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Page Eight


Sunday, Apri 111, 1976

Page Eight THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, April 1 1, 1976 ~?

By The Associated Press
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Ray Floyd contin-
ued an almost unbelievable domina-
tion of the long holes, notched a couple
of more records in his amazing run
and expanded his lead to a whopping
eight strokes yesterday in the third
round of the Masters golf champion-
The 33-year-old Floyd birdied all
four of the par-five holes on his way to
a two-under-par 70, and, with the ex-
pected challenge of Jack Nicklaus fail-
ing to materialize, took firm command
going into Sunday's last round of the
chase for the famed green jacket that
goes to the winner of this, the first of'
the season's major tests of golfing
HIS LEAD is the largest - by three
strokes - in -the history of this staid
and stately celebration of spring. The
old record for the largest 54 hole lead
was five set by Herman Keiser in 1946
and since tied by Arnold Palmer and

That record, along with his 201 total
-also the best this tournament has
ever seen - can be attributed directly
to his performance on the par five
holes, holes on which he uses a lofted
little five-wood club built especially
for this tournament.
In three rounds he's played par fives
12 times. The reformed playboy has
mastered them all. None have escapd.
He's made birdie 11 times and eagle
once. Of his 15 strokes below par, 13
of them have come on the par fives.
"I'M VERY aware of what I've done
on those holes, and I'm tickled to
death," Floyd said.
Three of his birdie fours were set up
with that little five wood. He used that
club, put together in a Hollywood, Fla.,
club shop only two weeks ago, to reach
the second in two big strokes. He two-
putted for birdie.
He dropped a 20-25 footer for duece
on the fourth hole, bogeyed the next
two and then used his favorite formula
-the domination of the par fives-to
get it back. He was short in two on the

eighth, ran a six-iron up the hill to six
feet and made the putt.
On the 13th, he got his drive to the
right near the bole of a towering tree.
"I ELECTED to gamble," he said.
"You don't make birdie laying up. So I
pulled out the little old five wood. I
had 219 yards to clear the water and
I aimed it for the bunker, thinking I
could carry the water.
"I almost fainted when I got it over
the water in the trap." He blew it out
to three feet, a magnificent sand shot,
and made the birdie putt.
The five wood came out of the bag
again on the 15th and he put his second
shot on the green and two-putted from
a great distance, maybe 50-60 feet. It
was still another birdie.
And he capped it off with the seven
iron to eight feet on the 18th, then
saluted the falling putt with a clenched
fist striking through the air.
MEANWHILE, Nicklaus couldn't
mount a charge. The Golden Bear, the
most feared competitor in the game,
started the bright, warm, sunny day


five strokes back, went two over par
on the front side, didn't make a birdie
through the first 12 holes and simply
allowed Floyd to stalk away from the
Nicklaus, grimacing and gesturing
in disgust from time to time, finally
pulled his awesome game together just
about the time he reached the range
of the national television cameras, bird-
ied two in a row and then left a putt
hanging on the lip of the cup on the
18th hole. It was a putt he needed for
a round of par 72. It wouldn't fall.
The defending champion, who
already owns a record five Masters
crowns and a total of 16 major cham-
pionships, had to settle for a 73 and a
209 total, eight big strokes behind.

Ray Floyd
Jack Nicklaus
Larry Ziegler
Charles Coody
Ben Crenshaw
Tom Kite
Lou Graham
Tom Weiskopf
Hubert Green
Hale Irwin


AP Photo
MASTERS LEADER RAY FLOYD doffs his hat to the crowd at the 18th hole after shooting a
two-under 70. He is a record 15 under par heading into the final round today. Jack Nicklaus is
second, eight strokes back.

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grand slam
By The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE - What appeared to be a
storybook finish for the Milwaukee Brewers
proved to be just that Saturday: pure fiction.
Then again, it all depended on who was
retelling the story. And there were plenty of
conflicting versions after Don Money's ninth
inning grand slam home run - which would
have given the Brewers a 10-9 victory -
was nullified because first base umpire Jim
McKean said he had called time out before
the pitch.
THE NEW York Yankees, having scored
five runs in their half of the ninth, won 9-7
amid the jeers of the Milwaukee fans.
Trailing 9-6, the Brewers filled the bases
with none out in their half of the ninth on
a single by Robin Yount, a walk and an er-
ror. Right-hander Dave Pagan, fifth of six
New York pitchers, had a one-ball, no-strike
count on Money, who drilled the next pitch
into the left-centerfield bleachers.
Yankee Manager Billy Martin and first
baseman Chris Chambliss immediately storm-
ed McKean. After several minutes of heated
discussion and mass confusion, the umpires
conferred and then called the players back
to their positions.



How strong is the Michigan
men's tennis team? Iowa found
out yesterday as the Wolver-
ines blitzed the Hawkeyes 9-0 at
the varsity tennis courts.
Michigan dropped only one of
the nineteen sets played, re-
cording its first shutout of the
year and second straight con-
ference victory.
Once again, Eric Friedler
and Jeff Etterbeek led the on-
slaught, winning over R i c k
Zussman and Jeff Schatzbergf
in first doubles 6-2, 6-3. Both+
the Iowa players are from theI
Detroit area, and another,

Greg Hodgeman, is from
Hodgeman, normally
Hawks' number one s
player, did not participat
cause of tendonitis in his
"It is never the subs wI
hurt," said Iowa coach Jim
nie. "You lose a guy lik
and you have to move eve
else up. One player can
make a difference."
Iowa was further weaken
the absence of its number
en singles player, Ken Dz
out with mononucleosis.
Michigan was not perf
healthy either. Buddy_

Kal- gher and Ollie Owens played
with their ankles taped after
the spraining them in practice.
ingles Coach Brian Eisner pointed
e be- out that Owens' injury was the
wrist. more serious and that "it was
ho get tender on Friday, and he was
a Win- fortunate to win his match
e him (against Minnesota).
ryone Owens said that his move-
really ment in the Iowa meet was re-
stricted, and there was a little
ed by pain. A couple of times, Owens
r sev- did not return a serve because
erski, his ankle kept him from getting
Fectly to it.
calla- Gallagher on the other hand,
did not have the pain or the re-
stricted movement. In fact, Gal-
lagher did not think much of his
injury. "I seem to do this two or
three times a year," he said.
Gallagher and Owens, along
with the rest of the team, con-!
tinued to rack up the sets with e
consistant regularity. Brad Hol-
land teamed with Gallagher for

Andy signs
Free agent pitcher Andy
Messersmith signed a three-
year, $1 million contract yes-
terday with the Atlanta
Braves. The surprise signing
came two days after Messer-
smnith brokeoff neeo'tiatinns

lawkey s

6-2, could be heard berating
himself from the other end of
the courts.
Asked if this was an emo-
tional match, Eisner said,
"very much 'so, these guys
have played each other before,
they're just tense that's all
.. . they're not mad at each

Willie the Wondw

with San Diego. The contract An interesting singles combin-
includes a no-cut, no-trade ation was Jim Holman and Jeff
agreement, something the Schatzberg. Both are left hand-
ares would not provide, ed, but Holman used his dex-
The Braves' contract, how- terity better, hitting deep often,
The, was for less than the causing Schatzberg to make a
ever,ws'$.rmlsson he lot of errors, shallow lobs, and
Padres' $1.15 million offer. ~hitting into the net. It was no
easy task, but Holman emerg-
ed on top, 6-3, 6-4.
Etterbeek was rattled by Mor- Holland defeated Jim Hough-
row's serve, and Morrow in turn ton 6-2, 6-3 in one of the quiet-
appeared to be shaken up by er matches. Holland, ironically,
the accusations. All this occur- has one of the teams more vola-
ed just after they began play. tile personalities.
Etterbeek defeated Morrow, 6-3, In the other singles event,
6-1, building up a comfortable Owens beat Eberhardt 6-3, 6-3
5-0 lead in the final set. for Michigan's eighth point, set-
Friedler dropped Zussman 6- ting up the opportunity for the
2 in the first set of their singles shutout.
match, then overcame a 0-3 Michigan is now 2-0 in the
deficit to tie the second set-up. conference, and 3-0 overall. The
Friedler lost the following game, Wolverines will be awarded a
but won his serve twice and day of rest today, and resume
broke service to claim victory, competition tomorrow.
6-4. Friedler and Zussman did Intra-state rival Michigan
not yell at each other, but at State will be Michigan's next op-
themselves. Both players were ponent, and on Tuesday, Notre
charged up, and frequently dis- Dame makes an appearance
played their emotions. here. The Fighting Irish are the
Tempers flared in the Gal- last team Michigan plays at
lagher-Doug Browne singles home during its current five
event, as Browne, who lost 6-3, game home stretch.

Vora. Mloney

"He said Billy Martin wanted him to tell the
pitcher to go to a full windup, instead of the

"It was a tough situation, but not a
troversial one as far as judgement was
cerned because I had called time. No
that hit could have counted because I
called time out.


Money, called back to the
short right. After a sacrifice
Scott, Darrell Porter was
grounder to second.

plate, flied to
fly by George
retired on a

THAT ENDED the game, as booing fans
littered the field with paper cups and other
degris. But the controversy continued. Brew-
er Manager Alex Grammas said an offic-
ial protest would be filed. Brewer President
Bud Selig declined comment.
"Chambliss turned to me just before the
pitch and asked for time out," McKean said.

'BILLY CAME running out, yelling at
Chambliss, 'Tell Jimmy you called time.' I
couldn't comprehend what Billy was claim-
ing at first, but then I told him, 'Right.
Time wns out, period. I'll go tell the other
Martin said he told McKean, "You called
time. Now you have to back it up." He did.
"It was a tough decision for an umpire,"
Martin said. "Whether he called it for me
or against me, he showed me a lot of class.
Good thing Money didn't hit a double-play
ball. I would have to go back to the dugout
and cry."

Special To The Daily
and Willie Horton had two hits
apiece and accounted for all the
Detroit runs as the Tigers took
a 3-1 opening day decision from
the Cleveland Indians.
Horton, picking up where he
left off last year, was the big
gun for the Bengals, singling in'
Meyer in the first and smashing
a two-run homer in the third.
Cleveland starter Dennis
Eckersley, last year's rookie
pitcher of the year in the AL,
appeared shaky from the out-
set. He was forced to 3-2
counts by the first three bat-
ters he faced.
Leadoff man Ben Oglivie
struck out on a low curve. The
more discerning Mever roiled
off two pitches before getting a
Moments after Meyer stole
second, Horton stroked a sharp
single to left. Indian leftfielderi
Charlie Spikes spied Meyer
rounding third and unleashed a
bullet toward the plate. Third-
baseman Buddy Bell seemed to
have Meyer caught as he cut
off the throw in the infield.

a 6-4, 7-6 win, and the duo Jim
However, his throw to the plate Holman and Owens needed three
was wide of everything and sets before disposing of Dan
Meyer scored easily. Eberhardt and Mark Morrow,!
In his next time at bat Meyer 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
smashed a 395-foot double. qor-I
ton then propelled a high inside Morrow and Etterbeek werel
fastball into the seats in left the subjects in some contro-1
centerfield. Singles by Rusty versy during their singlesE
Staub and Milt May sent Eck- math. Linesmen were asked tor
ersley to an early shower. watch Morrow's serve to callt
While the relief trio of Jim foot faults. Usually each setc
Kern, Tom Buskey and Dave is played under the "h o n o rl
LaRoche held the Tigers the rest system" where both players
of the way, the Detroit duo of make the calls in their in-1
Joe Coleman and John Hiller dividual sets.
overcame control problems to _ _____
stifle the Tribe. TI7J
Coleman, pitching well with IOUI LEHEA DEL
men on base, didn't allow a
Cleveland runner past second
base until the seventh innng. e
But after giving up a walk and
a single to Rico Carty anid4
Spikes, Coleman was relieved
by the hairless Hiller.
Hiller, who missed much of By RICK MADDOCK
last season with an injury, gave One of Detroit's best baseballs
up a single to Rick Mannt teams visits the Big Ten's de-1
which brought in Carty for the fending champions today at 1,
Indians' only run. Then, despite p.m. in Fisher Park. That!
issuing three walks and a wild team is not the Tigers, but the
nitch, Hiller contained Cleveland University of Detroit Titans.
for the final two innngs and The Titans are led by seniorj
picked up a save. shortstop Ken Hamann, whoI
batted .383 last season and
broke many U-D and state re-

an faces



"If we had someone who fellas who can hit the ball into
could keep us in the game for the seats - Parker, Wasilewski,
the first part of it, then we Walterhouse. Of course we had

I .

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A.L. East: Surprises


The American League East will
be full of surprises this summer. The
Baltimore Orioles (with Reggie Jack-
son) should have the balance to de-
throne the defending American League
champion Boston Red Sox. Also, no
team in the division will finish up in the
standings in the same position that they
filled at the end of last year.
The division playing cast. consists of
a clean shaven brigade of Yanks, a tal-
ented group of young players in Bos-
ton, and profesional baseball's worst
team of 1975, the Detroit Tigers.
THE ORIOLES, a perennial power-
house, have repeated history and sign-
ificantly bolstered their attack through
trades. In the past, the Birds snatched
such standouts as Ken Singleton, Lee
May, and Ross Grimsley, off of the
trading market. This year the Orioles
managed to get Reggie Jackson and

WITH AN improvement in hitting
from their two defensive standouts,
Brooks Robinson (.201) and P a u I
Blair (.218) the 0's will have too much
for the rest of the division and should
clinch their 6th division title in the last
8 years.
The Red Sox should give the Birds a
run for the pennant provided the "so-
phomore jinx" doesn't take its toll on
their two rookie standouts of last year,
Fred Lynn and Jim Rice.
The addition of Ferguson Jenkins will
help their mound corps. However, Fer-
gie, the AL's king in gopherballs, could
have problems with the short left field
fence in his new home, Fenway Park.
Boston fans are also hopeful that Rick
Wise and Bill Lee can again combine
for 36 victories this summer.
THIS YEAR'S surprise team will be
the Cleveland Indians. The Terrific
Tribe should finish at least third pro-
viding they get solid seasons from some

ed as the ace of the staff last year,
the Tribe is searching for mound tal-
ent and Dobson must do the job.
Bad Billy Martin will have his hands
full in New York. The Yankees a r e
lacking in power since they dealt away
Bobby Bonds and their pitching staff
revolve's around the success of Jim
"Catfish" Hunter.
THE NEW Yorkers' outfield is suf-
ficient with Roy White, speedy Mickey
Rivers, and ex-Wolverine Elliott Mad-
dox but with the possible exception of
Maddox, no member of the outfield
brigade possesses a mean bat.
The Yanks are relying on catcher
Thurman Munson (.318) and t h i r d
baseman Graig Nettles to tear up op-
posing pitchers.
With the exception of Hunter (23-14),
Martin's hurlers are vulnerable to ques-
tion. Ken Brett, Ed Figueroa, and Dock
Ellis were all acquired via off season
trades. Brett has had an tip and down
career previously in stints with Boston

"The best all - around play-1
er I've coached at the Uni-1
versity of Detroit," Titan i
baseball coach Bob Millert
said about Hamann. Hamanni
holds three season state re-
cords and two career marks,
compliment designated hitter Willie along with four Detroit sea-
Horton. son and two career marks.
Staub is being counted on for another On the Wolverine side of the
season of hitting around .282 and knock- diamond is thirdbaseman Dick1
ing home 105 runs. Johnson could prove Walterhouse. Through thirteen;
to be the biggest steal for the Tigers games this season, he is batting
since the Denny McLain trade. Although .490. Other Wolverine starters
moody, Johnson (an ex-AL b a t t i n g with excellent batting averages
champ) can play solid ball. He's back silewski, .364; left fielder Mark
in his hometown and hopefully that can Grenkoski, .364; right fielder
entice him to play to his full potential. Mike Parker, 357; and desig-
A big headache for Houk will be his nated hitter Bill Haslerig, .333.
pitching staff. Joe Coleman is as re- Wolverine coach Moby Bene-
liable as snow falling in May, and he's dict will be using pitchers Mark
the "ace" of the staff. Coleman (10- Weber and Lary Sorensen to ,
18) is not Mr. Consistency and his fel- start in the doubleheader. Sor-
low moundmen including Ray Bare, ensen has compiled a 3-0 re-!
Vern Ruhle, and Dave Roberts are not cord this year.
known for pitching prowess. Weber, currently 1-1, led
THE PROUD new owners of t h e the champion Wolverines last
basement in the AL East will be the year with a 1.47 ERA. Along
Milwaukee Brewers. Too bad new man- For Chuck Rogers and Craig
ager Alex Grammas cannot bring along byBneber was considecon
some of the Cincinnati Reds, the team sistent pitchers last year.
he abandoned. "Pitching - well now, that's!
The Brewers are also plagued with the big problem, says Benedict.

could use Weber in the bull- guys last
pen," said Benedict. . ball into1
He will be looking at pitchers "Defens
Craig McGinnis and Bill Sten- "we're b
nett and depending on their per- infield th
formances, in practice and ially with
games, Weber's role will be Berra."
decided. Benedict commented Overall
that Weber won't be able to! the poten
start the first game and come ment to 1
back in the second to relieve, straight E
in Michigan's doubleheaders. But ask
"I sent Weber down to see the key
if he could get his arm loose you to' so
(in the second game against To- "Ask R
ledo). Pete (assistant coach his team
Ross) went down to watch he'll say
him," explained Benedict. "His ing

year who did hit the
the seats.
sively," said Benedict,
etter at least in the
han last year, espec-
Walterhouse and Jim
lthe Wolverines have
ntial in every depart-
ead them to a second
Big Ten championship.
Coach Benedict what
is, and he will refer
meone else.
Ralph Houk how good
will be this year, and
as good as his pitch-

arm got loose and since we
didn't have another game until
Sunday (the game was on Tues-
day), we brought him in."
"I'll tell you what amy goals
are - WIN," Benedict empha-
sized. "No matter who you're
playing, you try, to set a win-
ning habit.""
Benedict went on to ex-
plain, "Look what happened
with Michigan's basketball
team. They finished second
in the Big Ten, but still got
invited for post-season play."
He continued, "In the Big
Ten if you're second you can
play in post-season competi-
tion, but not if you lose to To-
ledo twice and Detroit twice.
"Spring training is over. We
want to develop a winning at-
titude. We've played 13 games,
so I have had plenty of time
to look at my players. I think

Baltimore 5, Boston 1
Detroit 3, Cieveland 1
New York 9, Milwaukee 7
Oakland 6, California 2
Pittsburgh5, Philadelphia
411 innings
New York 1, Montreal 0
Cincinnati 13, Houston 7
Chicago 4, Saint Louis 3
Cleveland 99, New York 94
Houston 110, Detroit 99
Atlanta 123, Philadelphia 109
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