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September 21, 1997

TOKYO (AP) _ Second-seeded Doug Kent upset leading qualifier Parker Bohn III 237-231 Sunday and won the $165,000 Japan Cup, a joint annual U.S.-Japan pro bowling competition.

Kent, of Canandaigua, N.Y., had a double and nine pins in the 10th frame to shut Bohn out and claim his second Professional Bowlers Association title. A first-time competitor in this annual event, he won the top prize of $50,000.

Bohn, of Jackson, N.J., a 13-time PBA champion, was seeking his second Japan Cup title. He won it in 1992.

The top finisher from the 16-member Japan PBA was Akio Harada, 10th with 7,743 total pins.

At the end of the qualifying round, the 16-player U.S. team was assured of its 11th victory in this 13th annual competition, and ninth consecutive.

Also on Saturday, the American PBA also retained the Nakano Cup trophy, which goes to the team with the highest scratch total pinfall, 116,412 pins to 112,220.


South Korean wins Kuala Lumpur Open Golf

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) _ Charlie Wi of South Korea won his first major professional title Sunday, the $300,000 Kuala Lumpur Open Golf Championship in the Saujana Golf and Country Club.

A 1 1/2-hour rainstorm delay failed to rattle Wi as he fired a four-under-par-68 final round to win by four strokes with an 11-under-par-277.

China’s Zhang Lian Wei tied for second with Taiwan’s Lu Wen-teh after carding 67. Lu managed a three-under-par-69.


Carreon stars in Japan

TOKYO (AP) _ Ex-major leaguer Mark Carreon doubled home two runs in the first inning and Satoru Komiyama hurled a five-hitter over six innings as the Chiba Lotte Marines beat the Pacific League’s front-running Seibu Lions 2-1 in Japanese baseball Sunday.

Elsewhere, the Kintetsu Buffaloes defeated the Orix BlueWave 7-2 as Tuffy Rhodes singled home a run in the two-run first inning and Phil Clark hit a two-run single in the five-run second. Both previously played for the Boston Red Sox.

Former Cleveland player Nigel Wilson singled home a run in a four-run fifth as the Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 8-2.


Ogawa wins second senior title

MIZUNAMI, Japan (AP) _ Seiji Ogawa shot an even-par 72 Sunday and won his second career senior title, taking the $328,000 Komatsu Nagoya TV Open by one stroke.

Ogawa shot a 7-under 209 over the 6,771-yard, par-72 Hananoki Golf Club Course and earned $49,200. Toru Nakayama had a 70 for 210.

Seiichi Kanai, top money earner on the Japan senior tour for the last four years, shot a 69 and shared third place at 211 with Yukio Imada, who had a 68, and Katsuji Hasegawa, who carded a 70.


Yokota wins first career title

KITA-HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) _ Shinichi Yokota captured his first professional title Sunday, firing a 4-under-par 68 to win the ANA Open by three strokes.

The victory, with a four-round total of 15-under 273, was worth $149,000 from a purse of $826,000.

Tateo ``Jet″ Ozaki shot a 68 and shared second place at 276 with Zaw Moe of Burma, who had a 70.


Sainz wins Indonesian rally

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) _ Carlos Sainz of Spain won the Rally of Indonesia, driving down the last stage of the three-day race Sunday in North Sumatra, in 4 hours, 37 minutes, 30 seconds.

The victory narrowed his deficit in the world championship standings to eight points behind reigning champion Tommi Makinen, who quit after hitting rock and a tree during the Saturday’s second stage.

Sainz, a former world champion, now has 44 points, while Makinen is still on top with 52 points since his unprecedented fourth consecutive victory last month in Finland.

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