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June 27, 1985

HAKUI, Japan (AP) _ Japanese pros Seiichi Kanai and Kohichi Suzuki each shot 6-under-par 66 Thursday to share the first-round lead in the $160,000 Mizuno Open Golf Tournament.

The 44-year-old Kanai, who has won nine tournaments in Japan, and Suzuki, winless in his 10-year pro career, each had seven birdies and one bogey over the 6,850-yard, par-72 Tokinodai Country Club course in north central Japan.

Matsunari Takahashi scored a hole-in-one on the 191-yard 17th hole for a 67 and shared third with three other Japanese - Kikuo Arai, Norio Mikami and Norio Suzuki.

A field of 120 players is competing for top prize money of $28,800. ---

MILAN, Italy (AP) - Danish cyclist Hans Heinrick Oersted announced that he will try to break the world one-hour record in Mexico City in October.

Oersted, a former world pursuit champion, said he had financial support for the Mexican trip from Italian sponsors. He will be assisted by Italian coach Guido Costa and by Ole Ritter, the former Danish cycling star.

The world mark of 32 miles an hour was set by Italian Francesco Moser in Mexico City last year. ---

TOKYO (AP) - Randy Bass, formerly with the Texas Rangers, hit a two-run home run, to help lead the Central League-leading Hanshin Tigers to a 9-3 victory over the Chunichi Dragons at Nagoya Thursday. It was Bass’ 24th home run this season, best in the league.

Former Montreal Expo Warren Cromartie singled home the first run in the first inning as the Yomiuri Giants beat the Yakult Swallows 7-1. ---

NEW YORK (AP) - ESPN has finalized four College Football Association telecasts for the 1985 season, including two games featuring Brigham Young University, last year’s national champion, the cable network announced Thursday.

The games will be the first two and the last two on ESPN’s live 17-game Saturday night prime-time schedule, the remaining games of which will be announced during the season.

ESPN’s 1985 CFA season will begin Aug. 31, with Purdue at Pittsburgh. The other games include UCLA at Brigham Young Sept. 7, West Virginia at Syracuse Nov. 30 and Brigham Young at Hawaii Dec. 7.


MONTE CARLO, Monaco (AP) - The $150,000 Monte Carlo Open golf tournament was postponed Thursday after thick mist blanked out the 6,-185-yard par-69 Mt. Agel course on a hillside above Monaco Thursday.

Weather permitting, the first round will be played Friday and the second on Saturday. The 50 players left after the cut from the 144-man field will then play 36 holes Sunday to complete the event.

Last year’s inaugural event, won by England’s Ian Mosey, was cut to two rounds when dense fog blanketed the hillside course, a half-mile above sea level. This year’s field includes German star Bernhard Langer, Gary Player of South Africa, Japan’s Isao Aoki, Scot Sandy Lyle and Mosey.

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