McGill, 21, defeated Sarah Ingram of Nashville one up in the 36-hole final to win the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at San Diego Country Club. Earlier this summer McGill, a senior-to-be at Southern Cal, had reached the semifinals of the Broadmoor Invitational and of the U.S. Women's Public Links Championship.
Aldo Da Rosa
PALO ALTO, CALIF.
Da Rosa, 75, won the 500-and 1,650-yard freestyles, the 100 and 200 breaststrokes and the 200 and 400 individual medleys in the 75-79 age-group division at the Masters Swimming Short Course National Championships. Four of the winning times were U.S. age-group records. Da Rosa holds four world marks in the 70-74 age group.
Courtney Ann Castle
NEW LONDON, CONN.
Castle, 18, won the junior women's single sculls at the U.S. rowing championships for the third straight year. She also won the junior quadruple sculls, and the junior double sculls with Anna Porter. She and Porter then competed in the double sculls at the junior world championships in Aarungen, Norway, where they finished 18th.
Anna, a senior-to-be at Cony High, won her third straight state high school Class A girls' tennis championship with a 6-1,5-7,6-2 victory over Cape Elizabeth High's Erin Wentworth, her final-round victim each year of the streak. In 1992 Anna and Gabriela Hricko of Dover, Mass., won the New England 16-and-under doubles championship.
Jim, 16, won his fifth consecutive boys' title at the World Horseshoe Pitching Championship, in Spearfish, S.Dak. En route to the title he pitched only the third perfect game (24 ringers) in the 75-year history of the event. Jim had a ringer percentage of .8815, 7% better than that of second-place finisher Vorn Ven of Arkansas City, Kans.
Amanda, 12, won the 70th Annual National Marbles Championship, in Wildwood, N.J., and a $2,000 scholarship by winning eight of 11 games in the final against Kim Shuttleworth of Allegheny County, Pa. As champion, Amanda is retired from the competition but will receive a free trip to next year's tournament.