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Names In The Game

June 9, 1991

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) _ Hazeltine National Golf Club is expected to profit nearly $1 million for being the host of the 1991 U.S. Open this week.

The club has an operating budget of about $8 million for the Open, and it expects to receive about $9 million from the event, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported Sunday.

Hazeltine’s major expenses include $1 million to improve the course, paying off-duty police officers to handle traffic flow, and extensive, unexpected setup costs due to recent rainstorms.

While total gross revenue is expected to reach $14 million, Hazeltine splits much of that with the U.S. Golf Association, which conducts the event, and Golf Digest, a partner in the Open’s commemorative magazine and program that will be sold at the tournament.

The USGA is expected to make about $10 million from the event. That includes about $5 million in television revenues and more than $5 million from ticket sales, hospitality tents, and advertising revenues.

The USGA gets 65 percent of the expected $7 million in ticket sales and 20 percent of the expected $4.5 million from the 42 corporate hospitality tents.

The association also gets 12.5 percent of the $2.8 million in commemorative magazine advertising revenues and sales. Golf Digest and Hazeltine split the rest after expenses.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - David Cox of Fresno’s Hoover High pole-vaulted 17 feet, 4 inches, a 1991 national high school best and a career best Saturday, at the Golden West Invitational track and field meet.

Cox’s previous best was 16-7 3/4 . He was voted the meet’s most inspirational athlete.

Sprinter Tamika Bradfield of Dominguez High in Compton was named the outstanding woman’s athlete. She and hurdler Brandi Nunez of West Lake High in Austin, Texas, each scored double wins in the girls competition.

Bradfield ran the 100 neters in 11.64 seconds and the 200 in 23.69. Nunez clocked 14.2 in the 100-meter high hurdles and 41.9 in the 300 hurdles.

Bryan Bronson of Jasper High in Jasper, Texas, and Brian Ellis of North Rowen High in East Spencer, N.C., were double winners in the boys’ competition.

Bronson won the 300 intermediate hurdles in 36.2 and the 200 in 20.84 with only a 15-minute rest between events. Ellis took the triple jump at 50-5 and the long jump at 25-6 1/2 .


HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong racing fans set a betting record of $132 million on the final day of the season Sunday.

The previous record of $113 million for a day’s racing was set last year.

Horse racing is the most popular form of gambling in Hong Kong.

It is managed by the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club, which donates large sums to charities.


NEW YORK (AP) - St. Nicholas of Tolentine High School, the top scholastic basketball team in the nation in 1988 after compiling a 30-1 record, is closing Friday because it is losing money.

The move is being taken hard by many of its coaches and star players.

″It was like family to me,″ said Mike Moses, who later played at St. John’s and now is an assistant coach at Delaware. ″We were a small school, but we built something special there. ... That kind of atmosphere, and the support from the faculty, helped me get to where I am today.″

In the past decade, Tolentine won several division titles, four city championships and two state titles in addition to being named No. 1 three years ago.

Among its other top players were Ernie Myers, formerly of North Carolina State; Malik Sealy, now at St. John’s; Adrian Autry, currently at Syracuse, and Brian Reese, now at North Carolina.

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