BOATING—Demonstrating his skill in fluky winds, OLE BERNTSEN, a Dane, won the seventh and last race of the World Dragon Class Sailing Championships in Sandhamn, Sweden to tie his countryman Aage Birch in the final-point standing. Berntsen was awarded the title on the basis of wins against Birch.
With two firsts and a second, champion Star-class sailor FRANK ZAGARINO of the Mattituck Yacht Club, Long Island won the Comet Class Association's Long Island Bowl on Long Island Sound, defeating two-time International-class champion, John MacCausland.
Unusually steady winds gave the 56-foot cutter BLITZEN of Milwaukee, veteran of 28 seasons on the Great Lakes, a tidy victory in the Chicago-to-Mackinac race. Co-skippers Bill and Tom Schoendorf scarcely needed to alter the set of their sails to cover the 333 miles in 60:49:50 (two hours ahead of the next boat), and earn both the elapsed- and corrected-time trophies.
BOWLING—With a three-game total of 663, including a 147 handicap, ALFONSO MARTINI of Milan, Italy beat Tadami Matzuda of Osaka, Japan (108 handicap) by 19 pins to win the first Round-the-World bowling tournament in Flushing, N.Y. Mrs. MARJORIE JACKSON of Torquay, England won in the women's division with a 518 series plus her 99-pin handicap.
August 1, 1965
GOLF—BILLY CASPER and Johnny Pott finished regular play at the Insurance City Open in Hartford, Conn. in a 10-under-par tie at 274. The sudden death playoff was over on the first hole when Casper sank a 20-foot putt for a birdie.
Gary Player's 16-stroke lead going into the final round of the National Challenge match on the Lakewood Country Club course in Washington was easily enough to carry him to victory in spite of a two-over-par closing round of 73 against second-place Jack Nicklaus' 66. Player finished with a 269, 11 strokes in front of Nicklaus.
Shooting a nine-under-par 207 for 54 holes in the $10,000 Buckeye Savings Association Ladies PGA Tournament, KATHY WHITWORTH of San Antonio avoided a sudden-death playoff against Susie Maxwell of Oklahoma City by stroking a 20-foot putt for a birdie on the last hole.
HARNESS RACING—NOBLE VICTORY justified his name with an easy win in the U.S. Harness Writers Trot, a $35,800 no-betting event at Roosevelt Raceway. Stanley Dancer put him in the lead just before the first quarter, where he stayed to win by six lengths in 2:01⅗ equaling the track record for 3-year-olds at one mile.
DARTMOUTH ($6.40), driven by Ralph Baldwin, barely held on to win the $50,000 Harness Tracks of America Trot final at Liberty Bell Park, finishing a nose in front of Dashing Rodney.
HORSE RACING—PIA STAR ($7.20) won the $107,200 Brooklyn Handicap at Aqueduct (page 46) by two lengths over Roman Brother while the favorite, Kelso, carrying topweight of 132 pounds, came in third, another two lengths back. It was a history-making win for Jockey JOHNNY SELLERS—his third stakes victory in four days. On Wednesday Sellers rode OUR MICHAEL, the winner in the Great American at Aqueduct. On Thursday, after flying to Los Angeles, he guided Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs' filly, STRAIGHT DEAL, to a two-and-a-half-length win in the Hollywood Oaks at Hollywood Park. On Saturday he won the Brooklyn.
In his fourth straight win (the richest of his career), C.V. Whitney's PORT WINE ($7.20) captured the $156,500 Hollywood Juvenile Championship for 2-year-olds at Hollywood Park. Ridden by Willie Shoemaker in a field of 14, the winner pulled away from his opposition coming into the stretch and still had enough left to overcome the closing rush of Ri Tux. Flame Tree finished third.
TENNIS—KEN ROSEWALL overcame ROD LAVER's stunning serve and a 4-1 lead in the first set at the finals of the U.S. Professional Grass Court Championship at Brookline, Mass., and in one of the finest performances of his career won the title 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.
CHARLIE PASARELL of Puerto Rico, the 12th-ranked American player, won the Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship at the Merion Cricket Club over the best competition the world can offer. His finals opponent, Australia's ROY EMERSON, is the No. 1 Australian amateur and 1965 Wimbledon champion. Pasarell beat him 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. Evidence that the win was no fluke was Pasarell's semifinal upset of Australia's No. 2 man, Fred Stolle, 6-4, 9-7, 13-11. BILLIE JEAN MOFFITT of Long Beach, Calif. overpowered Carole Caldwell Graebner in the women's final 6-1, 6-2.
TRACK & FIELD—The warm-up meet at Wichita, Kans. for 60 members of the U.S. team that will face the Russians this week in Kiev turned out to be just that. In wilting 90° heat RANDY MATSON of Texas A&M won his event with a shotput that was 5 feet 5 inches under his world record of 70 feet 7 inches. MORGAN GROTH of Martinez, Calif. beat George Young in the mile by three-tenths of a second at 4:02.2, while Jim Ryun, holder of the U.S. record, finished a wilted third in 4:10.4 and required ice packs for an injured knee. A 440-yard relay team of FRED KULLER, DAREL NEWMAN, ADOLPH PLUMMER and GEORGE ANDERSON tied the listed American record of 40 seconds, and MADELINE MANNING of Cleveland upset Janell Smith, the American record holder, with a 54.5 for the women's 440-yard dash.
Ralph Boston, world record-holding broad jumper who was defeated at the Tokyo Olympics by Welshman Lynn Davies, took revenge at a meet in Cardiff, Wales by beating Davies with a leap of 26 feet 10 inches. Davies' best jump (25 feet 4 inches) was shorter than Boston's worst.
East Germany's J√úRGEN MAY clipped four tenths of a second off Peter Snell's still-pending world record for 1,000 meters with a clocking of 2:16.2 at a meet in Erfurt, Germany (page 14). Snell's time was set last November when he bettered the listed mark of East German Siegfried Valentin.
British chemical researcher RON HILL, 27, broke two world records held by Czechoslovakia's Emil Zatopek for almost 10 years—the 15-mile and 25-kilometer runs. Performing in a club meet in Bolton, England, Hill was timed in 1:12:48.2 for 15 miles and 1:15:22.5 for 25 kilometers (15.5 miles). His times bettered Zatopek's by 1:12.8 and 1:13.8.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: By Mrs. Margaret Osborne duPont, captain, a U.S. Wightman Cup team to meet the British in tennis matches at Cleveland. Picked were NANCY RICHEY, BILLIE JEAN MOFFITT, CAROLE CALDWELL GRAEBNER, KAREN HANTZE SUSMAN, the top-ranked four in American women's tennis and JANE ALBERT and JULIE HELDMAN, both 19, who are ranked sixth and seventh.
OUSTED: By the U.S. Olympic Committee after serving it, respectively, for 12 years as president and for 20 years as secretary, KENNETH L. (TUG) WILSON and ASA BUSHNELL. The move was made as the nominating committee offered a completely new slate of officers for the four-year term beginning next November. The new slate: Douglas F. Roby, president; Franklin L. Orth, 1st vice-president; Dr. Merritt H. Stiles, 2nd vice-president; Julian K. Roosevelt, treasurer; Robert J. Kane, secretary.
RETIRED: YALE LARY, 34, outstanding defensive back and punter for the Detroit Lions for 11 seasons. Lary, who holds the NFL's second highest lifetime punting average (44.0), the second highest for a single season (48.9) and who was selected to the All-League team four times, will devote his energy to an automobile dealership in Fort Worth.
DIED: FREDDIE MILLS, 46, former world light-heavyweight boxing champion, of a gunshot wound in London. Mills won the title from Gus Lesnevich in London, in July 1948 and lost it a year and a half later in his first defense, to Joey Maxim. Mills fought 96 professional bouts, won 73 of them, 52 by knockouts.