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Chuck Banfe, 41-year-old jet pilot, took off from Honolulu in twin-engine Beechcraft Bonanza, circled globe (21,332 miles) in less than nine days. Banfe, barefoot, flew 16 hours a day, acquired a papal blessing, six St. Christopher medals, one Buddha en route.

Fred McLeod, 78, Scottish-born golf pro at Columbia CC, Chevy Chase, Md. who can still shoot his age or under, became 26th and oldest man elected to PGA Hall of Fame. McLeod, who won U.S. Open in 1908, has been playing in major tournaments since 1903.

Maureen Orcutt of Englewood, N. J., nine-time winner of N.Y. Metropolitan title and golf writer for New York Times, shot 36-hole 153 to edge Mrs. Julius Page by a stroke, capture North and South Senior Women's Golf Championship at Pinehurst, N.C.

Henry Gehlken, playing for North Charleston, S.C.'s Chicora H.S., starred as linebacker and guard, then switched to offensive end for five plays, threw one pass for 50 yards, caught another for 21, carried for six on triple reverse. Chicora lost 12-7.

Todd Brinkman, 24-year-old electrical contractor from Springfield, Ill., won C-1 Runabout and C-1 Hydroplane races at the National Outboard Assn. meet at McAlester, Okla. to become first driver to take two world championships two years in succession.

Dick Clark of Greenville, S.C., plumber and rabid weekend motorcyclist, brushed away prerace butterflies to jockey his Triumph through 16 laps and win southeastern championship of American Motorcycle Assn. for sixth consecutive year; at Hickory, N.C.