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April 2, 1989

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) _ American Jeff Maggert shot a 4-under-par 68 Sunday to win the $175,000 Malaysian Open golf championship.

Maggert finished the tournament at 283, five strokes ahead of fellow Americans Greg Bruckner, Bob Lendzion, Craig McClellan and Casey Nakama.

Maggert, who turned pro in 1986, started the final round tied for third. But he opened the round with a birdie and went on to win the first prize of $29,155.

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EDOSAKI, Japan (AP) - Tu Ai-yu of Taiwan broke out of a five-way tie for the lead and shot a 72 Sunday to win the $307,000 Tohato Women’s Golf Tournament.

Tu finished the three-round tournament at even-par 216, two shots ahead of Yuko Moriguchi and Fukumi Tani.

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GOTEBORG, Sweden (AP) - Margit Otto-Crepin of France rode Corlandus to victory Sunday in the World Cup dressage championship.

Otto-Crepin, competing in the World Cup for the first time, beat two-time defending champion Christine Stuckelberger of Switzerland. Otto-Crepin finished first in the compulsory and freestyle competitions.

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DORTMUND, West Germany (AP) - China’s women reached their ninth straight team final at the World Table Tennis Championships.

Led by Olympic champion Chen Jing and Li Huifen, the Chinese beat Sweden and Hong Kong by 3-0 scores on Sunday.

In men’s play, Sweden and North Korea won their quarterfinal matches. Sweden defeated West Germany 5-2, while North Korea downed Japan 5-1.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - P. Sidam Param of Malaysia won the Kuala Lumpur International Marathon on Sunday.

Param covered the course in 2 hours, 31 minutes and 43 seconds. Countryman Amaran Raman finished second in 2:31:58, while Taiwan’s Ho Shin Yeh was third in 2:33:28.

Maria Lawalata of Indonesia won the women’s race in 2:54:34, finishing more than 30 minutes ahead of runner-up Dale Ellen Cecchetini of the United States.

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MEERBEKE, Belgium (AP) - Edwig Van Hooydonck of Belgium won the Tour of Flanders cycling race on Sunday, beating countryman Herman Frison by 25 seconds.

Rain marred most of the race, causing many riders to fall on the slippery cobblestones which paved part of the narrow, twisting course.

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LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) - Third-seeded Austria and fourth-seeded France won third-round matches Sunday at the World Ice Hockey Championships.

Austria beat Denmark 10-3 and France downed Japan 5-4 in the B pool.

Thomas Cijan scored three goals for Austria. Peter Raffl, Edward Lebler and Peter Zhenahlik scored two goals each and Werner Kerth one.

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