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November 18, 1990

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) _ Mike Harwood of Australia shot a 5-under-par 68 Sunday and won the South Australian Open golf championship by five strokes.

Harwood finished the tournament, played over the 7,026-yard, par-73 Royal Adelaide course, with a 72-hole total of 278, 14-under-par.

Rookie Paul Moloney of Australia shot a closing 69 and tied New Zealander Simon Owen for second place at 283. Owen fired a 73 after beginning the final round tied with Harwood.

Craig Mann of Australia carded a 66 to equal the course record and share fourth place with compatriot Wayne Smith at 286.

Harwood also won the European Masters at Sotogrande, Spain, two weeks ago and the British PGA this year, but had not won a title in Australia since the 1986 Australian PGA.


SAITACHO, Japan (AP) - Mayumi Murai broke out of a tie with U.S. LPGA Tour regulars Ayako Okamoto and Hiromi Kobayashi with a 2-under-par 70 Sunday and won the Daio Seishi Elleair women’s open golf tournament by two shots.

Murai finished with a 54-hole total of 210, 6-under-par over the 6,225- yard, par-72 Elleair Golf Club course.

She received $69,000 for her first victory in two years as a pro.

Kobayashi, the 1990 Rookie of the Year on the U.S. LPGA Tour, parred every hole Sunday. Her 72 tied her for second place at 212 with Mitsuko Hamada, who shot a 70. Kumiko Hiyoshi was fourth at 213.

Okamoto, a 10-year veteran on the U.S. LPGA Tour, faltered with a 74 and a 214 total for fifth place.


SUZUKA, Japan (AP) - Japan’s Kazuyoshi Hoshino, who already had clinched the overall title, won the season’s final race of the 10-race All-Japan F-3000 Championship series by nearly three seconds Sunday.

Hoshino, driving a Lola T90-50, covered 35 laps over the 3.63-mile Suzuka circuit in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 36.731 seconds, an average speed of 117.95 mph.

Japan’s Hitoshi Komuro, driving a Lola T90-50 from the pole position, finished second in 1:04:39.521. Jeff Krosnoff of the United States, driving a Lola T90-50, was third in 1:05:11.020.


OSAKA, Japan (AP) - Undefeated world champion Italy improved its record to 3-0, beating winless Japan 15-6, 15-7, 9-15, 16-14 Sunday in the World Top Four men’s volleyball competition.

In the day’s other match, the Soviet Union, No. 3 in the world, defeated Cuba, No. 2 in the world, 5-15, 17-15, 15-8, 17-15 for its second victory against one defeat. Cuba is 1-2.


MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Australia defeated the Soviet Union 2-1 Sunday in its opening match of the Champions’ Trophy field hockey tournament.

Germany rebounded from an opening day loss against Pakistan and beat Britain 1-0.

Australia, Pakistan and The Netherlands have 1-0 records in the six-nation tournament. Germany is 1-1, the Soviet Union 0-1 and Britain 0-2.


FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) - Yokozunas (grand champions), sumo’s highest-ranking wrestlers, will receive $8,870 a month after an average 6 percent pay raise in January, the Japan Sumo Association announced Sunday.

Tournament admission fees for spectators will be raised an average 4.5 percent at the same time. Ticket prices will range from $3.85 to $96.

The association said the new pay scale in the 38-man makuuchi senior division will give ozekis (champions) $7,380 a month and both sekiwakes (junior champions) and komusubis (junior champions second class) $5,670.

It said 28 maegashira (senior wrestlers) each will receive $4,685 and 26 other wrestlers in the juryo division, one step below makuuchi, each will get $3,985 a month.

Officials said the wrestlers do not receive the regular bonuses that most Japanese workers are given twice a year, but receive various special bonuses based on tournament performances.

More than 750 wrestlers are listed in the current tournament. But only the 64 wrestlers in the makuuchi and juryo divisions receive monthly pay from the sumo association. Others live in their training stables, where their stable masters provide food and some necessities.


TOKYO (AP) - Chen Zihe of China beat Taiwan’s Hsu Ching 21-11, 19-21, 21-14, 21-16 Sunday for the women’s singles title in the Japan Open International Table Tennis Championships.

In the all-Swedish men’s doubles final, Jorgen Persson and Erik Lindh beat world singles champion Jan-Ove Waldner and Mikael Appelgren 12-21, 21-19, 21-15.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Andy Elliot of Britain won the Malaysian Formula One Powerboat Grand Prix on Sunday.

The 34-year-old stock exchange executive won the 55-lap race in a close finish with countryman John Hill, at Penang, 180 miles northwest of Kuala Lumpur.

Third was Micheal Werner of Germany and fourth was Australian champion Craig Bailey.


ZUSHI, Japan (AP) - A yacht skippered by Chris Dickson of New Zealand won the Nippon Cup yacht match races Sunday by taking two of three races against a yacht skippered by Peter Gilmour of Australia.

Dickson’s yacht lost the first race, but won the next two by big margins.

It was his second straight victory in these races, on a one-mile course in Shinjuku Bay.

In races to decide third place, a yacht piloted by Russell Coutts of New Zealand twice beat one skippered by Laurence Meads of Hong Kong.

Fifth place went to a yacht skippered by American Peter Isler, which beat a yacht piloted by Britain’s Edward Warden Owen.

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