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June 22, 1964
BASEBALL—Unheralded WEST LIBERTY COLLEGE of West Virginia, which had never before played in the NAIA tournament, upset Grambling of Louisiana in successive games, 6-4 and 3-2, to win the championship, in St. Joseph, Mo.
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June 22, 1964

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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BASEBALL—Unheralded WEST LIBERTY COLLEGE of West Virginia, which had never before played in the NAIA tournament, upset Grambling of Louisiana in successive games, 6-4 and 3-2, to win the championship, in St. Joseph, Mo.

BOXING—Welterweight Champion EMILE GRIFFITH of New York City retained his title by winning his second straight split decision over top-ranked challenger Luis Rodriguez in a rough 15-rounder in Las Vegas (see page 18).

GOLF—In the longest final round in the 69-year history of the British Amateur, GORDON CLARK of England birdied the 39th hole to upset defending champion Michael Lunt, in Ganton, England. It was the first major victory for Clark, 29, a businessman who plays golf about twice a week.

Despite his complaints about the heat, humidity, wind and his own nervousness, TONY LEMA shot 277 for 72 holes to place first in the $66,000 Buick Open in Grand Blanc, Mich., three strokes ahead of runner-up Dow Finsterwald. Lema, who had won the Thunderbird Classic a week earlier, became the first pro in nearly two years to take major tournaments back to back (the last was Jack Nicklaus, who had consecutive victories in the Seattle and Portland (Ore.) opens, in September 1962).

HARNESS RACING—Mrs. Leonard J. Buck's OVERTRICK, driven by John Patterson, finished first with five lengths to spare over Fly Fly Byrd in a $10,300 HTA pace, the fourth of the series for 4-year-olds, in Washington, Pa.

Don Miller drove CHEER HONEY ($21.50) to victory by three-quarters of a length over Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Sheppard's Elma in the $32,300 Hilltop Trot for 4-year-olds at Yonkers Raceway. Favored Speedy Scot, 1963's Harness Horse of the Year, who was making his first start of the season, broke stride and finished seventh in the nine-horse field.

HORSE RACING—Harry S. Nichols' MISS CAVANDISH ($8.70), Howard Grant aboard, won the first stakes race of her career by defeating Castle Forbes by three lengths in the $122,375 Coaching Club American Oaks, the third race of the Triple Crown for Fillies, at Aqueduct.

Christiana Stable's SMART ($8.20), ridden by Eldon Nelson, beat Sunrise County by a head to win the $55,200 Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs, while Saidam, the odds-on favorite, finished last in the field of six.

MOTOR SPORTS—Scotland's JIM CLARK drove his Lotus-Climax past Graham Hill, Dan Gurney and Bruce McLaren when their cars ran out of gas on the last lap, to win the Grand Prix of Belgium for the third straight time, at Francorchamps. The bizarre finish was most frustrating to McLaren, whose engine stopped 400 yards from the finish line. He tried to coast down a hill but was passed by Clark only 20 yards away from victory.

ROWING—Warming up for this week's IRA regatta, NAVY stroked 2,000 meters in a fast 6:01 to edge Wisconsin by less than one-quarter of a length on Lake Monona near Madison, Wis.

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