The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 18, 1968, Image 7

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Colleg-e Station, Texas SPRING TRAINING Aggie Head Football Coach Gene Stallings talks to some of the 105 hopefuls out for the first day of spring workouts (above) and then (below) whistles the start of this year’s spring football training. The workouts will continue on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday schedule and will climax with the spring game May 18. Couger Golfers Lead Tournament HOUSTON <^P)—Mike DiCello of Oklahoma State used a three- under-par 69 to grab the indi vidual lead Wednesday as Hous ton took a seven-stroke advan tage in team competition after the first round of the 72-hole All America Intercollegiate Golf Tournament. Four Houston stars played at par or better. DiCello’s 35-34 for the 6,900- yard, par 36-36-72 Pine Forest Country Club course left him one stroke in front of Bob Barbarossa of Houston and two in front of Doug Olson of Houston, Vaughn Moise of Louisiana State and Rik Massengale of Texas. Hal Underwood, the defending champion from Houston, was in a five-way deadlock at par 72. With him was his third Cougar teammate, Dave Shuster. Houston’s sparkling par-or- better performance was scored during a 6-0 team match victory over Kansas and gave the de fending all america and NCAA champions a 285 medal score, three under par. Texas followed at 292. Houston also claimed a four- ball tie with Louisiana State at 62, and Olson and Shuster shared the low two ball lead at 65 with DiCello and Jim Deaton of Okla homa State. Ranked behind Houston and Texas in team medal were Okla homa State 293, Louisiana State 295, Arizona State, Baylor and New Mexico State 301, Southern Methodist and Arkansas 305, North Texas State 306, Oklahoma and Texas Tech 310, New Mexico 311, Texas A&M 315, Kansas 319 and Rice 323. Wofford Cain Pool’s largest contingent of organized swimmers are churning the Texas A&M Olympic-appointed facility during intramural championships. More than 800 students are participating in the season’s first large meet in the pool, according to R. H. Fletcher, A&M intra mural director. Preliminaries in six swimming events, one and three-meter div ing required competition on seven different days. Finals will be staged Monday at 7:30 p.m. “The public is invited to view competition,” Fletcher said. “It’s well balanced. Almost every Corps company and squadron and civilian dorm has one or two win ners. The best eight times of upper classmen and freshmen in each event qualify for the finals. The meet referee is Ax - t Adam son, whose varsity swimming team serves as judges and timers. Intramural championships will be one of three or four major events scheduled at Cain Pool dur ing the year. The facility opened April 1 on a semester schedule. Swimmers are admitted from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. with Saturday afternoon hours also observed Sundays. During the summer holidays, June 2-Aug. 23, the pool is open 8 M: hours Mondays through Sat urdays and four hours on Sun days. The pool is named for A&M benefactor Wofford Cain of Dal las, a 1913 graduate. He is board chairman of Southern Union Gas Co. > I®* THE LONGEST NIGHT A Houston Astro lady fan gets comfortable as the message board in the Astrodome flashes words that Houston and New York Mets have set mark for longest game in total time, surpassing old record of 5 hours and 13 minutes. This picture was made at 12:43 a. m. and the game ended at 1:37 a. m. with Houston scoring a run in the bottom of the 24th inning for a 1-0 victory. (AP Wirephoto) Metcalf Gets Top HS Star Texas A&M basketball coach Shelby Metcalf this week signed perhaps the best high school bas ketball player in Mississippi when he inked Jeff Watkins of South Jones High in Ellisville, some seven miles from Laurel. The 6-4, 190-pound Watkins this week was named to Coach & Athlete magazine’s 10-man team for the nation. Earlier he j made Scholastic all-America, all- state in class AA and he was named most valuable player in three tournaments last season. Watkins averaged 26 points and 14 rebounds in leading South Jones to a 34-6 record. The team finished third in the state in class AA. Watkins, also a top student, is a trackman, too, competing in the 440 dash, high jump, high hurdles and shot put. The Aggies now have signed three top schoolboys and one out standing junior college player. The other two high schoolers are 6-8 Rickey Duplantis of Port Neches and 6-4 Bobby Threadgill of New Braunfels. The JC star is Larry Linder, a Waco lad who played two years at Howard County Junior College in Big Spring. Battalion Sports Limited time ONLY! Y0U ATH Ell EC? iiREFntti when you buy 3 al our low everyday \rade-in once. You pay only the Fed. 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