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BOATING—MISS BUDWEISER, driven by Dean Chenoweth, won Florida's Tampa Sun Coast unlimited hydroplane championship, beating Bill Muncey and the Myr's Sheetmetal Special by 231 points over the 2�-mile course.
FISHING—A 717-pound bluefin tuna caught with 80-pound test line off Prince Edward Island, Canada, last summer by DORIS WATTS of Williamsport, Pa. has been recognized by the International Game Fish Association as a women's world record.
GOLF—DICK LOTZ passed early leader Lou Graham in the final round to take the $150,000 Kemper Open in Charlotte, N.C. by two strokes—finishing with a one-under-par 71 and a 10-under 72-hole total of 278. Winner of the Monsanto Open earlier this season, Lotz moved to second place on the pro money-winning list with a total of $105,951. Tom Weiskopf, Larry Hinson and Grier Jones tied with Graham for second place.
British Walker Cup Captain MICHAEL BONALLACK became the first to win the British Amateur Golf championship three years in a row, beating Bill Hyndman of Huntington Valley, Pa. eight and seven in the final at Newcastle, Northern Ireland.
Shirley Englehorn rolled in a 20-foot putt on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to take the $15,000 O'Sullivan Women's Open in Winchester, Va., by a stroke over Australian Margie Masters. The two had finished 54 holes at 210, six under par.
GYMNASTICS—YOSHI TAKAI, a graduate student at Georgia Southern, and LINDA METHENY of Tuscola, Ill. took the all-round titles in the National AAU championships at Miami Beach. Takai scored 108.35 points while Miss Metheny, the only woman from the U.S. to place in the 1968 Olympics, garnered 74.65.
HARNESS RACING—COLUMBIA GEORGE ($8) owned by Dr. G. A. Smith Jr., paced the fastest mile by a 3-year-old this year in taking the $35,000 Battle of Brandywine in 1:58[4/5] at Wilmington, Del. Driven by Roland Beaulieu, he reached the wire three lengths ahead of Most Happy Fella, with previously unbeaten Truluck a nose farther back in third.
Adonis Stable's DAYAN ($3.40), driven by Bill Myer, held on for a three-quarter-length victory in the $20,000 Speedy Scot Trot at Roosevelt. Fresh Yankee, just returned from a successful European trip, could only get up to second, two lengths ahead of Eric B. The time over the rubberized synthetic surface mile was 2:00[1/5], best time over the track in eight years.