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September 5, 1987

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) _ Australia routed New Zealand 115-59 to win the Oceania men’s basketball title and qualify for the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

Australia dominated almost every aspect of Friday’s game and took advantage of New Zealand’s poor shooting and disorganized play.

Guard Andrew Gaze lead Australia with 29 points. Forward Mark Bradtke added 17 and U.S.-born guard Cal Bruton scored 14.

Peter Pokai led New Zealand with 12, while Glen Denham and Neil Stephens added 11 points each.

Australia led 54-22 at halftime and 103-47 going into the final quarter.


TOYOHASHI, Japan (AP) - The United States women’s national volleyball team outlasted Japan 15-10, 15-9, 10-15, 7-15, 15-11 today in the first of a three- match competition in Japan.

Caren Kemner, formerly of Arizona University, was named the game’s most valuable player. Kemner scored six spike points and one block point.

The second match will be held in Osaka on Sunday.


SUSONO, Japan (AP) - Kim Ae-sook of South Korea rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole en route to a bogey-free 69 and a two-shot lead today after the two rounds of the Fuji-Sankei Ladies Classic golf tournament.

The 23-year-old Kim, non-winner in her pro career and ranked 108th in JLPGA tour’s money ranking, also scored a birdie on Nos. 1, 8, and 10 after starting one shot off the pace over the 6,447-yard, par-73, 500 Golf Club course, southwest of Tokyo.

Kim finished the two trips at 141, 5-under-par, two shots ahead of Atsuko Hikage, who won this tournament last season and is seeking her second triumph in two weeks.

First round co-leader Hikage tied with Kim on the 14th hole when she had a birdie. But on the next hole, Hikage missed a 3-foot par putt and finished with a bogey for a 72 and a 143 total.

Cindy Rarick of the United States, winner of two tournaments on the USLPGA Tour this season, sank a 3-foot putt for a birdie on the 18th hole for a 71 and 144 and shared third place with Japan’s Miki Oda who shot a second consecutive 72.

The winner takes home $26,700 on Sunday.


TOKYO (AP) - Yoshikazu Yokoshima shot a 72 and maintained a one-stroke lead today in the second round of the rain-shortened 38th Kanto Open golf tournament.

Yokoshima, who has won four tournaments but none in the last six years, started with a bogey on the first hole but took a birdie on No. 9.

On the back nine, Yokoshima had one birdie and one bogey and finished the two rounds at 4-under-par 140 on the 7,153-yard, par-72 Sobu Country Club course, east of Tokyo.

Nobuo Serizawa was alone in second spot at 141. He had a 70.

The tournament was shortened to a 54-hole tournament after Friday’s round was canceled to due heavy rains.

The winner pockets $40,000 out of a total purse $200,000.

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