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Charles McDowell, 16, Virginia Beach, Va., freshman-to-be at Phillips Exeter Academy, a golfer for 10 years, nipped Jay Sigel, 1-up, in 18-hole final to become 14th USGA junior champion in match played at Ithaca, New York.

Jane Albert, daughter of Frankie Albert, left-handed quarterback of 1941 Stanford Rose Bowl victors, captured national girls' 15-and-under tennis singles title in Cincinnati, teamed with finalist Jean Danilovich for doubles win as well.

Steve Molnar, husky center forward of the New York AC outdoor water-polo team, scored four goals in game against Illinois B, four more over Toronto to lead New Yorkers to splashing 6-3 triumph in national AAU championship.

Peter Ryan, 21-year-old Canadian, collected his fourth straight U.S. sports car race two months after reaching the minimum age for competition, took auto racing's Vanderbilt Cup, in a Lotus Junior at Bridgehampton, N.Y.

Norma Ricker of Blue Hill, Maine, fired 79 bull's-eyes out of 100, scored 1,956 points, ran off with seventh straight state title in women's rifle shoot. Said Norma, who defeated single opponent, "Next year there will be no opposition at all."

Lester Abberley, 15, of Darien, Conn., a winter skier, summer sailor, skippered a Lightning from Noroton Yacht Club to win junior championship of Long Island Sound, gained Pequot Cup, equaling his father's feat of 27 years ago.