GOLF—In the first all-English final in seven years TREVOR HOMER, a 28-year-old businessman, defeated 43-year-old Alan Thirlwell 4 and 3 to win the British Amateur championship in Sandwich, England.
Doug Sanders shot a final-round 68 for a 275 total to win the $175,000 Kemper Open in Charlotte, N.C. by one stroke over Lee Trevino.
HARNESS RACING—ALBATROSS, driven by Stanley Dancer, became only the third pacer in history to sweep the Founder's Plate series when he won the $91,000 Realization Pace at Roosevelt Raceway by 1� lengths over H. T. Luca. Albatross' time of 2:06 set a world record for a 1[1/16]-mile pace on a half-mile track.
HORSE RACING—EXECUTIONER ($34.80), Eddie Belmonte up, won the $118,200 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont (page 72), the first leg of the Handicap Triple Crown, by a neck over favored Bold Reasoning as Canonero II, the 1971 Kentucky Derby winner, finished eighth in the 11-horse field.
Rokeby Stable's KEY TO THE MINT ($5.40) won the $59,000 Withers Stakes at Belmont, a prep for this week's Belmont Stakes, by a length over Icecapade, while No Le Hace, second in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, came in sixth.
Run the gantlet ($6.40), Grass Horse of the Year in 1971, took the $56,000 Bowling Green Handicap at Belmont by 3� lengths over Kling Kling for his first win this season in four starts.
Droll role ($8.60) won the $118,280 Hawthorne Gold Cup at Hawthorne, beating favorite Good Counsel by three quarters of a length.
Smiling Jack ($11) gained a seven-length win over Second Bar in the $137,200 Jersey Derby at Garden State. Favorite Upper Case, Riva Ridge's stablemate, finished seventh.
Convenience ($25.20) set a stakes record of 1:47[2/5] in winning the 1?-mile $105,900 Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park by half a length over favored Typecast.
LACROSSE—VIRGINIA upset Johns Hopkins 13-12 in the finals of the NCAA championships in College Park, Md. on Pete Eldredge's fourth goal of the game with 4:11 remaining (page 26).