Harry C. MelgesJr., Lake Geneva, Wis., Scow skipper, went south to Houston for North Americansailing championship, returned with title after beating Warner Wilcox of NewRochelle, N.Y., by ¼ point.
Jackie Johnson,pert 16-year-old tennis whiz from Missoula, showed unusual stamina in theMontana Open tennis finals, won women's and junior singles, women's and juniordoubles, Great Falls, Mont.
Jim Turnesa, 46,one of seven golfing Turnesa brothers and winner of the 1952 PGA championship,claimed his first tournament victory in three years with a 286 for 72 holes inMetropolitan Open at Woodmere, N.Y.
Roger Ward,winner of the Indianapolis "500" last May, took his first Nationalbig-car racing championship in 14 years of competition when he whizzed in firstin the Hoosier 100-mile race at Indianapolis.
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James C. Crang,32, Toronto architect who skippered his first six-meter in 1953, sailed infirst in three out of the four 12-mile races on Long Island Sound to capturethe North American six-meter sailing title.
Frank Chapot rodeEleonora Sears' Diamant to victories in the Professional Horseman's Assn.trophy and Federation Equestre Internationale fault-and-out class at PipingRock Horse Show at Locust Valley, N.Y.
Willis J.Tewksbury, of Clearwater, Fla., carefully rolling a three-pound, five-inchsphere over the velvet smooth lawn at Whitefield, N.H., successfully defendedhis American Lawn Bowling singles title.