ARCHERY—LON STANTON, 51-year-old curio dealer from Lake Ozark, Mo., shot with precision to regain his instinctive (without sights) title and become top bowman at the national field championships in Crystal Springs, Ark. Theresa Carter of San Francisco captured the women's title. In the freestyle (with sights), Robert Kadlec of Rochester, Minn, took the men's division, Ann Clark of Cincinnati the women's. Darryle Blank of Cedar City, Mo. won the amateur instinctive. Bob Sevey of Mound, Minn, the freestyle.
BOATING—In the first North American Finn championships ever held on the West Coast FRED MILLER JR., from the Bahia Corinthian YC of Newport Beach, Calif, sailed his 15-foot Seaweed IV to victory with six firsts and one fifth. Another Californian, Roland Whitaker, was second in the regatta, held at Long Beach, while New York's defending champion, Glen Foster, placed ninth. Miller earned the right to represent the U.S. in the world championships in Germany this August. BE BE TOO. 37-foot yawl owned and skippered by Jack Medendorp of Muskegon, Mich., won the 79-mile Queen's Cup race across Lake Michigan.
BOWLING—DALE WHISLER of Dayton, Ohio took top prize of $28,850 over 12,000 other bowlers in the marathon, six-month Petersen Classic that ended last week in Chicago. Whisler rolled his eight-game score of 192, 178,242,278,267, 184, 187 and 161 for 1,689 points last February, finished a comfortable 32 points ahead of runner-up Frank Sospirato of Warrensville, Ohio.
BOXING—HAROLD JOHNSON, NBA light heavyweight champion, proved the faster man with the heavier punches in fight against Eddie Machen, No. 2 contender for the heavyweight crown, winning a close decision in Atlantic City (see page 12).
Pone Kingpetch of Thailand successfully held off young Japanese challenger Mitsunori Seki for 15 rounds to retain his world flyweight title with a split decision in Tokyo.
Cassius Clay, Olympic champion turned pro, continued his slow but steady climb up the heavyweight ladder with a 10-round decision over Kolo Sabedong of Hawaii in Las Vegas.
George Chuvalo, Canadian heavyweight champion, bounced Willi Besmanoff to the canvas six times in the second round at Toronto, finished him off in the fourth with a climactic left hook.
Jose Torres, middleweight, needed only three rounds to extend his undefeated record to 22 victories, using a snappy right to the jaw to KO Ike White in Boston.
Alejandro Lavorante of Argentina, heavyweight, using a quick right to good advantage, won his 14th victory in 15 bouts with a 10-round decision over Monroe Ratliff in San Francisco.
GOLF—MICKEY WRIGHT of San Diego, after a disconcerting 80 on the second round, came from four strokes behind to win her third Women's Open, at Springfield, N.J., with a 5-over-par 293. Runner-up: Betsy Rawls, with a 299 (see page 18).