Conrad Posts Two Sub-Par Rounds: Leads U. S. Golfers in French Tourney, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-09


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Conrad Posts Two Sub-Par Rounds Leads U. S. Golfers In French Tourney CampbelljCudd, Bisplinghoff And Eight Other Americans Join Sharp Shooting Texan By PATRICIA BUCKLEY United Press Sports Writer PARIS, France, June 8.— Lieut. Joseph W. Conrad, the British Amateur champion from San Antonio, Texas, blazed around the Chantilly course in sub-par golf twice today to lead 12 U. S. golfers into the third round of the French Amateur golf tournament. After barely missing disqualification this morning when he overslept and just made the first tee on schedule, Conrad was seven strokes under par for the 31 holes it took him to win his first and second round matches. The small, red-haired Texan defeated Yves Le Quellec of France, 3 and 2 in the morning and then turned back J. A. Flaherty of Britain in the afternoon, 4 and 3. Advancing along with Conrad were three other U. S. favorites — Walker Cuppers William Campbell of Huntington, W. Va., and Bruce Cudd of Portland, Ore., and Donald Bisplinghoff, the 20-year-old star from Orlando, Fla. All three had drawn first round bye. In second round play, Campbell defeated Indian Ambassador Sardar Malik, 8 and 6; Cudd eliminated C. D. Chapman of Britain, 2 and 1, and Bisplinghoff beat Mitchell Zawisza of Wildwood, N. J., a U. S. serviceman, stationed in Europe, 6 and 5. Coste Beats Huet In addition to Conrad, three other Americans won two matches today. Paul Coste of Philadelphia defeated G. Huet of France, 1 up and Paul Jaillardon of France, 6 and 5. In the first round, Jaillardon had defeated Ted Bassett of Greenwich, Conn., 4 and 3. / Joe Bullins of Winston-Salem, N. C, defeated F. A. Brett, Britain, 3 and 2 and D. Doble, also of Britain, 1 up in 21 holes. Col. Robert Conrad of Washington, no relation to Joseph Conrad, defeated G. Miller, a U. S." serviceman stationed in Europe, 4 and 3 and Y. Brunon of France, 4 and 3. me otner Americans wxio auvanueu tu the third round were Maj. James F. Seals of Charlotte, N. C, who defeated J. De Saint Sauver of France, 1 up; Lieut. Jim Gray of Jacksonville, Fla., who beat K. K. Smith of Britain, 3 and 2; Bruce Coffin of Salem, Mass., Capt. C. D. Ritter and Jack Brown, both of whom are in the U. S. Armed Forces in Europe. Coffin, Ritter and Brown won by default. They along with Seals and Gray had drawn first round byes. In addition to Bassett and Zawisza, 10 pther U. S. entrants were eliminated or defaulted. Most of them were servicemen stationed in Europe. v Clarke Hardwicke of Los Angeles, who •was runner-up for "the title last year, was forced to default because of a strained muscle in his arm. The defending champion, Henri De La-maze of France, who beat Hardwicke in the 1954 final, advanced to the third round with an 8 and 7 victory over F. Vagliano of France, while Arthur Perowne of Great Britain, a semi-finalist in the British Amateur last week, also made the third round, beating L. Brisson of France.

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