John Welch, 17, of Hudson, Que. took and held the lead in the last of eight races and skippered his Lightning home first to take Sears Cup and North American Junior sailing title at Noroton, Conn.
Betsy Rawls of Spartanburg, S.C. won the Waterloo, Iowa. Open for her ninth major golf victory this season, broke LPGA record to become alltime top money winner for a single season, with $22,477.
Edwin A. Hills, 45. of Hingham, Mass skippered his 210 Sonata through strong winds and sudden calms to beat out fellow skipper Gregg Bemis by ½ point for the National 210 title at Cohasset, Mass.
Carroll Resweber, 23-year-old motorcycle racer from Cedarburg. Wis., earned enough points on the national circuit to be named American motorcycle champion for the second year in a row at St. Paul.
September 13, 1959
Kevin Onka, 16, Son of Sugar Creek, Mo. town marshal, shattered 350 clay pigeons without a miss, won junior, father-and-son, and high over-all title at North American Trapshooting elimination, Vandalia, Ohio.
Frank Ervin, 55-year-old sulky driver from Pekin, Ill., received an ovation from the crowd when he drove Diller Hanover home first in two straight heats to win the 34th Hambletonian at Du Quoin. Ill.
Alan Kramer, 19, Marwood, Pa. baton twirler extraordinary, announced his retirement from active competition after twirling his way to victory in 14 grand championships and the grand national at Milwaukee.