Undated (AP) _ GAMO, Japan (AP) - Taiwan’s Huang Bie-shyun parred the second hole of a sudden death playoff against Japan’s Tatsuko Ohsako Sunday and won the $183,000 Takara Shuzo women’s invitational golf tournament.
Ohsako, 33, who started the final round one stroke behind third round co- leaders Huang and Taiwan’s Chen Li-ying, forced the playoff by firing a 1- under-par 71. Meanwhile, Huang shot a 72, leaving the two tied at even-par 288 after the regulation 72 holes.
Both parred the first extra hole, the par-5 18th, and then the 29-year-old Huang won the $33,000 first prize with a par on the par-3 16th. Ohsako shot a bogey and received $16,400.
Chen shot a 73 Sunday on the 6,041-yard, par-72 Gamo Golf Club course and placed third at 289.
TOYOTA, Japan (AP) - Japan’s veteran pro Tsuneyuki Nakajima, coming from two strokes behind the leaders, shot a 2-under-par 70 Sunday and won the $275,000 Japan Open Golf Tournament by two strokes.
The 30-year-old Nakajima, one of only three golfers to finish with a total of par or better, won first prize money of $47,000 for his 3-under-par 285 total.
He shot two birdies in Sunday’s round on the 6,973-yard, par-72 Higashi Nagoya Country Club.
Hiroshi Makino, who shared the lead with fellow Japanese Isao Aoki after Saturday’s round, shot a 74 and finished second with a 287. He received $28,000.
Aoki carded a 77 for a 290 and shared sixth place with three other Japanese.
Lu Liang-huan of Taiwan posted a 70 and placed third at 288.
David Ishii of Hawaii had a 74 for a 298 tied for 20th place.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Sweden’s Michael Hill won the Annual Fall Marathon run over the 26.2-mile course from ancient Marathon to the Greek capital Sunday.
The 23-year-old Hill covered the run in two hours, 26 minutes and 20 seconds, well outside the course record of 2:11:07 set in 1968. Britain’s Tony Leonard was second in 2:29:18 and Fanis Tsimigatos of Greece was third in 2:29:39.
Erika Francis of Britain finished first among the women in 3:04:30. Georgia Papanastasiou of Greece was second in 3:09:53 with Sweden’s Marita Uvstrom finishing third in 3:21:47.
The race was held in near perfect conditions under an overcast sky with the temperature about 77 degrees.
Over 1,500 men and women from 22 countries started out in ancient Marathon. The event was organized by the Greek Amateur Athletics Federation (SEGAS).
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Australian David Graham, a Texas resident, won the Queensland Open golf tourney by five stokes over Paul Foley of Australia Sunday.
Graham shot a final-round 70 for a 19-under-par 269. Foley finished at 274 after a 68 Sunday. Bernhard Langer of West Germany fashioned a 70 and wound up in a three-way tie for third with 282.