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Peggy Schock, 18, of Sioux Falls, S. Dak., swept three women's golf titles: the girls' state high school, the city women's and the South Dakota women's tournaments. Her best performance was a 14-stroke victory in the 54-hole Sioux Falls city tournament.

Linda Giddens, 22, of Eastman, Ga., established a world mark for women in the National Water Ski Jump tournament in Petersburg, Va. when she soared 119', bettering the old mark by three feet. She formerly held the national girls' and girls' junior records.

Robert Kiersky, 65, of Delray Beach, Fla., gained his second U.S. Seniors Golf Association championship, in Rye, N.Y. He recorded a two-stroke victory over James B. Knowles with a 36-hole total of 71-76 for 147. He won the tournament previously in 1967.

Linda Graddy, nine, of Hoxie, Ark., set three state age-group marks in AAU track and field competition. She ran the 220 in 32 seconds, the 440 in 75.6 seconds and the 660 in 2:11.3. In two years of competition she has never been beaten in a 440- or 660-yard event.

Leonard Slaughter, 14, of Fourth Street Junior High in Newport, Ky., was named MVP in a Junior-Pro basketball tournament, batted .400 in Little League, won three Junior Olympic events, a football skills contest and his division in wrestling.

Cordy Garcia of Albuquerque captured the AAU New Mexico handball championship for the eighth consecutive year. A detective for 17 years on the city's police force, he defeated Bobby Sanchez, also of Albuquerque, 20-21, 21-8 and 21-5 in the final game.