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    THE 33RD MASTERS GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP ENTERED ITS CRUCIAL THIRD ROUND TODAY ( SATURDAY) WITH AUSTRALIA'S BRUCE DEVLIN AND AMERICA'S BILLY CASPER TIED FOR THE LEAD ON 137 STROKES.

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    THE 33RD MASTERS GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP ENTERED ITS CRUCIAL THIRD ROUND TODAY ( SATURDAY) WITH AUSTRALIA'S BRUCE DEVLIN AND AMERICA'S BILLY CASPER TIED FOR THE LEAD ON 137 STROKES. ONLY 48 OF THE ORIGINAL 83-MAN FIELD SURVIVED THE FIRST 36 HOLES OF THE PAR 72 COURSE.

    THE OPENING ROUND ENDED WITH 37-YEAR-OLD CASPER IN THE LEAD. THE AMERICAN SHOT A 32 ON THE FIRST NINE HOLES AND A 34 ON THE BACK NINE FOR TOTAL OF 66 -- 6 UNDER PAR.

    CASPER HAD BEEN OUT OF ACTION FOR TWO WEEKS BECAUSE OF ILLNESS CAUSED BY CHEMICALS THAT HAD BEEN SPRAYED ON A FLORIDA GOLF COURSE. BUT HE COMPLETED THE ROUND IN FINE FORM WITH HIS BEST SCORE IN 13 YEARS ON THE AUGUSTA COURSE.

    AUSTRALIAN BRUCE DEVLIN, FINISHED THE FIRST DAY'S PLAY WITH A GIVE UNDER PAR 67, INCLUDING FOUR SUCCESSIVE BIRDIES. THE BIRDIES CAME ON HOLES FROM 13 THROUGH TO 16.

    DEVLIN'S 32 ON THE BACK NINE COUPLE WITH HIS 35 FOR THE FIRST NINE GAVE HIM A TIE WITH FORMER COWBOY, GEORGE ARCHER.

    FOR ARCHER IT WAS PUTTING THAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE, GIVING HIM A 33 ON THE FIRST NINE AND 34 ON THE BACK NINE.

    JACK NICKLAUS WAS STRONG ON THE FAIRWAYS AND MADE SHORT WORK OF PUTTING. HE PLAYED THREE HOLES IN A ROW AT FOUR UNDER PAR TO CONTRIBUTE TO HIS 68 FIR THE DAY.

    BRUCE FLEISHER, THE 20-YEAR-OLD UNITED STATES AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPION WAS THE ONLY AMATEUR TO BREAK THE PAR 72 MARK ON THE COURSE. HIS FIRST ROUND CARD OF 69 PUT HIM FOUR STROKES AHEAD OF HIS PARTNER, ARNOLD PALMER.

    LAST YEAR'S CHAMPION, BOB GOALBY, SHOT A 70 ON THE FIRST ROUND -- TWO UNDER PAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA904SR184UQ9YKF4MBVY47DRNJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA904SR184UQ9YKF4MBVY47DRNJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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