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March 1, 1989

HINDELANG, West Germany (AP) _ Defending champion Hermann Reitberger of West Germany won the ballet event Wednesday in the World Freestyle Ski Championships.

The 30-year-old West German scored 27.60 points, followed by Lane Spina of the United States with 26.45. Dave Walker of Canada finished third with 26.40 points.

American Jan Bucher won the women’s ballet event with 26.70 points. Conny Kiessling of Switzerland was second with 26.40 points, followed by Canada’s Lucy Barma in third with 23.70 points.


LONDON (AP) - Des Smyth of Ireland has been disqualified from last week’s Tenerife Open golf tournament and will have to foreit his prize money of $7,500.

European tour officials said Wednesday that Smyth, who finished in a tie for eighth place, has been punished retrospectively after admitting he mistakenly entered a wrong score on his card for the eighth hole during his final round at Golf de Sur.

Smyth breached the rules by removing a stone from around his ball within the margins of a lateral water hazard. He realized his error, but applied only a one-stroke penalty instead of the correct two strokes and returned his score as 7 instead of 8.

He realized his mistake after speaking to colleagues on the way to the next tournament, the Desert Classic in Dubai, and on arrival reported the incident to officials.

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