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    THE WORLD'S LEADING GOLFERS...INCLUDING THE AMERICAN STARS JACK NICKLAUS, BILLY CASPER AND ARNOLD PALMER...WERE LEFT?

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    THE WORLD'S LEADING GOLFERS...INCLUDING THE AMERICAN STARS JACK NICKLAUS, BILLY CASPER AND ARNOLD PALMER...WERE LEFT TRAILING BY YOUNG BRITISH PLAYERS IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE BRITISH OPEN GOLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT CARNOUSTIE IN SCOTLAND TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

    MICHAEL BONALLACK, THE BRITISH AMATEUR CHAMPION AND BRIAN BARNES, ONE OF BRITAIN'S BRIGHT YOUNG PROFESSIONALS, LED THE 130-STRONG FIELD WITH RECORD-MAKING 70'S OVER THE MIGHT 7,252 YARD (16,014 METRE) COURSE.

    TWO MORE BRITONS, PETER MILLS AND MAURICE BEMBRIDGE, HELD EQUAL THIRD PLACE AT THE END OF THE DAY WITH ONE-UNDER-PAR SCORES OF 71.

    CASPER, THE 37-YEAR-OLD CALIFORNIAN WHO IS SECOND FAVOURITE AFTER NICKLAUS, HEADED THE OVERSEAS CHALLENGE WITH 72. LEFT-HANDED NEW ZEALANDER BOB CHARLES WAS ALSO BRACKETED ON 72, WITH BRITAIN'S TONY JACKLIN AND PADDY SKERRITT OF NORTHERN IRELAND.

    GARY PLAYER OF SOUTH AFRICA FOUGHT THROUGH THE WORST OF THE WIND TO A 74, BUT NICKLAUS, THE 1966 CHAMPION, HAD TO SETTLE FOR A 76 WITHOUT A SINGLE BIRDIE ON HIS CARD AND A TOTAL OF 37 PUTS. ROBERTO DE VICENZO, THE 45-YEAR-OLD TITLE-HOLDER FROM ARGENTINA, SLIPPED DOWN THE FIELD WITH 77.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADCN4MKMIBR42SU99QE48XI5FW
    Media URN:
    VLVADCN4MKMIBR42SU99QE48XI5FW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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