Jennifer Polich, 16, of Des Moines, shot the lowest score in the history of the city's Junior Girls golf tournament a one-over-par 73—en route to a 12-stroke victory. She had previously won the title in 1970 before losing by a stroke in last year's tournament.
Joe Rubert, 32, of Memphis, broke 100 straight targets from 22 yards at the Tennessee State Trapshooting Association tournament in Memphis to win the open preliminary handicap championship. Rubert then broke his 101st target with a shot from the hip.
Kurt Orlosky, a 65-pound first-grader at Bennett Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., set a national six-year-old record for the eight-pound shot-put with a throw of 10'8" in a city recreational track meet. His put broke the old mark by more than a foot.
Tom Farias, a junior pitcher for American International College, finished with the lowest earned run average (0.30) in NCAA competition last season. He won six, lost one and allowed only two earned runs and 34 hits in 61 innings. He also struck out 67 batters.
August 13, 1972
Jim Larimore, 13, of South Miami, won his second consecutive U.S. National Pram sailing title, beating 157 competitors in a three-day race off Key Biscayne. The former World Optimist champion will sail in an international youth meet in Germany this month.
Sue Grodsky, 13 scored five firsts in the Charlestown (W. Va.) Invitational swimming meet. Representing the Knights of Columbus-Orchard Club, she won the 100-yard freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke, and the 200-yard individual medley.