KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) _ Lu Hsi Chuen of Taiwan and Ray Stewart of Canada carded three-under-par 68s Froday for 36-hole scores of 137 and shared the lead at the midway point of the $150,000 Malaysian Open Golf Tournament.
Filipino Frankie Minoza had a hole-in-one on the 164-yard fourth hole to win a West German car worth more than $31,000.
Minoza and three others had the day’s lowest score, 67. Minoza had opened with a 74 Thursday and was four strokes back at 141.
Tied at 138 were Chen Tze Chung of Taiwan, Choi Sang Ho of South Korea and Sam Torrence of Britain, the first-rounder leader with a 67. Torrance carded a par 71 Friday over the 6,824-yard Royal Selangor Golf Club course.
Defending champion Terry Gale barely made the cut for the third round with a 145.
SAPPORO, Japan (AP) - Japan boosted its gold medal total to 29 in 34 events with victories in women’s figure skating and a biathlon relay Friday, while China’s hockey team moved into a strong position to win the final gold of the first Winter Asian Games.
China remained undefeated in hockey, drubbing North Korea 8-1 Friday while once-beaten Japan downed South Korea 10-2. The two meet Saturday in the final event of the eight-day Games. Japan needs to beat the Chinese by at least three goals to win the hockey gold.
After Friday’s events, Japan had 29 golds, 22 silvers and six bronzes, while China had three golds, five silvers and 12 bronzes. South Korea had one gold, five silvers and 11 bronzes, and North Korea one gold, two silvers and five bronzes. Hong Kong, India and Mongolia have not won any medals.
Japan’s Juri Ozawa won the women’s singles figure skating despite falling twice after performing a difficult combination jump - a triple toe loop and a double toe loop - early in her routine. She fell on landings from a triple salchow and a triple loop.
She finished with 2.6 ordinals and 145.0 points. Japan’s Masako Kato was second with 3.4 and 147.6 points, and China’s Fu Caishu was third with 7.6 and 139.3.
TOULON, France (AP) - Spain’s Pedro Munoz staged a one-man breakaway Friday to win the sixth stage of the Paris-Nice cycling classic, with five-time winner Sean Kelly of Ireland second to consolidate his position as overall leader.
The 112-mile stage ended with a tough climb up Mt. Faron above Toulon, which saw France’s Pascal Simon fade in the final mile, finishing 10th to reduce pressure on Kelly’s leadership.
Munoz was timed in 4 hours, 42 minutes, 32 seconds, 10 seconds ahead of Kelly, who completed the climb in company with France’s Eric Caritoux, who finished third, Swiss Urs Zimmermann (fourth) and American Greg Lemond (fifth), all credited with the same time (4:42:57) but getting different bonus times.