Marie Dillard, 12, of Dawson, Ga., a 4-foot 9-inch, 80-pound bundle of tomboy, earned a starting position with the Braves of the Little Boys League and paced the team to the league title by batting .500 and covering third base like, well, like one of the boys.
Bobby Lunn, 18, of San Francisco, who had done no better than a win in the San Mateo County tournament, blasted his way ahead of such competent regulars as Dick Sikes to become the youngest winner of the National Public Links Golf Championship in 37 years.
Charles Watson, 18, of Williamsburg, Va., a fast-ball specialist in American Legion competition, hurled his third no-hitter in as many weeks. Watson also holds Virginia's District One league strikeout record with 20 in one game and has a .342 batting average.
Harriet King of Jackson Heights, N.Y., a member of the 1960 Olympic fencing team and two Pan American squads, entered the National Fencing Championships for a sixth time and dropped only one of eight bouts to win her first U.S. title—the individual foils.
July 21, 1963
Chuck Patton, 9-year-old son of Walker Cupper Billy Joe Patton, duplicated a feat achieved by his dad at age 25 when he shot a hole in one on the 6th at Mimosa Hills Golf Club in Morganton, N.C. Chuck has only to ace two more holes to tie his dad's alltime record.
Billy Spencer of Sarasota, Fla., entering his first men's water-skiing events at 13, left his elders, including former Coach Joe Cash (one of the world's best slalom skiers), far behind as he took the highest point total to capture first position on the U.S. world team.