Edna Lafferty, attractive wife of Bermuda-based Air Force captain and onetime New York junior golf champion, was at her best against Mrs. Isabel Ridler, winning 10 and 9 to take Bermuda Amateur title.
Jack Nicklaus, 19-year-old Ohio State pharmacy student and perhaps golf's brightest young amateur, tuned up for Walker Cup by outscrambling Gene Andrews 1 up to win North-South Amateur at Pinehurst.
Bill Woodhouse, beefy, piston-legged sprinter whose practice duels with Bobby Morrow have tuned him fine, anchored Abilene Christian relay team to records in 440 and 880, added win in 100 at Penn Relays.
Angela Mortimer, veteran English tennis star with an eye on Wimbledon, adeptly cut 6-foot Christine Truman down to size. beat her younger rival 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in British hard courts final at Bournemouth.
May 3, 1959
Ray Bluth, crew-cut Budweiser bowler who has been obscured by more famous teammates Don Carter and Tom Hennessey, won six straight, polishing off Bill Golembiewski 827-817 for ABC Masters title at St. Louis.
Jack Beckner swung gracefully to victory in side horse, tied for first in parallel bars, scored 106.65 points for all-round title and led Los Angeles Turners to AAU gymnastics championship at Amherst, Mass.
Jimmy Kilroe, uncompromising handicapper, was voted racing's Man of Year by N.Y. turf writers "for maintaining integrity of secretary's office in grand tradition of John B. Campbell and Walter Vosburgh."