GOLF—"My heart was heavy when I first saw Deane Beman and the other young American golfers, for I knew right then our players had stormy times ahead," sadly reflected Diamond Millionaire Raymond Oppenheimer, angel of British golf. Oppenheimer had good reason to fret after Beman, 21-year-old U. of Maryland student, swept aside field and polished off Walker Cup teammate Bill Hyndman 3 and 2 to win British Amateur at Sandwich's hallowed Royal St. George's (see page 41). Beman's joy ("greatest day of my life") was surpassed only by exuberance of his young wife, back in Silver Spring, Md., who gave vent to her emotions in one word: "Whee!"
TRACK & FIELD—Oregon Sophomore Roscoe Cook became latest to turn world on its ear, leaving such celebrated dashmen as Ray Norton, Bobby Morrow and Bill Wood-house wallowing in his wake as he buzzed to world record-tying 9.3 for 100 at Modesto. Calif. Texas' 440 foursome of Wally Wilson, Eddie Southern, Hollis Gainey and Ralph Alspaugh hustled to new world record of 39.6 while Alvis Andrews of Southern California Striders hopped, stepped and jumped 52 feet 5¼ inches for U.S. mark.
In New York, Penn State's Ed Moran (see above) rushed off with double in mile (4:09.3) and half-mile (1:50) to lead Nittany Lions to IC4A title. Boston U.'s mighty John Lawlor flung hammer 208 feet 8½ inches to equal own week-old college record and Tufts' Basil Ince, 29-year-old Trinidad native, scampered 440 in 46.9 to lower Bill Carr's 27-year-old meet standard.
TENNIS—Pancho Gonzales, whose slip seemed to be showing more than once on pro tour, was still world champion (but barely) when traveling circus called it quits at La Jolla, Calif. Although beaten by Aussie Lew Hoad 15-13 in face-to-face duels, still-crafty Pancho feasted on second division's Ashley Cooper and Mai Anderson, piled up over-all 47-15 record and $29,150 in earnings (to Hoad's 42-20 and $28,250) to retain his title.
June 7, 1959
BOXING—Lamster Frankie Carbo, hiding out since indicted by New York grand jury last July, was flushed out of Haddon Township, N.J. hideout by police, but was soon freed in $25,000 bail (see page 28).