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									4B       Morning News • Thursday, May 28, 1998 * * * *

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kenyan on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in NCAAs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        By Pttt Herrtra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Associated Press

                                       ;                                                                                                                                                                                                       ALBUQUERQUE.            N.M —
                                       oi?r glance                                                                                                                                                                                          Kenyans are accustomed to being in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the lead pack, although usually in a
PGA TOUR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    marathon, not golf.
Memorial Tournament                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Meet Hardeep Singh, an iron-thin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sikh with a solid swing and nerves to
Site: Dublin, Ohio.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         match.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The 22-year-old native of Nairobi
Course: MuirfiekJ Village Golf Club (7,163 yards, per 72).                                                                                                                                                                                  made it to the leader board
Purse: $2.2 million.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday with a 4-underpar 68 in
Winner's share: $396,000.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the first round of the NCAA champi-
Television: ESPN (Thursday, 4-6 p.m.; Friday. 1:30-3:30 p.m.) and ABC                                                                                                                                                                       onships.
   (Saturday, 4-6<>.m.; Sunday, 3 6 p.m.).                                                              Tfcjar Woods consults wtth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I hit the ball pretty good," the 5-
Last week: Tom Watson won the Colonial at Fort Worth, Texas, finishing
                                                                                                        town on the I n * fairway                                                                                                           tout-10, 135-pound Singh said of his
   with a 4-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Furyk. Watson, 48, a 34-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            round that included six birdies, two
   time PGA Tour winner, had a l e n d e r 265 total.                                                   atMaVfMdVMafeQoTf.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            bogeys and just one .three-putt on
Last year Fiji's Vijay Singh won the rain-shortened tournament, closing with                                                                                                                                                                The Championship Course's massive
   a Sunder 67 for a two-stroke victory over Greg Norman and Jim Furyk.                                                                                                                                   Chris Putman/The Associated Press
   Singh had a 14-undei 202 total.
                                                                                                       Memorial forecast                                                                                                                      And no matter how Singh fares the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            rest of the way, he's already carved
                                                                                                       Tiger hoping to reign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            out a bit of history at Texas-
Rochester International                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Arlington, where he's majoring in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            marketing. He's the first golfer in
SH»: Pittsford, N.Y.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        school history to play in the NCAA
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  championships.
Course: Locust Hill Country Club (6,162 yards, par 72).                                                                                          that means I'm right there and Have        but third-round play Saturday was                 "As a ball-striker, he's as good as
PIMM: $700,000.                                                                                        Knight Ridder Newspapers                  a chance to win."                          suspended three times, ending at anyone," coach Mark Hankins said.
Winner's share: $105,000.                                                                                                                           So despite the presence of seven        3:15 p.m. Muirfield Village was "He's had tournaments where he'll
Television: ESPN2 (Friday, 3:305:30 p.m.; Saturday. 2:304:30 p.m.;                                                            DUBLIN, Ohio       of the top 10 players in the world and     playable for only two hours Sunday. hit 35 of 36 greens and every fair-

  Sunday, 1-3 p.m.).                                                                                        iger Woods is back on the PGA        19 of the top 20 money-winners (only       The third and final round started at way."                   i
Last year Penny Hammel closed with a 4-under 68 for a one-stroke victory                                    Tour this week for the Memorial      Mark O'Meara is missing), most of the      7:30 a.m. Saturday and didnt finish               Singh made it to the NCAA cham-
  over Green, Dottie Pepper and Nanci Bowen. Hammel had a 9-under 279 '                                     tournament, and guess what?          attention centers on Woods — or the        until 1 p.m. Monday.                            pionships by finishing 10th in the
  total.                       .                                                                       He's in a slump again.                    weather.                                      Woods shot 72-75-74 and tied for Central Regional two weeks ago. But
                                                                                                         El Tigre hasn't won in three weeks,        Long before most people had             67th.                                           since Texas-Arlington didnt qualify
SEMOR PGA TOUR                                                                                         since he held off Jay Don Blake to        heard of El Nino, the Memorial has            "I played here in the U.S. as a team, Singh is a one-man show.
                                                                                                       win the BellSouth Classic near            dealt with inclement weather.              Amateur, too, and lost in the second              "It's kind of lonely and I thought
                                                                                                       Atlanta.                                     In 1977, the tournament's second        round," Woods said. "But I like this I'd feel a little out of place," Singh
Site: SewicKley Heights, Pa.                                                                              But Woods has played only once         year, lightning caused a play suspen-      golf course.                                    said. "But the players have been
Schedule: Friday-Sunday.                                                                               since, finishing tied for 12th in the     sion in the third round, and that soon        "I like it because you have to great You've got the best amateurs in
Course: Sewickley Heights Golf Club (6,969 yards, par 72).                                             Byron Nelson at Dallas two weeks          was followed by high winds and             shape shots both ways. The fairways the country here."
Purse: $1.1 million.                                                                                   ago.                                      heavy rain.                                are amply wide and the greens are                 Singh has been playing since he
Winner's share: $165,000.                                                                                 That's the way it goes for Tiger.         The tournament didnt end until          very quick You have to be careful was 13. His father, who owns a furni-
Television: The Golf Channel (Friday. 3:306 p.m.; Saturday, 1:304 p.m.;                                Until his victory at the BellSouth, he    Monday. Host Jack Nicklaus was the         playing into the greens. They're very ture manufacturing company in
   Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m.).                                                                               hadn't won in 10 whole months, 'it        winner, and rain delays became part        severe. I like Muirfield Village, espe- Nairobi, got him started. Within two
       ear: South Africa's Hugh Baiocchi won his first senior title, parring all                       wasnt really a long time," Woods          of the tradition.                          cially if it's not a slosh-fest"                years, he was one of the top junior
   six holes of a playoff with Bob Duval.                                                              said Tuesday. "I did win in Thailand,        Things reached the ridiculous in           Nicklaus has grown resigned to players in the country.
                                                                                                       beating Ernie Els in a playoff.           1979 when Tom Watson won in 30-            the weather. "We've always had a                  "The junior foundation in Nairobi
                                                                                                          "True, I didn't win (in. the United    m.p.h. winds and a windchill of 13         great field and a great tournament isn't very old and the game is just
                             World Golf Ranking                                                        States) for 10 months, but I was right    degrees. In only five years since then     despite the weather," he said.                  now starting to become a popular
NEW YORK — Offcial WorM Go« flantong baaed on players! partormanca ihrooghool tha work) (hrougtt May   there, had a couple of seconds, a few     (1981, '84, '85, '86, "94; has the            "The golf course is dry now, the sport in my country," Singh said. "In
2« ina ranung is compuiao on a two-yaar roang oasi• watgrnau nwara ma currant yaar nayius earn         thirds. I just wasn't able to get over    Memorial been played in four days          greens are firm and it's relatively Nairobi, we've got about 11 or 12
port* based on Anish and strangth of fiald:                                                            the hump and win."                        without rain.                              fast The course is excellent"                   courses and all of them are private."
                                                  1                                                       Woods is not hung up by this              The tournament twice has been              The long-range weather forecast                Since last year, Singh has shaved
                          Asa        Points           38. Tayna Stewart       USA •         3.45
 1 Err»aElt                SAI       1238         :    39 Shigaki Maruyama     Jpn           342       apparent perception that he should        shortened to 54 holes, including last      calls for no rain, but Nicklaus won't five strokes off his average and is
 2TigarW6ods              USA        11.73            40. Brandt Joba         USA            333       win every time out.                       year, when Vijay Singh won and             schedule any picnics on the deck of now averaging right around 72 shots
3. Davis Lova HI          USA        10.67        :   4V Stava Saickar        USA            332
4. Qrtg Norman             Aus        9 96            42 Micnaal Bradkty      USA            327          "I think it's a good thing if that's   Woods played for the first time.           his golf course condo.                          per round. .
 5. Cokn Montgomana        Sco         991        '   43. Carlos Franco        Par           3.24      what people think of my game," he            "Oh, God, it was one of the longest        "Murphy's Law will come jin here               "I'm able to focus over the ball
6. Justin Leonard         USA         8 84            44 Joe Ozaki          -Jpn '           324       said. "It's not like saying, well, it     rounds I've ever played," Woods            somewhere, you know," he said very well and that's been the main
 7 David Duvet            USA         8 72            45. B * Giasson         USA            315
B.NiekPnca                 Zim        7.67        !    46-CraigPany            AUS           3.08      would be a great week if he could         exclaimed, "it took me three days to       wryly. "We'll get drenched some* difference," he said.
 9 Tom lanman             USA         766             47. Frankia Minoza       Phi           308        make the cut. I think if my game ever    finish."                                   where during the week,. It* not fore-             Just what you'd expect from some-
10. P M Mcialion          USA         7 55            48. Stuart Appteby       AUS           3.05
11 MarkOMaara             USA         748             49 BobEstas.            USA            304       got to that, it wouldn't be a good           Last year's field got through two       cast so we'll probably get it. We one named Hardeep, which in Sikh
12 Jumbo Ozaki             Jpn        719         !   50 Per-Ukik Johansson   Swa            296       thing. But if they expect me to win,      rounds despite cool, rainy-weather,        always do."                                     means "light of the world."
13 Tom Watson             USA         6.70        :    51 HaJiafGooaan         SAI           2.01
14 Frad CoupkM            USA         6 57            52 TomKHa               USA            2 84
iS.Vfay Sngn                Fj        657 •       •   53 Paul Stankowaki      USA            281
16. La* Wastwood           Eng        6.32            54. John Huston        USA             2 78
                          USA                                                USA             2.69

                                                                                                       A Masterful week inAugusta for local club pro
17 Jtm Furyk                          6.07            55BobTway
18 Scott HOCJT            USA          564            56 Scott McC«rron      USA             2.67
19MarfcCafcMMCNa          USA         5 62            57GlanDay              USA             2.65
20 Jaspar Pamevik         Swa         556             58. Robaii Alanby       Aus           262
21 Joaa Mtna Otazabal     Son         515             59 Andraw Magaa        USA-           261
22. Jatt Magg*rt          USA         4.98            60 Robart Karkwon       Swa            2.60
» John Cook               USA         4.89            61B«yMay1av            USA             259
24. Suva Jonas            USA         4.82            62. Tommy Tolas        USA             256                                               treated you like royalty. The greens and concentrate on all aspects of the tition. In Third Flight, Debbie
25 Barnhard longer         Gar        460             63 Patr* SfOland        Swa            253       Savannah Morning News                   weren't as fast as they would be dur- game, including rules, etiquette and Bergeron recorded the low gross
28 $ttv« EKungton         Aus         444             64. David Toms         USA             253
27. Frank NoMo             UZ>        437             65. Jay Haas           USA             2.50
                                                                                                                                               ing the Masters, but they were fast on-course instruction. There will be with a 193 and was followed by Ruth
28. Brad Faxon            USA         4 35            66. Grag Turnar          NZI.          239         The beneficiary of both profes- enough for me."                                           eight consecutive camps, beginning Fincher at 231, while Cora Hagan's
29 Darran Clarka           Nlr                                                      .       237
30 StawartOnk             USA
                                      434             67. Andraw CoNaft
                                                      68 Dudkty Hail
                                                                             USA             237
                                                                                                       sional stability and personal relief,      Dobbertin got off to a fast start in a June 1. The cost of each camp will be 159 was the low net and Barbara
31 toran Robarts          USA         3.82            60 Kanny Parry         USA             2 35      Charlie Dobbertin was as excited as round he wished could have lasted $100 per junior.                                            Smith was second at 164.
32 Ian Woosnam            Wai         364             7D j«ft Sluman         USA             235       anyone about the recent sale of the forever.                                                    For further information, call the    Gussie Lewis recorded a 60 to win
33 Brian Wans             USA         358             71 Craig Stadtor       USA             230
34 Thomas Bjom            Dan         357             72. Eduardo Ftonwo       Anj           229       Savannah Inn and Country Club.             He birdied the par-5 second hole Savannah Golf School at 920-4653.                     the Bacon Park Women's Golf
35 Mark McNulty            Zim        353             73. P»(* Lonard         Aus            224          But shortly after the transaction, and the difficult par-3 fourth to stay                                                      Association's Revert Two Holes to
36 Nick Faldo              Eng   .                                              HV           2.23
37 LaaJanzan          .   USA         346,            75. David Frost          SAI           220       the club's head professional headed at even par and chipped in for eagle                                                          Par Tournament on May 22. Oleta
                                                                                                       out of town for one of his most excit- on No. 8 to play the front-riine par 5s                                                    Mundis was second with a 66.
                                                                                                       ing days in golf.      •                in 3-under. He turned in 39,-played                    The Waterford Landing Charity         Terry Bourey won Second Flight
                                                                                      •B^al               On May 20, club members and Amen Corner with three consecutive Golf Tournament has been post- with a 65 and Annette Carlyle was
                                                                                                       interested Wilmington Island resi- pars and shot 40 on the back, the poned until June 27.                                         second with a 66, while Edith Neds
                                                                                                       dents were introduced to the new result mainly of six three-putts on                           The four-player scramble at the won Third Flight with a 60 and
                                                                                                       owners in a town meeting at the the day.                                                    Waterford Landing Golf Club "will Coruth Colley was second with a 62.
                                                                                                       course. On the same day, Dobbertin         "I didnt care what I shot I just benefit the Richmond Hill High                           Mundis won the club's P's and S's
                                                                                                       received an introduction to what had a great time," said Dobbertin, School baseball team. For further Tournament on May 15 with a 32,
                  : I        IB?WMllWtnMionRacine                                                      many consider golf perfection when who will remain as the head pro at information, call the club's pro shop while Lewis and Marion Bouhcillon
                                                                                                       he played the Augusta National Golf the Savannah Inn, which henceforth at 727-4848.                                               tied for second at 33. Bourey won
                                                                                                       Club.                                   will be known as the Wilmington                                                           Second Flight with a 26 and Dorie
                                                                                                          Dave Franco, a member of the Island Country Club. "It was a great                                                              Nichols was second with 31.
                                                                                                       Savannah Inn and a supplier of day that I'll always remember."                                                                       Mundis won the club's May 8 Low
                                                                                                       chemical products to the Augusta                                                               The Black Creek Golf Club in Gross Tournament with an 86, while
                                                                                                       National superintendent staff, is                                                           Pembroke has introduced reduced Bouchillon recorded the low net
                                                                                                       permitted to take a foursome to the                                                         afternoon rates for the summer.       with a 72. In Second Flight Carlyle
                                                                                                       prestigious club each year during         The deadline for registration in                     Golfers can play 18 holes after 3 posted the low gross with an 87 and
                                                                                                       the final week of its season and invit- the     Savannah        Junior        Golf p.m. for $20.50 on weekdays and Lily Wong's 62 was the low net
                                                                                                       ed Dobbertin this year.                 Association's 1998 program will be $25.50 on weekends. The price                             The team of Emilie Stoddard, Pat
                                                                                                         The local pro did not waste the June 1.                                                   includes cart and greens fees. To Corbin, Bee Lange and Winn
                                                                                                       opportunity to play one of the            Although applications remain at make tee times or for further infor- Karnosky combined for a score of 16-
                                                                                                       world's most renowned and most pri- all area golf clubs and off-course golf mation, call the pro shop at 858-4653. under par and won the Savannah
                                                                                                       vate courses, shooting a 79 with two shops, because of the limited time                                                           Golf Club's Women's Association's
                                                                                                       birdies and a eagle.                    before the deadline, anyone still                                                         Best Ball Team of Four Tournament
                                                                                                         "It's just an amazing place," said    interested in participating should                                                        on May 26.
                                                                                                       Dobbertin, who had seen Augusta call the SJGA office at 233-1381.                               Shirley Higny recorded a 36-hole     Peggy Lynah, Margaret Artley,
                                                                                                       National during the Masters but had       The SJGA is open to all golfers                   score of 164 to win the Savannah Renee Huggins and Muriel Bono
                                                                                                       never played it before. "There wasn't between the ages of 10-18 and will Women's Golf Association's Club were second at 15-under, while Cathy
                                                                                                       a blade of grass out of place and they operate in three different divisions Championship on May 19 and 21. Lange, Marilyn Tullis and Mary
                                                                                                                                               based on ability, including a tourna-               Katy Blake was second with a 170, Herrin were third at minus-13.
                                                                                                                                               ment series for advanced juniors.                   while Lisa Ritter posted the low net     Danny Nelson recorded rounds of
                                                                                                                                               The program will run from June 15 to                with a 147 and was followed by 68-71-70—209 at the Country Club of

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                                                                                                                                                                                                       Betty Jeffers won Second Flight ish at 4-under par and place third in
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