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September 25, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Bill Glasson made 6 birdies on his first 11 holes Saturday and shot a 6-under-par 65, giving him a 199 and a 3-stroke lead after 3 rounds of the $500,000 B.C. Open golf tournament at Endicott, N.Y. Glasson's closest challenger going into today's final round was defending champion Joey Sindelar, who had a 70 Saturday. Wayne Levi (66), Don Pooley (70), Brad Bryant (67) and Lance Ten Broeck (68) were at 203, followed by Ian Baker-Finch (67) at 204.
June 25, 1987
As a recent British expatriate, I read William Schneider's article (Opinion, June 14), "A High Tea for the Tories," with great interest. Although a number of Schneider's conclusions are correct, he fails to see why the Tories are now the national party of government in Britain, by not referring to the recent and not so recent history of British politics. Due to Labor's increasing move to the left, four of its most prominent leaders formed the Social Democratic Party in the late 1970s, and took with them a substantial bloc of traditional Labor votes, which under the electoral system is not enough to translate into seats in Parliament, but enough to deny Labor taking marginal seats outside of its historic heartlands in the north and Scotland, where the loss of traditional manufacturing industries have resulted in high unemployment.
June 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
Jim Gallagher one-putted 12 times en route to an eight-under-par 64 and took the lead Thursday in the rain-delayed and uncompleted first round of the Canadian Open at Oakville in Ontario. Heavy rain and a flooded creek delayed the start of play for five hours and made it impossible for the round to be completed. U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange, Masters titleholder Nick Faldo of England, PGA champion Jeff Sluman, Australian Greg Norman and Lee Trevino had late tee times and did not finish.
July 15, 1991 | From Associated Press
At 19, Bruce Fleisher won the U.S. Amateur championship, and then . . . nothing. Fleisher, who played the PGA Tour for 11 years but couldn't win and became a club pro, sank a 40-foot birdie putt on the seventh playoff hole Sunday to win the $1-million New England Classic at Sutton, Mass. Fleisher, 42, who got into the tournament as an alternate, made $180,000, boosting his earnings to $514,000 in his PGA career.
October 13, 1985 | United Press International
Bernhard Langer of West Germany and Sandy Lyle of Britain, winners of this year's Masters and British Open, lead a list of 24 professionals for next month's $800,000 World Championship of Golf on the island of Maui, it was announced. Langer and Lyle will be on the European team in the competition, which will be held Nov. 6-9 at the Kapalua Bay Course. Also on the European squad will be Seve Ballesteros of Spain, who has won the Masters once and the British Open twice. The U.S.
December 3, 1994 | MAL FLORENCE
Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that Auburn football Coach Terry Bowden is hardly a recluse. "A sign in the local bookstore, advertising a holiday home tour, says, 'See Coach Bowden's Home.' He has even allowed a local alternative paper, Worm Gear, to print directions to his house, which sits on a lake in an exclusive section of town. "We've seen a lot of people who drive by, but they seem to be afraid to drive around the circle,"' Bowden said.
July 13, 1992 | From Associated Press
David Peoples bogeyed three of his last five holes but won the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic on Sunday at Williamsburg, Va., when Ed Dougherty missed a five-foot birdie putt on the final hole. "That never happens," Peoples said. "The play is just so good out here. You have to win tournaments. Very seldom will you see someone bogey the last two holes and still win." Dougherty, who began the day one shot ahead of Peoples, had two birdies and two bogeys.
Only five players have won the U.S. and British Opens in the same year: Bobby Jones (1926, 1930), Gene Sarazen (1932), Ben Hogan (1953), Lee Trevino (1971) and Tom Watson (1982). "I would like to be the next one," Tom Kite said. "I certainly hope I don't have to wait another 21 years before I win a major, and I suspect it has to be a little bit easier for me now."
March 7, 1992 | From Associated Press
Raymond Floyd, a hometown boy without a home, found a comfort zone Friday. "I'm there," Floyd, 49, said after a five-under-par 67 gave him a 134 through 36 holes of the Doral Open in Miami. Floyd, whose home at nearby Indian Creek was destroyed by fire two weeks ago, also had a 67 in the opening round. But the two scores came in decidedly different fashion. Spectacular putting--13 one-putt greens--kept Floyd among the leaders on the first day.
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