BOXING—BOBCLEROUX, hard-swinging heavyweight from Montreal, whacked Roy Harris of Cut 'NShoot. Texas to the canvas once in the third and twice in the fourth inHouston. When Harris was unable to answer the bell for the fifth Cleroux wasgiven a fifth-round TKO victory.
Jose Torres,Olympic boxing finalist from New York, also won a fifth-round victory. In alight-heavyweight bout in Boston, Torres twice floored Bob Young, who wasunable to answer the bell for the fifth.
GOLF—DOUG FORDdropped in a 12-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a sudden-death playoffto beat Arnold Palmer for the $50,000 "500" Festival Open inIndianapolis. On the last hole of the regulation 72 Palmer sank a 30-foot eagleputt to tie Ford at 273.
Polly Riley ofFort Worth, outdistanced off the tee, pure-putted the greens to beat SherryWheeler 2-up and win her sixth Southern Amateur championship in Asheville, N.C.Miss Wheeler. 20-year-old Arizona State University senior, who had squared thematch after the 33rd hole, needed seven putts on the last two holes.
June 4, 1961
HARNESSRACING—FALSE STEP ($9.70) a New Zealand pacer sold the day before to JackDreyfus Jr. of New York, caught Royal Rick in the closing strides during aheavy rainstorm to take the $25.000 New Frontier Pace at Roosevelt by a head.World Champion Adios Butler, making his first start of the year, battled forthe lead throughout but faded in the stretch, placed fifth. Bye Bye Byrd wasseventh. Winner's time for the mile was 2:04 1/5.
HORSE RACING—MAKESAIL ($5.40) overhauled Funny Bone in the stretch and won the $55,300 TopFlight Handicap at Aqueduct by half a length. With Manuel Ycaza up, the CainHoy Stable entry ran the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:51.
First balcony($25.60) outdistanced Prove It by 4½ lengths to take the $112,700 Californianat Hollywood Park. The 4-year-old chestnut, owned by Greenville Farms andridden by Eddie Burns, ran the 1 1/16 miles in 1:40 2/5. Sea Orbit was third,T. V. Lark fourth.
Pied D'Or ($10),with a brisk stretch run. held the lead to win the $34,300 Camden Handicap atGarden State Park by ¾ of a length over Polylad. Favorite Don Poggio was third.The Calumet Farm's colt, ridden by Steve Brooks, went the mile and a furlongover a muddy track in 1:50 1/5.
LACROSSE—MT.WASHINGTON LC. in a match that was tied on eight occasions, pulled away in thefinal quarter to upset Navy 15-10. ARMY, on a muddy West Point field, defeatedUniversity of Baltimore 11-7.
MARATHON—JOHNKELLEY, 30-year-old Groton. Conn, school teacher, took the lead at the startand stayed there to win his sixth straight National AAU Marathon (26 miles 385yards) in Yonkers. Kelley, clocked in 2:26:53.4. finished 1¼ miles ahead of GarWilliams of the University of Chicago Track Club.
MOTORSPORTS—COUNT WOLFGANG VON TRIPS of West Germany led from the start to win the75-lap, 195-mile Dutch Grand Prix near Zandvoort. Averaging 95.13 mph in a1.5-liter Ferrari, Von Trips finished in 2:01:52.1, only 4.9 seconds slowerthan last year's winning time, when 2.5-liter engines were permitted. Phil Hillof California, driving a Ferrari, was second by less than a second as all 15starters finished.
Masten Gregory ofKansas City and LLOYD CASNER of Miami won the 622-mile N√ºrburgring, Germanyrace, averaged 79.2 mph. in a Maserati. DAVID PEARSON of Spartanburg, S.C. blewa tire on the last lap but finished on the rim to win the World 660 inCharlotte, N.C. by two laps over Fireball Roberts. Pearson, driving a Pontiac,averaged 111.633 mph.
ROWING—WASHINGTONAND LEE HIGH SCHOOL of Arlington. Va. defeated favorite Mon-signor Bonner HighSchool of Philadelphia by VA of a length over a choppy Potomac River to win itsfifth consecutive eight-oared National Scholastic championship. St. Joseph's ofBuffalo was third. The Generals rowed the mile in 4:50.2. WASHINGTON AND LEEalso won the junior varsity title (in 5:09), while HAVERFORD SCHOOL ofHaverford. Pa. took the four-oared title (5:28.7), and MOUNT CARMEL ofWyandotte, Mich, won the varsity double sculls (5:32.2). DAVE HILLMAN ofApproved Tutors, Philadelphia won the single sculls.
Kent, undefeatedthis year, set a course record of 4:56.2 on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester,Mass.. won the Sill Trophy, emblematic of the New England schoolboy eight-oaredchampionship, and a trip to England to compete in the Henley Regatta, their14th. Kent finished¾ of a length ahead of Andover Academy.
TENNIS—MANUELSANTANA of Spain overcame a shaky start to score the biggest victory of hiscareer, upsetting first-seeded Nicola Pietrangeli of Italy 4-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0,6-2 for the men's singles title in the French International championships inParis. Santana, first Spaniard ever to win the 70-year-old French tournament,played a fast and flashing all-court game. ANN HAYDON of England also recordedher biggest victory, defeating Mexico's Yola Ramirez 6-2, 6-1 for the women'stitle.
TRACK &FIELD—In the CALIFORNIA RELAYS in Modesto (see page 18) world-record holderRalph Boston of Tennessee State broad-jumped 27 feet ½ inch, became the firstperson ever to better 27 feel. Hal Connolly, adding one turn to the three heusually makes in the ring before throwing, tossed the hammer 226 feet ½ inch,less than five feet short of the world record. In the mile Jim Beatty.130-nound distance runner, turned in a winning 3:58.8, with Jim Grelle secondat 4:01.3. Dennis Johnson got oil" to a slow start but won the 100-yarddash over Harry Jerome of Oregon and Dave Styron of Southern Illinois as allthree were clocked at 9.4. Oregon's four-mile relay team, with Dyrol Burlesonrunning a 4:00.1 anchor mile, won in 16:32.8 (foursome has a pending Americanrecord of 16:29.3). Ted Nelson. 17-year-old Texas schoolboy, won the 440 in 47flat, five-tenths of a second off his national high school record of 46.5 butnine-tenths of a second slower than the 46.1 recorded earlier Saturday in aschoolboy meet by Ulis Williams of Compton (Calif.) High.
Villanova sweptthe cold, rain-soaked IC4A CHAMPIONSHIPS in New York (see page 18). Frank Buddtook the two firsts for the Wildcats, the 100 in 9.6 and the 220 in 21.4. Threemore Villanova victories went to Pat Traynor, who set a meet record in the3,000-meter steeplechase with a 9:25.3, Jon Dante, who ran the 880 in 1:55.5,and William Joe, who threw the shot 54 feet Vi inch. Brown's Bobby Lowe set ameet record of 14:11.8 in the three-mile run. Winston Cooper of St. John'simproved his own meet record in the hop, step and jump with a leap of 48 feet 9inches. Harvard finished a surprising second, collected 29½ points toVillanova's 46.
Earlier in theweek, DYROL BURLESON, 20-year-old Oregon junior, took good advantage of perfectweather conditions (clear, temperature in the 50s, just the slightest breeze)at the Emerald Empire all-comers' meet in Eugene. Ore., ran a 3:57.6 mile toslice four-tenths of a second off the American record set last year by Beatty.Paced for the first half by teammate Archie San Romani Jr.. Burleson ranquarters of 60, 59, 59 and 59.6 seconds.
MILEPOSTS—SELECTED: U.S. ALPINE SKI TEAM, which will compete in the worldchampionships in Chamonix, France next February. On the men's squad are GordonEaton, Littleton, N.H.; Charles Ferries, Houghton, Mich.; James Huega. TahoeCity. Calif.: Buddy Werner, Steamboat Springs. Colo. On the women's team:Barbara Ferries. Houghton, Mich.; Joan Hannah. Franconia, N.H.; Linda Meyers.Mammoth Lakes. Calif.; Jean Saubert. Lakeview. Ore. All will be coached byRobert P. Beattie of University of Colorado.
ELECTED: Eightplayers and two coaches to the FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME, by the National FootballFoundation. Players named were Halfbacks Glenn (Mr. Outside) Davis. Army1943-46. who still holds records of 11.74 yards per play and 11.51 per rush inone season; Charlie (Choo Choo) Justice. North Carolina 1946-49, who scored 72points in 1946 season; George McAfee, Duke 1937-39; Quarterback VincentPazzetti, Wesleyan 1908-09, Lehigh 1910-13, one of football's earliest passers;Fullback Claude Reeds. Oklahoma 1910-13; Guards Weldon Humble. Rice 1941-42 and1946. Robert Lee Suffridge. Tennessee 1938-40; Tackle Bob (Horse) Reynolds,Stanford 1933-35, only man to play three complete Rose Bowl games. Coachesnamed were Don Faurot. Director of Athletics at Missouri, who originated anddeveloped the split-T formation that revolutionized modern football, and thelate Charles W. Caldwell, head coach at Williams and Princeton.
DIED: HENRY H.COLLINS, JR., 57 author and conservationist, of injuries received in anautomobile accident, in New York. Collins was a pioneer in compilingornithologic field guides, wrote the Complete Field Guide to American Wild Lifeand Bird Watchers' Guide, as well as pamphlets on park and generalconservation.