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A roundup of the week Aug. 17-23
August 30, 1971
AUTO RACING—RICHARD PETTY, the first stock-car driver to top the $1 million mark in total earnings on the NASCAR circuit, became the first to reach $200,000 in a single season when he finished second by 2.1 seconds to Bobby Allison in the $120,000 Talladega (Ala.) 500-mile race.
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August 30, 1971

A Roundup Of The Week Aug. 17-23

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Tom Weiskopf eagled the 17th hole for a final-round 70 to win the $15,000 Philadelphia Classic at Whitemarsh, Pa. with a 14-under-par 274, beating Dave Hill by one stroke.

HARNESS RACING—UNE DE MAI ($7) of France, driven by Jean-Rene Gougeon, beat Fresh Yankee of Canada by a nose to win the $125,000 International at New York's Roosevelt Raceway (page 22).

HORSE RACING—BOLD REASON ($4.80), Laffit Pincay up, won the 102nd running of the $110,700 Travers at Saratoga by three-quarters of a length over West Coast Scout (page 53).

Peace Corps ($7.20) took Pennsylvania's first $100,000 race, the Hobson Handicap at Liberty Bell Park, by 11 lengths over favored Never Bow.

POCKET BILLIARDS—MRS. DOROTHY WISE, 56-year-old San Francisco grandmother, gained her fifth straight U.S. Women's title in Chicago, defeating Mrs. Geraldin Titcomb of Cincinnati 75-37 in 29 innings.

TENNIS—The UNITED STATES, led by 16-year-old Chris Even's two singles victories, defeated Great Britain in Cleveland to retain the Wightman Cup.

TRACK & FIELD—EMILE PUTTEMANS of Belgium set a world record in the two-mile run with a time of 8:17.8, 1.8 seconds under Ron Clarke's three-year-old mark, in Edinburgh.

VOLLEYBALL—CUBA beat the U.S. 8-15, 15-10, 15-6, 15-8 in Havana to qualify for play in the 1972 Olympics (page 18).

WATER SKIING—MIKE SUYDERHOUD of Petaluma, Calif. successfully defended his men's overall and jumping titles in the national championships at White Sulphur Lake, Ohio. Suyderhoud finished with 2,823 points out of a possible 3,000. RICKY McCORMICK of Independence, Mo. repeated as tricks champion, and KRIS LaPOINT of Castro Valley Calif. took the slalom. LIZ ALLAN SHETTER of Richmond won the women's overall for the fourth straight year and also took the tricks and jumping titles. CHRISTY LYNN WEIR of McQueeney, Texas won the slalom.

MILEPOSTS—AGREED: By LEE ELDER, black U.S. golfer to compete in the South African PGA championship Nov. 24-27 and to play an exhibition match against South African Gary Player near Johannesburg. Elder's lawyer said Elder agreed to visit the apartheid country only on assurances that "no indignities of any kind" would be suffered by him, his wife, accompanying persons or any blacks viewing his tournament play.

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