Ralph T. Lewis, 85, a Marion, Ohio golfer who has been playing his home course for 41 years, finally got a hole in one. He used a four-wood to sink his tee shot on the 140-yard ninth hole, then went on to finish the par-70 course in a most commendable 91.
Dan Topping Jr., 25, the son of the New York Yankee president, showed that he, too, can produce winners. As general manager of the new Fort Lauderdale farm team, Topping saw his club take the Florida State League title in its first year of competition.
Carolyn Hayward, 19, a Canadian girl from St. John's who took up bullfighting when she was sent to school in Spain four years ago, highlighted a tour of Latin American rings by killing two bulls at Nuevo Laredo. It was her first appearance in Mexico.
Dr. James J. Pollard, member of Boston's unique Community Sailing, Inc. (a club that owns a small fleet and accords members sailing privileges), led a Community sweep of the first Cape Cod Mercury class nationals in Scituate, Mass. by outsailing 50 contenders.
September 30, 1962
Howard Walker, 71, a retired Milwaukee teacher, became the U.S. singles lawn bowling champion by out-rolling four rivals in the national tournament in Buck Hill Falls, Pa. Walker took all four games, the first time the title has ever been won without a playoff.
H. A. Boucher browbeat Fairbanks townspeople into sending his Gold Panners to the national nonpro baseball tournament in Wichita, Kans. As the surprising team went to the finals, Alaska listened agog to broadcasts via an improvised radiotelephone hookup.