Russell Taylor, 13-year-old golfer from Roxboro, N.C., took on field of 283 other young golfers from 10 states in Donald J. Ross Junior Championship at Pinehurst, N.C., beat them with 18-hole total of 73.
Karen Howland, pert and graceful 18-year-old figure skater from Sun Valley, Idaho, showed fine form in new $4 million Olympic arena at Squaw Valley, won Senior Ladies event in Pacific Coast championships.
Arthur Knapp Jr. of Larchmont, N.Y., took to his dinghy Agony in Manhasset Bay YC frostbite regatta, in second day of races finished 4-3-4-1-1 over 50 other skippers for winning low score of 38 points.
Justina Bricka, 16, tennis southpaw from St. Louis who was runner-up in 1958 National Girls Indoor championship, took 1959 title at Brookline, Mass., with 6-1, 6-2 victory over Tory Fretz, Harrisburg, Pa.
January 11, 1960
Leslie Ault, 19, Columbia University sophomore from Cranford, N.J., checkmated his way to four victories, no losses, to take National Intercollegiate Chess Championship at Pennsylvania State University.
Paulfrere of Belgium, driving Cooper Climax, took off after England's Stirling Moss driving Cooper Borgward in 150-mile South African Grand Prix, caught Moss in closing laps of race to zip in first by 38 seconds.
Tom Maloney, 48, West Point gymnastics coach and director of National Gymnastics clinic, was named to coach U.S. Olympic team. He rates squad among five top nations despite small number of U.S. competitors.