SAPPORO, Japan (AP) _ First-round leader Aiko Takasu shot a 4-under-par 69 to stretch her lead to four strokes in the $308,000 Toyo Suisan Ladies Hokkaido golf tournament Saturday.
Takasu, seeking her second LPGA title in her 15-year career, carded five birdies and a bogey for an 11-under-par 135 total over the 6,387-yard, par-73 Kosaido Sapporo Country Club course. On Friday, she shot a seven-under-pa r course record of 66.
Ikuyo Shiotani sank three straight birdies from the 16th en route to a 68 to place second at 139.
Taiwanese Huang Yueh-chyn shot a 71 to share a third-place tie with Japan’s Yoko Kobayashi and Masayo Fujimura at 141.
Nayoko Yoshikawa, last week’s Mizuno Ladies winner, also carded a 71 for a 143 total.
A total of 55 pros made the cut at 2-over-par 148 to advance to Sunday’s final round along with five amateurs.
The winning pro receives $53,800.
TOKYO (AP) - Former major leaguer Rick Lancellotti hit two homers, his 12th and 13th of the season, to lead the Hiroshima Toyo Carp to a 10-3 Japanese baseball victory over the Yomiuri Giants Saturday.
His second homer of the game, a three-run shot, was among three home runs Carp batters hit in a six-run fifth inning.
Jim Paciorek and Carlos Ponce, both formerly of the Milwaukee Braves, triggered the Yokohama Taiyo Whales to a 6-3 victory over the Chunichi Dragons. Paciorek hit a first-inning grand slam, his eighth homer of the season, and Ponce hit his 17th home run, a two-run shot, in the fifth.
A double by Mike Easler, formerly of the New York Yankees, drove in two runs in the first inning as the Nippon Ham Fighters posted a 3-1 victory over the Hankyu Braves.
Former Detroit Tiger infielder Bill Madlock’s run-scoring single sparked a four-run outburst in the fifth inning of the Lotte Orions’ 6-3 triumph over the Nankai Hawks.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - The Soviet Union prevented South Korea from making a sweep of all the titles in the Malaysian Open tennis championships when the Soviets won the men’s doubles final Saturday.
The Soviet pair of A. Dolgopolov and A. Zuerev defeated Kim Jae Sik and Kim Choon of South Korea 6-4, 7-6, the national news agency Bernama reported.
The South Koreans won the men’s singles and the women’s events.
In the men’s singles, Choon Ho defeated Colin Grant of Hong Kong 6-4, 6-4. In the women’s singles, top-seeded Choy Jeom Sang of South Korea recorded a 6-1, 6-2 win over compatriot Han Eun Ju.
South Korea’s pair of Lim Sook Ja and Eun Ju were declared the women’s doubles co-champions with the Philippines’ Dyan Castellijo and Nina Castelijjo when their match could not be played because of heavy rain.