The Michigan Daily-Saturday, Juno 16, 1979-Page 15
Drillock earns spot in Lady Strobs Open
By M.J. SCHNEIDER
"The Big Time." The term connotes a place where
you can find only the best. Fame and fortune are of-
ten found there, too. It is the ultimate goal, for those
who have not reached that pinnacle of success.
In golf, "The Big Time" is the professional tour. To
watch the pros play is a real treat. To golf with them
would be a dream come true. For Linda Drillock, it
will be a reality. The Michigan sophomore recently
qualified for the Lady Strohs Tournament, one of
many stops on the LPGA tour, slated for later this
moth at Dearborn Country Club. N
Drillock was introduced to the links by her parents
when she was a mere seven years old.
"The golf course was 100 yards from our back
door," reflected theMarlette native. "I used to go out
with my parents after dinner and play. I'd hit the ball
off the tee and then pick it up. When Mom and Dad got
near the green, I'd put it down and chip on and putt."
"Marlette is just a little town of about 2,000 people.
We're probably lucky to have a golf course."
Dujring her last two seasons as the only woman on
her high school golf team, Drillock succeeded in
reaping the Most Valuable Player award. In her
senior year, she led her squad into state competition,
but the team only managed to finish 17th in a field of
In addition to these honors, Drillock also won the
state junior championship ... twice.
After a very successful high school career, Drillock
opted to enroll at Michigan, based on the University's
high academic standards.
"I wasn't really going to play golf. I wanted to con-
centrate on school. But I met Robin Sabota (a
Michigan teammate) and we talked about playing
golf here. She was the one that talked me into it. So I
came up and met (Tom) Simon. After talking to him,
I decided to play."
Now Drillock says, "I wouldn't want to be playing
anywhere else but at Michigan. It's a classy school
and I'm proud to play for Michigan. When' we go to a'
tournament and say we're from Michigan, we can be
proud. It's a privilege and an honor. I think you will
get that sort of reaction from any athlete here."
Despite her proud attitude, the political science
major still has reservations about combining
athletics and academics.
"I don't concentrate as well during school. Stan-
ding over a putt, I'll start thinking bout that quiz that
I didn't do well on. That takes away from your game.
You have to concentrate to play good golf."
After only a single year under the instruction of
Tom Simon, a person Drillock considers to be "the
greatest teacher around," the young golfer has
qualified as an amateur, for the Lady Strohs-"The
"I'm really excited about it. It's a good chance for
me," said the slendor blonde. "I feel pretty lucky to
be playing in the tournament. It will be a great lear-
Drillock earned her trip to Dearborn by shooting
her best round of the season-75-in the qualifier at
the host course two weeks ago.
"The qualifier was easy," she reflected. "Nobody
knew me, so nobody expected anything from me. Ex-
cept for coach Simon. I wanted to do well to please
"They'll probably change the course for the tour-
nament," continued Drillock. "I'll still be disappoin-
ted if I don't do as well as I did in the qualifier."
Simon, who doubles as the men's team coach, has
unwavering confidence in Drillock and predicts a
bright future for her.
"She's a smart kid," said Simon. "She can handle
the situations as they come up. There are going to be
a lot of things happening to Linda (in golf) in the next
few years. She'll be able to handle it."
NEW SKIPPER SPARKY STILL WINLESS
By LIZ MAC
Special to The Daily
DETROIT-When Spark Anderson
left sunny California for his new job
with the Tigers he sure didn't bring
any beginner's luck along with him.
The Tigers dropped their second
straight under the new -manager by
bowing 8-7 to the California Angels at
Tiger Stadium last night.
THE BENGALSused all the offensive
power they had, collecting 13 hits.
But the Angels took better advantage
of their hits, using home runs ass the
weapons of attack that knocked the
Tigers for the loss.
Second baseman Bobby Grich clouted
two round trippers, but the deciding
blow was a solo blast in the top of th4
ninth by rightfielder Dan Ford to breal
a 7-7 deadlock.
iins Tigers, 8-7
e The score seesawed back and forth half. Righthander Mark Clear was the
k with the Angels tallying runs in the winner for the Angels.
third, fourth, sixth, seventh and ninth The homestand with the Angels con-
inning. tinues this afternoon, when Jack Morris
(4-2) meets Dave Frost (3-3).
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Seaver stifles Phi s
Tom Seaver helped his own cause with
a two-run double and Johnny Bench hit
a two-run homer as the Cincinnati Reds
beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 last
night before a crowd of 50,222.
Seaver saw a streak 27 consecutive
batters retired come to an end in the
Phillies' second, but improved his
seventh-best all-time strikeout record
to 2,801 with six. Seaver had retired the
last 24 hatters he had faced in a 7-1 vic-
tory ovr Montreal Monday night.
THE REDS trailed 3-1 in the fourth
when George Foster and Dan Driessen
singled. Bench grounded out. Foster
moving to third, and scored on Ray
Knight's infield out. Cesar Geronimo
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was walked intentionally, then Seaver
doubled home two runs with a drive into
In the fifth, the Reds boosted their
lead to 6-3 when Bench hit his fifth home
run of the season after Foster had
slammed his third single of the game.
Phillies starter Larry Christenson (1-
4) finished the inning but left fog a pin-
ch-hitter in the bottom of the inning.
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