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GOLF—Overcoming bogeys on two of the first four holes of the final round, CAROL MANN of Tow-son, Md., won the National Women's Open Championship at the Atlantic City ( N.J.) Country Club with an even-par 72 and a 72-hole total of 290, two strokes ahead of Mrs. Kathy Cornelius of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (page 22).
Billy Casper, two strokes behind after 54 holes in the Western Open at Tarn O'Shanter, shot a seven-under-par 64 on the final round for a winning 270.
In the first overtime match in the 11-year history of the World Senior Golf Championship, played this year at Formby, England, SAM SNEAD retained his title by defeating Charlie Ward of Britain 1 up in 37 holes.
GYMNASTICS—MAKOTO SAKAMOTO, 18, a Los Angeles high school student, won the all-round men's division and every one of the six events he entered at the National AAU Men's Gymnastics Championships in Cleveland.
HARNESS RACING—NOBLE VICTORY won the $16,337 Runnymede Trot at Saratoga, a Grand Circuit feature for 3-year-old colts and geldings and, in so doing, set a national season's record of 2:02 2/5 for gait, age and sex on a half-mile track. ARMBRO FLIGHT set a season's mark for 3-year-old fillies of 2:05 2/5 in taking the trotting filly division of the Battle of Saratoga. Undefeated BRET HANOVER, heading for the Little Brown Jug, won for the 30th time in succession with a 2:02 1/5 clocking in the pacing division of the Battle. Single G. is the only other harness horse ever to have won 30 in a row.
Speedy Scot warmed up for the $100,000 Roosevelt International Trot with a 2:34 win in the 1� mile American Trotting Championship at Roosevelt Raceway.
MOTOR SPORTS—Driving a factory-backed 1965 Ford at an average speed of 150.046 mph for 160 laps at Daytona International Speedway, A. J. FOYT won the Firecracker 400 Grand National stock-car race for the second straight year, edging Buddy Baker of Charlotte, N.C., who drove a hemi-head 1965 Plymouth Fury.
ROWING—The RATZEBURG ROWING CLUB of West Germany beat the Vesper Boat Club of Philadelphia by half a boat length in the Grand Challenge Cup for eights at England's Henley Royal Regatta (page 20). DON SPERO of the New York Athletic Club defeated Hugh Wardell-Yerburgh of Britain by three quarters of a length in the Diamond Sculls singles. LEANDER CLUB of Oxford's four-with-cox, comprised of four ex-Yalemen, took the Prince Philip Cup and set a course record of 7:03. The Princess Elizabeth Cup for schoolboy eights was won by TABOR ACADEMY of Marion, Mass., which defeated Andover by one length and tied the event record in 6:44.
TENNIS—Taking four straight games in the final set, MARGARET SMITH of Australia unseated Maria Bueno of Brazil, 6-4, 7-5 in the women's singles final at Wimbledon. ROY EMERSON's 67-minute win, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 over his teammate Fred Stolle, gave Australia its first sweep of the All-England singles titles. In addition, Aussies JOHN NEWCOMBE and TONY ROCHE beat countrymen Ken Fletcher and Bob Hewitt 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 for the men's doubles crown, and Miss Smith, paired with Fletcher, a combination that has been beaten only once in mixed doubles, defeated Roche and Judy Tegart, also of Australia, 12-10, 6-3. BILLIE JEAN MOFFITT of Long Beach, Calif., who was eliminated in the semifinals by Miss Bueno, teamed with her to win the women's doubles 6-2, 7-5. GARDNAR MULLOY and BILL TALBERT, who won the veterans' doubles, were the only other American winners while, just for contrast, Russians VLADIMIR KOROTKOV and OLGA MOROZOVA won the boys' and girls' singles.
In his fifth try at the men's singles title of the Tri-State International Tennis Tournament in Cincinnati, BILL LENOIR of Tucson beat Herb Fitzgibbon of New York, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, 9-7. STEPHANIE DEFINA, who lost her title last year, regained it, defeating Roberta Alison 10-8, 5-7, 6-4.