BOATING—SYRACUSE, stroked by Charles Mills Jr., finished 1¼ lengths ahead of Philadelphia's Vesper Boat Club, in 6:04.3 for 2,000 meters, earned right to represent U.S. in Pan American Games, Syracuse, N.Y.
BOXING—JOE ERSKINE, 10-round decision over Dick Richardson, heavyweights, Porthcawl, Wales.
Ralph (Tiger) Jones, 10-round decision over Victor Zalazar, middleweights, New York.
FIELD TRIAL—BRACKEN'S HIGH FLYER, George L. Dukek's male black Labrador, out-skilled 48 other entries, won Natl. Amateur Retriever Championship Stakes, Park Rapids, Minn.
July 5, 1959
FISHING—BROOKS M. KELLEY, Chicago, snared 266½-pound yellowfin tuna off Kona Coast, claimed world record, Honolulu.
GOLF—KEN VENTURI, San Francisco, shot sizzling 66 on last round for 273 total, sneaked past early hot-shot Johnny Pott by stroke to win Chicago Open and $9,000.
Willie Goggin, 53-year-old from San Jose, Calif., beat Britain's Arthur Lees, 5 and 3, for world pro seniors title, Davidson's Mains, Scotland.
Ed Sweetman, Greensboro, N.C., scored 292 for 72 holes, edged Ken Medders, Resaca, Ga. by single stroke to win nail, left-handers' crown, Galesburg, Ill.
U.S. over Canada, 7-6, intl. pro-amateur tournament, Toronto.
HARNESS RACING—VICTORY LIND, expertly guided by Howard Parker, nuzzled ahead of Corsican on last stride, set world mile record of 2:01 for 3-year-old pacing geldings on half-mile track, Saratoga Springs, N. Y.
HORSE RACING—AIR PILOT: $84,840 Massachusetts H., 1¼ w., over Day Court when stewards upheld foul claim by Jockey John Leonard, in 2:02 2/5, Suffolk Downs, Mass.
THE IRISHMAN: $55,400 Sysonby H., 1¼ m., by 3½ lengths over Manassa Mauler, in 2:02, Belmont Park, N. Y. Bob Ussery up.
INTENTIONALLY: $55,900 Warren Wright Memorial St., 1 m., by 2¼ lengths over On-and-On, to tie Swaps' world record of 1:33 115, Washington Pk. Manuel Ycaza up.
NTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—ED GELDER, Wheeling, W. Va. steel salesman, recovered from first-lap spin, zipped his Italian Ferrari over 75.9-m. closed course at 79-mph average to win Glen Classic, Watkins Glen, N.Y.
SWIMMING—CHRIS VON SALTZA, Santa Clara, thrashed 100-meter freestyle in 1:08 for U.S. citizens' record; GARY HEINRICH, Oakland, hurried through 4,00-meter individual medley in 5:13.3 and MARIANNE HARGREAVES, Los Angeles, swam 200-meter breaststroke in 2:57.6 to break own American marks, Los Angeles Invitational meet.
TENNIS—LEW HOAD broke through against Pancho Gonzales, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1, won first pro tournament in three starts. Forest Hills, N.Y.
Bitsy Grant, Atlanta, over Harry Hoffmann, Philadelphia, 7-5, 6-3, to win nail, day courts seniors' title, St. Petersburg, Fla.
TRACK & FIELD—LEAHSENETH O'NEAL, lanky Chicago 15-year-old, warmed up with meet record 10.9 in 100-yd.-dash heat, went on to win 75-yd. dash in 8.4, 100 in 11.3, ran opening leg on winning team in 300-yard relay to lead Mayor Daley Youth Foundation to 95 points and team title, Natl. AAU girls' championships, Cleveland.
MILESTONE—DIED: BRUCE HARLAN, 33, onetime Ohio State scholar-athlete, formful diver who won 19 national AAU, NCAA and Big Ten titles from 1946 to 1950, captured springboard championship for U.S. in 19148 Olympics before turning his substantial talents to coaching U. of Michigan: of head injuries, suffered when he accidentally fell 27 feel while helping to dismantle diving platform at Fairfield, Conn. A dedicated and painstaking teacher, Harlan taught Michigan divers well, helped Wolverines win three straight NCAA tills, was recently named to coach U.S. diving team in Pan American Games.