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Page Twelve


Friday, June 18, 1971


/ Harris
r710k;ARDMORE, Pa. (A") - Long-
k7 shot Labron Harris, a non-
winner in seven -years on the
pro tour, fired an early 67, then
sat back and watched it stand
" up as the first-round lead in the
Y, 'United States Open Golf Cham-
pionship yesterday.
;4 / ;/± "fPlayer after player made a
move at the 6-foot-4 former Na-
' tional Amateur champ, but each
one faded back in the grinding
- .:pressure of this most presti-
7 gious of all the world's golf
Their collapses left the 29-
' year-old Harris with a one-
/ ,.stroke lead over 40-year-old Bob
Goalby, a form e r Masters
{4f'champion, brash young Lanny
Wadkins, the current National
Amateur titleholder from Rich-
- lYmond, Va., and veteran pro
/fDoug Sanders, winner of 18 tour
events but never a major title.
Larry Hinson, the personable
7 /"..ra young man who conquered the
-Associated Press disability of a polio-withered
ARNOLD PALMER blasts the ball from a fourth hole sand trap left arm to forge a place for
onto the green in the first round of play yesterday in the U.S. himb lf on the probcircuit,ach
Open golf championship. Palmer shot a rather disappointing 73, lenges.
putting him six strokes back of early leader Labron Harris. But the tricky and treacher-
Tigers stop Sudden Sam ,4-3

leads U.S. Open

ous Merion Golf Club course, a
tiny terror of only 6,544 yards
but featuring knee-deep rough
and scores of distinctive white-
sand traps, caught up with both
of them.
Jack Nicklaus, a heavy favor-
ite to make this his third Na-
tional Open crown, Jim Colbert,
a one-time football player at
Kansas State, and former PGA
champion Bobby Nichols, were
tied at 69.
"I felt like I played a heck of
a lot better than 69," Nicklaus
said. "From where I hit it, it
could have been a lot better-
66 or 67.
Lee Trevino, a two-time win-
ner this season and second to
Nicklaus on the money-winning
list, knocked in a 30-foot putt
on the final hole for a 70.
He headed a big group tied at
that figure, among them Mas-
ters champion Charles Coody,
Tomn Weiskopf and rookie pro
Ralph Johnston, the first man
off the tee who had a remark-M
able round of seven birdies, five
bogeys and a double bogey.
Some of the great stars of the
game had their problems on the
warm and sunny day, however,
and South African Gary Player
was the victim of a couple of
hecklers on the 16th and 17th
Arnold Palmer, the 41-year-
old all-time leading money win-
ner, was disappointed after tak-
ing a 73. Billy Casper, a two-
time winner of this title, Na-
tional Senior champion Julius
Boros and veteran Gene Littler
all had 74s.

Orr inks
The rich get richer or so it
seemed as far as Michigan
basketball fortunes were con-
cerned yesterday as Wolverine
basketball coach John Orr an-
nounced the signing of a letter
of intent by still another fine
player, Joe Johnson of Detroit
Johnson, a 6-0, 150 pound,
extremely fast guard, a team-
mate of Lindsay Hairston, con-
trolled the ball for the fine
Kettering team that captured
the state championship.
Named to the third team, All-
State team, Johnson was also ,
tabbed as the MVP in the East-
West All-Star Game held. at
Olympia a few weeks ago from a
For Villanova's reaction to
the Howard Porter affair and
other interesting tidbits, see
Page 7. 0
list of players that included
Campy Russell, another Mich-
igan signee, and Hairston.
Orr says Johnson, who has
"great hands, plays excellently,
is a fine ball-handler," and will
be counted on to "set up the
big men."

By The Associated Press
CLEVELAND - Bill Freehan
hit two doubles and a single
and Norm Cash tripled to lead
the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 vic-
tory over Cleveland last night,
snapping a six-game winning
streak for Indians' southpaw
Sam McDowell.
The Tigers took a 2-0 lead in
the fifth as pitcher Les Cain,
5-1, drove in the first run with
a sisgle and Aurelio Rodriguez
the second with a single.
Ed Brinkman made it 3-0 in
the sixth with a bases-loaded
sacrifice fly, driving in Ike
Brown, who had walked and
gone to third on Freehan's
ground-rule double.
Cash's triple and Freehan's
USC defends
diamond title;
upends SIU
OMAHA (AP) - Southern Cali-
fornia parlayed 10 hits and the
pitching of Steve Busby into a
7-2 victory over Southern Illinois
last night, successfully defending
its College=World Series Title.
The title was the seventh for
the top - ranked Trojans - and
their third in four years. Coach
Bob Dedeaux' team finished with
a 53-13 record.
Third - ranked Southern Illinois
43-9 took a 1-0 lead in the sec-
and inning on singles by Dan
Radison and 'Larry Calufelli, plus
a sacrifice fly, but USC scored
in each of the next three iniings
for a 5-1 lead.
Craig-Perkins and Frank Al-
fano added back-to-back home
runs for a 7 - 1 Southern Cal
margin in the seventh. Alfano
finished with three runs batted
Busby, a junior first team All-
American who was beaten 8-1 by
Southern Illinois last Sunday,
finished with an eight-hitter and
struck out five including the
final man with the bases loaded.

second double gave the Tigers
their fourth run in the eighth
off reliever Phil Hennigan.
Hooton halted
CHICAGO - Don Kessinger
opened the bottom of the 10th
inning with his sixth hit of the
game and scored on Ron Santo's
double, lifting the Chicago Cubs
to a 7-6 victory over the St.
Louis Cardinals yesterday.
Kessinger, who doubled in the
eighth when the Cubs tied it
6-6 and also had four other sin-
Murray -qualifies
Wolverine hurdling ace God-
frey Murray qualified for the
semifinals in the 120-yard high
hurdles yesterday at the NCAA
outdoor track championships.
Murray's time was 14.1 seconds.
gles, singled in the 10th and
advanced on a sacrifice. Then,
after Billy Williams was pur-
posely walked, Santo singled .o
score Kessinger.
Kessinger also was sent home
by a Santo single after doubling
in the eighth.
The Cubs staked Burt Hooton,
the 21-year-old University of
Texas star making his major
league debut, to a 3-0 lead in
the first two innings but the
right-hander with the knuckle-
curve couldn't hold it.
Orioles stop Yanks
BALTIMORE - A two-run
h om er by Ellie Hendricks,
which cleared the fence after
bouncing off -'leaping Bobby
Murcer's glove, gave the Balti-
more Orioles a 3-1 victory over
the New York Yankees last
Murcer was a couple feet shy
of the center field fence but he
failed to hold the sixth-inning
fly, which followed a walk to
Frank Robinson and snapped a
1-1 tie.
Pat Dobson evened his record
at 4-4 for the American League's

East Division leaders while stop-
ping the Yanks on five hits.
Baltimore, which has won 12
of its last 14, tied it in the
fourth off loser Mel Stottlemyre,
7-5, on a double by Hendricks
and two flies to right-field-the
later by Dave Johnson.
Reds rout Braves
lin scattered seven hits to com-
plete his first game of the year
and Lee May knocked in three
runs as the Cincinnati Reds
stopped the Atlanrta Braves 5-1
last night.
The Braves reached McGloth-
lin for their only run in the first
when Sonny Jackson singled
and eventually scored on an-
other single by Darrell Evans.
The Reds took the lead with
two runs in the third as Hal
McRae's single scored one run
and May's sacrifice the other.
George Foster, who tripled to
open the fourth, scored on a
ground-out by Pat Corrales, and
Cincinnati got another run in
the fifth on successive doubles
by McRae and May.

Major League Standings

w i L cPt.
Baltimore 38 21 .644
iDetroit 36 27 .57i
Rostten 34 27 .557
New York 29 34 .460
Cleveland C2 33 .459
washington 21 38 .356
Oakiand 4i 21 .661
Kansas City 33 25 .569
Minnesota S1 32 .492
Caiftornia 29 36 .446
Chicago 22 35 .386
Milwaukee 22 35 .386
Yesterday's Results
Dietroit 4, Cieveland 3
Baitimoce 3, New York 1
Kansas City 5, California0
Chicago at Minnesota, inc.
Other clubs not scheduied
Today's Games
Roston at washington
Detroit at Cleveland
New York at Baltimore
Caifoenia at Kansas City
Chicago at Minnesota
Oakland at Milwaukee
~~ ~ ~ ~a


W L Pet.
Pittsburgh 40 24 .625
New York 34 CS .576
St. Louis 36 30 .548
Chicago 32 32 .500
Montreal 25 32 .439
Philadelphia 25 36 .410
San Francisco 41 25 .621
Los Angeles 35 29 .547
Hlouston 31' 33 .484
Atlanta 30 37 .443
Cincinnati 28 36 .438
San Diego 23 41 .359
Yesterday's Results
Chicago 7, St. Louis 6
Cincinnati 5, Atlanta 1
Today's Games
Philadelphia at New York
Montreal at Pittsburgh
Atlanta at Cincinnati
San Diego at San Francisco
Houston at Los Angeles


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