Julie Gumlia, 14, of Crookston, Minn., became the youngest golfer ever to win the state women's match-play championship when she beat Barbara Kuhlman of Alexandria 1 up at the North Oaks Golf Club in St. Paul. The next week she won the state juniors.
Ted Staren, of Hinsdale, Ill., the national junior 12-and-under tennis champion, completed the summer with five straight 6-0, 6-0 victories in the Hinsdale Open. In all, he swept the five singles tournaments he entered and had a 56-1 won-lost record in sets.
Derek Nelson, 12, averaged 24 points a game to lead the Warriors to a 12-0 record during the Summer Basketball Little League season at Al-brook Air Force Base in the Canal Zone. Earlier he had paced his baseball team to a 19-1 record, hitting .596.
Darryl Greenamyer, of Las Vegas, set a world record for unlimited prop planes by flying his World War II P-51 at a speed of 413.987 mph at the Reno National Championship air races. It was his sixth unlimited division win in seven years.
October 10, 1971
Sandra Gaylord, 13, of Los Angeles, won the National Hula Hoop Championship for her three-minute freestyle performance in the finals in Hollywood, beating 11 other regional winners. Competition began among 750,000 children in 526 cities.
Steve Schertzer, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, who set a record of 6'4¼" for 14-year-olds earlier this year, high-jumped 6'5" as a 15-year-old to set an AAU Junior Olympics mark. He has been state jaycee champion in his age group three years.