The Michigan Daily-Friday, June 1, 1979-Page 15
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
U.S. linksters iake Walker Cup
MUIRFIELD, Scotland-The United
States yesterday successfully defended
the Walker Cup golf trophy, defeating
Great Britain convincingly, 15%-8i%.
The United States won seven of the
eight afternoon singles yesterday,
wrapping up the title.
AT ONE TIME it looked as if Britain
might snatch the Cup away from the
U.S. for only the third time since com-
petition began in 1922.
The U.S. led by only one match after
the morning four-somes and at one
stage of the singles was trailing in four
matches and leading in only one.
But the British faltered, spraying the
course with no less than 29 bogeys, and
then wilted under the relentless
Dick Siderowf, the U.S. non-playing
captain, said he was delighted the way
things worked out in the end. He added:
"The score does not really tell the story
of the match."
MIKE ROACH started the rout
of the British by a late surge'over the
final four holes of tlhe first singles to
break Peter McEvoy, the leading
British player, and win 3 and 1 after
McEvoy had turned 1-up in a 2-under-
That put heart into the rest of the
American team, over half of them
young and inexperienced in inter-
PHILADELPHIA-"They tell me I
can't play anymore," said Bernie
Parent yesterday after one of the
National Hockey League's all-time
great goaltenders retired from the
Parent's despair was obvious despite
dark tinted glasses which hid the eye in-
jury that ended his career at 34. His
voice was low, his remarks hesitating.
"EVER SINCE the injury happened
I've been hoping for a good report from
the doctors," said Parent after his
retirement was announced by Keith
Allen, general manager of the
Philadelphia Flyers. "I'm only 34 and I
wanted to play at least five more years.
"But they tell meI can't," he said, his
voice breaking slightly.
Both Flyers' owner Ed Snider and Dr.
Edward Viner, team physician, ex-
plained that Parent was advised to quit
because a blow to the head or eye could
further impair the already damaged
PARENT SUFFERED the eye injury
Feb. 17 in a game against the New York
Rangers here. It was a freak accident,
a stick poking into the goalie's eye
through the eye opening of his mask.
Parent did not play the rest of the
regular season or in the playoffs.
"It is a sad day for the Flyers," said
Allen in announcing Parent's
retirement. "It is rarely that a super-
star comes along and is taken to their
hearts by the fans the way they did
Bernie here, the standing ovations. I
hope he can regroup and lead a useful,
happy life from here on in."
Parent's goaltending helped the
Flyers in 1974 become the first expan-
sion team to win the Stanley Cup, and
repeat again the following season.
"And the winner is...
Actually, Michigan's new women's
gymnastics coach, expected to be
named today by Women's Athletic
Director Phyllis Ocker, may have an
uphill fight in building a formidable
team for next season.
Two of the team's top all-arounders,
Colleen Forrestel and Mia Axon, will
not compete this fall. And two other
sensations, senior Sara Flom and
sophomore Teresa Bertoncin, are un-
certain as to whether they will perform
for the Wolverines.
* * *
OMAHA, Neb.-Texas, led by a
pitcher who had to battle
mononucleosis as well as opposing bat-
ters, tests its No. I ranking in the 33rd
College World Series, which opens
Unbeaten in postseason play, Texas
brings a 53-6 record into the nine-day,
double-elimination tournament, the
baseball version of the NCAA basket-
Also in the field are Miami, lone
repeater from the 1978 series, and two
teams Texas played during the regular
season-Arkansas and Arizona.
Other qualifiers are West Coast
powers Pepperdine and Fullerton
State, Southeast Conference champion
Mississippi State and Connecticut, the
only team not rated in the top ten.
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