ARCHERY—BILL' BEDNAR of Suffield, Ohio rallied from a tie for fourth in the final round to win his second Professional Archers Association national championship in three years in Detroit. In the women's division MARGARET TILLBERRY of Springfield, Ohio led through all four rounds, set a tournament record for women of 1,117 points and a one-round record of 286 in taking her third straight title.
BOATING—Morton H. Engel's 40-foot yawl HUNTRESS, from Mamaroneck, N.Y., won the 360-mile Marblehead (Mass.)-to-Halifax ( N.S.) race with a corrected time of 45 hours 10 minutes 1 second, 25 minutes and 16 seconds ahead of the 37-foot yawl Goodly Fere.
BOXING—CARLOS HERNANDEZ of Venezuela used a left to the chin to drop Percy Hayles of Jamaica to a sitting position, where he remained for the count, as Hernandez successfully defended his world junior welterweight title for the second time in Kingston, Jamaica. The knockout came at 2 minutes 53 seconds of the third round.
FENCING—At the world championships in Paris, JERZY PAWLOWSKI, a Pole, won the men's individual saber event, defeating Miklos Meszena of Hungary in the last match of the six-man final pool.
Zoltan Nemere of Hungary won the men's �p�e title, taking four bouts in the final round robin, and JEAN-CLAUDE MAGNAN of France was the winner in the men's foil division.
GOLF—PETER THOMSON, an Australian pro who has avoided the American tour in recent years, won his fifth British Open title on the Royal Birkdale course in Southport, England, with rounds of 74-68-72-71 for a seven-under-par 285 (page 16). Brian Huggett of Wales and Christy O'Connor of Ireland tied for second at 287. Roberto de Vicenzo of Argentina finished fourth and defending champion Tony Lema fifth.
Kathy Whitworth scored her fourth Ladies PGA tour victory of the year when she won the $10,000 Midwest Open in Columbus with a final-round 70, two under par, for a 54-hole 219. Sandra Haynie finished second, one stroke behind.
HARNESS RACING—Odds-on (3-10) favorite Speedy Scot broke on the second turn in the $100,000 International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway and finished fifth, five lengths behind Sweden's victorious long shot, PLUVIER III, which paid $62.40. Second favorite Steno, from Italy, also broke, but rallied in the stretch to finish second.
Dartmouth, driven by Ralph Baldwin, equaled the world record of 2:00[1/5] for trotting stallions on a half-mile track in winning the $12,700 Titan Cup.
Starting from the 12th post position, BRET HANOVER ($2.40) took the early lead, paced the last quarter in 29[1/5] and easily won the $10,000 Scioto Downs Challenge Stake, his 31st straight victory.