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July 20, 1987

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Greg Starkman of Beverly Hills, Calif. fired a final-round 70 to win by two strokes in the Southern California Golf Association Amateur Championship.

Starkman, 25, who started Sunday’s final round one shot off the lead, finished with a 3-over-par 283 for 72 holes over the 6,021-yard, par-70 Braemar Country Club course.

Steve Lass of Altadena, Calif., shot a 1-under 69 Sunday to finish second at 285. James Camaione of Ontario, was third at 286. Camaione shot a final- round 68, the lowest score of the day.

Craig Steinberg of Van Nuys, Calif., was fourth at 287 after a final-round 69.

Third-round leader Bobby May, La Habra, Calif., ballooned to a final-round 78 and finished at 290, tied for seventh.

Starkman took command on Sunday’s final nine holes, playing the 11th through the 18th in three-under.

May’s bid ended when he hit a shot into a greenside lake on the 13th hole and took a double-bogey.


LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs have signed two more draft picks.

Wide receiver Kitrick Taylor and defensive end Randy Watts signed contracts with the NFL club Sunday.

Taylor, a fifth-round pick, signed one-year contracts covering three seasons while Watts, a ninth-round pick, signed a pair of one-year contracts. Terms were not announced.

The Chiefs have now signed eight of their 10 draft picks, including No. 1 choice Paul Palmer, a running back from Temple.

Taylor was Washington State’s all-time punt return leader, and averaged 10.7 yards per return his senior year. He caught 80 passes for 1,308 yards and 17 touchdowns in his college career.

Watts, 6-foot-6 and 279 pounds, played both defensive tackle and end at Catawba College, leading the team his senior season with 99 tackles and 7 1/2 sacks.


LYNNFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Boston Celtics assistant coach Chris Ford and his family wanted heating oil. But they wanted it in their tank, not their finished basement.

Ford was called back from Boston Garden Friday by the delivery company, Nekoroski Oil Co., when a deliveryman accidentally pumped 2,000 gallons of heating oil into an outlet that had been disconnected for nine years.

George Nekoroski, owner of the company, said his son, Andy, had finished putting in the oil when he noticed another pipe outlet nearby.

The oil soaked furniture and carpeting and seeped into the soil under the basement, the state Department of Environmental Quality Engineering reported. A cleanup crew began cleaning up the mess soon after the mishap.

Nekoroski said his company had filled the tank only a few times previously and on each earlier delivery, the driver had been shown the correct pipe by the Fords.

Both Ford and his wife, Kathy, were en route to a Cape Cod golf and tennis tourney when they learned of the mishap.

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