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November 19, 1989

BATOMACHI, Japan (AP) _ The United States team on Sunday shot a 507 total against Japan’s 519 to win the $450,000 Du Pont Cup Japan vs. U.S.A. Senior Golf Match by 34 strokes.

The U.S. team, captained by Orville Moody, had a three-round total of 1,493 against Japan’s 1,527.

Each team had 10 players, and the seven best scores were counted in the team total during the 54-hole tournament over the 6,640-yard, par-72 TPC Bato Korakuen Golf Club course, northeast of Tokyo.

Lou Graham beat Kiyokuni Kimoto 74-77; Tom Shaw beat Tadashi Kitta 72-79; Larry Mowry beat Tetsuhiro Ueda 74-79; Dale Douglass beat Seiichi Satoh 74-76; Rives McBee beat Hideo Jibiki 72-75; Frank Beard beat Shigeru Uchida 73-75 and Don Bies beat Kesahiko Uchida 70-74.

Japanese winners were Hideyo Sugimoto, who beat Doug Ford 76-81; Hisashi Suzumura, who beat Orville Moody 73-75; and Teruo Sugihara, who beat Charles Coody 70-72.


SAITACHO, Japan (AP) - Hiromi Kobayashi beat Taiwan’s Tu Ai-yu, Atsuko Hikage and Tomiko Ikebuchi on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday, winning the Daio Seishi Elleair Women’s Open Golf Tournament.

Kobayashi parred the 170-yard, par-3 17th hole, while the rest bogeyed after the four players finished regulation at 1-under 215.

Adele Lukken of the United States was five shots back at 220 after a closing 72, followed by another American, Patti Rizzo, at 74-221.


ZUSHI, Japan (AP) - A yacht skippered by Chris Dickson of New Zealand beat an American yacht skippered by Peter Isler for the championship Sunday at the Nippon Cup Premium International Yacht Match Race, the final leg of a nine- race series.

Dickson won two out of three races Sunday against Isler over a 2.2-mile course in Sagami Bay off Hayama Marina, southwest of Tokyo.

It was Dickson’s fourth triumph in the nine-race 1989 World Match Racing Series.

A yacht skippered by Eddie Wardon-Owen of Britain finished third, followed by a yacht skippered by Japan’s Makoto Namba. In fifth place was a yacht skippered by Gary Jobson of the United States.


FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) - Undefeated American Konishiki maintained his sole lead with a 8-0 record in the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament Sunday by lifting junior champion Terao out of the ring.

Grand champion Chiyonofuji and No. 12 Sakahoko stood at 7-1, while five other lower-ranked wrestlers were grouped at 6-2 after the eighth day of the 15-day tournament.

Konishiki’s overwhelming weight advantage was too much for the 251-pound Terao. Konishiki, 25, the first foreigner to reach sumo’s highest rank, weights 488 pounds. His real name is Salevaa Fuauli Atisanoe and he is from Hawaii.


HONG KONG (AP) - World Cup champion Cuba whipped Japan 15-5, 15-3, 15-8 Sunday and won the Hong Kong Cup Women’s Volleyball Tournament.

The Cubans, who won the World Cup crown last Wednesday in Japan, completed the four-team tournament in Hong Kong without a loss.

They dominated play throughout the match against the Japanese with some brilliant spiking by Mireye Luis and Mercedes Calderon.

Asian champion China upset the Olympic gold medalists from the Soviet Union, 17-16, 14-16, 15-10, 12-15, 15-11 for second.


JOHANNEBSURG, South Africa (AP) - Third-seeded Christo van Rensberg became the first South African in 24 years to win the South African Open tennis tournament, beating unseeded American Paul Chamberlin, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3 Sunday.

Van Rensberg, who lost in the finals last year to Jakob Hlasek of Switzerland, served aces on the final two points for the first prize of $59,500.

The South African to win the country’s most prestigious tennis title was Cliff Drysdale in 1965.

The Association of Tennis Professionals, which administers men’s pro tennis, will no longer grant Grand Prix status to the South African Open after this year because of South Africa’s policy of apartheid.

The International Olympic Committee said players who competed in this year’s tournament would lose eligibility for the 1992 Olympics, but 22 foreign players nonetheless competed, including Jay Berger of the United States.

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