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May 19, 1994

AJISUCHO, Japan (AP) _ Tsuneyuki ″Tommy″ Nakajima and Minoru Hatsumi shot 6-under-par 65s to share the first-round lead in Pepsi Ube tournament.

Nakajima, who has won 42 tournaments on the Japan PGA tour, had an eagle, five birdies and a bogey today on the 6,935-yard Ube Country Club course. Hatsumi had seven birdies and a bogey.

Canada’s Brent Franklin opened with a 68 and Todd Hamilton of the United States shot a 69.


PARKSVILLE, British Columbia (AP) - Former Clemson star Danny Ellis shot a 5-under-par 67 to take a three-stroke lead after the third round of the Canadian Tour’s spring qualifying tournament.

Ellis finished play Wednesday with a 6-under 210 total on the 7,018-yard Morningstar course. Ben Weir of Moline, Ill., shot a 73 to drop into a tie for second with Canada’s Pete McCutcheon (70) and South Africa’s Brett Liddle (70).

Buffalo Sabres goalie Grant Fuhr, who missed the cut in two previous attempts to qualify, was 26 strokes back after a 77.

The low 35 plus ties after today’s final round earn cards.


CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians recalled first baseman Herbert Perry from Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday and optioned infielder Mark Lewis to the International League team.

Perry, 0-for-4 in two games with the Indians this season, was hitting .328 in 32 games with five homers and 25 RBIs for Charlotte. Lewis hit .217 with one homer and eight RBIs in 18 games with the Indians.


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pat Lawlor won a 10-round unanimous decision over Rene Arredondo of Mexico in a junior middleweight fight at the Hollywood Palladium.

Lawlor improved to 20-4 with Wednesday night’s victory. Arredondo is 44-9.


OTTAWA (AP) - The Ottawa Senators renewed their affiliation with the Colonial Hockey League champion Thunder Bay Senators for next season.

″In winning the Colonial Cup, the Thunder Bay Senators completed a very rewarding season,″ Ottawa general manager Randy Sexton said Wednesday.

″We’re extremely pleased with the winning environment provided for our young players.″


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Rick Johnston of North Florida shot a 3-under-par 69 to take a three-stroke lead over teammate Kevin Smeltz after the second round of the NCAA Division II tournament.

Johnston finished play Wednesday with a 9-under 135 total on the 6,904-yard Queen’s Harbor Yacht & Country Club course. Smeltz shot a 66 as defending champion North Florida took a seven-stroke lead over South Carolina-Aiken with a 565 total.


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Dale Abraham of California-San Diego shot a 2- under-par 70 to take a two-stroke lead over Jim Nickerson of Methodist after the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament.

Abraham, second last year, finished play Wednesday with a 1-under 143 total om the 6,543-yard King’s Grant Golf and Country Club course. Nickerson had a tournament-best 67.

Methodist had an eight-stroke lead over defending champion California-San Diego with a 589 total.

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