Golf: Daughter of Crocodile

Catherine Lacoste, 22, is a fair-to-middling horseback rider, an energetic handball, volleyball and basketball player, a strong bowler and—by her own admission—a "lousy" tennis player. Which may be a source of some disappointment to her father René, who as France's famed "Crocodile" of the 1920s, twice won the U.S. and Wimbledon championships. But girls are supposed to take after their mothers anyway, and Catherine's mother, the former Simone Thion de la Chaume, is a golfer—the winner of six French amateur titles. Last week, at the Cascades Golf Club in Hot Springs, Va., chunky Catherine Lacoste proved that she is...

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