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ARCHERY—Led by 18-year old DARRELL PACE of Cincinnati, the U.S. won the men's world target archery championship team title at Interlaken, Switzerland. Pace won the men's individual championship with a world-record 2,548 points, a 90-point bulge over teammate Richard McKinney. The U.S. women finished third behind the Soviet Union, which won both the individual (ZEBINISO RUSTAMOVA) and team titles, and North Korea.
BOWLING—JOHNNY GUENTHER coasted to victory in his hometown, beating Allie Clarke 243-212 in the finals of the $50,000 Seattle Open. Guenther won $5,000 for first place.
BOXING—ANGEL CHOLO ESPADA of Puerto Rico won a unanimous 15-round decision over Clyde Gray of Toronto to take the vacant WBA welterweight crown in San Juan. Jose Napoles was stripped of the title in March for failing to schedule a championship bout.
GOLF—For the second consecutive year, WAKE FOREST took both the team and individual championships at the NCAA tournament held this time at Columbus, Ohio. Wake Forest junior JAY HAAS beat Alabama's Jerry Pate by one stroke with a six-under-par 282 for the individual crown.
Sinking a 17-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Carol Mann, JOANNE CARNER won the $60,000 Peter Jackson Classic in Toronto and first-prize money of $12,000. Both players had carded 214 after 54 holes.
HARNESS RACING—NERO, driven by Joe O'Brien, won the first leg of pacing's triple crown by taking the one-mile, $200,000 Cane Pace at Yonkers. In his first heat, the 3-year-old colt triumphed over Tarport Hap by three lengths in 1:59[3/5] to pay $2.40. In the non-betting final he beat Alberts Star by 1� lengths in 1:58[4/5] (page 46).
HORSE RACING—Canada's 1974 Horse of the Year, L'ENJOLEUR ($4.30), ridden by Sandy Hawley, took the lead in the backstretch and romped to a 5�-length victory over Near the High Sea in the $146,695 Queen's Plate at Woodbine in Toronto. His time for the 1� miles was 2:02[3/5].
Grundy, ridden by Pat Eddery, became the third English Derby winner in 12 years to also capture the Irish Sweeps Derby. The three-year-old colt covered 1� miles in 2:31[1/5] to beat King Pellinore by two lengths at The Curragh outside of Dublin.
Longshot FORCETEN ($15.80), Donald Pierce up, took the $209,800 Swaps Stakes by two lengths over Sibirri at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. Forceten went the 114 miles in 1:59[4/5]. Favorites Diabolo and Avatar were third and sixth respectively.
MOTOR SPORTS—A.J. FOYT, driving a Coyote-Foyt, won the rain-shortened Pocono 500 after 425 miles, averaging 140.712 mph at Long Pond, Pa. Wally Dallenbach was second.