4B Morning News • Thursday, May 28, 1998 * * * *
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
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
Aug. 4 and include weekly play and Ix)uise Johnson at 159. Columbus on May 17,18 and 19 to fin-
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