BOATING—Demonstrating his skill in fluky winds, OLE BERNTSEN, a Dane, won the seventh and last race of the World Dragon Class Sailing Championships in Sandhamn, Sweden to tie his countryman Aage Birch in the final-point standing. Berntsen was awarded the title on the basis of wins against Birch.
With two firsts and a second, champion Star-class sailor FRANK ZAGARINO of the Mattituck Yacht Club, Long Island won the Comet Class Association's Long Island Bowl on Long Island Sound, defeating two-time International-class champion, John MacCausland.
Unusually steady winds gave the 56-foot cutter BLITZEN of Milwaukee, veteran of 28 seasons on the Great Lakes, a tidy victory in the Chicago-to-Mackinac race. Co-skippers Bill and Tom Schoendorf scarcely needed to alter the set of their sails to cover the 333 miles in 60:49:50 (two hours ahead of the next boat), and earn both the elapsed- and corrected-time trophies.
BOWLING—With a three-game total of 663, including a 147 handicap, ALFONSO MARTINI of Milan, Italy beat Tadami Matzuda of Osaka, Japan (108 handicap) by 19 pins to win the first Round-the-World bowling tournament in Flushing, N.Y. Mrs. MARJORIE JACKSON of Torquay, England won in the women's division with a 518 series plus her 99-pin handicap.
GOLF—BILLY CASPER and Johnny Pott finished regular play at the Insurance City Open in Hartford, Conn. in a 10-under-par tie at 274. The sudden death playoff was over on the first hole when Casper sank a 20-foot putt for a birdie.
Gary Player's 16-stroke lead going into the final round of the National Challenge match on the Lakewood Country Club course in Washington was easily enough to carry him to victory in spite of a two-over-par closing round of 73 against second-place Jack Nicklaus' 66. Player finished with a 269, 11 strokes in front of Nicklaus.
Shooting a nine-under-par 207 for 54 holes in the $10,000 Buckeye Savings Association Ladies PGA Tournament, KATHY WHITWORTH of San Antonio avoided a sudden-death playoff against Susie Maxwell of Oklahoma City by stroking a 20-foot putt for a birdie on the last hole.
HARNESS RACING—NOBLE VICTORY justified his name with an easy win in the U.S. Harness Writers Trot, a $35,800 no-betting event at Roosevelt Raceway. Stanley Dancer put him in the lead just before the first quarter, where he stayed to win by six lengths in 2:01[3/5], equaling the track record for 3-year-olds at one mile.
DARTMOUTH ($6.40), driven by Ralph Baldwin, barely held on to win the $50,000 Harness Tracks of America Trot final at Liberty Bell Park, finishing a nose in front of Dashing Rodney.
HORSE RACING—PIA STAR ($7.20) won the $107,200 Brooklyn Handicap at Aqueduct (page 46) by two lengths over Roman Brother while the favorite, Kelso, carrying topweight of 132 pounds, came in third, another two lengths back. It was a history-making win for Jockey JOHNNY SELLERS—his third stakes victory in four days. On Wednesday Sellers rode OUR MICHAEL, the winner in the Great American at Aqueduct. On Thursday, after flying to Los Angeles, he guided Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs' filly, STRAIGHT DEAL, to a two-and-a-half-length win in the Hollywood Oaks at Hollywood Park. On Saturday he won the Brooklyn.