Billy Joe Patton was named playing captain of the U.S. amateur golf team that will meet Mexico and Canada in the Americas Cup Matches at Des Moines in September.
HARNESS RACING—SPEEDY SCOT ($2.70). the odds-on favorite for The Hambletonian (see page 28), won the $135,127 Yonkers Futurity, first of trotting's Triple Crown races. He broke stride at the start, but Driver Ralph Baldwin brought him back for a 2:03 3/5 clocking in the mile race.
Two other Hambletonian contenders met in the $24,125 Review Futurity with GLIDDEN HANOVER the upset winner over Cheer Honey. The second-mile-heat time of 1:59 4/5 by Glidden Hanover was only 2/5 of a second off Speedy Scot's best of the season.
HORSE RACING—CARRY BACK, out of retirement, finished second by five lengths to Gushing Wind ($19) in the $33,950 Buckeye Handicap.
George D. Widener's CREWMAN ($41.90), with Eric Guerin aboard, surprised nearly everyone and ran off with the $81,400 Travers Stakes (see page 16). Chateaugay was third, Candy Spots fourth and Never Bend last.
MOTOR SPORTS—The LOTUS-FORDS of Jim Clark and Dan Gurney won the front line at the Milwaukee 200-mile race (see page 18). Clark finished a full half minute ahead of A. J. Foyt, driving an Offenhauser. Gurney placed third.
ROWING—The powerful German eight-man crew outstroked a Russian shell by a length to lead GERMANY to a decisive (four of seven titles) victory in the European Rowing Championships. The only Americans entered, Seymour Cromwell and Don Spero, finished second in the double sculls. In the biggest upset of the meet, VACLAV KOZAK of Czechoslovakia defeated Vyacheslav Ivanov, the Russian world champion single sculler.
SHOOTING—WESLEY WELDEN, 17, topped 700 military and civilian marksmen and tied a national match "record at the National Rifle and Pistol Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio. Welden won the 50-yard smallbore prone metallic-sight rifle event with a perfect 400 with 38 in the X ring. Air Force Reserve Major Arthur Cook, national prone champion as a teenager and an Olympic and Pan American gold medal winner, set a new national match record of 1,600-124x to win the prone metallic-sight smallbore rifle title. Army Reserve First Lieut. Lones Wigger was the first man in the history of the national matches to win both the smallbore rifle prone and position championships.
SWIMMING—DONNA DE VARONA earned the high-point trophy at the National AAU senior women's outdoor championship by winning the 200- and 400-meter individual medleys, both in American and meet record time, and placing second in the 100-meter backstroke and the 100-meter butterfly. ROBYN JOHNSON, the lone triple champion, won every event she entered—the 100-, 200- and 400-meter freestyle. The only world mark was set by 16-year-old KATHY ELLIS, who swam the 100-meter butterfly in 1:06.5.
The UNITED STATES splashed water on Japan's 1964 Olympic hopes by crushing a strong Japanese team 63-22 in a dual meet in Tokyo. The U.S. men's team lost only three of 17 events, two in dead heats, and set five world records. Outstanding among them were Don Schollander's 1:58.5 in the 200-meter freestyle and Roy Saari's 17:05.5 in the 1,500-meter freestyle.