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Gene Sarazen, 54, chunky old pro who was winning tournaments as long ago as 1922, hitched up his familiar knickers, shot record 65 in the first round of PGA seniors championship at Dunedin, Fla. but title went to Al Watrous.

Jim Owens, who learned his football at knee of Oklahoma's Bud Wilkinson, became latest Sooner to grab off head coaching job, moving from assistant at Texas A&M to succeed former teammate Darrell Royal at U. of Washington.

Kathy Cornelius, perky Lake Worth, Fla. housewife who won U.S. Women's Open last year, was presented with special award by Metropolitan Golf Writers Association in New York, rushed home to finish sixth in tournament.

Ken Bartholomew, 36, Minneapolis telephone lineman and long-time national outdoor speed-skating champion, had his 12th title in grasp when injured, helplessly watched Bob Snyder earn tie for crown in last event at St. Paul.

Jim Graham, Oklahoma A&M pole vaulter who gave up Olympic berth to Bob Gutowski, was given Sportsmanship Brotherhood's Gustavus T. Kirby Memorial Award for "outstanding sportsmanship by U.S. competitor."