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Page Eight


Saturday, June 16, 1973

Player still
leads Open;
Borek fires
record 65
OAKMONT, Pa. (4P) - Gary Player saved a 70 with deft play
around the greens but saw some surprise challengers whittle
away at his lead yesterday in the second round of the United
States Open Golf Championship.
Player, who had a brilliant 67 in Thursday's opening round, had
to scramble for his 137 total, five under par on the 6,921 yards
of worry and woe that make up the Oakmont Country Club
He saw his three-stroke advantage dwindle to a single shot.
But the diminutive Johannesburg rancher wasn't worried about
the second-day heroics that included a 65 by a man who wasn't
supposed to be playing, club pro Gene Borek.
"I'm not concerned with individuals," said Player, who has
spent most of the year recovering from surgery. "My opponent
now is the golf course."
The giants of the game - Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Arnold
Palmer - stayed in contention, but it remained for Jim Colbert
and the obscure Borek to make the big moves in the most pres-
tigious of all the world's golf championships.
Colbert, a 32-year-old journeyman tourist from Kansas who
was trailed by "my private gallery" including his wife and three
children, fashioned a 68 in the muggy heat and moved within
one shot of the front-running Player at 138.
Next came Nicklaus, the defending champion and pre-tourney
favorite to win his fourth U.S. Open title, New Zealand left-
hander Bob Charles and skinny Johnny Miller, all tied at 142,
just three strokes back of Player.
All three posted 69s.
Nicklaus, who drove a par four for an eagle two in Thursday's
round, again had some spectacular shots.
Borek, a 36-year-old club pro
from East Norwich, NY., was
the"big surprise of the day. His
six-under-par effort set the
course record and was just one
stroke off the lowest score ever
shot in any U.S. Open.
g e rs t"I was just trying to make
ifE ~ r S the cut said the father of four.
le got in as a last-minute su-
stitute for Dave Hill, who with-
drew after playing four holes
of practice round Tuesday.
Borek's 142 total put him in a
tie with Trevino, Palmer, streak-
er Daily ing Tom Weiskopf and 52-year-old
Julius Boros.
Trevino slipped to a 72 and
ducked any interviews for a trip
to the practice green for some
work. Boros and Weiskopf had
69s and Palmer took another 71.
It was something of a disap-
pointment for Palmer, who ap-
peared ready to make one of his
geles Dodgers for their seventh fabled charges - then bogeyed
straight triumph. three of five holes.
Bailey's homer, No. 9 on the "I three-putted and it just
year, came . against reliever seemed to turn things around,"
George Culver, 2-4, and snapped he said.
a 3-3 tie which the Dodgers had Colbert, who finished third in
gained in their half of the the 1971 American national cham-
eighth. pionship, said he thrives on the
Joe Ferguson knocked in the pressure of this tournament.
tying run for the Dodgers with a "To measure yourself, you
single in the top of the eighth. have to play in the Open," he
Ken Sin leton's bad - ho sin- said.

AP Photo
LEE TREVINO, who is considerably more serious about his golf game and sundry other problems
this year than he has been in past years, chips the ball toward the third hole pin in the second round
of the U. S. Open yesterday. Serious Lee shot a 70 to move him, giving him a 142, five strokes off Gary
Player's pace.,


Twins bomb


By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Bobby Darwin
drove in seven runs with two
homers and two singles, leading
the Minnesota Twins to a 13-6
victory over the Detroit Tigers
last night.
Teammate Harmon Killebrew
added four RBIs in the 17-hit
assault, knocking in two runs
each with a single and double.
Detroit's Jim Perry, 7-5, mak-
ing his first pitching start against
his former teammates, was rack-
ed for four runs in the first
inning and didn't retire a batter
before Woodie Fryman relieved
Major LeagL
Milwaukee 31 27 .534 -
New York 31 28 .525 }
Baltimore 2026.51t 1
Deteait0030 28.5170
Bosta 20 28 .401 2
Cleveland 22 37 .372 5').
Chicago 32 23 .581 -
Minnesota 31 25 .553 1 '
Kansass Ciiy t3 oo .523t 3
California 29 27 .518 4
Oakland 31 29 .517 4
Tesas 19 00 .040 13
Yesterday's Results
Baltimore 1, Texas 0
Minnesota 13, Detroit 6
Kansas City 7, Cleveland 2
Milwaukee 1, Chicago 0
Boston at Oakland, inc.
New York at California, inc.
Today's Games
Minnesota (Blylevan 7-7) at De-
troit (Coleman 10-5)
Boston (Lee 7-2 or Tiant 7-6) at
Oakland (Blue 5-3)
Kansas City (Busby 3-7) at Cleve-
land (Wilcox 4-3 or Boston 2-6)
Texas (Dunning 0-3) at Baltimore
(Palmer 6-4)
New York (Dobson 1-0) at Califor-
nia (Ryan 7-7)
Milwaukee (Parsons 2-4) at Chicago
(Stone 2-i)


Darwin began his big night
with an RBI single in the first
inning. He then blasted a two-run
homer in the third, a two-run
single in the fourth and a two-
run homer in the sixth.
Prior to last night's deadline
for trading, the Tigers sent pitch-
er Tom Timmerman and minor
league infielder Kevin Collins to
Cleveland for reliever Ed
Galloping Giants
Covey ripped a three-run homer
ue Standings
w 1, Pct. GP,
Chticago 30 25 .582 -
ontreal 29 25 .537 31/
St. Louis 28 30 .482 6,!
New York 26 29 .472 7
Pittsburgh 24 30 .444 8')
Philadelphia s 24 35 .407 11
San Francisc's 40 20 (610 -
Los Angeles 37 25 /596 1'
ouston 35 29 .547 4'1
Cincinnati 32 04 .53 0
Atlanta 27 34 .46 11
San Diego 20 43 .317 19
Yesterday's Results
Atlanta 8, Chicago 3
San Francisco 4, Philadelphia 3, 10 inn.
Montreal 4, Los Angees 0
New York 5, San Diego 2
Houston 3, St. Louis 2
Today's Games
Los Angeles (Osteen 7-3) at Mon-
treal (Stoneman 1-2)
Pittsburgh (Briles 3-6) at Cincin-
nati (Gullett 6-4)
Chicago (Reuschel 7-4) at Atlanta
(Niekro 6-2)
San Francisco (Marichal 6-5) ,at
Philadelphia (Ruthven 1-5)
San Diego (Caldwell 3-8) at New
York (Koosman 5-5)
SCs Louis(Gibson 4-6) at Houston
(Forseb 6-6)

in the 10th inning last night, mov-
ing San Francisco to a 4-3 vic-
tory over Philadelphia.
McCovey's 13th homer of the
year greeted reliever Mac Scarce
after he took over for Billy Wil-
son following walks to Tito Fu-
entes and Garry Maddox.
The Phillies got two of those
runs back in the bottom of the
ninth when Willie Montanez sin-
gled and Greg Luzinski homered
with two out. But reliever Elias
Sosa got the next batter to nail
down the victory for Ron Bryant,
who became the N a t i o n a l
League's first 11-game winner.
Bryant and Wayne Twitchell
were in a scoreless duel until the
seventh when San Francisco's
Bobby Bonds homered with two
out. It was Bonds' 16th of the
Bonds' home run ended a
string of 24 scoreless innings for
Exciting Expos
MONTREAL - Bob Bailey
slugged a solo home run with one
out in the eighth inning, powering
the Montreal Expos to a 4-3 vic-
tory last night over the Los An-

gle with two out in the bottom of
the sixth scored two runs and
gave the Expos a 3-2 lead.
Hammering Hank
ATLANTA - Hank Aaron and
Darrell Evans belted home runs
last night and the streaking
Atlanta Braves won their fifth in
a row with an 8-3 victory over
the Chicago Cubs.
Aaron's blast, his 17th this
year and 690th lifetime, triggered
a three-run fourth in which the
Braves went in front to stay 4-3.
The solo blast was a line drive
over the left field fence, leaving
Aaron 24 short of Babe Ruth's
all-time record of 714.
Evans smacked his 15th of the
year in the first, a towering blast
over the center field fence off
Cub starter Bill.Bonham, 4-1.

Halfway mark
Gary Player 67-70-137
Jim Colbert 70-68-138
Johnny Miller 71-69-140
Bob Charles 71-69-1405
Jack Nicklaus 01-69-140
Julios Boros 73-69-142
Gene Borek 77-00.142
Arnold Palmer 71-71-142
Tom weiskopf 73-69-142
Lee Treviao 70-72-142
John Schice 73-70-143i
Ray Floyd 70-73-143
Lanny Wadkins 74-69-143
Bert Yancey 73-70-143
a-Vinnie Giles 74-69-143
Tom Shaw 73-71-144
Ralph Johnston 71-73-144
Rocky Thompson 73-71-144
Jerry Heard 74-70-144
Bud Allin 78-67-145
Gene Littler 71-74-145
Miller Barber 74-71-145
Al Geiberger 73-72-145
Chi Chi Rodriquez 75-71-146
Tommy Aaron 78-71-149
George Bayer 72-77-149
Frank Beard 74-75-149
Sam snead 75-74-149
George Archer 76-73-149
Lee Elder 72-77-149

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