Sport: Champion at 13

On the score cards was printed, in small type: "Children under 14 years of age are not allowed on the course." Last week the rule was not enforced. Against a field of 61 adults, the winner of the Los Angeles Women's Golf Championship was chubby, blue-eyed Marlene Bauer. Her age: 13.

Unsmiling and unexcited, she walked rapidly from tee to green, hitting the ball with care, but without fuss. Determined to make her the world's best, her father, a former golf-course owner, had started her golfing at four. Usually Marlene considers golf fun, but a few weeks ago she had balked at...

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