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March 6, 1988

OBERJOCH, West Germany (AP) _ Philip Laroche of Canada won the men’s aerials event at the World Cup freestyle skiing competition Sunday.

Canadians wrapped up the three top positions during the men’s aerials competition, with second place going to Lloyd Langlois and Jean-Marc Rozon finishing third.

In the women’s aerials competition, Sonja Reichart of West Germany placed first, followed by Susanna Antonsson of Sweden and Catherine Lombard of France. Melanie Palenik of the United States was sixth.

About 5,000 people watched the third and final day of freestyle skiing competition.


TOKYO (AP) - Hideki Okada of Japan and Stanley Dickens of Sweden, driving a Porsche 962C, on Sunday won a 300-mile auto race, first leg of the six-race All-Japan Sports prototype car championships.

The Okada-Dickens team, who won the pole position Saturday, took the lead from the start and covered 112 laps on the 2.7-mile Fuji International Speedway in 2 hours, 42 minutes, 0.241 seconds, an average speed of 115.886 mph.

More than 32,000 people watched the race at the foot of Mount Fuji.

The winning team received first money prize of $19,230.

West Germans Kris Nissen and Harold Grohs, also driving a Porsche 962C, finished second in 2:43:12.796 and pocketed $11,538.

The Japanese team of Kunimitsu Takahashi and Kazuo Mogi, driving a Porsche 962C, was third. They covered 111 laps in 2:42:38.178.

The team of Kenneth Acheson of Britain and Price Cobb of the United States was fifth.

A total of 21 cars started and 14 cars completed the race, in which two drivers alternated in each car.

The second leg of the series is scheduled April 9-10.


SADOWARACHO, Japan (AP) - Rookie Kazuya Nakajima shot a 1-over-par 72 Sunday and captured Japan’s first men’s golf tournament of the season, the Daiichi Fudosan Cup, with a one-shot margin over three veteran golfers.

The 22-year-old Nakajima, younger brother of Tommy Nakajima, one of Japan’s top pro golfers, pocketed $83,000.

Nakajima, who obtained his pro license in 1987, became the first Japanese rookie pro golfer to win the season’s opening tournament since Masahiro Kuramoto did it in 1981. The younger Nakajima won 17 tournaments and finished second 15 times as an amateur player.

Nakajima finished with a 276 total, 8-under par on the 6,266-yard, par-71 Miyazaki Kokusai Golf Club course.

Taiwan’s Hsieh Min-nan and two Japanese - Naomichi Ozaki and Masahiro Shioda - shared second place at 277. Shioda had a 66, Hsieh a 67 and Ozaki a 70 Sunday.

The Japan Professional Golfers Association’s first official tournament of the season, the Shizuoka Open, starts March 17.

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