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Poue 16-Friday. July 13. 1979-The Michigan Daily


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Janson, Erskine renew rivalry

By UnitedPress nternational
Lynn Janson and Randy Erskine
renewed their college rivalry
yesterday by heading the front-
runners in the opening round of the
60th annual Michigan Open Cham-
Janson, who wore the green and
white of Michigan State, grabbed the
top spot with a 3-under par 68 over
the University of Michigan golf
course to take a one-stroke edge
over three players at 69.
Among those at 2-under was
defending champion Erskine, the
Battle Creek native who captained
the U-M team during his college
days. Also at 69 were unheralded
Tommy Horton of Huntington Woods
and Dave Smith of Bloomfield Hills.
AT 1-UNDER 70 were four
players: Jim Franklin, Brien Char-
ter, Glenn Hall and veteran Gene
Bone, Michigan Open champion in
1965-66. -Another foursome posted
par rounds of 71.
Janson, 31, who recently survived
the 36-hole cut in the U.S. Open in
Toledo and tied for 32nd place,
became the outright leader by
knocking in a 20-foot birdie putt on
the final hole.
"I putted very well," said the
Comstock Park resident, who serves

as head pro at Greenridge Country
Club near Grand Rapids.
"I'M VERY happy with my round.
But I can't be considered the
favorite on one good round, although
it's nice to have that solid round," he
Erskine, also 31, is the top choice in
this event. He still plays the PGA
tour on a regular schedule and cap-
tured last year's Michigan Open
crown by five shots with a finishing
"I could have shot in the 20s on the
back side," said Erskine, who
brought his round respectability
with a closing 32 on the final nine
holes. "I hit all the greens on the
back side and missed three birdie
putts between 7 and 9 feet."
ERSKINE WAS 1-over par after
bogeys on Nos. 6 and 8. He then ran
in a 50-foot birdie putt on No. 10 and
shaved another stroke from par with
an 8-footer on No. 11.
"Those birdies on Nos. 10 and 11
really came at the right time," he
said. "They really picked me up."
The 170-member field returned
Friday for the second round of the
$20,000 tournament and will be
reduced to the low 70 plus ties after
the 36-hole cut.

Daily Photo by JIM KRUZ
THE FIRST ROUND scores are in for the $20,000 Michigan Open and the
leader all by himself is Michigan pro Lynn Janson from Comstock Park.
The event, held for the second year on the University of Michigan course,
is a 72-hole affair running through Sunday. The course is in excellent shape
and set up tougher than last year, as this fellow in the peacock pants tees
up behind the creek on No. 10.

Tigers take first game from Sox

CHICAGO (AP> - Unbeaten rookie
Pat Underwood won his fourth major
league game, combining with Aurelio
Lopez on a five-hitter as the Detroit
Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 4-1 in
the opener of a Thursday twi-night
The loss snapped Chicago's four-
game winning streak. Fred Howard, 1-
4, was the loser.
The Tigers stole five bases, including
two by Ron LeFlore, who leads the
majors with 47. Three of the steals
figured in the scoring.
Lou Whitaker walked with one out in
the first and went to third on a single by
Rusty Staub. Staub stole second and
when-catcher Mike Colbern threw wild
into center, Whitaker scored. .
Jerry Morales reached on an error in
the second, stole second and scored on a
triple. A walk to Staub and singles by
Champ Summers and Morales provided
another run in the third. Summers
singled in the sixth, stole second and
scored on a single by Lance Parrish.
Chicago scored in the second on a
single by Rusty Torres and a double by
Greg Pryor. Underwood then retired 12
in a row before Chet Lemon singled
with two out in the sixth. Underwood
went 7% innings before yielding to
Rodriguez, who picked up his fifth save.
American League
Milwaukee S. Toronto 3
Detroit4,Chicagol (ustgame)
National League
Phadelpia 4, San Diego 3

The, veond ganse of lat night's
dtonbleherder bereen the Detroit Tiirerx andl
C~hicago Whit. Sox w-as dteli ' ved n hoar-andi-
a-hat/ dur to the "anti-dixro metee-- than took
place on the field htreen gamnex. Drnit"
Anti-disco riot
CHICAGO (UPI)-Thousands of
unruly spectators set bonfires and
slung record albums on the playing
field at Comiskey Park last night
during an "anti-disco" demonstration.
Police in riot gear finally restored or-
der about an hour after the start of the
melee, which delayed more than an
hour the start of the second game of a
double-header between the Chicago
White Sox and Detroit Tigers.
ABOUT 35 police officers wearing
blue helmets with face visors and
carrying riot batons marched through
the outfield to clear off stragglers from
a mob that originally numbered about
A handful of spectators were taken
from the field in handcuffs. A police
spokesman said "we are making
White Sox officials feared for a time
they might be forced to forfeit the game
if the crowd could not be controlled.
Detroit won the first game 4-1
derson announced his team would play
the second game under protest because
of the condition of the field, which was
pockmarked from numerous bonfires.
Sox owner Bill Veeck, a veteran
promoter, addressed the mob from a
-microphone placed behind home plate"

but failed to win their attention. another 20,000 were turned away at the
The situation developed after a gates.
promotional stunt sponsored by radio
station WLUP-FM. Fans who came to DURING THE BREAK between
the park with a disco record were ad- games, WLUP disc jockey Steve Dahl
mitted for 98 cents. Sox officials gathered thousands of the disco records
estimated about 55,000 fans-standing and packed them into a large wooden
room only-jammed into the park and box in center field.
Major League Standings

W L Pct. GB
Baltimore ............. 57 30 .655 -
Boston ........ . 53 32 .624 3
Milwaukee . ...........50 30 .560 71.,
New York.. ..... 40 .545 9%/
Cleveland ..................... 42 46 .483 15
Detroit .................... 41 44 .42 15
Toronto... . . 0 . . 61 .315 30
California ............. . 52 38 .570 -
Texas ......................... 49380 .563 112
Minnesota ..................... 46 40 .535 4
Kansas City ................... 43 44 .494 72
Chicago .......................40 46 .465 tO
Seattle ................ 39 51 .433 13
Oakland ...................... 25 66 .275 27%
Today's Games
Minnesota (Goltz, 7-6) at Toronto (Lemenczyk,
New York (Tiant,6-3)atCalifornia (Ryan, 11-6),.n
Cleveland (Wise, 8-5) at Milwaukee (Caldwell,
10), a
Detroit (Petry, 0-1) at Chicago (Baungarten,
Texas (Comer, 9-) at Kansas City (Leonard,
5-5), n
Boston (Renko, 7-3) at Oakland (Morgan. 0-3).n
Baltimore (McGregor, 3-2) at Seattle (Jones,
2-), n
Tomorrow's Games
Minnesota at Toronto
Boston at Oakland
Cleveland at Milwaukee, n
Texas at KansasCity,a
New Yok at Caorno, n
Baltimore at Seattle, n

W L Pct. GB
Montreal ............... 48032 .600 -
Chicago .... 44 37 .543 4',
Pittshargh ........43 38 .531 5'2
Philadelphia .................. 46 41 .529 5',
St.Louis.......................42 41 .506 7',
New York .............. 33 40 .407 151
Houston ............... 53 37 .509 -
Cincinnati ................. 47 42 .s28 5'
San Francisco .................43 45 .489 9
Sen Diego .........41 50 .451 12't
Atlanta . . .............38 50 .432 14
Los Angeles ................... 36 53 .404 16'4
Today's Games
San Francisco (Knopper, 6-3) and Halicki, 5-4 or
Nastu, 3-4) at New York (Kobel, 3-4 and Hassler,
2-2), 2, t-n
San Diego (Perry. 9-6 and Owchinko, 3-5 or
Rasmussen, 3-8) at Montreal (Grimsley, 8-s and
Lee, 9-4) 2. t-n
Pittsburgh (Rooker, 2-3) at Atlanta (P. Niekro,
Chicago (Lamp. 6-4) at Cincinnati (Norman,
Los Angeles (Sutcliffe, 8-7) at Philadelphia (Noes.
St.Louis (Martinez, 6-3) at Houston (K. Forsch,
Tomorrow's Games
Los Angeles at Philadelphia
San Franciscoat New York
San Diego at Montreal,.
Pittsburgh at Atlanta.n
,St. Louis at Houston, a

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