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November 4, 1996

Winner: Frank Nobilo ($342,000).

Scores: 66-68-72-66_272 (-16).

Second (276): Scott Hoch (74). Third (278): Payne Stewart (70) and Craig Stadler (71). Fifth (279): Nick Price (69).

Notes: Nobilo, 36, of New Zealand, successfully defended his title, overcoming a four-stroke deficit to Hoch in the final round. Nobilo, a five-time European tour winner, broke the tournament record of 273 set by Ernie Els in 1994. ... Jack Nicklaus tied for 39th at 8-over 296. ... Gene Sarazen, 94, the first player to win all four major championships, designed The Legends course along with Sam Snead and Kathy Whitworth.

Next: Kapalua International, Nov. 7-10, Kapalua, Hawaii.

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SENIOR PGA TOUR

Emerald Coast Classic

At Milton, Fla.

The Moors Golf Club

Winner: Lee Trevino ($157,500).

Scores: 69-70-68_207 (-3), won on the first hole of a playoff with Bob Eastwood (67), Mike Hill (68), David Graham (69) and Dave Stockton (70).

Notes: Trevino, 56, made a 35-foot birdie putt on the first hole of the five-man playoff _ the largest in Senior PGA Tour history _ for his tour-high 27th title. He extended his victory streak to seven years, and also regained the lead on the tour’s career money list with $6,689,649. ... Stockton bogeyed the final two holes of regulation. ... Hale Irwin earned $35,700 for a sixth-place tie to push his tour-leading total to $1,572,894. Jim Colbert is $66,004 back with only the Tour Championship remaining.

Next: Tour Championship, Nov. 7-10, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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LPGA TOUR

Japan Queens Cup

At Azuma, Japan

Tone Golf Club

Winner: Mayumi Hirase ($112,500).

Scores: 70-70-72_212 (-4), won on the third hole of a playoff with Laura Davies (68).

Third (213): Hiromi Kobayashi (72).

Notes: Hirase, 26, a 16-time winner on the Japan LPGA tour in her first year on the LPGA tour, won with a 2-foot par putt after Davies missed a 3-footer for par. Hirase jumped from 40th to 17th on the money list with $266,272 to qualify for the 30-player Tour Championship. ... Davies, the European money champion, made $69,819 to regain the LPGA lead with $897,302. Australian rookie Karrie Webb is second with $852,000.

Next: Tour Championship, Nov. 21-24, Las Vegas.

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

Australasian PGA-Omega Tour: Alfred Dunhill Masters, Hong Kong Golf Club, Hong Kong (Bernhard Langer, Germany, $94,735, 66-67-69-65_267, -17).

South American Tour: Litoral Open, Rosario Golf Club, Rosario, Argentina (Scott Dunlap, Pittsburgh, $18,000, 65-70-63-69_267, -17).

Women Professional Golfers’ European Tour: Ladies Spanish Open, Hyatt La Manga Club Resort, Cartagena, Spain (Caryn Louw, South Africa, $14,440, 69-70-67_206, -10).

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