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Mayfair Gets First Win in Playoff

September 06, 1993|From Staff and Wire Reports

Billy Mayfair chipped in from 20 feet to birdie the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday for the championship of the Greater Milwaukee Open. It was a $180,000 paycheck for Mayfair in his first PGA Tour victory.

"Revenge isn't the right question," said Mayfair, who lost a playoff three years ago to Jim Gallagher in the same event. "They say your first victory is the sweetest. This is definitely the sweetest." Mayfair and Mark Calcavecchia parred three playoff holes before Calcavecchia missed a five-foot putt for birdie on the fourth. Ted Schulz was out of the playoff after bogeying the first hole at Tuckaway Country Club in Franklin, Wis. All three finished at 270, 18-under par. Nick Price earned $5,320 to set a PGA Tour single-season record of $1,397,590.

Bob Charles birdied four of the first 10 holes and cruised to a four-stroke victory in the Senior Tour Quicksilver Classic at Midway, Pa. His four-under-par 68 followed a course-record 65 Saturday. Charles finished at nine-under 207 and earned $157,500, the largest payday of his career.

Helen Dobson, a rookie trying to keep her tour playing card, shot a seven-under-par 65 to take a three-shot lead after the second round of the LPGA State Farm Rail Classic at Springfield, Ill. She is at 12-under 132. Jane Crafter, who shot a 69, and Dottie Mochrie, with a 68, are tied for second.

Soccer

With Freddy Rincon and Faustino Asprilla scoring two goals each, Colombia became the sixth nation to join the field for the 1994 World Cup, routing two-time world champion Argentina, 5-0, in Buenos Aires. It was one of Argentina's most humiliating defeats at home, but it did not eliminate the Argentines from earning a spot in the 24-team field. They now enter a two-match series with Australia for one last chance.

Elsewhere, Brazil moved closer to the finals with a 4-0 victory over Venezuela; Uruguay eliminated Ecuador with a 1-0 decision; Paraguay's chances ended with a 2-2 draw with Peru, and Portugal staked its claim to one of the two berths from European Group One with a 2-0 victory over Estonia.

College Football

Michael Carter scored on three one-yard sneaks and passed for another touchdown Saturday night to lead Hawaii to a 35-14 victory over Middle Tennessee State.

No. 1 Florida State increased its advantage over runner-up Alabama after the first full weekend of the season, with South Carolina and Baylor joining the Associated Press top 25.

Names in the News

Rod Mason scored 22 points to lead the United States in a 109-95 victory over Puerto Rico in the gold medal game of the COPABA World Championship qualifying tournament at San Juan, Puerto Rico. Twelve players from the Continental Basketball Assn. make up the U.S. roster.

A tire flew off a race car and into a crowded stand of spectators at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kan., killing the 7-year-old daughter of another driver and critically injuring her brother. Amanda Dutton, daughter of Wichita sprint car driver Paul Dutton, died about 2 a.m. Sunday, according to a nursing supervisor at St. Francis Regional Medical Center. Josh Dutton, 9, was in critical condition.

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