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Takashi Ishimoto, doll-faced Japanese Olympic silver medalist, swam 100-meter butterfly in 1:01.3 at Tokyo to create new world's record (July 7).
Arthur D'Arcy (Bobby) Locke, bay-windowed, 39-year-old South African professional, arched high approach shot over depression known as Valley of Sin to within 30 inches of pin on 72nd hole, holed out for birdie 3, 279 total for fourth victory in British Open at St. Andrews (see page 14). Cary Middlecoff, who finished 14th, due in main to faulty putting, advised future American aspirants to British title to "get themselves a nice, big, hard, bumpy green and pitch the little British ball to it a few thousand times and putt till they drop."
Paul Harney, 27-year-old, long-hitting Bolton, Mass. professional, fired two-under-par 70 on final round for 72-hole total of 278 to beat George Bayer by one stroke, win $29,000 Labatt's Open at Montreal.
Bob Finney, Colorado Springs veteran, gunned his low-slung American Builders Special up hazardous 12.5-mile gravel road to summit of Pikes Peak in record 14:11.07 to win 35th annual hill climb.