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August 28, 1993

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) _ Pat Perez of San Diego broke the PGA Junior Championship tournament record Friday with a 17-under-par total and Erika Hayashida of Peru became the first foreign-born winner in the girls’ division.

Perez, 17, shot a 3-under-par 69 on Pinehurst Country Club’s No. 4 course for a four-day score of 271, breaking the record of 278 set by Chris Couch in 1990. Robert Floyd of Miami Beach, Fla., son of PGA star Raymond Floyd, was second at 10-under, shooting 72.

Hayashida, 17, had six birdies in a final-round 65. Her four-round total of 9-under 279 was a shot better than the tournament mark set by Vicki Goetze of Hull, Ga., in 1990.


NEW ALBANY, Ohio (AP) - Peter Fleming, Bjorn Borg and John Lloyd advanced to the semifinals of the $150,000 Big Bear Champions tournament with straight- set victories Friday.

Fleming defeated Vitas Gerulaitis 6-3, 6-2; Borg downed Eddie Dibbs 7-6, 6-1; and Lloyd was a 6-3, 6-1 victor over Guillermo Vilas in the inaugural tournament of the Champions Tour for players 35 and older.


NEW YORK (AP) - Use of the electronic line-calling system that was being tested during early rounds of men’s and women’s qualifying for the U.S. Open has been discontinued, tournament chairman J. Howard ″Bumpy″ Frazer said Friday.

The Tennis Electronic Lines (TEL) line-calling system was used during some matches on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and new technical problems were discovered. One defect was that a certain brand of tennis shoes would set off the electronic sensor.


BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) - The U.S. Golf Association has agreed to play the 1996 U.S. Open at the Oakland Hills Country Club, site of six previous Opens.

Oakland Hills also has hosted two PGA Championships and two U.S. Senior Opens. The 6,800-yard, par-70 course was designed by Donald Ross.


MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Australian Phil Rogers set a world short-course record of 59.07 seconds for the 100 meters breastroke on Friday night.

Rogers sliced 0.23 seconds off the previous short-course record set by Russian Dimitri Volkov in Bonn, Germany, in 1990.

Short-course records are set in 25-meter pools, giving swimmers the impetus of extra turns. The world long-course record for the 100 meters breastroke is 1:00.95 set earlier this year by Hungarian Karoly Guttler.


KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Port Hacking Game Fishing Club of Australia caught just two fish over five days, but it was enough to win the 35th Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament.

Kamakura Billfish Club of Japan pulled to within 16 points Friday with a tag and release, before the Australians pulled away with 100 bonus points for catching the largest fish of the tourney - a 731-pound Pacific blue marlin.