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July 04, 1966
BOATING—Jim Kilroy's Kialoa II crossed the finish line first in the 635-mile Newport-to-Bermuda race to take the Stone Trophy, but overall honors went to THUNDERBIRD, a Cal-40 sloop owned by T. Vincent Learson of Rye, N.Y. (page 32).
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July 04, 1966

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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BOATING—Jim Kilroy's Kialoa II crossed the finish line first in the 635-mile Newport-to- Bermuda race to take the Stone Trophy, but overall honors went to THUNDERBIRD, a Cal-40 sloop owned by T. Vincent Learson of Rye, N.Y. (page 32).

BOXING—Lightweight Champion CARLOS ORTIZ, 29, a Puerto Rican-born New Yorker who is campaigning for a seat in the New York Senate, retained his world title with a TKO over Johnny Bizzarro, 27, of Erie, Pa. in the 12th round of a scheduled 15-round bout in Pittsburgh's Civic Arena. "They are going to call me the fighting senator," said Ortiz.

Undefeated KIM KI-SOO, a 26-year-old South Korean, outpointed world junior middleweight champion Nino Benvenuti, 28, of Italy in a 15-round bout in Seoul, Korea, to become the first Korean ever to win a world title. The victory was Ki-Soo's 35th as a professional.

Argentinian OSCAR BONAVENA, 23, the South American heavyweight champion who wanted to play his mandolin and sing his national anthem before his 10-round bout in Madison Square Garden (Local 802 of the musicians' union said no), scored an upset when he won a split decision over George Chuvalo, the 28-year-old Canadian. In a preliminary six-rounder, BUSTER MATHIS of Grand Rapids, down to a svelte 240 pounds and unbeaten as a professional, stopped Everett Copeland of Brooklyn in 2:27 of the second round for his 10th victory.

GOLF—JOYCE KAZMIERSKI, a 20-year-old coed from Michigan State, won the women's collegiate championship by defeating the University of Georgia's Bobbie Jo Gabrielsen 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final at Columbus, Ohio (page 56).

Bill Casper, still in top form after his win in the U.S. Open a week earlier, defended his Western Open title at the Medinah (Ill.) Country Club by firing a final-round 70 to win with a one-under-par 283. Gay Brewer Jr. finished second, three strokes behind.

Florida's BOB MURPHY, the national amateur champion, shot a four-under-par 67 in the final round to win the NCAA title in Stanford, Calif. with a one-under-par 283, two strokes better than Vinny Giles of the University of Georgia.

Carol Mann, with a 54-hole total of 214, finished two strokes ahead of Kathy Whitworth to take the LPGA Waterloo ( Iowa) Women's Open.

HARNESS RACING—ABC Stables' PERFECT FREIGHT ($47.00), a 23-to-l shot driven by Del Insko, took the $89,111 Realization Trot at Roosevelt by two lengths over All Aflame and set a new world record for 1[1/16] miles on a half-mile track with his time of 2:08[3/5]. "How about that?" said Insko, who admitted he didn't know much about Perfect Freight because he was asked to replace regular driver Jim Dennis only the day before.

Bret Hanover ($2.20) won his 50th of 54 starts as he took the $71,418 Maturity Mile at Chicago's Sportsman's Park with ease, finishing six lengths ahead of Larry Byrd. The victory, worth $34,995, lifted Bret's career earnings to $712,132, making him the world's leading money-winning pacer.

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