CHIBA, Japan (AP) _ Roger Mackay and Wayne Smith of Australia combined for a record 12-under par 60 in the second round Friday and took a two-stroke lead in the Acom Doubles golf tournament.
The Australians, four strokes off the pace when the round began, reeled off one eagle and 10 birdies, including six straight birdies on the back nine over the Chiba Springs Country Club’s 7,020-yard course.
Mackay and Smith led the 52 teams with a 36-hole total of 127, 17 under par.
In this competition, the better of the two teammates’ scores on each hole is counted.
Japanese brothers Shigeru and Akira Kawamata were in second place after a 64 in the second round.
American Barry Lane and Britain’s Peter Baker had a 62 to vault into a share of third place 130.
American brothers Lanny and Bob Wadkins teamed for a 69 and were in a group at 133. The group included defending champions Doug Tewell and Bob Gilder, who scored a 65.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Funeral services will be held Saturday in Louisville, Ky., for Constance Unseld, mother of Washington Bullets coach Wes Unseld.
Mrs. Unseld, 71, died Thursday after a long illness.
MILAN, Italy (AP) - Philips Milan, Italy’s defending basketball champion, was trying Friday to sign a second American player for the playoffs and European Cup of Champions. Earl Cureton, Mark Bryant and Pat Cummings were among those being considered as General Manager Tony Cappellari flew to the United States.
Philips started the season with former NBA players Bob McAdoo and Mark Iavaroni, but a serious knee injury sidelined Iavaroni.
Cureton, 32, released by the Charlotte Hornets, is the Milan’s first choice to replace Iavaroni, a team source said.
Negotiations with Benoit Benjamin of the Los Angeles Clippers fell through last month.
Philips qualified for the eight-team final round of the Cup of Champions by defeating Britain’s Bracknell 127-103 Thursday night. McAdoo scored 19 points.
NAPLES, Italy (AP) - Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona Friday lost his $2.2-million damage suit against an Italian weekly magazine which had printed pictures of Maradona’s daughter Dalmita.
A Naples civil court ruled that Gente published legitimate news in view of the player’s celebrity status.
Maradona, his long-time companion Claudia Villafane and their daughter were photographed at Naples Capodichino airport in May 1987. Maradona plays for Naples.