Pam Barnett, 17, of Charlotte, N.C., became youngest winner in history of North Carolina women's amateur golf tournament when she defeated Clara Jane Mosack, also of Charlotte, at Raleigh, attributed her victory to watermelon: "I train on it.
Jack Christiansen, a. Miami" building contractor, hauled in an 11-foot 6-inch, 393-pound blue marlin in 23 minutes in International Blue Marlin Tournament off Hatteras, N.C., thereby clinched team title for his Miami Beach Rod and Reel Club.
Judy Hoetmer, a junior at the University of Washington and the daughter of a Seattle golf pro, rallied to win 17th annual Women's Collegiate Golf Tournament, defeated Karen Schull of the University of Kansas 1 up, at Ann Arbor, Mich.
Ray Etherly, Albuquerque (N. Mex.) H.S. senior who won 100-yard and 220-yard dashes three consecutive years in New Mexico high school championships, bucked head wind to win same dashes (in 9.7 and 21.3) in Golden West Relays at Los Angeles.
July 2, 1961
Ronald Zinn of Orland Park, III., a West Point first classman, set course record of 1:4I:5 1 in winning National AAU 20-kilometer championship walk at Buffalo, finished 26 seconds ahead of Jack Mort-land of Ohio Track Club of Columbus.
E. Newbold Smith, 36-year-old Philadelphia investment banker, used light winds and his Class D Reindeer's time allowance to advantage, skippered 40-foot, sloop-rigged boat to first place in Annapolis-to-New-port race in the corrected time of 59:20:21.