This news article featuring Bob Mionske has been reproduced here for our media archives.
Compiled by Roger Jackson
BASKETBALL—Dan Majerle and Danny Manning each scored 13 points to lead the U.S. Olympic team hopefuls to a 90-82 victory over a team of NBA players in the opening game of a nine-game series, in Providence.
BOWLING—DAVE HUSTED defeated Joe Berardi 233-191 in the finals to win a PBA tournament and $18,000 in Green Bay.
CYCLING—At the Olympic road trials in Spokane, INGA BENEDICT of Reno and SALLY ZACK of North Conway, N.H., finished first and second, respectively, in the all-around standings to earn the top two berths on the U.S. women’s team. BUNKI BANKAITIS-DAVIS of Boulder, Colo., was awarded the third, and final, berth after winning the final race of the competition. SCOTT MCKINLEY of Carmichael, Calif., CRAIG SCHOMMER of San Jose and BOB MIONSKE of Twin Lakes, Wis., qualified for the men’s team.
EQUESTRIAN—JOE FARGIS of Southampton, N.Y., who in 1984 became the first U.S. rider to win both the Olympic individual and team show jumping gold medals, was named to the 1988 Olympic team, along with GREG BEST of Flemington, N.J., ANNE KURSINSKI of Pasadena, KATHARINE BURDSALL of North Salem, NY., and LISA JACQUIN of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
GOLF—GARY PLAYER won the U.S. Senior Open and $65,000, in Medinah, Ill., defeating Bob Charles by two strokes in an 18-hole playoff after the two tied at 288 in regulation play (page 26).
Jodie Mudd defeated Peter Jacobsen and Nick Price by one stroke to win the St. Jude Classic, in Cordova, Tenn. Mudd, who won $171,692, shot a 15-under-par 273 for 72 holes.
Martha Nause won the first LPGA tournament of her 10-year career, the Pat Bradley International, in High Point, N.C. Playing under a modified Stableford scoring system, Nause scored 14 points to defeat Judy Dickinson and Debbie Massey by one point. Nause’s victory was worth $62,500.
GYMNASTICS—At the Olympic qualifying meet in Salt Lake City, CHARLES LAKES of Chats-worth, Calif., won the all-around competition and became the second black to qualify for a U.S. men’s Olympic team. Lakes was joined by SCOTT JOHNSON of Lincoln, Neb.; former University of Nebraska teammates KEVIN DAVIS of Lithonia, Ga., and WES SUTER of Reston, Va.; LANCE RINGNALD of Albuquerque, who will be a freshman at Nebraska this fall; and DOMINICK MIN-ICUCCI of Staten Island, NY., a sophomore at the University of Illinois. PHOEBE MILLS of North-field, Ill., the national champion, earned the top spot on the women’s team. Two-time NCAA champion KELLY GARRISON-STEVES of Altus, Okla.; HOPE SPIVEY of Allentown, Pa.; BRANDY JOHNSON of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; CHELLE STACK of Birmingham; and MELISSA MARLOWE of Salt Lake City also qualified.
HARNESS RACING—ARMBRO GOAL, driven by John Campbell, won the Hambletonian, the second leg of the Triple Crown for trotters, and $578,400, in straight heats, at the Meadowlands. In the opening heat Armbro Goal covered the mile in 1:54[3/5] to beat Rule the Wind by three lengths; he won the second heat by 4ý lengths over Firm Tribute in 1:55[1/5]. Campbell became the first driver to win consecutive Hambletonians since the late Bill Haughton won in 1976 and ’77.
HORSE RACING—PERSONAL ENSIGN ($3.60), ridden by Randy Romero, won the Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Race Course by 1ý lengths over Gulch. The unbeaten 4-year-old filly covered the 1? miles in 1:47[4/5] to earn $162,300 for her owner, Ogden Phipps.