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August 20, 1995

SAKURAGAWA, Japan (AP) _ Katsunori Kuwahara made two late eagles Sunday to win the Acom International golf tournament.

Kuwahara also had two birdies and two bogeys for 12 points and a four-round total of 46, beating Tsukasa Watanabe by one point under the tournament’s modified Stableford scoring system.

An eagle is worth 5 points, a birdie 2 points, a bogey minus 1, and par is worth nothing under the system.

Kuwahara made birdies on the first and seventh holes and bogeyed the 10th and 14th before coming back with eagles on Nos. 15 and 18.

It was Kuwahara’s first career victory since joining the Japan PGA tour in 1992. He earned $183,000.


ICHIHARA, Japan (AP) _ Kaori Higo won a sudden-death playoff with a 2-foot birdie putt Sunday at the Lotte Ladies golf tournament.

Higo’s victory, her second this season, came on the second extra hole after Yukiyo Haga missed a birdie putt. Higo won $94,700 with her fourth career triumph since joining the Japan LPGA tour in 1989.

Higo, who started the final round four strokes behind the leader, shot a 71 for a three-round total of 5-under 211.


TAMPERE, Finland (AP) _ Lulea, last season’s runner-up in the Swedish Elite League, beat Team USA 4-2 Sunday in the final of the Tampere Cup ice hockey tournament.

Lars Modig broke a 2-2 tie at 2:41 in the third period and Petter Nilsson ended the scoring at 15:06.

Chris O’Sullivan scored the first goal of the game for the Americans at 11:16 in the opening period, assisted by Keith Aldridge and Brian Felsner. Ryan Kraft tied it 2-2 at 1:48 in the third period.

Team USA gained the final with a perfect record in group play. The team, coached by Jeff Jackson, consisted entirely of college players.


ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) _ Johan Museeuw pulled ahead in the final sprint Sunday to win the Zurich Championship cycling race and virtually clinch the world title.

The victory in the one-day event gave the Belgian 199 points in the World Cup standings, far ahead of second-place Laurent Jalabert’s 111 with only two trials in the 11-event series to go.

Jalabert, who finished 12th Sunday in a group of riders seven seconds behind the leaders, is the only competitor with even an outside chance to catch Museeuw. But Jalabert has already announced he won’t compete in the final race of the season.


BRNO, Czech Republic (AP) _ Italy’s Luca Cadalora beat world champion Michael Doohan of Australia to win his first Grand Prix motorcycle race of the year Sunday.

Cadalora, aboard his Malboro Yamaha, moved ahead on lap 14 of the 22-lap race and gradually pulled away to win by four seconds.

``Luca and the Yamaha were working exceptionally well and I couldn’t match them in the second half of the race,″ said Doohan, who rode a Repsol Honda.


BOSTON (AP) _ The 100th running of the Boston Marathon could attract such huge crowds that some organizers fear the race’s safety may be compromised.

The marathon’s technical coordinator, Dave McGillivray, estimated that the race can accommodate a maximum of about 37,500 runners. But Hopkinton Marathon Committee chairman Robert Phipps said that as many as 54,000 people could show up to run the April race.

``What if we have to get a safety vehicle through?″ Phipps told the Boston Sunday Globe. ``It could be a bad situation. We could have delays in the race. We have to start getting the word out.″

Race director Guy Morse of the Boston Athletic Association is standing by official estimates that between 25,000 and 30,000 runners will take part.


TOKYO (AP) _ Former major leaguer Glenn Davis hit a two-run homer in the ninth Sunday as the Yokohama Baystars rallied to beat the Hanshin Tigers 10-9.

The Baystars took a 9-6 lead on Robert Rose’s three-run homer in the sixth inning, but Yokohama scored a run in the eighth and three in the ninth to win the game.

After Davis tied it with his 22nd homer of the season, pinch hitter Motonobu Tanishige doubled home the winning run in the game at Yokahoma.


DUISBURG, Germany (AP) _ Americans Stein Jorgensen and John Mooney won the two-man kayak over 200 meters Sunday at the World Canoe and Kayak Championships.

Jorgensen and Mooney, racing together for less than a year, took home the first U.S. gold medal in a major championship since 1988. Americans won two events at the Seoul Olympics.

Jorgensen and Mooney edged Romanians Romica Serban and Daniel Stoian by seven-hundredths of a second. Just a few months ago, the Americans had failed to reach the World Cup finals in Belgium.

``You can say it was a real surprise,″ said U.S. team manager Dan Henderson. ``Once we got in the final we knew we had a chance to medal, but we never expected gold.″

Hungary dominated the event, winning nine golds and 15 medals overall.

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