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November 4, 1988

YAMADAMACHI, Japan (AP) _ Brothers Akira and Shigeru Kawamata combined for a 10-under par 62 Thursday to take the first round lead in the Acom Doubles golf tournament.

The brothers carded a 33 on the front nine holes and 29 on the back side of the 7,020-yard, par-72 Chiba Springs Country Club.

Next at 63 were Americans Doug Tewell and Bob Gilder, Britons Barry Lane and Peter Baker and two Japanese teams, Tsukasa Watanabe and Taijiro Tanaka, and Eiichi Sakai and Masaru Amano.

Swedes Anders Forshbrand and Ove Sellberg were next at 66, followed by Americans Morris Hatalsky and Scott Simpson at 68.

In doubles play, the better of the two teammates’ scores on each holes is counted.

The winning team will receive $88,000 from a purse of $400,000.


TOKYO (AP) - Twenty-six of the best players in U.S. professional baseball, led by Detroit Tigers coach Sparky Anderson, arrived Thursday for a seven-game series with a Japanese all-star team.

The American players include Los Angele Dodgers pitching ace Orel Hershiser, the Most Valuable Player of last month’s World Series against the Oakland Athletics. Others include slugger Kirby Puckett of the Minnesota Twins, speedster Willie McGee of the St. Louis Cardinals and pitcher David Cone of the New York Mets.

The Japanese squad will be drawn from among the best of the nation’s 12 professional baseball teams.

The first game will be Saturday at the 50,000-seat Tokyo Dome.

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