BOATING—The battle was supposed to be between host Syracuse and Washington, but dark-horse Wisconsin took the big one on Onondaga Lake. Stroking valiantly against 15-mph headwinds, Badgers surged up magnificently at two-mile mark, kept on pressure for last mile to slide across finish line two lengths ahead of Orange in 18:01.7 for first IRA regatta victory since 1951. Navy gave it big try for ailing—and retiring—Coach Rusty Callow, beat out California for third. Fifth-place Washington Huskies, who managed second behind Cornell in freshman race and California in jayvee three-miler, piled up 14 points to capture Jim Ten Eyck Memorial Trophy.
This is an article from the June 29, 1959 issue
GOLF—Too often a bridesmaid on pro circuit this year, Beverly Hanson of Indio, Calif. finally found putting touch on Brookview greens at Minneapolis, dropped in pair of pressure putts to tie Louise Suggs at 297 in American Women's Open. On first hole of sudden-death playoff, Bev tapped in four-footer for birdie 4 (see below), walked off with title and $1,247 in cash.
TRACK & FIELD—Not even rarefied atmosphere at Boulder, Colo. could dispel pleasant fact that U.S. was ready for both Russians and Pan American rivals (see page 20). Biggest surprises in two-day AAU championships were Dyrol Burleson. 19-year-old Oregon freshman, who whizzed past teammate Jim Grelle to win 1,500 meters in 3:47.5, and Dick Howard, quick New Mexican, who left stumbling Glenn Davis behind, scissored over 400-meter hurdles in 50.7. Game-legged Bobby Morrow failed to qualify in sprints, but old reliable Shotputter Parry O'Brien, who warmed to task with world-record-breaking 63-foot 8-inch heave three days earlier at Pomona, Calif., preening and grunting as effectively as ever, tossed iron ball 62 feet 2¼ inches for his seventh AAU title.
INTERNATIONAL MOTORSPORTS—Britain's Roy Salvadori, and his partner, heavy-footed Texan Carroll Shelby, hung naggingly on with their squat six-cylinder Aston Martin while pace-setting Ferraris dropped out one by one, found their car all alone after 24 hours and 2,720 miles to win Le Mans endurance race with 112.5-mph average (see page 48).