ARCHERY—As expected, the UNITED STATES won both the men's and women's team titles at the four-day world championships in Helsinki, but the totally unexpected occurred when VICTORIA COOK of Minneapolis finished in first place ahead of teammate Nancy Vonderheide, who has made archery her private property over the last two years as she won 16 straight championships (see page 40).
Charles Sandlin of Oak Brook, Ariz, took the men's title, with teammates Joe Thornton and David Keaggy Jr. finishing second and third, respectively. In the men's team standings France was second. 570 points back at 6,317, with Sweden third at 6,312, while in the women's division Finland was runner-up, 98 points behind at 6,410, and Britain's markswomen came in third with 6,087.
BASKETBALL—Veteran forecourt man CLYDE LOVELLETTE, 33, who has been practicing a fast draw with a six-shooter for years (SI, Dec. 11, 1961) hopes to make it more than a hobby. The 6-foot-9 Boston Celtic player filed for the Republican nomination for sheriff of Jefferson County, Mo.
In another off-court move Los Angeles Laker star ELGIN BAYLOR signed a contract with producer Hall Bartlett to make his movie debut in A Global Affair—a comedy starring Bob Hope. Baylor, for years one of the NBA's top scorers, will depict a Nigerian delegate to the United Nations.
August 4, 1963
BOATING—Three-time Mallory Cup winner HARRY (Buddy) MELGES of Lake Geneva, Wis. finished first twice, second once, third once and fifth twice to capture top place in the North American Flying Dutchman championships at Lavallette, N.J. Norman Freeman of Ithaca, N.Y. breezed in second, with Paul Henderson of Toronto third and former champion Pat Duane of Delray Beach, Fla. fourth.
Although wind snapped the mast of SCOTT ALLAN's boat in the fifth and final race, the 17-year-old youngster from San Marino, Calif. had finishes of 3-4-1-1 for 6,913 points to win his second straight Snipe Class national junior title on Fort Worth's Eagle Mountain Lake. Dan Flaherty, 16, of Clearwater, Fla., competing in his first national championship, finished a close second with 6,841 points.
The cutter Blitzen of Milwaukee, winner of the Chicago to Mackinac race, was the first to cross the finish line of the 235-mile Port Huron to Mackinac contest. On corrected time, however, she was three hours behind overall winner and class B entry, Robin, a 40-foot cutter skippered by Jim Smalley of Shabbona. Ill. Other winners: class A, Apache of Detroit; class C, Albacore of Detroit; class D, Vero of Chicago; class E, Crusader of Detroit.
GOLF—Shooting the lowest round in the $57,200 Western Open, PGA champion and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED golf tipster Jack Nicklaus carded a five-under-par 66 to rally from seven strokes back and tie with Arnold Palmer, whose practice of his preachments as author of SI's My Game and Yours (see page 28) have made him this year's leading money winner. Meanwhile, U.S. Open titleholder Julius Boros made up six strokes to leave the three of them knotted at 280 after 72 holes. Sam Snead, 51, who was tied with Palmer entering the final round, came close to being the oldest man ever to take a PGA tournament, but he shot a closing 75 to share fourth place with Charley Sifford. In the 18-hole playoff among the top three money winners (Palmer, $85,955; Nicklaus, $75,140; and Boros, $65,546), PALMER took the lead on the first hole and just held on to win the $11,000 with a one-under-par 70, beating Boros by one stroke and Nicklaus by three.
Taking the lead on the second hole, 26-year-old JUDY BELL of Colorado Springs, Colo, easily defeated four-time Wisconsin state champion Carol Sorenson 3 and 1 to claim her first Trans-Mississippi title in Denver.
HARNESS RACING—Overwhelming favorite Su Mac Lad suffered a quarter crack (split hoof) and limped home fifth in the $25,000 Challenge Cup Trot at Roosevelt Raceway while 56-to-1 longshot ELAINE RODNEY ($113.30) with John Chapman in the sulky, collected first prize of $7,500 by a skimpy nose victory over France's Martini II. Duke Rodney finished third, a nose behind the runner-up.
HORSE RACING—A 73-to-1 longshot, WALTZ SONG ($148.60), with Jockey Sheridan Mellon as a partner, danced past her rivals in three-quarter time to win the $172,812.50 Delaware Handicap by half a length before a stunned crowd of 17,990 at Delaware Park. Waltz Song, who had earned only $4,225 from seven starts this season, captured $122,062 for her owner and trainer, Thomas F. White, who had to sweat out an inquiry in near 100° heat before he could collect. Cicada edged Table Mate by a nose for second place, and Ernest Havemann's frightening filly. Nubile, finished fourth (see page 8).
Horseman Havemann lost not only a horse race but his reputation as the world's best handicapper when the H. C. Mortons of Los Angeles picked six straight winners to hit the 5-to-10 pool of $50,493.80 at the Caliente track in Mexico. Last Sept. 20 the Mortons had the only ticket with six winners and took home $51,091. Thus in 10 months they have collected $38,551.80 more than Havemann's $63,033, though he did it within a span of three months.
Jockey Bill Hartack rode CASTLE FORBES ($5.80) to a one-and-a-half-length victory over Petite Rouge in the $111,320 Sorority Stake for 2-year-old fillies at Monmouth Park.
Mr. Consistency wasn't—as ARBITRAGE ($15), with Pete Moreno up, edged him to the wire by a neck and won the $83,350 Sunset Handicap at Hollywood Park. Cadiz finished a close third, one and a half lengths ahead of favorite Dr. Kacy.
MODERN PENTATHLON—Former University of Pittsburgh cross-country star JAMES MOORE, who is a fair hand with a pistol and a horse, came from behind and outscored two former national champions, Robert Beck and Paul Pesthy, to win the U.S. Modern Pentathlon title in San Antonio, Texas.
ROWING—THE DETROIT BOAT CLUB senior eight scored the biggest upset of the four-day Royal Canadian Henley Regatta when it beat St. Catharines by a length in the record time of 5:55.4 to win the Ned Hanlan Memorial Trophy. The victory snapped the Canadian club's two-year reign over the race and shattered its 1961 record by 16.4 seconds. St Catharines maintained its might in other events and rowed away with the Maple Leaf Trophy (for overall club championship) for the third straight year, 199 points ahead of runner-up Detroit and 224½ points in front of the third-place Buffalo West Sides.
SWIMMING—HERMAN WILLEMSE, a 29-year-old schoolteacher from Utrecht, The Netherlands, churned to his fourth straight triumph in the 26-mile swim around Absecon Island, N.J., covering the distance in 10:31.15 to win $5,000. Egypt's Abdel Latif Abou-Heif finished second, 1 hour 36 minutes 16 seconds back to collect $2,000, while former Danish Olympic medalist Greta Andersen, now a California housewife, slid in fifth for $500 and received an $800 bonus as the first woman to cross the line.
Don Schollander, a 17-year-old Santa Clara (Calif.) high school senior, set a world record in the 200-meter freestyle, covering the distance in 1:58.8 at the Los Angeles invitational meet.
At the Eastern championships in Philadelphia SUE PITT, 15, of Summit, N.J. splashed to a world record of 2:29.1 for the 200-meter butterfly, breaking Sharon Finneran's time of 2:30.7.
TENNIS—ARTHUR ASHE showed that more and more he is becoming a young man to be reckoned with when he lost only 11 points to Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley in the first set of their semifinal match at the Pennsylvania championships, but Chuck, sporting his improved 1963 court manner at the famed Merion Cricket Club tournament, kept his head and rallied to down the young Richmond, Va. Negro 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Then, in an easy final, he defeated Brazilian Davis Cupper Ronnie Barnes, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2, to win the championship. In the women's division a new DARLENE HARD forgot that the world was against her and defeated both Wimbledon Runner-up Billie Jean Moffitt and Wimbledon Champion Margaret Smith. Although once again upset by line calls, Darlene came back from trailing 1-3 in the deciding set of the finals to down the Aussie power hitter, 6-2, 7-9, 6-3.
Mexico, which made it all the way to the Davis Cup Challenge Round last year (only to be slaughtered by Australia), opened its American Zone play with an easy triumph over Canada, as both Rafael Osuna and Antonio Palafox took their singles matches in straight sets and then teamed to win the doubles in the same manner.
TRACK & FIELD—After their near disaster in Moscow, the touring U.S. men's team dropped only four events in Warsaw—the hammer throw, triple jump, javelin throw and 5,000-meter run—while winning 16 to demolish the Polish team 125 points to 83. The hapless American women's team lost again, but this time by a closer margin, 58-47. John Pennel provided the highlight of the meet when he vaulted 16 feet 8¾ inches to tie his own world record. Due to the fact that it was pitch black, the wind was roaring off the Vistula River, people were chattering in two languages and the Poles did not really have the gear to measure the bar at such a height, the jump has been recorded as high as 16 feet 10¼ inches.