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July 05, 1971
AUTO RACING—JACKIE STEWART, in a Lola-Chevy, interrupted the run of McLaren successes in the Can-Am challenge series by defeating Denis Hulme at St. Jovite, Quebec (page 22).
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July 05, 1971

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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AUTO RACING—JACKIE STEWART, in a Lola-Chevy, interrupted the run of McLaren successes in the Can-Am challenge series by defeating Denis Hulme at St. Jovite, Quebec (page 22).

BOATING—SORCERY, a new 61�-foot sloop owned by James French Baldwin of Locust Valley, Long Island, won the biennial Annapolis-to-Newport race with a corrected time of 68:15.39. Ted Turner's American Eagle finished second.

BOWLING—DON JOHNSON of Akron took his 13th PBA title by edging Mick McMahon 208-205 in the final game of the Seattle Open tournament.

CREW—The heavyweight UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON crew won the right to represent the U.S. at the Pan-American Games by beating a combination eight from the Vesper Boat Club and University of Pennsylvania on Onondaga Lake, N.Y.

FENCING—The Cziszar Club of Philadelphia upset the New York Athletic Club 5-4 to win the saber title at the U.S. championships in Berkeley, Calif. The NYAC, however, went on to win the overall team trophy 47-18.

FOOTBALL—CHUCK HIXSON of SMU, subbing for Heisman Trophy winner Jim Plunkett, tossed a 23-yard touchdown pass in the final seconds to give the WEST a 33-28 victory over the East in the 11th annual Coaches All-America Game in Lubbock, Texas.

GOLF—BOBBY MITCHELL, a 28-year-old Virginian, gained his first victory after six years on the tour with a 22-under-par 262 in the $150,000 Cleveland Open at the par 71 Beechmont Country Club course. In the last round Mitchell birdied the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 6th holes on the front nine and picked up two more birdies on the back nine to top Masters champion Charles Coody by an overwhelming seven strokes.

JoAnne Gunderson Carner, Rookie of the Year in 1970 and one of the longest hitters on the tour, ran away with the $33,000 U.S. Women's Open at the Kahkwa Club outside of Erie, Pa. with an even-par 288. The husky blonde from Lake Worth, Fla. was the only woman to finish near par. Kathy Whitworth was second, seven strokes back. Donna Caponi, seeking an unprecedented third straight Open title, tied for third.

Ben Crenshaw of Texas shot a final round seven-under-par 65 to win the individual honors and lead the Longhorns to their first team title in the NCAA championships at the Tucson National Golf Club (page 46).

HARNESS RACING—GALLANT MAN ($8.60), driven by Herman Graham, pulled away from Bang Hanover and Savoir in the stretch to take the race by a head in the $18,668 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotters at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

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