Urzetta and Stranahan Pace Americans in British Amateur: Twelve Yanks Enter Third Tournament Round; Paddock Only Walker Cupper Beaten, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-23


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Urzetta and Stranahan Pace Americans in British Amateur * Twelve Yanks Enter Third 4 Tournament Round; Paddock Only Walker Cupper Beaten By HENRY W. THORNBERRY United Press Sports Writer PORTHCAWL, Wales, May 22.— U. S. Amateur Champion Sam.Urzetta of Rochester, N. Y., and Frank Stranahan of Toledo, OhioT led an advance of 13 Americans into the "third round of the British Amateur Golf Championship today with only one major casualty in the galeforce winds and rain sweeping in -from the Irish Sea. The two American favorites, who waged a bitter duel in the finals of the TJ. S. championship last fall, moved up in opposite halves of the draw along with six other members of the victorious Walker Cup team. Five other Yanks were beaten, including Walker Cupper Harold Paddock, Jr., of Cleveland, who had miserable fortunes against Graham Packer of South Africa and went down, 3 and 2. Urzetta, making his first appearance in the tournament played disappointing golf but turned back Steve Tredinnick of England, 3 and 2. Stranahan, the defending champion, played like a deadly robot in contrast to his first round scatter-shooting and was credited with an 8 and 6 victory over William Ebert, Jr., of San Francisco when Ebert, seven down with seven to play, conceded with a grin on the 11th green. - Join Them in Third Round Joining them in rapid succession in the third round were Walker Cuppers Willie Turnesa of Elmsford, N. Y., Dick Chapman of Pinehurst, N. C, Big Bill Campbell of Huntington, W. Va., Jimmy McHale of Philadelphia, Charley Coe of Oklahoma City and Bob Knowles of Brookline, Mass. The five lesser knowns advancing were Maj. William D. Henderson of Westbury, N. Y., Dr. Nicholas Nicholas of Owensboro, Ky., Ed Lowery of San Francisco, Francis "Bo" Wininger ol Cuthrie, Okla., and Harrald Kirkpatrick of Owensboro. Urzetta repeatedly misjudged the high winds and putted poorly, but his English opponent was even more luckless around the greens and the American Champion never was in a danger of losing. Five times the Briton three-putted and in the end that beat him. Stranahan proved right at the start against Ebert that his first round shakiness was only temporary. The Toledo strong boy won the first five holes with a birdie and four straight pars, hitting the turn five up with his one over par 37. He made only one mistake all day, a short second shot at the sixth hole. Campbell Fires Two Birdies Campbell whipped Henry Howell of Wales, 5 and 3, with a similar blast at the outset. He fired two birdies, then two pars for a four up lead and held it at the end of nine. Five up after 10 holes, the former state legislator had plenty of margin to offset Howells spectacular birdie two on the eleventh and twelfth. Turnesa, twice U. S. champion and British titleholder in 1947, compiled the best first nine of the day, a one under par 35, in ousting Rudolfo Bullrich of Argentina, 6 and 4. Chapman downed P. M. Kelley of England, 3 and 1, winning the eighth and ninth holes to go two up at the turn with a lead that never was threatened. McHale withered the bid of K. G. Patrick of -Scotland with a blazing first nine and pulled out a 6 and 5 victory While Knowles, never exerting himself, downed Graham Knipe of Wales, 3 and 2. Coe, playing George Coleman of Miami, Okla., had things all his own way in an all-Oklahoma match, winning 6 and 5.. Henderson defeated K. W. Walker of Scotland, 1 up; Nicholas turned back Francis Watt of Wales, 4 and 2; Lowery, who once caddied for Francis Ouimet, defeated N. H. Palmer of England, 3 and 2; Kirkpatrick trimmed Jackson Taggert of Ireland, 1 up and Wininger defeated C. D. Lawrie of Scotland, 4 and 3. Paddocks defeat was a surprise but his performance didnt rate a victory. He sprayed shots into the rough as often as onto the fairways and putted miserably. R. J. Duncan of Scotland ousted W. P. Scott of San Francisco, 4 and 2 and Wilbur MUirhead of Scotland, eliminated Ted Bas-sett of Rye, N. Y., 4 and 3. Pairings for the Americans in tomorrows third round: Bill Campbell, Huntington, W. Va., vs. Lionel F. Brown, England. Francis Wininger, Guthrie, Okla., vs. Hairy McAnespie,, Jr., England. Sam Urzetta, Rochester, N. Y., vs. J. W. Mill, Scotland. Jim McHale, Philadelphia, vs. Lewis A. de Herrera, Argentina. Charley Coe, Oklahoma City, vs. W. A. Kirkpatrick, England. Harrald Kirkpatrick, Owensboro, Ky., vs. W. A. Slark, England. Ed Lowrey, San Francisco, vs. Harley J. Roberts, England . Frank Stranahan, Toledo, Ohio, vs. Robert Knowles, Brookline, Mass. Dr. Nicholas Nicholas, Owensboro, Ky., vs. Joe Carr, Ireland. Major William Henderson, Westbury, N. Y., vs. D. S. Maunsell, England. Willie Turnesa, Elmsford, N. Y„ vs. D. H. Reid, Scotland. Dick Chapman, Pinehurst, N. C, vs. R. F. Cottingham, England.

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