BOATING—U.S. Air Force Captain RICHARD TILLMAN won the North American Finn Class championship and Texan BOB MOSBACHER took the English-Speaking Union Cup for Dragon Class boats in two weeks of competition on Great Sound, Bermuda. Tillman's victory was gained with four wins and two seconds, while Mosbacher had three wins, one second and one fourth.
This is an article from the May 24, 1965 issue
Miami Boatbuilder DICK BERTRAM, runner-up for the 1964 world powerboat driving championship, drove his 36-foot Brave Moppie to a world record for diesel-powered boats of 57.65 mph in two runs over a measured-mile course on the Miami ship channel. The former mark was 42.33 mph.
BOWLING—The winner of the Queens Tournament of the Woman's International Bowling Congress in Portland, Ore. was BETTY KUCZYNSKI of Chicago, who finished an undefeated week with two victories over La Verne Carter of St. Louis on the last day of the tournament.
BOXING—Former Heavyweight Champion FLOYD PATTERSON scored a TKO over Tod Herring of Houston in a scheduled 10-rounder in Stockholm, Sweden when the referee stopped the fight after 40 seconds of the third round (page 72).
GOLF—Fort Worth's Colonial National Invitation tournament, postponed after the third round for two days because of heavy rains, was finally won by Australian BRUCE CRAMPTON, whose last-round 66 gave him a total of 276. George Knudson of Canada was second at 279.
Dick Mayer, 40, who dropped off the tour shortly after winning the U.S. Open and the world championship at Tam O'Shanter in 1957, returned this year and last weekend won the $100,000 New Orleans Open. His 35-yard chip into the cup on the 18th hole of the final round, combined with Bruce Devlin's missed six-foot putt on the same hole, gave Mayer the victory with a 72-hole score of 273 and left Devlin and Bill Martindale tied for second with 274s.
HANDBALL—PAT KIRBY defeated Harry Hyde 16-21, 21-6, 21-14 to win the national AAU four-wall title at the New York Athletic Club.
HARNESS RACING—BRET HANOVER ($2.30), scored his 26th straight victory to gain the first leg of pacing's Triple Crown, the $125,236 Cane Futurity at Yonkers Raceway. Driven by Frank Ervin, he won by 3½ lengths over Bobby T. Knight in 2:01.
HOCKEY—-The Lady Byng Trophy for the NHL player who best combines outstanding ability with gentlemanly conduct was awarded to BOBBY HULL of the Chicago Black Hawks. ROGER CROZIER, goalie for the Detroit Red Wings, was named winner of the Calder Memorial Trophy as the season's outstanding rookie and PIERRE PILOTE of the Black Hawks gained the James Norris Memorial Trophy for the league's best defenseman.
HORSE RACING—Ron Turcotte rode TOM ROLFE ($9.20) to victory in the mile and three-sixteenths Preakness at Pimlico, beating Dapper Dan by a neck (page 30). Kentucky Derby winner Lucky Debonair finished seventh.
The first leg of New York's Triple Crown for Fillies, the $58,800 Acorn at Aqueduct, was won by GROUND CONTROL ($79), Don Pierce up, by a neck.
MOTOR SPORTS—A. J. FOYT of Houston qualified for the pole position for the Indianapolis 500 on May 31 by driving four laps in a record average speed of 161.2 mph (page 26).
ROWING—The first official Mid-America Sprint championships, on the Wabash River in Indiana, were won by MARIETTA, followed by Purdue and Kansas State (page 60).
The HARVARD varsity heavyweight crew gained an early lead and maintained it to defeat previously unbeaten Cornell by 2½ lengths in the Eastern Sprint championships on Lake Quinsigamond, Mass. Pulling against a head wind, the Crimson oarsmen covered the 2,000-meter course in 6 minutes 10.4 seconds, well above record time. Harvard crews took five of the six championships in all, losing only the varsity lightweight race to Cornell.
TENNIS—MARIA BUENO of Brazil beat Nancy Richey of Dallas 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 to win the Italian International Championship in Rome for the third time and five days later defeated Annette van Zyl of South Africa, 6-4, 6-4 in the finals of the Florence international tournament. Australia's MARTY MULLIGAN took the men's singles in Rome from Manuel Santana of Spain 1-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1. In Florence the men's winner was RAFAEL OSUNA of Mexico, who beat Ion Tiriac of Rumania 2-6, 9-7, 6-3, 6-3.
Chuck McKinley defeated Ham Richardson, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the men's final of the Atlanta Invitation Tournament. MARGARET SMITH of Australia gained the ladies' title when Lesley Turner sprained her ankle warming up for the final and had to default.
Sweden, the Davis Cup European Zone champion last year, was eliminated in the second round in Stockholm by Czechoslovakia 3-2.
TRACK & FIELD—Running his last mile for Wichita (Kans.) East High School. JIM RYUN became the first in U.S. history to break four minutes in scholastic competition when he ran 3:58.3 at the Kansas high school track championships in Wichita, It was also the fastest mile in the U.S. this year and the third time this season Ryun has set new inter-scholastic mile marks.
Villanova's two-mile relay team (Jim Orr, Al Adams, Tom Sullivan and Noel Carroll) provided the high point of the Coliseum Relays in Los Angeles by equaling its listed world record of 7:19, a mark that had been bettered by Oklahoma State two weeks earlier. Washington State freshman GERRY LINDGREN set a meet mark in the two-mile run (8:38.9), and RANDY MATSON, who set the world record with a 70-foot 7-inch put a week earlier, won with a 67-foot 11-inch toss, also a meet record. Matson, the meet's only double winner, also won the discus throw with a 186-foot 5½-inch effort, 15 feet short of his best mark.
The University of KANSAS gathered 58 points in field events for an overall total of 100 to win the Big Eight championships in Lincoln. Neb., giving fired Coach Bill Easton his 12th conference title in 14 years. The individual star, however, was Nebraska's CHARLIE GREENE, who gained the Henry Schulte Award for his victories in the 100 (9.8) and 220 (21.4), his anchor leg in the meet-record-equaling 440 relay (40.5) and his meet mark of 20.8 in the 220 during the qualifying trials.
In other conference championships, MARYLAND won its 10th consecutive Atlantic Coast title, TENNESSEE took its second Southeastern title in a row, and MANHATTAN outscored St. John's for the Metropolitan (New York) Intercollegiate championship, its sixth straight title and 15th in 16 years.
MILEPOSTS—SIGNED: To a one-year contract as coach of the Baltimore Bullets of the NBA, PAUL SEYMOUR, who coached the St. Louis Hawks during the 1961-62 season. He replaced Buddy Jeannette, who became general manager.
TRADED: To the Los Angeles Rams by the Dallas Cowboys, TOMMY McDONALD, third-ranking active receiver (333 catches) in the NFL and the active leader in touchdown passes caught (68). The Cowboys got DANNY VILLANUEVA, a kicking specialist who was the sixth-ranked punter last season with an average of 44.1 yards per kick.
FIRED: MEL McGAHA, manager of the Kansas City Athletics through 45 wins and 91 losses since last June when he replaced Eddie Lopat, who was fired for not winning often enough. HAYWOOD SULLIVAN, manager of the A's Vancouver farm club and a former catcher for the Red Sox and the Athletics, was picked by Owner Charley Finley to lead Kansas City, which lost 21 of its first 26 games this season.
RETIRED: From competition, world pole vault record holder (17 feet 4 inches) FRED HANSEN, who will enter dental school in September.
DIED: Heavyweight Boxer LUCIAN (Sonny) BANKS, 24, 2½ days after he was knocked out by Leotis Martin in the ninth round of a 10-round fight in Philadelphia. Banks had lost seven of 27 professional bouts and had been KOed in the sixth round by Cleveland Williams in his next to last fight.
DIED: Los Angeles Angels' Relief Pitcher DICK WANTZ, 25, after surgery for a brain tumor in Los Angeles. Wantz, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound right-handed sidearmer, joined the Angels this spring after four years in the minors.
DIED: OTTO H. PETERS, 80, former national bait-casting champion and ardent conservationist, while receiving an award from the Erie County (N.Y.) Conservation Society, in Buffalo.