a two to one
lead in the best of seven Stapley
Cup finals.
Stan Mikita, Ron Murphy, and
Murray Balfour were the Chicago
marksmen in a bruising contest
in which the already crippled Red
Wings lost stellar defenseman
Warren Godfrey who limped out
of the rink early in .the final
Detroit is already minus the
services of goalie Terry Saw-

chuck and all-star defenseman
Marcel Pronovost.
Gordie Howe continued to
shine for Detroit as he picked up
the losers only goal midway in
the last period.
The game was marked by bril-
liant goaltending by both the
Black Hawks' Glen Hall, and the
Red Wings' 'Hank Bassen, who
is filling in for the injured Saw-
Hawks Blast Off
The two teams battled on equal
terms until the second period
when the Hawks came alive just
as they did in the first game of
the series when they scored three
goals in four minutes of the first
Pierre Pilote shoved the puck
over to Black Hawk flash Bobby
Hull who carried it into Detroit
territory along the left side and.
threw a pass to Mikita, streaking
down the center. Mikita deflected
it past the helpless Bassen into
the lower left hand corner at
Two and a half minutes later
at 14:18 Murphy, who celebrated
his 28th birthday with a fine day's
work, bulled his way through the
Detroit defense and beat Bassen
from 15 feet out. Pilote and Hawk
captain Eddie Litzenberger re-
ceived assists.
Hull set up the third goal as
he streaked through the entire
Detroit team' only to be smoth-
ered by Bassen who came sliding

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out of the net. But Balfour was
Johnny-on-the-spot and flicked
the loose rebound over Bassen's
prostrate body.
Red Hay, the third member of
Chicago's Million Dollar Line and
the team's leading scorer over the
regular season, also assisted. Time:
Howe's goal at 9:29 of the last
period was set up by Alex Del-
vecchio who gave Detroit's cap-
tain around the enemy blue line.
Howe skated in to 20 feet and
beat Hall for his 12th playoff
point, high for both teams so far.
* C C
In the NBA finals, the Boston
Celtics lead the St. Louis Hawks
three games to one in the best-
of-seven series. The fifth game
will be played tonight at Boston.
Chi sox Beat
New Nats in
AL Opener
.,By The Associated Press
Washington Senators miscued vic-
tory into defeat yesterday and
Chicago's veteran White Sox push-
ed from behind for a 4-3 season
opening game decision to the ob-
vious disappointment of President
John F. Kennedy and a packed
house at Griffith Stadium.
Washington's oldtimers, culled
in the American League's expan-
sion draft, put them ahead early
but they lost their lead when it
Aging Gene Woodling brought
Kennedy to his feet, cheering and
applauding, with a two-run triple
off the scoreboard in right-center
in Washington's first ining at
The new Senators,making their
bow as a Major League entry
even as Kennedy made his debut
as a presidential pitcher, had a
3-1 lead after two innings but
watched it gradually vanish.
Roy Sievers, who had homered
for the Sox in the second, drove
across Minnie Minoso with the
winning run in the eighth.
Spring Grid
Begin Today
Spring football practice begins
today' for about 85 Michigan
hopefuls in what Head Coach
Bump Elliott terms "an organiza-
tion session."
"Everyone is welcome to all our
practices," said Elliott, "but the
first few days will be rather hap-
hazard as we face a great. sorting
out process. Opening day is al-
ways difficult as the players are
raring to go, but we have to get
organized first."



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