BOATING—New York's BILL WISHNICK, 45, bounced his 32-foot Boss O'Nova at an average 62.2 mph over the 187.8-mile ocean course off Long Beach, Calif., winning the Hennessy Cup, his fourth victory in five races this season, and cinching the American Power Boat Association offshore racing championship.
DIVING—Three of four defending champions held their titles at the National AAU Diving meet in Los Angeles' Swim Stadium: Indiana's JIM HENRY and CYNTHIA POTTER won the one-meter event with 550.95 and 419.25 points and Air force Captain MICKI KING won the women's three-meter with 460.8 points. The lone upset came when Minnesota sophomore CRAIG LINCOLN scored 556.53 points in the three-meter, dropping Henry to third.
GOLF—DAVE STOCKTON, winless on the pro tour for two years, coasted to a two-stroke victory over chargeless Arnold Palmer and fast-closing Bob Murphy in the PGA National Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. Stockton's final round, three-over 73, gave him a one-under 279 for the event (page 12).
Early leader Janet Aulisi, West Caldwell, N.J., carded triple and double bogeys on the 15th and 17th holes at the U.S. Junior Girls golf championships in Rye, N.Y.—and defending champion HOLLIS STACY, Savannah, Ga. came on to win, 1 up. The 16-year-old Miss Stacy became the second two-time winner in the 22-year history of the tourney.
Allen Miller, a collegian from Pensacola, Fla., ran away from a U.S.-dominated Canadian Open field, scoring a final-round, six-under 67 for a 10-stroke victory at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club. Tied for second place, at 284, were three U.S. golfers and one Canadian.
HARNESS RACING—Favored Marlu Pride pulled up at the quarter pole with a broken rubber bit, clearing the way for VICTORY STAR ($17.20) in the $100,000 Yonkers Futurity, first event in harness racing's triple crown (page 22).
After dividing the first two heats, Stanley and Rachel Dancers MOST HAPPY FELLA ($4) recovered from a stumbling start to lead all the way and defeat Columbia George in a race-off for the $86,740 Adios Pace at The Meadows.
HORSE RACING—Preakness winner PERSONALITY ($3.40), tested in the stretch by Loud, won the $30,050 Jim Dandy Stakes over seven other 3-year-olds at Saratoga. With regular jockey Eddie Belmonte on the sideline, Laffit Pincay Jr. guided Mrs. Ethel Jacobs' colt to a 1:35[4/5] clocking for the mile. Plymouth was third.
MOTOR SPORTS—JACKIE ICKX of Belgium led the first one-two Ferrari finish in two years on the Formula I circuit, winning the Austrian Grand Prix just ahead of factory teammate Clay Regazzoni. Ickx averaged 130 mph over the 60-lap, 220-mile course and moved into a fourth-place tie with Scotland's Jackie Stewart in the world driving championship standings. Austrian Jochen Rindt, sidelined after 21 laps with engine trouble, maintains a comfortable lead with 45 points.
Charlie Glotzbach came from behind to win a close duel after Cale Yarborough's Mercury sputtered out nine laps from the end of the Yankee 400 Grand National Stock Car race at Cambridge Junction, Mich. The Dodge driver from Georgetown, Ind. averaged a record 148.264 mph for the run and collected a $14,275 purse. Bobby Allison of Hueytown, Ala. was second.