TOKYO (AP) _ Jason Widener of Duke fired a 3-under-par 69 in the first round Tuesday and led the United States to a six-stroke lead in the Shiseido Cup International Collegiate Golf Tournament.
The U.S. team, two men and two women, had a 291 total.
Jeff Lee of Oklahoma shot a 73 on the Tanagura Country Club’s 7,080-yard course.
Tracy Hanson of San Jose State shot a 1-under-par 72 and Adele Moore of Stanford had a 77 on the 6,316-yard women’s course.
The Japanese team was in second place, followed by France and Italy.
Teams from 16 nations are competing in the three-day tournament.
Two Japanese teams, Nihon and Senshu, shared first place at 288 in a U.S.-Japanese intercollegiate competition being held simultaneously.
Oklahoma, getting 72s from Todd Murcer and Cary Cozby, was third at 291, followed by Texas Christian at 292 and Duke at 299.
Stanford, paced by Jodi Figley’s 73, shared a nine-stroke lead with Senshu in the women’s competition at 302.
NEW YORK (AP) - Defending champion Curtis Strange and former winner Jack Nicklaus will be joined by Greg Norman and Masters and British Open champion Nick Faldo at the Skins Game at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., Nov. 24-25.
The event, which carries $450,000 in prize money, will be televised by ABC Sports after seven years on NBC.
Strange won $265,000 at the Skins a year ago after being shut out the year before. Nicklaus has played the Skins every year since the first one in 1983 and holds the record for the most money earned on one hole when he won $240,000 in 1984.
Norman and Faldo will be appearing for the first time.
In Skins play, each hole carries prize money that is carried over if no player wins the hole outright. The first six holes are worth $15,000 each, the next six $25,000 each, the final six $35,000 each.
NEW YORK (AP) - Britain’s Steve Cram, the world record-holder in the mile, has entered the Mercedes Mile on Fifth Avenue Sept. 22.
He joins a field that includes Said Aouita of Morocco, the second-fastest miler in history and holder of five world records, and Peter Elliott of Britain, winner of the race two of the past three years, including last year.
Cram set the mile record of 3 minutes, 46.32 seconds in 1985. He also won the Olympic silver medal at 1,500 meters in 1984, the gold medal at 1,500 meters in the 1983 World Championships, and golds in the 800 and 1,500 meters at the 1986 Commonwealth Games.
TOKYO (AP) - Vance Law, a former Chicago Cub, hit his 26th home run of the season, two-run drive, in a seven-run eighth inning Tuesday as the Chunichi Dragons beat the Yokohama Taiyo Whales 11-2. The start of the Central League game was delayed 20 minutes because of a fire in a garbage pit under the stands.
Police said no one was injured, although about 3,000 spectators were already in the stadium.
Mike Diaz, another former major leaguer, drove in two runs with a home run and a single, leading the Lotte Orions to a 4-3 victory over the Seibu Lions.
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Manny Melchor of the Phillipines knocked out Australian Peter Mitrevski in the fifth round of their super-flyweight fight Tuesday night.
Melchor floored the Australian twice in the third round, and again after 52 seconds of the fifth, prompting Mitrevski’s trainer, Johnny Lewis, to throw in the towel.
Melchor drew with Mitrevski last month.
Mitrevski, ranked eighth by the International Boxing Federation, now has a 16-2-3 record.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Kansas Deaf has been credited with a 12-0 win against Nebraska Deaf after two players on the Nebraska team suffered from heat- related illnesses and the game was stopped in the first half.
Nebraska Deaf, which plays in an eight-man league, has only nine players on its roster. One Nebraska Deaf player missed the game to attend his grandmother’s funeral, and officials from both schools agreed to play a six- man game.
But when Nebraska Deaf running back Travis Guettler and quarterback Joe Polito showed heat-related symptoms, the game was called with 1:38 left in the first half. The temperature was in the 80s when the afternoon game started Saturday.
″We didn’t have anybody left to substitute,″ Nebraska Deaf Coach Doug Probst said, ″and when it’s that hot, you need substitutes.″