Sport: Scorcher

Opening day was so hot (104°) that three contestants stripped to the waist in the middle of the round. But hotter than the weather was blond, sun-bronzed Jimmy Clark, a 20-year-old aircraft worker from Long Beach, Calif. He shuffled around Spokane's hilly, pine-fringed Indian Canyon golf course in 64 strokes, seven under par. Next day he shot 71 for a qualifying total of 135.

A two-round score of 135 is one for the book in any golf tournament. But last week's scorcher made U.S. golfers sit up and take notice. For Jimmy Clark was...

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