Sport: Backstairs Golfer

In the Philippines there are few native women who have the urge to play golf. When, last week at Manila, a bevy of ladies were primping and practicing for the first round of the women's open golf championship, there were many Americans and Europeans, only one Filipina. She was a washerwoman. Strong-armed Dominga Capati, who learned the game when she made friends with a caddy near her employer's estate, was not at all abashed by her classy opponents. The field was strong but she was stronger. With lusty drives and delicate putts, Dominga Capati gave the whole field a scrubbing, finished...

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