Torrey Sun, 13, an Ames, Iowa seventh-grader who has been figure skating in competition only one year, glided away with the juvenile boss' singles title in the Midwest sectional championships in Detroit. He also excels in swimming, bowling and table tennis.
Leonard Thompson, 16, of Laurinburg, N.C., led a record field of 336 golfers to win the 1963 Donald J. Ross junior amateur championship with a one-under-par 71 on the Pinehurst (N.C.) Country Club course. The next day he and his father took the father-son title.
Shirley Yates, 12, a brown-eyed blonde from Fort Worth who took her first tennis lesson a year ago, relied on her strong service to take the girls' 12-and-under title at Dallas' Cotton Bowl tournament, in straight sets (6-4, 6-2) over Karen Knight of Dallas.
Mike Carper, 17, of Bladensburg, Md., who has studied judo since he was 12, received the extraordinary honor of on-the-spot promotion from First Grade Brown Belt to First Degree Black Belt after defeating three Black Belts in team competition in New York.
January 20, 1964
Doug Walters, 18, who learned to play cricket in a paddock on his father's dairy farm in Sydney, Australia, scored his first century—109 not out—in helping the New South Wales team to a draw with Victoria in an interstate trophy match in Melbourne.
Fred Hemmings Jr., 17, of Honolulu, whose teen-age years have paralleled the growth of surfing as a sport, won the junior men's title at the International Surfing Championships in Makaha, Hawaii, for the second time (he was the 1961 champion at the age of 15).