Easier, 24, shot a 12-under-par 58 on the 6,205-yard Peach Valley Country Club course in Spartanburg, only the second sub-60 round achieved by an amateur in the U.S. A textile worker, Easier had two eagles and eight birdies.
After switching from defensive end to tailback, Dwayne, 17, a 5'11", 172-pound Southeast Bulloch High senior, has rushed 98 times for 837 yards and 11 touchdowns in six games and has twice returned opening kickoffs for TDs.
SOUTH HARPSWELL, MAINE
No. 1 in the U.S. Tennis Association's 75-and-over division, Clarke, 76, defeated second-ranked Clarence Chaffee 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 to win the USTA indoor championship. Two weeks earlier he beat Chaffee for the grass court title.
Sailing 2,000 feet from Utah's Dead Horse Point to Shafer Flats on the final flight, Jones, 22, won the World Invitational Hang Gliding title. His 5:18.72 was half a second closer to the five-minute target mark than runner-up Gordon Pollock's time.
October 8, 1978
Riding Mindy, her 5-year-old quarter horse, Tammie, 16, a junior at Glen Burnie High, won a blue ribbon in the senior command class at the Maryland State Fair. In the last five years she has won 17 ribbons at the fair, five of them blue.
FARGO, N. DAK.
Mike, a student at Ben Franklin Junior High, was, at age 13, the youngest golfer to win the All-City tournament, whose field included four former state and three former All-City champions. In the final he beat 44-year-old Lyle Hornbacher.