Competing in the USGA Senior Women's Championship for the first time, MRS. ALLISON CHOATE of Rye, N.Y. shot a two-round total of 157 (76-81) to defeat former winner Mrs. Edwin H. Vare Jr. of Bryn Mawr, Pa. by two strokes, in Harrison, N.Y.
HARNESS RACING—Donald MacFarlane's VICAR HANOVER ($3.60), guided by Billy Haughton, beat Tamarack Farms' Combat Time by three-quarters of a length in the final heat to win the $66,591 Little Brown Jug at the Delaware County Fair Grounds in Delaware, Ohio (page 100).
Castleton Farm's DARTMOUTH ($20.30), driven by Stanley Dancer, defeated Ayres by a nose when the little Hambletonian winner broke stride at the finish of the $78,223 Dexter Cup Trot for 3-year-olds at Roosevelt Raceway. The 2:08 4/5 clocking for Dartmouth matched the world record for a mile and 1/16 over a half-mile track.
Stanley Dancer drove NOBLE VICTORY to a 2�-length triumph over Egyptian Candor in the $50,428 Westbury Futurity Trot at Roosevelt for the colt's 12th win in 13 starts.
HORSE RACING—Mrs. Henry C. Phipps's BOLD LAD ($2.40), Braulio Baeza up, equaled the Aqueduct track record of 1:16 for 6� furlongs as he sped to victory by 1� lengths over Native Charger in the $138,640 Futurity.
MOTOR SPORTS—Houston's A. J. FOYT became big-car racing's senior career winner when he edged Rodger Ward by less than 10 seconds to take the Hoosier Hundred dirt-track race at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis. It gave him a record 26 USAC championship-race victories (his ninth this year) and moved him ahead of Ward, who has 25 career wins.
SOCCER—In a playoff game that went 30 minutes into overtime, INTERNAZIONALE OF MILAN defeated Independiente of Buenos Aires 1-0 for the World Champion's Cup in Madrid. Inter had lost the first game of the Final 1-0 in Buenos Aires, but took the second 2-0 in Milan.
SOFTBALL—After eight days of double elimination play among 20 teams from the U.S. and Canada, DETROIT won a playoff game 1-0 from Levittown, N.Y. to gain the men's world championship (fast pitch) in Sunnyvale, Calif. Levittown, led by the pitching of 46-year-old Herb Dudley, had shut out Detroit 1-0 to force the playoff; but Dudley was the loser in the final when Detroit Pitcher Bonnie Jones scored the only run himself in the eighth inning. The Clearwater ( Fla.) Bombers, champions the past two years, were eliminated earlier in the tournament.
SWIMMING—Six world records were set by U.S. Olympic team members in an Olympic warmup meet in Los Angeles: SHARON FINNERAN, 18, Los Angeles. Calif., women's 800-meter freestyle in 9:36.9; CATHY FERGUSON, 16, Burbank, Calif., women's 200-meter backstroke in 2:27.4; GINNY DUENKEL, 17, West Orange, N.J., women's 100-meter backstroke (in leadoff leg of a 400-meter medley relay) in 1:08.3; women's 400-meter medley relay team (Cathy Ferguson, Cynthia Goyette, Kathy Ellis, Martha Randall), 4:34.6; women's 400-meter freestyle relay team (Lynne Allsup, Kathy Seidel. Erika Bricker. Terri Stickles). 4:07.6: and men's 800-meter freestyle relay team (Bill Mettler, Mike Wall, Dave Lyons, Don Schollander), 8:01.8.
TENNIS—AUSTRALIA regained the Davis Cup by defeating the U.S. 3-2 in Cleveland (page 30).