Fred Clark of Purdue University won his first major collegiate golf championship at the seventh annual GAC Properties Classic in Cape Coral, Fla. It took a sudden-death playoff for Clark, a junior, to beat a field of 239 entries from 40 schools.
James Clay, a Linglestown, Pa. postal employee, scooped up 10 rattlesnakes by hand in 1:06.3 to win the world amateur snake sacking championship in Brownwood, Texas. One snake nicked his hand, but Clay sighed and said, "The wound wasn't serious."
Larry Williams, competing for Castlemont ( Calif.) High, and CHRIS STARK of Brophy Prep in Phoenix, Ariz. were class winners at the seventh annual interscholastic judo championship in Falls Church, Va. Williams, a senior who studies ballet and is also a national rifle champion, claimed honors in the 150-pound class by topping 10 opponents. Stark, also a senior, took the heavyweight crown two weeks after winning his state's championship in the senior AAU meet for the second year in a row. More than 200 contestants participated in Falls Church.
Audrey Grady's luck had been bad all week. Then, on a Friday off North Bimini, the 5'6" mother of five hooked a blue marlin that turned out to be of record size for 50-pound line. It took three hours and 40 minutes to land the 633�-pound fish.
Len Smith, a 50-year-old English steelworker, hopes to be an entrepreneur in a new line. After winning the world marbles championship for the 11th time, in Tinsley Green, England, he issued a $500,000 challenge to any American brave enough to face him.