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August 27, 1993

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) _ Pat Perez of San Diego shot a 7-under-par 29 on the front nine en route to a record-tying 9-under 63 and a four-stroke lead after the third round of the PGA Junior Championship.

The 17-year-old Perez, who entered today’s final round with a 14-under 202 total on Pinehurst’s No. 4 course, matched the tournament record set by Chris Couch in 1990 and shattered the 54-hole mark of 213 set by current PGA Tour players Willie Wood and Billy Andrade.

Robert Floyd of Miami Beach, Fla., the 17-year-old son of professional golfer Raymond Floyd, was second at 206 after a 67. Erika Hayashida of Peru had a two-stroke lead in the girls division with a 2-under 214 total after a 74.


TORONTO (AP) - Toronto offensive coordinator Darrel ″Mouse″ Davis will reportedly replace Dennis Meyer as the Argonauts’ head coach.

The Toronto Suns said today that Davis would take over as soon as someone had been found to take Meyer’s responsibilities as defensive coordinator.

Meyer, the team’s defensive coordinator since 1982, replaced Adam Rita 11 games into the 1992 season. Toronto dropped to 1-8 on Thursday night with a 26-25 loss to the Ottawa Rough Riders at the SkyDome.


NEW YORK (AP) - The second Arthur Ashe AIDS Tennis Challenge will feature challenge matches involving Jim Courier, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jennifer Capriati and other top pros.

The event, scheduled for Sunday at the National Tennis Center, benefits the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS.

Also in the star-filled lineup are boxer Evander Holyfield, Doc Rivers of the New York Knicks and entertainers Alan King and Ben Vereen.

CBS will broadcast the pro-celebrity matches.


TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Eric Hoos shot a 7-under-par 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Nike Texarkana Open.

Hoos’ lone bogey in Thursday’s round came on the par-4 17th when he was assessed a penalty stroke for moving his ball while removing debris.

Doug Martin, Jeff Lee, Monte Scheinblum, Bob Ralston, Steve Hart, Bruce Vaughan and Wes McNulty opened with 66s on the 6,588-yard Texarkana Country Club course. Martin leads the Nike Tour money list with $133,503.


SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego State is reinstating its men’s and women’s golf programs for the upcoming school year with the assistance of San Diego-based golf shaft manufacturer Aldila.

Aldila said Thursday that it will sponsor a tournament at La Cost in November to benefit the programs, which were dropped following the 1991-92 season in cost-cutting moves.


SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Jeff Harding’s scheduled Sept. 18 defense of his WBC light heavyweight title with Britain’s Crawford Ashley in Crawley, England, has been pushed back to Oct. 16 because of television requirements.

″It’s just been one thing after another,″ trainer Manny Hinton said today. ″This is a big let down to us. Jeff has been training very hard for this fight.″

The Australian champion, who has made only two defenses since regaining the title 23 months ago from Britain’s Dennis Andries, is 23-1. Ashley is 18-5-1.


SHIMACHO, Japan (AP) - Japan’s Yoshinori Mizumaki and Katsuyoshi Tomori shot 2-under-par 70s to share the second-round lead in the Daiwa-KBC Augusta.

Mizumaki and Tomori finished play today with 7-under 137 totals on the Keya Golf Club course. Japan’s Saburo Fujiki and Kiyoshi Murota, who shared the first-round lead with Mizumaki and Tomori, were tied at 138 after 71s.

England’s Paul Hoad was two back after a 70.


NEW YORK (AP) - Andrei Kudinov, a 23-year-old center who spent the last three seasons with Traktor Chelyabinsk in the Soviet Elite League, signed a contract with the New York Rangers on Thursday.

Kudinov, selected in the 10th round of the 1993 draft, had 13 goals and 23 assists in 41 games last season.


SHIBAYAMAMACHI, Japan (AP) - Strong winds and heavy rains washed out today’s first round of the Goyokensetsu-KTV Ladies Cup, shortening the scheduled 54-hole event to 36 holes.

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