BOWLING—ED BOURDASE, of Mountain View, Calif., took the $45,000 Seattle Open, defeating Matt Surina in the final match, 247 pins to 202.
This is an article from the July 1, 1974 issue
BOXING—JOE FRAZIER scored a fifth-round TKO over Jerry Quarry in their scheduled 12-round heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden (page 22).
Bob Foster retained his world light-heavyweight title by fighting Jorge Ahumada of Argentina to a controversial draw in a 15-round bout in Foster's hometown, Albuquerque, N. Mex.
GOLF—JIM COLBERT won the American Classic and $34,000 at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff after he, Gay Brewer, Forrest Fezler and Ray Floyd all tied at a one-over-par 281 after 72 holes.
Sandra Haynie finished two strokes ahead of JoAnne Carner to take her second LPGA championship, worth $7,000, shooting an even-par final-round 73 for a 72-hole total of 288 over the Pleasant Valley course in Sutton, Mass.
Wake Forest freshman CURTIS STRANGE eagled the final hole of the 72-hole NCAA tournament, held in Santee, Calif., thereby winning the individual championship (by one stroke) and giving Wake Forest the team title (page 44).
The women's intercollegiate championship went to Oregon State's MARY BUDKE, who shot a final-round 75 for a 72-hole total of 301 at Singing Hills Country Club, near San Diego, four shots ahead of runner-up Marga Stubblefield of Hawaii. San Diego State won the team crown by one stroke over UCLA, Oregon State finishing third.
HARNESS RACING—Long shot WAYNE EDEN ($36.60), reined by George Sholty, won the $141,562 Realization Trot for 4-year-olds at Roosevelt Raceway, covering the 1[1/16] miles in 2:10. MacArthur was second, half a length back, and South Bend was third. Early-line favorite Flirth was scratched.
HORSE RACING—CHRIS EVERT ($3.80), ridden by Jorge Velasquez, gained the Triple Crown for 3-year-old fillies with an impressive 3½-length victory over Fiesta Libre and Maud Muller in the $114,200 Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont Park, running the 1½ miles in a swift 2:28[4/5] (page 48).
Tree of knowledge ($4.40), Willie Shoemaker up, finished 2½ lengths in front of Ancient Title to win the $150,000 Hollywood Gold Cup at Hollywood Park. His time for the 1¼ miles was 1:59[4/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—Austria's NIKI LAUDA piloted his V-12 Ferrari to victory in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, averaging 114.7 mph over the 196.97 miles. His Ferrari teammate, Clay Regazzoni of Switzerland, was second and Emerson Fittipaldi, in a McLaren, was third.
SOCCER—Furor over the World Cup competition in West Germany continued to mount (page 32) as the first round ended with eight teams advancing to the semifinals. The Netherlands, Argentina, Brazil and East Germany moved on in Group A; Yugoslavia, West Germany, Sweden and Poland survived in Group B.
Attendance soared in domestic soccer competition. In San Jose, an NASL record 15,445 watched the Earthquake snatch a 3-2 tie breaker from New York. Earlier, San Jose had come from behind to beat Los Angeles 2-1, the Aztecs' first defeat of the season. Strikers Paul Child and Art Welch were the catalysts in that game, but San Jose could not repeat against surprising Denver, losing 5-3. An SRO crowd of 13,876 in Seattle cheered as David Butler scored both goals in the Sounders' fourth straight win, a 2-0 shutout of Philadelphia. Vancouver got two goals from Brian Gant as the Whitecaps dumped Baltimore 4-1. The Comets lost another game, 2-1 to St. Louis, Bob Matteson scoring the winning goal, his first of the season. In other games, Dallas tripped Denver 3-2 and Boston got by Washington 2-1. Miami was rained out in Rochester and Toronto.
TENNIS—Warming up for Wimbledon, STAN SMITH beat last year's Wimbledon runner-up, Alex Metreveli, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 in the final of the $100,000 John Player tournament, in Nottingham, England. In an all-American doubles final, ERIK VAN DILLEN and CHARLIE PASARELL overcame Smith and Bob Lutz 9-7, 6-3. At Eastbourne, CHRIS EVERT fought off Britain's Virginia Wade to win the $25,000 women's tournament 7-5, 6-4. HELEN GOURLAY and KAREN KRANTZCKE of Australia took the women's doubles 6-2, 6-0, beating Evert and the U.S.S.R.'s Olga Morozova.
Stanford made a clean sweep of the NCAA championships, finishing with 30 points. Host USC was second with 25 and Michigan was third with 19. Fifth-seeded JOHN WHITLINGER beat teammate Chico Hagey in the final 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 to win the individual title and then paired with JIM DELANEY in an upset doubles victory over USC's John Andrews and Sashi Menon 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
TRACK & FIELD—A slew of records were broken or tied at the 86th annual national AAU meet in Los Angeles. RICK WOHLHUTER's 1:43.9 equaled the mark for the second-fastest 800 meters ever run (page 20). STEVE WILLIAMS came out of his losing streak to tie the world record for the 100 meters with a 9.9 clocking. DICK BUERKLE set a meet record of 13:33.4 in the 5,000 and New Zealander ROD DIXON established an AAU mark of 3:37.5 in the 1,500. NCAA champ CHARLES FOSTER equaled the meet record of 13.4 in the 110 high hurdles while the 400 hurdles went to JIM BOULDING in an AAU record 48.9. JOHN POWELL threw the discus 214'11", breaking Jay Silvester's 213-foot mark by almost two feet, and shotputter AL FEUERBACH set a new AAU standard with a 70'9¾" toss. The Beverly Hills Striders ran away with the team title, amassing 76‚Öì points to second-place New York AC's 46.
Irena Szewinska of Poland ran a world-record 49.9 in the 400 meters at Warsaw, breaking the former women's mark of 51 seconds shared by Jamaica's Marilyn Neufville and East Germany's Monika Zehrt.
WRESTLING—The New York Athletic Club captured the team title in the National AAU freestyle competition in Long Beach, Calif. Athletes-in-Action, West, of San Bernardino, Calif., was second and the Wisconsin AC was third. RICHARD SOFMAN took the 125.5-pound class and STAN DZIEDZIC won the 163-pound division, both of them for the NYAC. DON BEHM, of East Lansing, Mich., moved up in class to dethrone Dave Pruzansky at 136.5 pounds, and GREG HICKS, from Lancaster, Pa., unseated teammate John Peterson, a silver medalist at Munich, in the 180.5-pound class.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: By the ABA, that it will remain a 10-team league for the 1974-75 season. Three financially troubled teams—Memphis, Virginia and Carolina—will have new owners, and San Diego has signed to play in that city's 14,500-seat Sports Arena, ending talk that the franchise would move. The announcement followed the rejection by NBA owners of a proposal on the contract reserve clause that might have made a merger of the two leagues possible.
AWARDED: To TORONTO, an NBA franchise to commence play in the 1975-76 season, bringing the league total to 19 teams.
NAMED: RICHARD H. VERTLIEB, 43, as general manager and chief executive of the NBA Golden State Warriors. Vertlieb was formerly general manager of the Seattle SuperSonics.
WITHDRAWN: World Boxing Council recognition of EDER JOFRE as featherweight champion, because he would not set a date to defend his crown.