THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Fry To Advance
Byrd, Wood Beaten as
McSpaden Is Victor
SPOKANE. Wash., Aug. 17.-(.P)-
While the two tournament hotshots
breezed through to easy victories, two
other name players were tumbled out
of competition today to provide the
upsets of second round matches of
the 1944 National P.G.A. golf cham-
Byron Nelson, Toledo, O., and Har-
old McSpaden, Philadelphia, raced
through their 36-hole matches, the
former walloping Mark Fry, Oak-
land, 7 and 6, and McSpaden taking
the measure of Fred Annon, Mam-
aroneck, N.Y., 8 and 7.
Their wins were expected, there-
fore it was just so much routine, but
the dunping of duration U.S. Open
champion Craig Wood of Mamaron--
eck and Sam Byrd, of Detroit, Mich.,
furnished the thrills for a gallery
that numbered more than three
Art Bell, lanky San Francisco
power hitter, ousted Wood by a 3 and
2 count. It was no more surprising
than the 2 and 1 win posted for.
Charles Congdon, Tacoma, Wash.,
over Byrd, the ex-New York Yankee
outfielder. Byrd and Wood, inciden-
tally, are the third and fourth high-
est money winners for the year;' trail-
ing McSpadennand Nelson.
Nelson fired his fourth consecutive
69, against the par .72 Manito course
in his morning round with Fry, yet
held only a 1-up lead because of his
The Oaklander had a blow-up,
which included a streak of hooked
drives, on the third nine when Nelson
built upt a five-hole margin,. Mc-
Spaden ran away from Annon with
a 4-up lead at the 9th; 5-up 18th
with 70 shots and 7 up at the 27th.
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By HANK MANTHO
Daily Sports Editor
Will a New P.G.A. Golf Champ Be Crowned?
DOWN THROUGH the years, there have been various debates by coaches,
players, and others as to which sport does more for building the body
of an athlete. Since the beginning of the war, this question' has changed
slightly and is now viewed with the idea of which sport is the best condi-
tioner for military service.
Many authorities claim that the body contact presented in football
makes that sport the best preparation for service men. However, W. H.
(Billy) Thom, veteran Indiana University and former Olympic match coach,
differs in his opinion, and states that wrestling will do more for condition-
ing and preparation for actual combat than will any other sport.
"The wrestler is on his own and so is the soldier or Marine in the
hand to hand fighting we have seen in the Pacific and in Italy and
as we shall see in future invasions," stated Coach Thom, who in six-
teen years at Indiana University has produced 26 Western Conference
and'12 National intercollegiate individual wrestling champions.
[AVING participated in both sports and taking full use of my preroga-
tive, this scribe would also cast his lot with Coach Thom, and in this
respect, go against the critics.
Once a boy goes in for wrestling, he is given a chance for self-expression,
and when he enters a wrestling match the final outcome is his sole respon-
sibility. He makes his decisions as an individual, and his whole battle is
fought on his own intelligence and initiative. Taking into cognizance
all reports which have emanated from the various battlefronts, these same
elements have meant either life or death for our fighting men when they
came into contact with the enemy.
A lot of people have had the idea that wrestlers are thugs and very
crude. Where this expression and! description of a wrestler originated,
I can easily guess, but it is not the professional ranks of this sport that
I uphold. If these very same people formulate opinions of intercollegi-
ate wrestling with this prejudice in mind, then they should be consis-
tent and judge all other sports the same way; for the "grunt and
groan" man is- the same as any other college student on any specific
JN RECENT years, there has been an increased interest in wrestling, not
only from the point of view of the spectators, but also many of the
students in the different P. E. M. classes have asked to go out for the team.
But the recent actions of Athletic Director H. O. "Fritz" Crisler, who,
in a sudden move to reduce the athletic budget, dismissed Ray Courtright,
wrestling mentor, brought many speculations that wrestling would be
dropped, as was hockey.
However, Coach Crisler has promised that as long as any other Big
Ten school has wrestling, Michigan will have a team to compete. And it
is my fervent belief and hope that in
these times when individual initia-
tive and self-expression is needed
more than ever, that a sport which
does more to promote these ele-
ments than any other, is not ban-
ned from the athletic program.
By WHITNEY MARTIN this year is a little on the synthetic
Associated Press Correspondent i1order originated with Duke Ridgley,
NEW YORK, Aug. 17.-They will who writes a sprightly column in the
crown a new P.G.A. champion at Huntington, W.Va., Herald-Dispatch.
Spokane Sunday. Or will they? Duke has more than a gabbing inter-
They will if they can conveniently est in the status of the winner of the
forget the P.G.A. already has a current tournament, as he was the
champion, prevented by duty in the first "we want Sam Snead" man, and
armed service, or at least by an in- Sam Snead, now in the Navy, won
jury connected with that duty, from the last P.G.A. tournament played.'
defending his title. And winning a Duke has much logic to back his
title without defeating a defending argument that the winner of the
champion always leaves the crown durrent tournament will be a stand-
with a rather tinny sound. in champion at best, although prob-
The idea that the championship ably the world's highest paid stand-
in. He stands to make a few thous-
and out of the tourney proper, and
maybe some thousands more through
the by-products of his victory, al-
though the by-product business isn't
quite as brisk as it was in the lush
days before the war.
Anyway, Duke says that, because
Joe Louis is in the service and unable
to do anything about it, doesn't mean
a couple of stumble bums could stage
a fight with the winner crowning
Not that the field in the .Spokane
tournament is made up of golf stum-
ble bums. With maybe three or four
notable exceptions, it probably is as
good a field as the meet ever had.
But the fact remains, the defending
champion isn't there to protect his
crown. If he was absent through
choice that would be different, but
Snead has no choice in the matter.
Snead won the 1942 tournament at
Atlantic City. This was his first vic-
tory in a national tournament, al-
though he is rated by many as the
best played living. He came within a
whisper of winnhig the National
Open at Philadelphia in 1939.
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