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Pete Rose: I'll Have My Turn To Talk
PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — Pete
Rose has broken his silence to deny
some of the gambling allegations
against him, but he's left untouched the question of whether he
bet on baseball.
The Cincinnati Reds manager
says hell respond to the rest of the
allegations when his attorneys tell
him ifs OK.
"I'll have my turn to talk," Rose
said Saturday. "When I have my
turn to talk, I hope you guys are
there. My turn to talk is when my
lawyers tell m e to talk to the right
people, to the people I have to talk
Rose talked about some of the
gambling allegations during an interview Saturday with reporters
from The Associated Press, The
Columbus Dispatch, The Cincinnati Enquirer and The Dayton
Daily News.
He denied making gestures related to gambling on baseball from
the dugout at Riverfront Stadium,
as alleged in a Sports Illustrated
story last week. He also expressed
frustration oyer the allegations
made by anonymous sources in the
media, and hinted he would con-
have said the investigation insider actioii over some* of them.
"It sounds to m e like alot of peo- cludes accusations that Rose bet on
ple are writing stories without baseball games.
checking aaiything out," Rose said.
If Rose is found to have bet on
"... Well s i t dowxi wheal this thing baseball games, he could be susis over arwl well read everything pended for a year. Proof of betting
that's been written. If "there has to on Reds games could bring a lifebe some tfadngs done, t3iere will be time ban.
some things done. People better
Asked about the allegations he
know what; they're writing, better bet on baseball, Rose said, "I'm not
have substantial proofl"
saying anything about that. I'll
Major League Baseball is inves- have my chance to talk. Now my
tigating wrhat i t characterizes as best comment is *no comment' beserious allegations against Hose, cause no comment can help me
but has declined to reveal t h e na- right now."
ture of t h e accusations. Sources
Rose, in his first interview about
the substance of the allegations,
questioned the credibility of sources behind the Sports illustrated
story last week that linked him to
"They talked with four guys: two
of them go to jail, the other says
he's a bookie, and the other one's
my friend; they didn't say nothing
about him," Rose said.
During the interview Saturday
at the Reds' offices, Rose also said:
—That it's "ridiculous'' to say he
made gestures related to making
baseball bets from the dugout at
Riverfront Stadium, as alleged by
Malone's Browning
Takes Fame In Stride
PLANT CETY, Fla. (AP) — Lefthander Tom Browning is treating
his place in baseball history as just
that — history.
Browning,, a Malone native who
played in the Northern Athletic
Conference with the Huskies, became the first Cincinnati Reds
pitcher to throw a perfect game last
Sept. 16 against the Los Angeles
Dodgers. It was the 14th perfect
game in major-league history and
only the third in the National
Another player might have tried
to capitalize with off-season appearances and commercial endorsements. Not Browning. He did only
one commercial and limited his
autograph signing sessions.
Browning preferred to spend
time a t his northern Kentucky
home with his wife and two
"I didn't exploit it," he said. "It
takes a lot of time in the off-season
if you really want to do things Qike
"I didn't worry about making money. I made enough money on the
field. I have more than I need to
survive on."
After two tough years, Browning
returned to the spotlight last year
with a season that included the
perfect game and a near-miss at a
Browning hroke into the major
leagues with a 20-9 record in 1985,
making him the first rookie since
the New York Yankees' Bob Grim
in 1954 to win 20 as a rookie. He
slid to 14-13 i n 1986, then had arm
troubles and struggled to 10-13 in
"The only bad year I've had was
'87," Browning said. "In the other
years I was consistent, more so last
year than in the previous ones. I'm
Kiwanis Baseball Signups
The Ogdensburg Kiwanis Club has announced its signups sessions
for its Summer Baseball Program. Signups will be held for the Grasshopper League, the Junior League, the Farm League and Tee-Ball
on April 1 and April 8 at City Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rosters for all leagues will be posted in The Journal. Coaches will
contact players about practices. Farm, T-Ball and Grasshopper
League seasons will be start on May 8.
Pertinent information on each league follows.
Junior L e a g u e : Commissioner Ron VanHouse (393-7502).
League is for players 13-15 years old born between June 1, 1973 and
May 31 1976. Junior League tryouts will be scheduled later at a
posted date.
Grasshopper l e a g u e : Commissioners Joe O'Hare (393-4610) and
Mike Gebo (393-1630). League is for 10-12 year olds born between
these dates June 1, 1976 and July 31, 1979.
Farm League: Commissioner Don Hooper (393-7502). League is for
8-9 year olds born between these dates: Aug. 1,1979 to July 31,1981.
T-Ball League: Commissioner Dave Sickler 393-2198. League is
for 6-7 year olds born between these dates: Aug. 1, 1981 to July 31,
Spring Basketball League
The Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club has announced that signups
are now underway for the club's Spring Intramural Basketball Program. The program will once again offer a Junior and a Senior League.
Interested players should sign up at the Boys Club as soon as possible or call 393-1241. The league is once again open to any boys and
girls from Ogdensburg and surrounding communities.
Volleyball Tournament April 8
The Ogdensburg Volleyball League will hold an open tournament
on April 8th at the OFA gym. The tournament will be a co-ed event
with one female player required to be on the court at all times.
vPl? f^F? f e e i s $ 7 5 a n d anyone wishing to enter a team should
call Debbie at 393-4507 or Penny at 383-1755.
Hazetton 520.
HIGHLIGHTS: Don Venette 507, Ray Wells 466 on 133
average, Francis Morrison 406-179 on 109 averge, Derick Hubsch 213 game, Gord Akerton 216 game.
NOTE: Another fantasllc In the league, Crawlord's is 5th
learn to lead league during the year.
CHy "A" League
RESULTS: Custom Clubs took 3 from Dixie Lee, Pepsi
Cola took 3 from Kiwanis Angelo* took 3 from AustinLayng, Shade Roller took 2 Irom Culllgan.
TOP SIX TEAMS: Custom Clubs 65, Austin Layng
60, Kiwanis 59.5, Dtxle Lee 55, CulBoan 54, Joanna
SCHEDULE: Kiwanis Vs. Austin Layng, Pepsi Cola vs.
AngekVs, Dixie Lee vs. Joanna, Culligan vs. Custom
LEAGUE LEADERS: Steve Lalonde 213-584, Jim
Brown 199-567, Walt Wright 218-564, Scotty Tortorlello
211-561, Ron French 228-557, Chris Clegg 187-550,
Joe Montgomery 213-547, Mike Armano 203-544, Darin
King 193-544, Rick Bromley 194-537, Mke Weaver
198-537. Storm ClUey 218-528.
HIGHLIGHTS: Mike Weaver a 537 on a 144 average.
Mike Estes a 502 on a 142 average.
Town and Country League
RESULTS: Vinn's 4 - Agway 0. Eddy's Market 3 Moose Lodge 1, Corner Deii 3 - Howland Purrp 1, Capplone's 3 • Klrb/s 1, Wright's 2 — Champion's 2,
Larry's Taxidermy 2 • Lawton's Electric 2.
STANDINGS: Vinn's 82.5, Wrights 69, Comer Dell 69,
Lawton's Electric 66, Howland Pump 66, Larry's Taxidermy 64, Capplone's 55.7, Agway 54.5. Champion's
54.5, Eddy's Market 51, Kirbys 50, Moose Lodge 14.
SCHEDULE: Wright's vs. Capplone's, Howland Purrp
vs. Vinn's, Agway vs. Champion's, Eddy's Market vs,
Larry's Taxidermy, Lawton's Electric vs. Comer Dell,
NBA Standings
A N O T H E R STR03SG S H O W I N G - Three
young Ogdensburg, -wrestlers came home with
awards from t h e Malone Pee Wee Tournament
on Saturday. Chris IBarley (left) took second a t
143 pounds, Ken Stull took second at 99 pounds
and Andy Streeter placed third a t 166 pounds.
The trio will be wrestling at Watertown or Peru
on Saturday. (Shea Photo)
Houston's Scott Is Ready For
Time; Expos Nip Mets
By The Associated Press
The exhibition season still has a
week to rum, but Houston's M k e
Scott i s ready for- the real thing.
Scott didm't allow a l i t Sunday
until Pittsburgh's Ken. Oberkfell
opened the seventh with* a popup in
front of the plate that fell among
Scott, catcher Craig 33iggio and
first baseman Greg Gross.
That was the only h i t off Scott in
seven s,cor&less innings- He struck
out eight and a.dded a two-run
single in trie Astros' 5-3. exhibition
victory over* the Pirates.
"All I'm worried about down here
is getting m y 90 pitches, in. M y arm
felt great. I'm ready -fco go right
now," said Scott, -who bias a spring
ERA of 0&4. In 28 innings, Scott
has allowed! two earned runs and
13 hits wraile walking: three and
striking out 17.
Pittsburgh's Doug D>Tabek gave
up all five Houston runs a n d six
hits i n six timings, including Terry
Puhl's two-Tun homer.
Texas' other team, tfcie Rangers,
got five innings of one-run, threehit pitching from Bra-d Arnsberg
and beat t h e Chicago White Sox
11-2. The -only run off Arnsberg,
who had a ligament transplanted
from bis ledt wrist to fais right elbow last April, "was a homer by
Carlton Fislc. Arnsberg lowered his
spring BRA. to 2.46 in 22 innings.
Ruben Sierra, and J i m Sundberg
homered for the Eangexs, who battered Bill Long for eiglit runs and
nine hits i n 4 2-3 innings.
Elsewhez-e, it was Los Angeles 5,
Atlanta 4; Montreal 3 , New York
Mets 2 in 1C innings; Minnesota 10,
Boston 9; Toronto 6, S t . Lonis 0;
San Diego 6, California 5; New
York Yankees 3, Baltimore 2 .
Cincinnati a n d Philadelphia
played to at 4-4 13:inning tie •while
t h e . Cle v e l a n d - O a k l a n d ,
Milwaukee-Chicago Cubs and
Seattle-San Francisco games were
rained outDodgers 5, Braeves 4
Pinch-kltter Mickey Hatcher
singled home t h e winning run off
Jose Alvarez with one out i n the
Alley Highlights
Maple Leaf League
RESULTS: Pete's Delivery 3 - P and C 1, Comer Deli 3
- Mllla's 1 , Ogd. Auto Parts 3.5 - Green's .5, Seaway
Valley Motors 4 • Abar's Auto Sales 0, Don's Garage 2 K of C 2. Donut King 3 • Maple City Softball 1.
STANDINGS: Maple City Softball 73, Pete's Delivery
67.5, Green's 64.5, Corner Dell 64.5, S.V. Motors 62,
Mllia's 61. Ogd. Auto Parts 52.5, Donut King 52, Abar's
47, K ol C 45.5, Don's Garage 42, P and C 40.5.
TOP BOWLERS: Loren Beard 231-630, Dick Lesperance 234-627, Dave Jones 220-626, Geoff Ramm
220-595, Ron Conant 243-583, Howard Kench
205-583, Phil Clldmer 221-582, Marc Gagnon 234-581,
Ron Van House 203-579, Aubrey Duvall 201-572, Paul
Amo 203-570, Dick Garvey 229-567, Russ Wood
219-566, Steve LaFtoee 202-564, Dick Moore 219-561,
Hugh BeauReu 202-553, Jeff Hooper 202-553. Richard
Volans 200-550.
SCHEDULE: Comer Doll vs. Don's Garage, Donut King
vs. Abar's Auto Sates, Seaway Valley Motors vs. Mllla's,
Pete's Delivery vs. Green's, Ogd. Auto Parts vs. Maple
City Softball, K ol C vs. P and C.
HIGHLIGHTS: Bob Bradley 226-554, Joe Montgomery
Hauvsiton "B"
STANDINGS: Crawford's 63. Mt Lona 62, Robinson's
61.5, Heuv. Laundry 61, Agway Petr. 60.5, Gams 56,
Seguin's Bite Shop 55.5, Blevhs 53, Heuv. Whey 5 a 5 ,
Heuv. Lumber 35,
RESULTS: AgWay Petr. 4 - Robinson's 0, Gafns A •
Heuv. Lumber 0, Crawford's 3 - Heuv. Whey 1, Seguin's
Bike* 3 - Heuv. Laundry 1, Blevins 3 - Mt. Lona 1 .
LEAGUE LEADERS: Al Klrby 581-202, Stv. Ferrton
562-202, Earle Johnston 559-244, Wayne Withered
557-224, Bob Gagnon 534-216, Dv. Wltherell 521, Tim
more confident now in what I can
The confidence showed in his
18-5 record that included a careerlow 3.41 earned run average.
He had two particularly shining
moments. On June 6, in San Diego,
he took a no-hitter into the ninth
inning, only to give up a single to
Tony Gwynn with one out. He finished with a one-hitter in a 12-0
Reds' victory.
The Sept. 16 game gave him a
place in baseball history. The game
at Riverfront Stadium was delayed
2 hours, 27 minutes, by rain.
Browning then got locked in nohitters with the Dodgers' Tim Belcher, who gave up his first hit and
the game's only run in the sixth.
Browning breezed through the
last three innings, finally striking
out Tracy Woodson to end a game
that took only 1:51 to play.
Browning shook his fist in celebration as his teammates tackled
him near the mound. He became
the talk of baseball, cooperating
with a flood of r e q u e s t s for
Although Browning is one of the
most cooperative Reds players, he
didn't necessarily embrace his sudden fame.
"The accolades and press stuff, I
can do without," he said.
The perfect game was one of the
few Reds' games not televised anywhere. As a result, only the last few
innings, recorded by the scoreboard
crew and Cincinnati-area television
s t a t i o n s , a r e p r e s e r v e d on
"That's all right with me,"
Browning said. "It doesn't bother
His mementos include a copy of
the radio broadcast, photographs
and newspaper clippings. He also
a n SI source*
— That all the taxes have been
aid on a Pik-Six ticket that has
een mentioned in news reports as
part of baseball's investigation. ,
—That he doesn't know whether'
a n alleged bookie has any betting
slips with his name on them.
— That he has "no idea" of the
basis for reports that he has had
ambling debts exceeding
Sports Illustrated descnbed Ron
Peters, a southwest Ohio restaura n t owner, as Rose's "principle
'bookmaker." Asked whether Peters
was his principle bookmaker, Rose
said, "Not mine."
Klrb/s v s . Moose Lodge.
LEAGUE LEADERS; Roger Todd 574, Jim Lalonde
569, Tim Waito 3 5 5 , Al Lawton 5 5 3 , John Mayne 549,
Mike Denoncourt 541, Rusty McQawv 535, Dais Reed
534, Bill Baikley 5 3 2 , Tom Manning 5 2 9 , Bemfe Lawton
526, Art Davlss S 2 1 , Jerry Mack 5 1 5 , Lee Griffith 512,
Carl DashnaW 5 1 0 , John Porter 5043,, Jr, Mack 504.
HIGHLIGHTS: D o c Chambers, Tim Markw. Art Davies,
Skip Lawton, Cari Dashnaw 3-10, BiR Fay, D a v e Griffith
5-6,3-10. Larry FBobeition, Scon LaJonde 5-1 o . Bill Fay
John Mayns, frSMO, Tom Mannings 5-8, J o e Lalonde
4-5, Rock Motley- 6-7*10.
Senior M I x a d L w g u a
RESULTS: Coda/as took 4 from Ctierxyjaplee look 4
from Poputa, Spruces took 3 Irom Birches, Apple look
3 from Ash, Oaks too* 2 from Pines, Willows look 2
from Redwoods,
STANDINGS! Maples 70.5. Birches. 70, Spruces 6 8 ,
Pines 58, Cherry 5 7 , Oaks 55,5, Willowi 54, Rextooods
54, Apple 54, Pojpulan 53.5, Ash 4 3 .
SCHEDULEI Redwoods v s . Blrchees, Maples vi, Ash,
Oaks vs. Apple, Cedars v s . Spruce*, Pines vs, Populars, Chany vs. SMHote.
LEAGUE LEADERS! P. MMap 1*0-361, S . Caloren
142-396, A, Balcer 200-463, B.:Patdtln 149-399* R.
Becker 188-423, I . Mover 148-393, SH, Griffith 160411,
H. Thrrall 17MM8. H. Brenno 2^52-496. C . Ashley
182-490. V,Blacry 155433.L. Perry- 167-430. F.Martin
160407. L Crofcar 164-4435, L Psdchln 178-485, D.
Place 2OO-508,
SPLITS: H, Paro 4-6, B. Patchln 2-7,3<10. R . Becker
9-10, L. Meyer, 1 . Perry 5 * 1 0 .
bottom of the ninth. Atlanta tied
the score in the eighth on Gerald
Perry's two-run homer off Alejandro Pena. Los Angeles starter Tim
Belcher allowed two runs and four
hits in seven innings, including a
home run by Ron Gant. Atlanta's
Zane Smith gave up four runs —
two earned — and seven hits in seven, innings.
The game marked the return of
Dodgers left fielder Kirk Gibson,
who missed a week-with the flu.
Gibson, who played in only one previous exhibition game, was 0-foi-3.
Expos 3, Mets 2
Hubie Brooks singled home the
winning run off Mets relief ace
Randy Myers with one out in the
bottom of the 10th. Randy Johnson,
Montreal's 6-foot-10 rookie lefthander, allowed two runs and five
hits in seven innings while striking
out eight. New York's Bob Ojeda allowed six hits and two runs — one
earned — in six innings.
Twins 10, Red Sox 9
Dan Gladden hit a game-tying
homer off Rob Murphy and Tim
Laudner singled home the winning
run later in the bottom of the ninth
inning. The Red Sox, who got two
homers from Rich Gedman and one
from Nick Esasky, had rallied from
a six-run deficit to take the lead.
Boston starter Wes Gardner
gave up eight runs and eight hits in
1 2-3 innings. Minnesota's Allan
Anderson, the American League
ERA leader a year ago, gave up
four runs and seven hits in five innings.
Blue Jays 6, Cardinals 0
Dave Stieb allowed two hits in
six innings and Ernie Whitt homered, doubled and drove in three
runs. Stieb retired the first 10 batters and got 14 of 18 outs on ground
Cris Carpenter, who is being
counted on to replace injured
Danny Cox in the Cardinals' rotation, gave up four runs and five hits
in five innings, including Tony Fernandez's solo homer. Whitt homered off Todd Worrell.
Padres 6, Angels 5
Bip Roberts hit a two-run single
with two outs in the ninth inning,
capping a three-run rally against
Vance Lovelace. San Diego's Walt
Terrell went 7 1-3 innings, allowing
nine hits and five runs, four
earned. California's Chuck Finley
yielded three runs and five hits in
six innings.
Tigers 5, Royals 2
Torey Lovullo hit a two-run
homer and Charles Hudson won in
his first game with Detroit. Hudson, obtained from the Yankees on
Thursday, pitched three scoreless
innings, allowing one hit. Kansas
City's Bret Saberhagen allowed seven hits and three runs in six innings. He has given up 13 earned
runs in 26 spring innings.
Yankees 3, Orioles 2
Andy Hawkins, Lee Guetterman
and Lance McCullers combined on
a five-hitter and Don Slaught
homered. Hawkins allowed three
hits and one run in seven innings.
Baltimore's Pete Harnisch allowed
four hits and two runs in six innings. Slaught homered off Mike
Reds 4, Phillies 4
Jeff Reed* tied the game with a
run-scoring single in the sixth inning. The game was called after 13,
with Cincinnati using seven pitchers and Philadelphia four. Reds
pitchers walked 14 batters and the
Phillies stranded 15 runners.
Philadelphia's Mike Maddux
gave up four runs and 11 hits i n six
innings, including homers by Paul
O'Neill and Kal Daniels. Larry
McWiiiiams, Steve Bedrosian and
Todd Frohwirth didn't allow a hit
the rest of the way. Bedrosian has
not given up a run in 14 consecutive innings, allowing four hits over
that span.
Cincinnati's Jeff Sellers went
four innings, allowing only one run
and two hits but walking, seven.
'Tut me in with the bases loaded
and I'll get out of it. Put me i n to
start the inning and 111 walk the
world," he said.
Atlantic Division
W L P e t GB
New York
44 2 * .647 —
37 31 .544 7
35 32 .522 8V4
32 35 .478 1114
New Jersey
23 45 .338 21
17 -51 .250 27
Central Dlvleion
49 17 .742 —
49 19 .721 1
43 23 .652 6
41 26 .612 8K
40 27 .597 9K
20 47 .299 29W
MWwMt Division
W L P e t GB
43 25 .632 —
37 30 .552 5V4
37 31 .544 6
31 36 .463 11V,
San Antonio
18 50 .265 25
12 55 .179 30K
Pacific Divlelon
y-L.A. Lakers
47 20 .701 —
44 25 .638 4
39 28 .582 8
Golden Slate
38 29 .567 9
32 35 .478 15
20 48 .294 27'/.
LA. Clfepers
14 53 .209 33
y-cllnchod playoff berth
Saturday's Games
Washington 111. Indiana 108, OT
Detroit 113, Charlotte 101
Miami 107. San Antonio 105
Atlanta 115, New York 108
Houston 144, Golden State 104
Milwaukee 113, Cleveland 105, OT
Utah 112, Denver 90
Chicago 111, Seattle 110
Phoenix 123, L A Clippers 103
Sacramento 106, Portland 105
Sunday's Games
Boston 105, Philadelphia 103
LA. Lakers 118, Phoenix 116
Monday's Gamas
New York at Charlotte, 7 3 0 p.m.
New Jersey at Miami, 730 p.m.
Dallas at Detroit 7 3 0 p.m.
Cleveland at Indiana, 7 3 0 p.m.
Golden State at Milwaukee, 8 3 0 p.m.
Seattle at Utah, 9 3 0 p.m.
Denver at L.A. Clippers, 1030 p.m.
Tuesday's Games
Atlanta at New Jersey. 7 3 0 p.m.
Boston at Philadelphia, 7 3 0 p.m.
Dallas al Cleveland, 730 p.m.
Seattle at Houston, 8 p.m.
Portland at New York, 830 p.m.
Golden State at Chicago, 8 3 0 p.m.
Washington at San Antonio, 8 3 0 p.m.
LA. Lakers at Phoenix, 9 3 0 p.m.
NHL Standings ,
Patrick Divlaion
40 26 10 90 287 238
38 32 7
83 331 333
x-NY Rangers 37 32 8 82 301 292
x-Phlladelphia 35 34 7
77 292 268
New Jersey
25 39 12 62 261 307
NY Islanders
25 46 5 55 246 309
Adama Divlaion
51 18 8 110 304 212
35 28 14 84 279 245
35 34 7 77 277 288
35 36 5 75 280 277
27 42 7 61 259 326
Norrie Divlaion
33 31 12 78 304 301
X-St. Louis
29 35 12 70 260 275
26 34 16 68 248 268
25 40 12 62 289 325
27 44
44 6 60 250 333
Smyth* Divlaion
51 17 9 111 343 221
x-Los Angeles 39 31 6 84 360 323
37 33 B K 3 t a 3QQ
33 36
74 241 237
25 40 11 61 292 344
x-clinched playoff berth; y-dlnched division title
Saturday'a Games
Boston 6, Chicago 3
Hartford 4, SI. Louis 0
Quebec 4, Buffalo 1
Philadelphia 6, New York Rangers 1
Pittsburgh 5. New Jersey 4
Minnesota 1, Montreal 1, tie
Toronto 6, Detroit 5
Los Angeles 4, Edmonton 2
Sunday's Gamee
Vancouver 7, Winnipeg 3
Washington 3, New York Islanders 2
Pittsburgh 6, New York Rangers 4
Calgary 7, Chicago 5
Monday's Games
Boston at Montreal, 7 3 5 p.m.
St. Louis a! Detroit, 7 3 5 p.m.
Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:45 p.m.
Calgary at Minnesota, 835 p.m.
Simpson Captures USF&G In
'Last Chance* Tourney Effort
Simpson was giving his golf career
one last chance, and it paid off.
Simpson shot a final-round 69
Sunday for a 274 total and his first
tournament victory since 1985 in
the $750,000 USF&G Classic. His
2-stroke margin over Greg Norman
a n d Hal S u t t o n was w o r t h
Before this season started, Simpson said he wrote to his wife and
his parents, telling them he wanted
to play his way back into the
1 told them I was going to play
very heavy up until the Masters,
because I'm not in the Masters and
I wanted to be," he said. "I also said
— and I'm not usually much of a
predictor — that I would win a
tournament and be back in.
"I told my wife that if I couldn't
win this year, I was coming home,"
he said.
Simpson said he is emotionally
and physically drained by his
heavy schedule, so he's skipping
this week's event at Houston to rest
up for the Masters.
"Maybe about the middle of the
week. 111 go to Augusta and play a
practice round. It's only three nours
from my home," said Simpson.
"That tournament means more
to me than almost anything. Since I
was old enough not to make noise,
my mom and dad started taking me
T m really, really thrilled. For
' the past two years, I've been struggling with my confidence, wondering if I'd ever win again," he said.
It was only the second professional victory for Simpson in a career that beean in 1977. He won
the Southern" Open in 1985.
The tournament was played over
the 7,106-yard, par-72 course at
English Turn. It was the inaugural
professional event at the course designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Simpson went into the day a
stroke behind Norman, who shot 72
on Sunday, while Sutton had a 70.
Each earned $66,000 for second
After 66 holes, Simpson and Norman were tied at 13 under par.
Simpson took the lead for good
with an 8-foot birdie putt on 13 and
made it a 2-stroke lead with a birdie putt on 15.
Simpson bogeyed No. 17, but so
did Norman.
"I guess fate determined that
Greg Norman was not going to win
this tournament, and that's that,
Norman said.