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Simpson Holds Lead; Boros Plays

May 29, 1994|From Staff and Wire Reports

Scott Simpson shot a 64 in the rain-delayed Southwestern Bell Colonial at Ft. Worth for a course-record 54-hole total of 195, 15 under.

Gary Hallberg, with a third-round 65, was at 199, and Tom Lehman, alone in third place, was among the 53 golfers who had to complete the second round Saturday before playing the third. He had a 66-69 for a 201.

Shortly before teeing off, Guy Boros learned that his father, Julius, had died on a golf course in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Fighting back tears, Boros, 29, said he thought his father would have wanted him to play. He shot a 71 for a 204 total. Julius Boros twice won this tournament. His victory here in 1963 was his second as a pro.

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Lee Trevino birdied two of the last three holes and shot a three-under 67 for a 138 two-round total and a one-shot lead over Tommy Aaron and Jim Dent in the Bell Atlantic Classic on the Senior PGA Tour at Malvern, Pa.

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Nancy Ramsbottom holed out a seven-wood tee shot on the par-three, 186-yard third hole at the Corning Country Club and rode the ace to a 71 for a 54-hole total of 10-under 206 and a two-shot lead over Pat Bradley and Stephanie Farwig in the LPGA Corning Classic in New York.

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Patty Sheehan had birdie putts of 30 and eight feet for eight skins and $140,000 on the first day of the LPGA Skins Game at Frisco, Tex. . . . Ernie Els had a hole in one on the 191-yard fifth hole with a six-iron on the way to a six-under 66 and a two-stroke lead with 132 at the midway point of the European PGA Championship at Virginia Water, England.

Tennis

A lawyer for Nathan Wilson, 18, who along with Jennifer Capriati was arrested for alleged drug possession in Miami, said that there might be a cover-up to protect the young tennis star.

Auto Racing

Andrea Montermini of Italy suffered broken feet when he crashed during practice at Barcelona for today's Spanish Grand Prix.

Montermini was making his first Formula One start as a replacement for Roland Ratzenberger of Austria, who was killed during qualifying for the San Marino Grand Prix on April 30.

Michael Schumacher gained his second consecutive pole position with a 1 minute 21.908-second time over Barcelona's 2.95-mile Montmelo circuit.

Miscellany

The all-woman Colorado Silver Bullets made history with a 7-2 victory over the Richfield Rockets, a 35-and-over men's amateur baseball team, at St. Paul, Minn. The Bullets' Lee Anne Ketcham struck out 14 in what is believed to be the first victory by a professional women's baseball team over men.

Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Michael Irvin is scheduled for surgery Tuesday to repair his left shoulder and should be ready for the season opener Sept. 4.

Olympic track and field gold medalist Gail Devers made her 1994 outdoor debut a successful one, winning the 100 meters at the Bruce Jenner Classic in San Jose in a wind-aided 10.77 seconds.

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