A roundup of the sports information of the week

Aug. 12, 1963
Aug. 12, 1963

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Aug. 12, 1963

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A roundup of the sports information of the week

ARCHERY—After suffering her first loss in 16 consecutive tournaments, at the world championships in Helsinki, NANCY VONDERHEIDE (SI, Aug. 5) regained her aim and won the 79th Women's National Archery Association tournament in Los Angeles. Dr. Grace Amborski, a biology research associate at Purdue University, was runner-up, 143 points back with 3,595. DAVID KEAGGY JR., a 16-year-old Drayton Plains, Mich. Robin Hood (third at the world championships), took the men's title with 3,568 points, while University of Cincinnati sophomore Tom Veirs proved that the Bearcats have more than basketball players, finishing second with 3,448.

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BOATING—Fresh from being runner-up in the North American Singlehanded Championship (see page 50), EARL ELMS, 23, of the Mission Bay Yacht Club, sailed away with the world Penguin title in a five-race series held in his home waters off San Diego. Doug de Souza, of neighboring San Diego Yacht Club, finished second, with Dick Rose of Port Washington (L.I.) Yacht Club third. Mission Bay also won the international junior Penguin title when DAVE PETERSON closed out another five-race series with a pair of victories to edge club member Brian Thomas and George Machado of Rio de Janeiro for the trophy.

After being runner-up four times, BOB HUGGINS, a professor of materials science at Stanford University, took the seventh and final race of the Heinzerling series to overhaul Carl Eichenlaub of San Diego and win the National Snipe Championship in Fort Worth. Defending Champion Leslie Larson of Jamestown, N.Y. finished fifth.

In the annual NEW YORK YACHT CLUB cruise, Walter S. Gubelmann's 71-foot yawl Windigo, out of Oyster Bay, L.I., easily sailed away from her five competitors and won the Queen's Cup. Francis D. Wetherill's 60-foot yawl Jubilee from Philadelphia defeated a fleet of 18 starters to win the Una Cup, and Ben duPont's 40-foot fiber-glass yawl Rhubarb from Pine Orchard, Conn. took the Corsair Cup from 30 other yachts.

BRIDGE—At the 35th American Contract Bridge League's summer tournament in Los Angeles, LEWIS MATHE and EDWARD TAYLOR of Los Angeles won the life masters' pair championship and the Von Zedtwitz Gold Cup with 838½ match points.

FOOTBALL—Former Wisconsin Quarterback Ron VanderKelen, the Rose Bowl star who will play for the Minnesota Vikings, connected on nine of 11 passes for 141 yards, and Glynn Grilling, the New York Giant rookie from Mississippi, was equally effective as his substitute, as the COLLEGE ALL-STARS upset the NFL Champion Green Bay Packers 20-17 before 65,000 fans in Chicago (see page 16). The victory was Coach Otto Graham's first since 1958, and the series now stands at 19 triumphs for the pros, nine for the collegians and two ties.

GOLF—Stricken by a kidney-stone attack the night before the final round, JACK RULE, 24, drugged and sleepy, shot a creditable 73 on the final 18 holes to win the $35,000 St. Paul Open with a 22-under-par total of 266, five strokes ahead of runner-up Fred Hawkins. While scoring his first pro tour victory. Rule shot an 11-under-par 61 to break the tournament and Keller Golf Club course record and tie the lowest score on the PGA circuit this year. His 54-hole total of 193 (67-61-65) also broke Lloyd Mangrum's 1951 St. Paul Open record by three strokes and is the lowest on the PGA tour . this season. The previous best: 199 by Bob Charles at Houston.

The Wolverine women's open at the Hillcrest Country Club in Mount Clemens, Mich., was cut to 50 holes when a 200-foot bridge collapsed, leaving the 16th and 17th holes inaccessible and more than 50 people, including Golfer Jo Ann Prentice (who was hospitalized for three days), in three feet of water. KATHY WHITWORTH, 23, eventually won the suspended (for a day) and abbreviated tournament with a 198, while veteran Betsy Rawls finished second, five strokes back.

Six days later Kathy won the $12,500 Milwaukee Open by seven strokes with a two-under-par 286 and thus collected $3,250 within one week to raise her earnings to $12,759.

Competing in his first U.S. Golf Association junior championship, GREGG McHATTON, 16, of Whittier, Calif. (one of 128 to qualify for the tournament out of the original entry of 2,240) defeated 15-year-old Billy Herbert, 3 and 1 in the semifinals, ending Herbert's hopes of becoming the youngest titleholder, and then trounced Richard Bland of Tulsa, 4 and 3 in the 18-hole final to win the title in Florence, S.C.

HARNESS RACING—LORD GORDON ($10.80), with John Patterson in the sulky, won the $50,000 Harness Tracks of America trot final at Yonkers by a nose from Delight Hanover, who had the same margin over Pro Hanover. Co-Favorite Worth Seein wasn't, as she clopped in seventh.

HORSE RACING—Jockey Milo Valenzuela guided three-time Horse of the Year KELSO ($2.70) to his fifth straight triumph in the $55,800 Whitney Stakes at Saratoga (see page 56). Saidam finished second, two and a half lengths back, with Sunrise County third and Garwol fourth. Kelso's $36,270 purse increased his total earnings to $ 1,343,307, second only to Round Table's record $1,749,869.

With Raise a Native, the unbeaten 2-year-old son of Native Dancer, scratched because of a tendon injury in his final workout, MR. BRICK ($9.80), with Larry Adams up, won the $104,960 Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park by half a length over fast-closing and previously undefeated Big Pete. Bold Sultan finished third, Alphabet fourth.

At Arlington Park Rex Ellsworth collected an $87,338 winner's purse as CANDY SPOTS ($3.80), with Willie Shoemaker aboard, dashed to a comfortable four-and-a-half-length victory over Admiral Vic, a 70-to-1 longshot, to win the $131,833 Arlington Classic and to boost his lifetime earnings to $753,193 and the Ellsworth stable winnings to more than $1 million for a second straight year. B. Major was third by a neck and Y Flash was fourth.

MOTOR SPORTS—"I don't think the limit has been reached yet," said former Fireman CRAIG BREED-LOVE, 26, of Los Angeles after setting a world land-speed record of 407.45 mph in his $500,000 jet-powered Spirit of America on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, surpassing John Cobb's 16-year-old mark of 394.196 mph set with a piston-type car.

England's JOHN SURTEES, driving a Ferrari, roared across the line a minute ahead of Scotland's Jim Clark in a Lotus and won the German Grand Prix in Nürburgring to move into second place behind Clark in the world driving championship.

SWIMMING—"I kept thinking of the sacrifices my parents went through so I could do this," said 17-year-old CLAUDIA McPHERSON after successfully fighting strong winds and choppy seas to become the youngest (by four months) girl to swim the English Channel. Claudia, a student nurse from St. James. Man., Canada, entered the water at Cape Gris-Nez and 17 hours 17 minutes later emerged in Sandgate, England 20 pounds lighter, but happy.

Japan's SATOKO TANAKA stripped three-tenths of a second off her own 200-meter backstroke world record by covering the distance in 2:28.2 in Tokyo.

TENNIS—Wimbledon Champion MARGARET SMITH, after losing to Darlene Hard at the Pennsylvania championships, returned to form and reached the finals of the Eastern Grass Court tournament in South Orange, N.J. without dropping a set. The Aussie power hitter then blasted Miss Hard off the courts in 24 minutes, 6-1, 6-1 to win the title for a second straight year. The men's final lasted a little longer, 77 minutes, as University of Virginia law student EUGENE SCOTT of St. James, N.Y., trounced Davis Cupper Marty Riessen, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to become the first eastern player to win the Easterns since Dick Savitt in 1957.

At the National Junior Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich., eighth-seeded CLIFF RICHEY, 16, of Dallas outlasted fifth-seeded John Pickens, 18, of Tuscaloosa, Ala. 7-9, 6-2, 6-0, 6-1, to win the 18-and-under title. In the Boys' (16 and under) Division the seedings were a bit more in balance as top-seeded BILL HARRIS, 16, of West Palm Beach, Fla. defeated unseeded Chuck Brainard, 15, of Hamtramck, Mich. in the finals 6-1, 6-0.

TRACK & FIELD—The touring U.S. men's track team outraced and outjumped West Germany in Hanover in 18 of 21 events to win the meet 141 points to 82. Then in London, John Pennel vaulted 16 feet 10¼ inches to better his own world record, and our men beat the British 120 to 91 to close the tour with four straight victories. The pathetic American women's team did just the opposite. After losing to Russia and Poland, the girls took only three of 11 events against the West Germans who, paced by sprint star Jutta Heine (SI, Jan. 28), won 71 points to 45. In London our girls came close, but not close enough, losing 56 to 50 as the British girls' 440-yard relay team set a world record of 45.2.