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March 1, 1990

MIYAZAKI, Japan (AP) _ Two golfers aced holes Thursday as the Japan PGA Tour opened with the Daiichi Fodosan Cup tournament.

Hajime Meshiai scored a hole-in-one on the 180-yard fifth hole enroute to a 7-under-par 65 and the first round lead.

Norio Mikami aced the 140-yard seventh hole and shot a 66.

Meshiai, whose only victory last year was in the Yomiuri Sapporo Beer Open in June, had seven birdies and two bogeys to go with his ace on the 6,430- yard, par-72 Miyazaki International Golf Club course.

Taiwan’s Chen Tze-ming and Masaji Kusakabe and Katsuyoshi Tomori of Japan shared third place at 67.

American David Ishii, the 1990 Hawaian Open winner and the 1987 leading money winner on the Japan tour, shot a 69 and shared fifth place with Japan’s Katsunari Takahashi and Nobumitsu Yuhara.

A field of 120 played in a steady rain.


BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - Danny Mijovic of Canada shot a 6-under-par 66 Thursday and took a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Thailand Open golf championship.

Mijovic, who was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and lives in Willowdale, Ontario, had seven birdies.

Mike Blewett of San Francisco was in second place.

American Kyle Doody, Frankie Minoza of the Philippines, Park Nam-sin of South Korea and Lin Chih-chen of Taiwan were tied at 68.

The tournament, the third leg of the Asia Golf Circuit, is being played on the 7,220-yard, par 72 Dhupatemiya Golf Course.


NEW YORK (AP) - Danny Everett, who set a world record in the 400 meters, and Lynn Jennings, who smashed the American record in the 3,000 meters, have been named Athletes of the Month for February by the Track and Field Writers of America.

It was the second consecutive month that Jennings, 29, of Newmarket, N.H., was honored.

In February, Jennings lowered the 3,000-meter record by more than four seconds with a clocking of 8 minutes, 40.45 seconds at the Mobil Indoor Chanmpionships in Madison Square Garden on Feb. 23. She also won the U.S. Cross Country Trials at Seattle for next month’s World Championships in France.

Everett, 23, of Santa Monica, Calif., reduced the world record in the 400 meters by one-hundredth of a second with a time of 45.04 at Stuttgart, West Germany, on Feb. 4. He also won the 400 at a meet in San Sebastian, Spain, and the 500 meters at the Los Angeles Times Indoor Games.


NEW YORK (AP) - Edward Siegenfeld was appointed executive director of Triple Crown Productions on Thursday.

Thomas Meeker, president of Triple Crown Productions and Churchill Downs, said Siegenfeld, will seek to develop additional sponsorship for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes and will explore other marketing opportunities for the series.

Siegenfeld has been vice president for marketing and public relations for the New York Racing Association and previously headed marketing activities for United Artist Pictures.


SAPPORO, Japan (AP) - Danny Gratton scored three goals and Ray Podloski had two scores as the Canadian Olympic hockey team trounced Japan’s national team 11-1 Thursday in the second of four exhibition games.

Gratton, who played last season in the NHL and International Hockey League, scored one goal in each period.

Toshiyuki Yajima scored Japan’s only goal with two minutes left.

The Canadians won the first game 2-1 on Wednesday.


MILAN, Italy (AP) - South African challenger Pierre Coetzer will fly to Milan on March 12 to prepare for his March 24 title fight with World Boxing Organization heavyweight champion Francesco Damiani.

The Damiani-Coetzer bout was originally scheduled in Puerto Rico last year but was cancelled twice.

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