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GOLF—ART WALL JR., of Honesdale, Pa., who had not won a major tournament since the 1960 Canadian Open, held on to a third-round lead and took the $30,000 San Diego Open with a six-under-par 274. Tony Lema and Bob Rosburg tied for second with 276.
HOCKEY—CHICAGO took only one game out of three (6-3 over the Red Wings as Bobby Hull scored three goals) but held its three-point lead when MONTREAL split two. TORONTO tied the Canadians for second place, however, by winning two out of three. DETROIT had three victories (including Goalie Roger Crozier's second shutout—5-0 over the Bruins) and only one loss. NEW YORK beat the Bruins 5-3 for its fourth consecutive win—most in a row in five years—before losing 5-3 to the Red Wings. ( Goalie Jacques Plante, who averaged 39 saves a game during the streak, had 48 in the loss). It looked as if BOSTON might never win another game as it extended its winless streak to 11 games (10 defeats and a tie), the longest in the league this season, before beating Toronto.
HORSE RACING—OGDEN PHIPPS, 56, was elected chairman of The Jockey Club as George D. Widener, 74, resigned after 14 years in the post. Phipps is the sixth chairman in the 70-year history of the organization.
SKIING—At the women's international championships in Grindelwald, JEAN SAUBERT won the giant slalom by two seconds over Traudl Hecher of Austria and an impressive four seconds over France's Marielle Goitschel, who had taken first in the special slalom the day before (see page 12). At the men's Lauberhorn races, EGON ZIMMERMANN of Austria, world giant slalom champion, easily won that event two days in a row, and Ludwig Leitner of West Germany took the special slalom.
TENNIS—ROY EMERSON defeated Fred Stolle in straight sets (6-3, 6-4, 6-2) for the singles title in the Australian Championships in Brisbane, and MARGARET SMITH won the women's singles for the fifth year in a row with an easy 6-3, 6-2 victory over Lesley Turner.
TRACK & FIELD—The eastern indoor season opened with the Massachusetts Knights of Columbus meet in Boston, and a Yale senior, WENDELL MOTTLEY, ran 500 yards in 55.5 seconds to tie the world indoor record set last winter by Earl Young. HAYES JONES easily took the 45-yard high hurdles—his 50th straight indoor victory—in 5.5 seconds; Toronto's BILL CROTHERS sprinted ahead in the final lap to win the 1,000-yard run in 2:10.7; and TOM O'HARA won the mile in a slow 4:06.3. In the field events JOHN UELSES, the first man ever to clear 16 feet, won the pole vault with a leap of 16 feet 3� inches, while John Pennel, the first man ever to clear 17 feet, finished a poor second at 15 feet; JOHN THOMAS of Boston soared 7 feet 2 inches to take the high jump; and Harvard student CHRIS OHIRI of Nigeria, won the broad jump with a leap of 24 feet � inch.
MILEPOSTS—RETIRED: MADISON A. (Matty) BELL, 64, as athletic director of Southern Methodist University, effective July 1, 1964. During his 15 years as head football coach (1935-1949) Bell led SMU to three Southwest Conference championships (1935, 1947 and 1948). He has been the school's athletic director since 1945.
RESIGNED: JOHNNY JORDAN, 53, as head basketball coach at Notre Dame, effective at the end of this season. During his 12� years with the university his teams have had 193 victories against 121 losses, but with only four wins and eight defeats so far this season Coach Jordan declared. "I want to get out of coaching and this is a good time to do it, considering the team's record."
DIED: REG PARNELL, 52, longtime British racing driver (1934-1957), team manager and engineer, of peritonitis, in Derby, England.