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Simons leads pack
inNclu tourney
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP)--Jack Nicklaus,
)eing a better host than he planned, get it 8-under and had a couple of
ook himself out of the lead with a fat 76 bogeys. It really felt good to bring it
nd allowed guest Jim Simons to back with that birdie on 18."
establish a 2-shot advantage yesterday But he needed cooperation to take
n the second round of the Memorial sole control of this new, prestigious
Golf Tournament. event.
The baby-faced Simons birdied the Nicklaus, the tournament founder,
inal hole for a 3-under-par 69 and a 137 moving force and defending champion,
otal, 7 shots under par on the course and Gary Player both conveniently
hat Jack built, the 7,101-yard Muirfield providedthat help after sharing the fir-
Village Golf Club layout. st-round lead.
Simons, looking much younger than And Player, the South African who
is 28 years, three-putted for bogey on triggered a three-tournament winning
string with his triumph in the Masters,
For more sports, see still held a piece of the top spot when he
F es ,spage 6 stood in the 18th fairway.
But he missed the green, chipped to
.he 16th and 17th holes before rolling in eight feet and then three-putted on the
a40-footer on the last hole. slick green for a double-bogey 6 that
"I was really pretty disgusted with finished off a round of par 72 and left
myself after those bogeys on 16 and 17,", hm in a rsond a 139.
aid Simons, whose only victory in him in a tie for second at 139.
seve yers f tur ctiitycam inthe Tied for second with Player, and the
even years of tour activity came in the only others in the select field of 105
1977 New Orleans Open. within four strokes of the leader, were
"I haven't played very well for a big Andy Bean, Ed Sneed and Bobby
-ouple of months, haven't been in Wadkins.

The Michigan Daily-Saturday, May 20, 1978-Page 15
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
W L Pct. GB
Detroit-------------21 10 .657 -
Boston--------------23 12 .657 -
New York...........20 13 .606 2
Cleveland-----------16 17 .485 6
Milwaukee----------16 18 .476 6'/2
Baltimore-----------14 19 .424 8
Toronto-------------13 20 .394 9
WEST
Oakland...............22 13 .629 -
California-...........20 14 .588 112
Kansas City-...........18 15 .545 3
Texas-.................17 15 .531 3%1
Minnesota.............13 23 .361 9%2
Seattle-................12 25 .324 11
Chicago ............... 10 21 .323 10
Today's Games
New York (Beattie 2-0) at Toronto (Lemanczyk
O-7 or Garvin 2-1).
Baltimore (Palmer 3-4) at Cleveland (Wise 2-6).
Boston (Eckersley 3-1) at Detroit (Slaton 4-1).
Minnesota (Erickson 2-3) at Kansas City (Gale
3-0).
California (Brett 1-2) at Milwaukee (Travers
0-te.a
Texas (Jenkins 4-tI at Seattle (Abbott 1-2), n.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia-..........18 14 .563 -
Montreal-....:.........18 16 .529 1
Chicago-...............16 17 .485 2%/
New York-.............16 21 .432 4%
Pittsburgh-............14 19 .424 41/z
St. Louis...............14 23 .378 61/2
WEST
San Francisco-......... 22 12 .647 -
Los Angeles-...........21 14 .600 11
Cincinnati.............21 15 .583 2
Houston....-.......... 16 17 .485 51/a
San Diego.............16 18 .471 6
Atlanta................13 20 .394 81/2
Today's Games
Philadelphia (Carlton 4-4) at New York (Bruhert
Pittsburgh (Blyleven 2-4) at Montreal (Twitchell
St. Louis (Forsch 6-2) at Chicago (Lamp 1-4).
San Diego (Perry 2-1) at Cincinnati (Hume 2-5),
twi.
Atlanta (Easterly 0-i) at Houston (Richard 3-3). n.
San Francisco (Barr 2-4) at Los Angeles (Rau
5-0), .

position to really do anything. Tlen I
League Leaders
Based on 75 at bats
AMERICAN LEAGUE
G AB R H Pct.
Carew Min ......... 36 142 25 56 .394
Rice Bsn-........... 35 147 31 53 .361
RroJacks Cl-........ 23 75 8 27 .360
Piniella NY-......... 22 76 11 27 .355
Singleton Bal-....... 26 79 9 27 .342
Cooper Mil-......... 33 131 20 43 .338
Carty Tor .......... 33 117 18 38 .325
Lynn Bsn-........... 32 121 17 39 .322
Lezcano Mil ........ 26 84 15 37 .321
Porter KC .......... 30 109 18 35 .326
Home Runs
Rice, Boston, 11; J Thompson, De-
troit, 10; Baylor, California, 10; G Alex-
ander, Oakland, 9; Zisk, Texas 8.
Runs Batted In
Rice, Boston 36; Staub, Detroit, 28;
Zisk, Texas, 28; Hobson, -boston, 27;
May, Balitmore, 26; Baylor, California,
26.
Pitching (4 Decisions)
Lee, Boston, 6-0, 1.000; Guidry, New
York, 5-0, 1.000; Sosa, Oakland, 4-0,
1.000; Tanana, California, 6-1, .857;
Torrez, Boston, 5-1, .833; Billingham,
Detroit, 4-1, .800; Slaton, Detroit, 4-1,
.800; Figueroa, New York, 4-1, .800;
Jenkins, Texas, 4-1, .800.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
G AB R H Pct.
Burroughs AtI ...... 33 109 15 43 .394
Buckner Chi ........25 103 12 32 .344
Griffey Cin ........ 36 128 23 51 .336
Monday LA ......... 33 114 26 38 .333
RSmith LA ......... 34 120 26 43 .333
Almon SD .......... 34 127 16 42 .331
Driesen Cin ......... 35 129 24 41 .318
Foster Cin .......... 36 148 23 47 .318
Lopes LA...........34 130 28 41 .315
Home Runs
Monday, Los Angeles, 9; Kingman,
Chicago, 8; Luzinski, Philadelphia, 8;
Schmidt, Philadelphia, 7; Bench, Cin-
cinnati, 7; Driessen, Cincinnati, 7; R
Smith, Los Angeles, 7.
Runs Batted In
R Smith, Los Angeles, 30; Driessen,
Cincinnati, 28; Monday, Los Angeles,
27; McCovey, San Francisco, 26; Fos-
ter, Cincinnati, 25; Cey, Los Angeles,
25.
Pitching (4 Decisions)
Norman, Cincinnati, 5-0, 1.000; Rau,
Los Angeles, 5-0, 1.000; Bonham, Cin-
cinnati, 4-0, 1.000; Grimsley, Montreal,
0 857 J4hh',fLe Alglbs,'6-1, .'857;
Blue, San Francisc4 6-, -ik ,
New York, 4-1, .800.

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