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December 8, 1989

INZAI, Japan (AP) _ Bobby Gage of East Tennessee State defeated Japan’s Yoshiki Takagai 69-78 as a team of NCAA players won eight matches, tied three and lost one Thursday to capture the 54-hole NCAA-Japan Collegiate Golf Championship 43-17.

After collecting eight points Tuesday and 16 on Wednesday, the NCAA team added 19 more during the final round. Two points are awarded for a victory and one for a draw.

In other men’s matches, Trev Anderson of Arizona defeated Kouichiroh Sugisawa 72-74, Robert Sullivan of UCLA edged Mitsunori Kaneko 73-75, Kevin Wentworth of Oklahoma State beat Katsunori Kuwabara 70-78, Rex Kuramoto of East Tennessee State defeated Jin Kurakami 72-77, Hub Goyen III of UNLV topped Eiichi Shimomuki 73-79 and Omar Uresti of Texas and Kouichi Nogami tied with 72s.

Shigeki Maruyama was Japan’s lone winner in the men’s matches, defeating Ricky Bell of Oklahoma 75-76.

In the women’s matches, Pat Hurst of San Jose State beat Tomoe Fumihira 73-80, Dina Ammaccapane of San Jose State defeated Mariko Watanabe 75-81, Carolyn McKenzie of Oklahoma State and Harumi Hyodo tied at 77 and Cathy Mockett of Tulsa and Kyoko Marutani also tied at 77.

The NCAA team has a 13-2 lead in the series that began in 1975.


CARDIFF, Wales (AP) - Jennifer Santrock, Elly Hakami and Amy Frazier scored victories Thursday as the United States tied Britain 4-4 after two days of the three-day Maureen Connolly junior women’s tennis tournament.

The U.S. team trailed 3-1 entering Thursday’s play but Hakami brought the Americans within one victory by defeating Katie Rickett 6-1, 6-7 (6-8), 7-5.

Frazier then tied the 11-match series, defeating Anne Simpkin 6-7, 6-0, 6-2. Sarah Loosemore defeated Kim Kessaris, 16, 6-2, 6-2 score to give Britain a 4-3, but Santrock gave the United States its third victory of the day by overpowering Valda Lake 6-4, 6-1.


CINCINNATI (AP) - Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Don Gullett has accepted a job as pitching coach for the Reds’ Class AA Chattanooga farm club.

Gullett, 38, was the top starter on the ″Big Red Machine″ teams of the 1970s. He was 91-44 with Cincinnati from 1970-76, helping the Reds win World Series championships in 1975-76.

He went to the New York Yankees in 1977 and pitched two seasons there before arm problems forced him to retire. His major-league record was 109-50.

Gullett, of Lynn, Ky., has been a farmer in Maloneton, Ky., since his retirement. He’s also in the trucking business.


LA MANGA, Spain (AP) - American Steven Bowman fired a 4-under-par 68 and joined a four-way tie for the lead after the fifth round of the PGA European Tour Qualifying School tournament.

Heinz Peter Thuel of West Germany and Britian’s David Ray and Christopher Williams also had 345 totals. Williams had a 66, the day’s best score among the four over the 6,855-yard course at La Manga golf club in southeastern Spain.

The 50 first players in the final standings earn the right to play on the PGA European tour.


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - University of Oregon Athletic Director Bill Byrne says he’s stunned that Independence Bowl officials deny a bidding process led to Oregon’s first bowl bid in 26 years.

Byrne said he outbid the University of Kentucky by agreeing to buy 14,000 spectator tickets at $25 apiece for a total of $350,000 to get Oregon an invitation to play Tulsa in the Dec. 16 bowl at Shreveport, La.

Bowl officials and Kentucky Athletic Director C.M. Newton denied Byrne’s story Wednesday.

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