Pennie Page, a 20-year-old college junior from Auburn, Me. who twice was runner-up to her sister Martha in the Maine women's amateur golf championships, finally won the title herself with a 10 and 8 final-round victory. Sister Martha did not compete this year.
Fred Ford, 84, Of Birmingham, Mich., who has been shooting trap for 39 years, celebrated his birthday by breaking 100 straight targets in the Class A, 16-yard match in the Grand American Tournament in Vandalia, Ohio, but lost in the shootoff the same day.
Richard Szal, 14, of Massapequa Park, N.Y. fulfilled his father's dying wish by pitching his Little League team to the senior World Series title in Louisville. He went home for his dad's funeral before beating Brenham, Texas 2-1 for the championship.
Betty Kuczynski, 24, of Chicago, who quit an office job to bowl professionally, rolled a 4,688 in 24 games for an average of 195.3 to capture the $1,400 top prize in the Professional Woman's Bowlers Association national championship in Cincinnati.
September 6, 1964
Peter Jones, 23, a business student from Washington, D.C., won the Jet 14 national sailing championship off Atlantic Highlands, N.J., with 18¾ points in the final series of five races. His finishes of 4-1-2-10-2 gave him a margin of 8¾ points over his nearest rival.
Alvin Parker, 45, a wealthy Odessa, Texas financier, soared 644 miles from Odessa to Kimball, Neb. in 10½ hours to set a new international distance record after a violent storm forced him to turn west from his original destination of Julesburg, Colo.