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CRENSH AWBALLESTEROS JOIN AOKI:
Trio tied for British Open lead
4DREWS, Scotland (AP)-The this centuries-old layout, the Old Cour- on the left, out of bounds on the right. A did, to putt off the green into a bunker
ly difficult 17th, the famed se at St. Andrews the birthplace and corner of the old course hotel intrudes Bogeys, double bogeys and other assor
Hole," cost Severiano cradle of the game. into the fairway. A road runs along the ted horrors outnumber pars more tha
ros a double bogey and sent Particularly to be reckoned with is right and bites into the green. There are 2-1.
ing back into a tie for the lead the 17th, perhaps the most difficult hole bunkers andswales and hollows. Ballesteros was not the only victin
a Crenshaw and Japan's Isao in golf. It's 461 yards long. heavy rough It's possible, as Scot Brian Barnes From the early lead, Arnold Palme
Aoki in yesterday's second round of the
107th British Open Golf Championship.
BALLESTEROS, the spectacular 21-
year-old Spaniard who has ruled
European golf for two years, held a 2-
stroke lead in this ancient event until he
hit his tee shot out of bounds on the 17th.
This caused him to plunge back into a
tie with Crenshaw and Aoki at 139, 5 un-
Crenshaw had an extremely solid, no-
bogey 69 in the mild, breezy weather.
Aoki, a slender Japanese veteran who
led the first round, putted his way to a
71. The bold Ballesteros, who plans a
full-scale assault on the American tour
next season, recorded a 70 despite his
It was almost as if Crenshaw, who
played well in front of Ballesteros, had
issued a warning.
"THERE'S A LOT to be recokoned
with out there," said gentle Ben, a golf
historian. Crenshaw, as a boy, spent
hours studying maps and diagrams of
FEW PEOPLE would equate the British peni Ith an international ethnic
festival, but there is enough international diversity among the leaders to make
you wonder whether it isn't just that. Isao Aoki (above) of Japan is smiling be-
cause he retained a share of the lead after two rounds at St. Andrews, Soctland.
MAJOR LEAGUE ROUNDUP
Chisox top slumping Yanks, 6-1
NEW YORK-Veteran knuckleballer Wilbur Wood
hurled a six hitter yesterday for his fifth consecutive vic-
tory of the season, retiring 15 batters in one stretch, as the
Chicago White Sox topped the slumping New York
Wood, 10-5, allowed five singles, only one after the third
inning, and Reggie Jackson's leadoff home run, his 14th,
in the ninth,
It was the first victory for the White Sox in six meetings
with the Yankees this season and only their fifth triumph
in 28 games over the last three years. The Yanks have now
lost four games in a row.
Loser Dick Tidrow, 4-7, retired Chicago in order over
the first two innings but was touched for three runs in the
third, two of them unearned. Chet Lemon and Eric
Soderholm opened with singles and two outs later, Garr
singled home the first run. Garcia then ranged far to his
right for Jorge Orta's hopper but muffed the ball.
Bob Molinaro headed for the plate and scored when
Garcia heaved the ball over catcher Mike Heath's head.
Garr also scored from first on the misplay.
The Yankees shook up their lineup, installing Heath as
the catcher, switching the sore-kneed Thurman Munson to
right field and giving the lefty-swinging Thomasson a shot
against all types of pitching.,
Texas outslugs Boston
BOSTON-Toby Harrah clouted two of Texas' five
home runs and Dock Ellis recorded his eighth victory
with ninth-inning relief help from Steve Comer as the
Texas Rangers whipped the Boston Red Sox 12-7 last
The Rangers, who had lost 1 of 13 games before the All-
Star break, jumped on Boston starter Luis Tiant, 7-2, with
three solo homers in the first two innings-including shots
by Juan Beniquez and Al Oliver in the first inning and
Harrah in the second.
The Rangers bombed three Red Sox pitchers for 17 hits,
as the American League East leaders w. routed for one
of the few times thisseason.
Birds hold off Twins
BALTIMORE-Two home runs by Ken Singleton and
one each by Rich Dauer and Dough DeCinces, accounting
for seven runs, powered the Baltimore Orioles to an 8-6
victory over the Minnesota Twins last night.
The triumph ended a four-game losing streak for the
Orioles and halted an eight-game winning streak by the
Mike Flanagan, 13-6, who tied New York's Ron Guidry
for the most victories in the American League, had a no-
hitter until Dan Ford doubled with one out in the sixth as
Minnesota scored its first run.
* * *
Reds nip Mets
CINCINNATI-Doug Flynn, who came to New York
from Cincinnati in the Tom Seaver trade, drove in a run
and scored another last night to help the Mets beat the
Reds 4-2 and hand Seaver his third consecutive loss.
Cincinnati's Pete Rose set a career high with a run-
scoring double in the seventh inning, extending his hitting
streak to 26 games-tops in the major leagues this
* * *
Giants blank Bucs
PITTSURGH-Catcher Marc Hill drove in two runs to
support Bob Knepper's five-hit pitching last night, helping
the San Francisco Giants record their fifth victory in
seven games-a 4-0 triumph over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Knepper, 11-5, allowed only singles while striking out
eight and walking three. Pittsburgh's JohnCandelaria,
8-9, allowed all the runs in three-plus innings.
Expos rip Astros
MONTREAL-Gary Carter's RBI double capped a
four-run sixth inning and backed Ross Grimsley's five-
hitter last night, carrying the Montreal Expos to a 6-0 vic-
tory over thefHouston Astros.
slashed and thrashed his way to a
triple-bogey 7 also with a ball out of
"I DON'T LIKE the hole," Arnold
"It cost me the British Open in 1960. I
played it 5-5-5-4." He lost that title by a
One stroke off the pace were a couple
of longshots, Australian Bob Shearer
and Gary Cullen, a son of British paren-
ts who lives in Kenya. The obscure
Cullen, 23, who never has won a pro
title, had the best round of the tour-
nament, a 67. Shearer had a 69.
DEFENDING CHAMPION Tom
Watson birdied the final hole for a 68
that put him within 2 shots of the lead at
141. He was tied with Tom Kite-a
double bogey victim on the 17th-Tom
Weiskopf and a pair of Japanese, Jum-
bo Ozaki and Tsuneyuki Nakajima.
Kite and Ozaki shot 69s, Nakajima 70
and Weiskopf 72.
Jack Nicklaus, who won his second
British Open title in 1970, the last time
this event was played at St. Andrews,
let some golden opportunities escape
him in his bid for a 15th major
He shot par 72 for 143 despite 2-putting
every green, and missing a seven-foot
eagle putt on thefifth.
NEW YORK (AP) - New York
Yankees' owner George Steinbrenner
offered Billy Martin a proposal that
would provide financial security for the
Yankee manager and his family if the
skipper decided to retire because of
failing health, the New York Daily
News said today.
Steinbrenner offered to extend Mar-
tin's contract, retain him as a con-
sultant and work with him on his goal of
establishing a camp for boys, if the
manager retired for health reasons, the
MARTIN'S PHYSICAL appearance
has grown haggard-looking this season
and several of his close friends have
suggested that he resign before his
Steinbrenner offered fhe proposal ina
meeting Thursday but Martin, whose
contract expires in 1979, declined the of-
"I'm not a quitter," Martin said. "I
want to try to win this thing. I owe it to
Yankee fans all over the country to stay
and see if I can turn this thing around."
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