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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, July 15, 1978-Page 15

BRITISH OPEN ENTERS FOURTH DAY
atson and Oosterhuis lead ack
ST. ANDREWS (AP)-Tom Watson
pulled himself together after four shaky|
holes, fought his way to a wind-blown, 2-
under-par 70 and tied the gangling
Peter Losterhuis for the third-round
lead yesterday in the jammed-up 107th
British Open Golf Championship.
"My mind was wandering," said
Watson. "I just didn't feel proper. I
really didn't get organized until the bir- .
die on the fifth hole. I don't know what
was wrong. I just couldn't get my mind
on what I was doing.
Oosterhuis, a 6-foot-4 Englishman
who once dominated Europen golf and
then tried the American tour with indif-
ferent succuess, had a solid, no-bogey
69 and tied Watson's 54-hole total of 211.
That's 5 under par on the historic Old
Course at St. Andrews, 6,933 yards of
mounds and dunes and hollows and .
swales that served as the birthplace of
golf.
But there were four more men at 212
and four more at 213, leaving an inter-
national field of 10-six of them
Americans-locked within 2 shots of
each other going into today's final
round of the chase for this ancient title. ars
If a champion is not decided in the x
regulation 72 holes, an 18-hole playoffs
will be held Sunday. #
Tied at 212, a single stroke back, were
Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, Simon
Owen of New Zealand and Isac Aoki of
Japan. Aoki and Crenshaw, who shared
the secound round lead, had 73s in the AP°Photo
blustery winds. Nicklaus shot a 69 and
Owen had a 67 that, he admitted, left JACK NICKLAUS swings from the fourth tee during yesterday s play in the British Open. The end of the third day saw
him "a bit surprised." Tom Watson and Britain's Peter Oosterhuis tied at 211, while Nicklaus was one shot back with 212.

Unable to leave loser,
Red to stay Celt GM

Baseball's To Ten

BOSTON (AP) - Red Auerbach
spurned an offer to run the New York
Knicks and said yesterday he will stay
with the Boston Celtics, seeking to
rebuild the former NBA powerhouse
under its new owners.
Only three days ago, the Celtics'
president and general manager was
ready to jump ship, furious at new
owner John Y. Brown for swinging a
major player trade without giving the
legendary NBA wheeler-dealer advan-
ce notice.
BROWN SAID in a telephone inter-
view from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that
he and Auerbach so far have "an oral
understanding," not a formal written
contract.
contract.
"I look to Red to run things," Brown
said. "It just took some time to get to
know each other."
"I'm going to run the club just the
Reduced Rates
for
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way it's always been run," Auerbach
said. "I've always consulted with
owners and I will consult with Brown."
AUERBACH SAID he was flattered by
the Knicks' offer, made Thursday at the
apartment of Madison Square Garden
boss Sonny Werblin.
"Money wasn't even mentioned,"
Auerbach said, adding that he could not
yet reveal which other NBA club also
made an offer. Auerbach also backed
off from an employment package he
proposed to CBS-TV.
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
G AB R B Pct.
Carew Min ........ 77 287 50101 .352
Lynn Bsn ........... 76 280 44 93 .332
Lezcano Mil ........ 72 235 42 77 .328
Cubbage Min ....... 66 201 22 65 .323
Rice Bsn ........... 84 351 62 112 .319
Whitakr Det ........ 72 243 33 77 .317
GBrett KC .......... 70 280 41 88.314
RoJackson Cl....... 69 242 31 75 .310
Sundberg Tex ...... 79 275 26 85 .309
Piniella NY......... 61 214 28 66 .308

NATIONAL LEAGUE
G AS R B Pct.
Burroughs At ...... 79 259 36 84 .324
Parker Pg .......... 71 283 42 89 .314
Simmons StL ....... 87 299 44 93 .311
Madlock SF ........ 62 230 36 71.309
Clark SF ........... 84 31853 98 .308
EValentine Mtl ..... 83 313 38 96 .307
Rose Cin ........... 86 365 60111 .304
Griffey Cin ......... 87 352 51 107 .304
Puhl Htn ........... 76 314 42 95 .303
Foster Cin .......... 86 338 51 102 .302

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