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A roundup of the sports information of the week

Sept. 11, 1967
Sept. 11, 1967

Table of Contents
Sept. 11, 1967

Yesterday/The Cup
Frenzy
College Football 1967
Softball
Golf
Ohio State
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BOATING—Denmark's defending champion PAUL ELVSTROM skippered Scandale to the World Star Class championship in Skovshoved, Denmark, beating three-time titlist Lowell North of San Diego.

This is an article from the Sept. 11, 1967 issue

Clifford Campbell of Beechwood, N.J. finished second in the eighth and final race for the Mallory Cup in the North American Senior Sailing Championship in Montreal to outpoint home-towner Eddie Botterell, 53½-51½. In the junior event JOHN DANE of New Orleans clinched the Sears Cup when he beat Peter Warren of Marblehead, Mass. by a mere one and three-quarter points.

Fred Miller Jr., a 31-year-old stockbroker from Newport Beach, Calif., won his second straight National Finn Class championship with a low-score total of 25.4 points, beating Gordon Bowers Jr. by 33 points in the eight-race series on Great South Bay, Long Island, N.Y.

BOXING—GYPSY JOE HARRIS, the No. 1 welterweight contender from Philadelphia, gained his 21st victory in a row with a unanimous 10-round decision over Puerto Rican Miguel Barreto in Philadelphia.

CHESS—Eight-time U.S. champion BOBBY FISCHER, 24, of Brooklyn, N.Y. defeated Jovan Sofrevski of Yugoslavia in the 17th and final round of the Tournament of Solidarity in Skopje, Yugoslavia for a winning score of 12 victories, three draws and two losses, to finish half a point ahead of Ewfim Geller, the Russian grand master, and Milan Matulovic, the Yugoslav champion.

GOLF—BOB DICKSON, a 23-year-old Oklahoman on leave from the Army, became the fourth player to hold both the British and U.S. Amateur titles in the same year when he shot a 72-hole total of 285 in the U.S. championship on the Broadmoor West Course in Colorado Springs, Colo. (page 94).

U.S. Open Champion JACK NICKLAUS shot a 72-hole 16-under-par total of 272 to edge Dan Sikes of Jacksonville by one stroke in the $250,000 Westchester Classic—the world's richest golf tournament—in Rye, N.Y. The first-place prize money of $50,000 boosted Nicklaus' official season earnings to $156,748—the most accumulated in history. Arnold Palmer follows with $148,940.

HARNESS RACING—SPEEDY STREAK, the most expensive Standardbred yearling ever bought at auction, gave Driver Del Cameron his third victory in the $122,650 Hambletonian trot at Du Quoin with two straight-heat wins—by four lengths over Keystone Pride and by one over Speed Model (page 26).

John Froehlich's 3-year-old chestnut colt ROMULUS HANOVER ($2.80), with Billy Haughton driving, paced to the fastest mile of the year and the fastest in the history of Canadian harness racing (1:57 1/5) with a one-and-a-half-length victory over True Duane in the $50,000 L'Amble du Centenaire—Canada's richest harness race—at Blue Bonnets Raceway in Montreal.

HORSE RACING—Tartan Stable's favored DR. FAGER ($2.40) with Braulio Baeza aboard, posted his ninth win in 11 starts with a one-and-a-quarter-length victory over Mrs. Frances Genter's In Reality in the $265,900 New Hampshire Sweepstakes Classic at Rockingham Park.

With Heliodoro Gustines up, SWEET FOLLY ($34.40), Greentree Stable's homebred, scored her first stakes victory with a two-and-a-half-length win over Treacherous in the one-and-an-eighth-mile $59,100 Gazelle Handicap for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct, as Gamely, the heavy favorite, came in fourth behind Swiss Cheese.

POLO—ST. LOUIS, with the lowest handicap of any team in the meet, defeated Milwaukee 9-8 in sudden-death overtime to gain the U.S. National 16-Goal championship in Oak Brook, Ill.

TENNIS—Top-seeded JOHN NEWCOMBE and TONY ROCHE defeated Owen Davidson and William Bowrey 6-8, 9-7, 6-3, 6-3 in the all-Australian men's finals of the U.S. National Doubles championship at the Longwood Cricket Club in Brookline, Mass., while the women's title went to Californians BILLIE JEAN KING and ROSEMARY CASALS, the 1967 Wimbledon champions, who beat Mary Ann Eisel of St. Louis and Donna Floyd Fales of New York 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the finals. GARDNAR MULLOY of Miami and BILL TALBERT of New York won their fifth senior men's championship 6-4, 8-6 over defending titlists Bob Freedman of New York and Robert Sherman of Temple City, Calif.

Rod Laver defeated fellow Aussie Ken Rosewall 6-2, 6-2, 12-10 to win the first professional tournament played at Wimbledon, England.

WATER SKIING—MIKE SUYDERHOUD of San Anselmo, Calif. beat Mexico's Tito Antanuano 2,734-2,654 for the men's overall title at the 27-nation World championships in Sherbrooke, Que., while the women's event was taken by Britain's JEANNETTE STEWART-WOOD 2,766-2,728 over Linda Leavengood of Coral Gables, Fla. Defending champion Liz Allan of Winter Park, Fla. finished third with 2,428 points.

WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES—After a week of competition in Tokyo, results were very much as expected with the U.S. athletes accumulating 28 gold medals to Japan's 14. American swimmers took all but two aquatic events and set eight world records as Indiana junior CHARLIE HICKCOX, winner of four gold medals, led the assault by setting 100-and 200-meter backstroke marks (59.1, 2:09.4) and swimming a leg on the record-breaking (3:57.2) 400-meter medley relay team of Ken Merten, Ken Walsh and Doug Russell. RUSSELL, a University of Texas student, earlier lowered the 100-meter butterfly mark to 56.3. UCLA junior MIKE BURTON took the 1,500-meter freestyle, clocking a record 8:45 for 800 meters; Stanford freshman JOHN FERRIS swam the 200-meter butterfly in a record 2:06; and GREG CHARLTON of Arcadia, Calif. broke Mark Spitz's eight-week-old record with a 4:08.2 in the 400-meter freestyle, then joined Ken Walsh, Don Havens and Zac Zorn to smash the 400-meter freestyle relay mark with a 3:32.6.

MILEPOSTS—RESIGNED: FIL LEANDERSON, 36, University of Washington's head crew coach for the past nine years, to take an administrative post at the school.

RETIRED: Due to arm injuries suffered during the past several years. VERNON LAW, 37, pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates since 1950. With a lifetime record of 162-147, Law's biggest year was in 1960 when he led the Pirates to a seven-game World Series victory over the New York Yankees and won the Cy Young Award as baseball's best pitcher (20-9).

DIED: BRUCE SMITH, 47, captain and All-America halfback of the University of Minnesota's 1940 and 1941 national football championship teams; of cancer, in Alexandria, Minn. Smith, the only man in the school's history to win the Heisman Trophy, led the Gopher team to its last unbeaten, untied season (1941).

DIED: JESSE COLEMAN, 47, chief starter for the country's major sports-car races, including Sebring, for the past 14 years; of a heart attack in Winston-Salem, S.C.

DIED: FRANCIS OUIMET, 74, who as a 20-year-old caddie pulled one of the greatest upsets in sports history by winning the U.S. Open Golf Championship in 1913; of a heart attack, in Newton, Mass. The following year Ouimet took the U.S. Amateur and repeated 17 years later in 1931. He was a member of every Walker Cup team from 1921 to 1934, and captained it six times. In 1951 Ouimet gained his greatest honor when he was chosen captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland-the first American ever.