April 17, 1967
April 17, 1967

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April 17, 1967

  • It happened a year later than it might have, and only after spectacular displays by others had made the tournament unforgettable, but in the end persevering Gay Brewer won a Masters he richly deserved

The 76Ers
  • Gambling on defense and running relentlessly on offense, both tributes to the dominant play of Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia took a commanding lead over the Celtics in the Eastern Division pro playoffs

Grand National
Hope In Spring
  • By Tom C. Brody

    Jimmy Jacobs, perennial king of four-wall singles, picked the wrong time to abdicate. While he eased to a doubles win, two brilliant newcomers, battling as fiercely as only he had in the past, usurped his crown

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


Rose Yeisley, a 30-year-old housewife from Deming, Wash, who won the 1966 British Columbia indoor ladies' .22 rifle championships after only three months of shooting, won again this year in Vancouver, then gained three first-place medals in marksman class competition.

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Ted Larson, 18, of Pelham, N.Y., who has been "hooked" on pocket billiards since he was 7 years old, gave up weight lifting because "it made me too tight to shoot," and won the world junior championships in New York City 100-33 over Don Platia of Astoria, N.Y.

Jack Connaughton, a junior at La Crosse (Wis.) State University, took all three titles at the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships in Miami Beach—the singles, doubles (teamed with Charles Atwood), and the all-events with a six-game total of 1,239 points.

Rick McCurdy, 18, of Atlantic Highlands, N.J., took four firsts, a second and a fourth at the state gymnastic tournament in Trenton and was named all-round champion. In the semifinals, McCurdy won six events to give his Henry Hudson High team the state A medal.

Hal Underwood, a junior at the University of Houston, led his team to a sweep of the events at the All-America Intercollegiate Golf Invitational in Houston when he gained individual honors and teamed with Bob Barbarossa to take the two-ball championship.

Jim Pickering, 28, a welder from Salt Lake City, one of the few archers to have bagged three deer in one season during the big-game bow hunt, won his second International Archery Championship in four years when he scored 596 out of a possible 600 in Detroit.