SHIMA, Japan (AP) _ Carlos Franco of Paraguay fired an 8-under-par 64 Thursday for the first-round lead in the $1.02 million Hisamitsu-KBC Augusta Golf Tournament.
One shot back were Kohki Idoki and Hideki Kase.
Ikuo Shirahama was next at 66.
The Philippines’ Frankie Minoza, Burma’s Kyi Hla Han and two Japanese, Hidemichi Tanaka and Eiichi Itai, were tied at 67s.
MIAMI (AP) _ College football is getting a financial boost from Burger King.
The fastfood chain will spend $25 million on college football marketing, including a scholarship program, sponsorship of the Hall of Fame and a Top 10 fans’ poll, advertising, and collectors’ cups featuring great players and coaches.
``Our commitment to college football provides us with another high profile, value-added program for our customers,″ said Paul Clayton, Burger King’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing.
Keith Jackson, ABC’s longtime college football announcer, will be the company’s spokesman for the program.
HALMSTAD, Sweden (AP) _ They were sipping champagne at every other table in the Haverdal Golf Club’s restaurant.
They were celebrating the three holes-in-one during last weekend’s club championship.
Johan Stensson and Thomas Nilsson both aced the 14th and Mikael Eriksson hit one on the 16th, another par-3 hole.
Hans Lundgren, another competitor, spiced his round with two eagles on par-4 holes.
Lundgren first eagled the fourth and then repeated the feat on the 18th.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ The NAIA baseball championship will return to Sioux City, Iowa, for the next two years.
Lewis and Clark Park, a 3,800-seat facility built in 1993, was host of the eight-team, double elimination tournament this year, won by Bellevue University in Nebraska.
The NAIA baseball championship is traditionally played over Memorial Day weekend.