BLACKSTONE VALLEY MEMORIES
Bobby Allen, the R. I. Amateur champion from the Pawtucket Country Club, pulled off the biggest upset of the U. S. Amateur golf championships. Allen ousted Ward Wettlaufer of Williamsville, N. Y., who reached the quarterfinals last year and is one of the younger members of the 1959 U. S. Walker Cup team, 2 and 1. Allen took the lead on the second hole, went 3-up at the sixth and would not let go as he played even par golf for 17 holes over the rugged, mountain-rimmed 7,010-yard, par 36-35-71 Broadmour Country Club course in Colorado Springs. Jack Nicklaus, an 18-year-old, 190-pound junior at Ohio State University, is one of the tourney’s favorites.
Dave Zyons sparked a touchdown drive in the closing minutes of play that carried Cumberland to a 27-20 Class B Eastern Division win over Barrington. With three minutes left to play and the score deadlocked at 20-20, Zyons, the Clippers’ talented junior quarterback, returned the kickoff 41 yards and then with one minute remaining passed 20 yards to end George Mathieu for the winning TD. Sean Crook scored on a 14-yard jaunt, Charlie Gifford bulled over from six yards out, Dave Toste scooped up a fumble and lugged the pigskin 10 yards for a TD and Cookie Sutcliffe booted three PAT for coach Pete Dalpe.
Woonsocket junior Dave Bliss was the individual winner with a time of 13:33 over the Mount St. Charles’ 2.3-mile course, but it was not enough as Lincoln surprised the Villa Novans 25-30 in opening action of the Northern Division cross-country season. Sophomores Mark Andrews, Rick Szumita and Hank Sarazin finished second, third and fourth, respectively, to pace the Lions. In another X-C meet, the fivesome of Mark Barrett, Bill Connell, Ray Benoit, Dan McGuirk and Jeff DeGoes crossed the finish line together to share first place as Saint Raphael Academy bested North Smithfield 15-44.