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August 02, 1971
AUTO RACING—ANDREA DE ADAMICH of Italy and RONNIE PETERSON of Sweden drove their Alfa Romeo prototype to victory in the Watkins Glen Six Hours of Endurance, the first half of an upstate New York doubleheader. They covered 677.4 miles over the rain-soaked track, for Alfa's third victory over Porsche, which nonetheless had already clinched this season's World Championship of Manufacturers. Jo Siffert of Switzerland and Gijs van Lennep of the Netherlands finished second in a Porsche.
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August 02, 1971

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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Beth Barry, formerly a member of the varsity team at the University of South Alabama, won the 71st Women's Western Amateur Championship in Chicago. Miss Barry, who also won the Women's Southern Amateur title, defeated Nancy Hager of Dallas 1-up in the 36-hole final.

Neil Coles of Great Britain shot a course record 68 on the final round to win the German Open in Bremen-Garlstedt with a 279 total, four strokes ahead of Australian Peter Thompson.

HARNESS RACING—ALBATROSS ($2.10), with Stanley Dancer driving, scored his ninth victory of the year in the $24,800 Queen City Pacing Stakes, the windup of the Grand Circuit meeting in Toronto. High Ideal finished second, 1� lengths back.

Savoir ($4.20), a Hambletonian candidate, won the $20,063 Elbridge T. Gerry Trot for 3-year-olds at Monticello (N.Y.) Raceway. Jimmy Arthur drove him to a two-length win over Lightning Larry.

HORSE RACING—NEVER BOW ($20.60), Bobby Ussery riding, won the 83rd running of the $115,100 Brooklyn Handicap at Aqueduct, the last leg of the Handicap Triple Crown, by a neck over Protanto. Jockey Johnny Ruane, who had won the first two legs, finished seventh on favored Twice Worthy.

Royal Owl ($4.20), ridden by Bill Shoemaker, scored a 3�-length victory in the $158,250 Hollywood Juvenile Championship for 2-year-olds at Hollywood Park. His time of 1:09[1/5] over the six furlongs equalled the stakes record set by Fleet Kirsch in 1968 and Insubordination in 1969. MacArthur Park was second; Wind 'N Sand third.

Brenda Beauty ($14.28) took the $112,280 Sorority Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Monmouth Park, N.J., as Bobby Woodhouse rode her to a fourth straight victory, half a length ahead of Dance Partner. Favored Rondeau finished third, a neck farther back.

American-owned and bred MILL REEF won the 21st running of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, England. The 3-year-old bay colt, ridden by Geoff Lewis, crossed the finish line six lengths ahead of Ortis, earning $75,739 for Owner Paul Mellon and becoming the first horse since Tulyar in 1952 to complete a sweep of the English Derby, Eclipse Stakes and King George Stakes in the same season.

HORSE SHOWS—BILL STEINKRAUS of the United States won the $2,400 top prize in the richest event at the Royal International show in London, riding Fleet Apple to the only faultless round in a five-horse jump-off.

TENNIS—EVONNE GOOLAGONG, Australian Wimbledon champion, won the women's singles title at the Midland Lawn Championships in Leicester, England, defeating Patti Hogan of La Jolla, Calif. 6-2, 6-1. SIDNEY BALL, another young Aussie, upset top-seeded Bob Hewitt of South Africa 8-6, 6-3 for the men's title.

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