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FOR THE RECORD
July 20, 1959
GOLF—MIKE SOUCHAK, Grossinger, N.Y., edged Arnold Palmer 272-273 to win Western Open and $5,000, Pittsburgh. Betsy Rawls, Spartanburg, S.C., shot 68 and 69 on second and third rounds, but finished with floundering 75 to barely hold off Patty Berg 288-289 for Ladies PGA title, French Lick, Ind. Art Wall Jr., Pocono Manor, Pa., over Dow Finsterwald, 71-73, in playoff for $9,000 first prize, Buick Open, Grand Blanc, Mich.
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July 20, 1959

For The Record

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GOLF—MIKE SOUCHAK, Grossinger, N.Y., edged Arnold Palmer 272-273 to win Western Open and $5,000, Pittsburgh.
Betsy Rawls, Spartanburg, S.C., shot 68 and 69 on second and third rounds, but finished with floundering 75 to barely hold off Patty Berg 288-289 for Ladies PGA title, French Lick, Ind.
Art Wall Jr., Pocono Manor, Pa., over Dow Finsterwald, 71-73, in playoff for $9,000 first prize, Buick Open, Grand Blanc, Mich.

HARNESS RACING—BYE BYE BYRD: $50,000 Harness Tracks of America spring final, 1 m., by 2� lengths over O. F. Brady, in 1:59[2/5], Yonkers ( N.Y.) Raceway. Clint Hodgins, driver.
TRADER HORN: $32,200 Titan free-for-all trot, by � length over Sharpshooter in race-off, in 2:04[4/5] for 1 m., Historic Track, Goshen, N.Y. Billy Haughton, driver.

HORSE RACING—TOTAL TRAFFIC, 5-year-old gelding who had won only twice in 12 starts this year, buzzed around Detroit track in 1:41[4/5] under Jockey Herberto Hinojosa to win $58,400 Michigan Mile and provide 30-1 payoff for backers.
Equated, owned by Thomas Carnegie, gamboled over 1-mile 70-yard course in 1:41[4/5] to lower world record for distance, Waterford Pk., Chester, W. Va. Otto Crank up.

INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—STIRLING MOSS, Britain, scored double victory at Rouen, France, averaging 95.75 mph in Maserati to win 142.29-mile Coupe de Lamare Deboutteville race and pushing Cooper-Borgward up to 97.44-mph average to take 146.26-mile Grand Prix of Rouen for Formula II cars.

SWIMMING—AAU champions: Freestyler JEFF FARRELL, Yale Naval ROTC, 100 meters in 56.9 and 200 meters in 2:06.9; Freestyler ALAN SOMERS, Indianapolis AC, 1,500 meters in 17:51.3 and 400 meters in 4:30.6 ( U.S. citizens' records); INDIANAPOLIS AC's SOMERS, DENNY O'NEIL, GEORGE BREEN and MIKE TROY, 800-meter freestyle relay in 8:35.9 ( U.S. record); MANUEL SANGUILY, Cuba, 100-meter breaststroke in 1:14.6; RON CLARK, Detroit AC, 200-meter breaststroke in 2:45.6 (set U.S. mark of 2:44.7 in trials); LANCE LARSON, Los Angeles AC, 200-meter medley in 2:24.7 ( U.S. record) and 100-meter butterfly in 1:01.1; BILL BARTON, Indianapolis AC, 400-meter medley in 5:14.6 (betters listed U.S. record); DETROIT AC's JOHN SMITH, CLARK, DAVE GILLANDERS and CARL WOOLLEY, 400-meter medley relay in 4:21.9 ( U.S. citizens' record); DON HARPER, Cincinnati, 3-meter springboard dive with 532.8 pts.; GARY TOBIAN, Los Angeles AC, platform dive with 463.10 pts.; PAULA JEAN MYERS POPE, Los Angeles, women's platform dive with 250.70 pts. Team champion: INDIANAPOLIS AC with 102 pts.
Satoko Tanaka, 17-year-old Japanese schoolgirl, swam 200-meter backstroke in 2:37.1 to break Chris Von Saltza's world record, Tokyo.

TENNIS—DENNIS RALSTON, Bakersfield, Calif., over Ramsey Earnhart, Los Angeles, 6-4, 6-3, 6-8, 6-2, 18-and-under boys' final; VICKIE PALMER, Phoenix., over Barbara Browning, Los Angeles, 6-4, 6-3, 18-and-under girls' final, natl. jr. hard courts championships, Burlingame, Calif. SPAIN, over Britain, 3-2; ITALY, over France, 4-1, Davis Cup European zone semifinals.

TRACK & FIELD—DIXON FARMER, Orinda, Calif., scored 3,196 points in five events, upset Nationalist China's C. T. Yang for AAU natl. pentathlon title, El Monte, Calif.

MILEPOSTS—RETIRED: DAN HODGE, 27, former Oklahoma Olympic and NCAA wrestling champion who turned heavyweight boxer, won Golden Gloves title, then became so-so pro; after 10 fights, two losses and very little money, al Wichita, Kans.

DIED: GOLIATHUS GOLIATHUS, about 7 months old, giant-size (4� inches long, 8-inch wingspread), black-and-while-striped African beetle who arrived at New York's American Museum of Natural History about six months ago (SI, Jan. 12), delighted viewers with his banana-peeling technique; of old age, in New York.

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