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May 18, 1986

Undated (AP) _ MUNAKATA, Japan (AP) - Taiwan’s top woman pro, Tu Ai-yu, posted her fourth victory of the season Sunday as she shot a 3-under-par 69 and won the $176,500 Yakult Ladies Golf Tournament by four strokes.

Tu, the leading money-winner last year on the Japan LPGA Tour, shot four birdies and one bogey Sunday and finished with a three-round total of 210 on the 6,137-yard, par-72 Fukuoka Kokusai Country Club. Tu received $29,400 for her 37th career triumph.

Japan’s Nayoko Yoshikawa finished second at 214 after firing a 70 Sunday. Miki Oda of Japan was alone in third place at 216 after a 69.


OSAKA, Japan (AP) - The world champion Cuban amateur baseball team suffered its first defeat after two victories, losing 11-8 Sunday to Japan’s company all-star team in the third game of a seven-game exhibition series in Japan.


MITO, Japan (AP) - Tsuneyuki Nakajima, the leading money-winner on the Japan PGA Tour last year, beat Keiichi Kobayashi 6 and 5 Sunday and won the $235,300 Japan PGA Match Play Championship.

Nakajima finished the first 18 holes of the 36-hole final 5-up, and then held on for his first tournament victory of the season.

Nakajima earned $58,800 while Kobayashi pocketed $29,400.

A field of 32 leading Japanese players competed in the four-day tournament over the 6,767-yard, par-72 Mito Golf Club course.


NEW YORK (AP) - Pat Petersen of New York became the second of 20,000 entrants for the New York City Marathon on Nov. 2, it was announced Sunday by race director Fred Lebow.

Last week, Australia’s Rob de Castella, who won the Boston Marathon in April, became the first entrant.

Petersen finished third in the New York City Marathon last year and fourth in 1984 - both times the highest finish by an American. Orlando Pizzolato won the event those years.