Ted Kroll, overcoming hard luck which saw him blow opportunities to win National Open and PGA earlier this year, put together final round 66 for 72-hole total of 273-15 under par—to take Tarn O'Shanter "World Champion" tournament by three strokes on crowded (61,000 fans) Niles, Ill. links. Victory earned 36-year-old veteran $50,000 plus $50,000 guarantee for exhibition matches. Other Tam winners Marlene Bauer Hagge, women's pro, 298 Ward Wettlaufer, men's amateur, 290 Annie Richardson, women's amateur, 309.
Maurice Trintignant of France, and co-driver Phil Hill, Santa Monica, Calif., drove their Ferrari sports car over 621-mile Kristianstad course at 94.68 mph to win Swedish Grand Prix, edge Maserati for 1956 sports car world championship.
Norman Westfall, 14, of Rochester, zoomed down Akron incline in his lavender racer to win 19th Ail-American Soap Box Derby before record crowd of 65,000.
DIED—Ab Jenkins, 73, early-day auto racer (1926-1956), mayor of Salt Lake City (1939-1943); of heart attack, at Milwaukee. As recently as June, Jenkins set 24-hour endurance speed mark of 118.375 mph. His boast that he had held more land speed records than any other man (some 500) was never disputed.