• Short Summary

    The United States team of Johnny Miller and Lou Graham set a scorching pace to take a commanding four stroke lead on the opening day of the 23rd World Cup Golf tournament in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.

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    The United States team of Johnny Miller and Lou Graham set a scorching pace to take a commanding four stroke lead on the opening day of the 23rd World Cup Golf tournament in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.

    Miller went around the 6906 yard (6316 metres) par 72 Navatanee course in a six under 66, despite the hot and humid conditions.

    He was one stroke ahead in the individual placings, followed by Ben Arda, of the Philippines and Juan Cabrera, of Argentina.

    On the 15th hole Miller appeared to suffer from the intense heat and humidity. He said later he had felt "quite dizzy" and thought he would faint but recovered sufficiently to finish his round.

    His team mate, Lou Graham, did not play with the same style and said afterwards "I played sloppily". But his effort was enough to enable the United States team to finish the day on top.

    The Thai team delighted the large crowd by finishing the day in fifth place ahead of Ireland. The big surprise of the tournament was the Argentine team with Juan Cabrera, turning in a sparking 67, well supported by Jorge Soto, who shot a one-under par 71.

    Argentina held second place on 138, followed by Taiwan and the Philippines on 140, Thailand on 142, Ireland 143 and Japan and Australia sharing equal place on 144.

    SYNOPSIS: The Navatanee Golf Course in bangkok, the capital of Thailand, where the twenty-third World Cup Golf Tournament is being held.

    The World Cup Trophy was on display as the first day's play began. And the large home crowd was thrilled to find the Thai team, represented here by Onchum, finishing the day in fifth place.

    Japan, represented here by Takashi, finished on equal seventh place with Australia.

    The hot sun and high humidity forced the large crowd to shelter with umbrellas.

    Takashi shooting again and it was putting like this that enabled the Japanese to finish the day on one-hundred-and-forty-four.

    But is was the team from the United States of America -- Lou Graham teeing off here, and Johnny Miller -- that dominated the first day's play.

    Miller went around the par seventy-two course in a six under par sixty-six and the Americans lead by a commanding four strokes. At the end of the first day's play Miller was one stroke ahead in the individual placings, followed by Ben Arda o the Philippines.

    Asia's main challenge to the cup came from the both the Philippines and Taiwan, represented by Nim-Nan and the other Taiwan golfer, Chie-Hsiung, seen here teeing off.

    It was putting like this that enabled and Taiwanese to finish on one hundred and forty, equal third with the Philippines.

    But the Taiwanese putting will have to improve if they are to win.

    Australia, represented here by Shearer, finished the day on a good note, and appear to heave a chance of taking the lead from the Americans.

    Shearer said afterwards he was "slightly" affected by the heat.

    The Canadian team of Panasiuk and Tape both played well under their capabilities and seemed to be bothered by the humid weather. they both said after the first day's round that they found it difficult to concentrate in such conditions.

    The Australian, Shearer, appeared to be more familiar with such conditions and says he will son adapt to the weather.

    The course itself is over six hundred and ninety yards long and Miller's six under par now appear to be almost a winning round.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACO4FXVXOU3J2VOG074F6C8TDD
    Media URN:
    VLVACO4FXVXOU3J2VOG074F6C8TDD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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