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Gilder Rides the Wind in Maui

November 06, 1994|From Staff and Wire Reports

Bob Gilder mastered the gusting winds in Kapalua, Hawaii, and shot a two-under-par 71 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Fred Couples after three rounds of the $1-million Kapalua International golf tournament.

With winds blowing up to 40 m.p.h., Gilder, who started the day two strokes behind leader Tom Lehman, birdied the 11th, 12th, 16th and 18th holes and finished with a 54-hole total of 208.

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Fred Funk shot a six-under-par 66 to take a two-shot lead after three rounds of the inaugural $1.9-million Sarazen World Open Championship in Braselton, Ga.

Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain is second.

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Defending champion Betsy King took a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Toray Japan Queens Cup, the final LPGA event of the year, after firing a 67 in the second round at Kurimotomachi, Japan.

Tennis

Andre Agassi and Marc Rosset won their semifinal matches at the $2.25-million Paris Open.

Agassi defeated two-time French Open champion Sergi Bruguera, 6-4, 6-4, after Rosset rebounded from a poor start to defeat Michael Chang, 6-7 (7-4), 6-3, 6-4.

Martina Navratilova, surviving 15 aces by Debbie Graham, rallied to defeat Graham, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, and advance to today's final of the Bank of the West Classic in Oakland. She will face top-seeded Arantxa Sanchez Vicario of Spain, who defeated Lindsay Davenport, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.

Miscellany

Fans may consider NHL players spoiled and greedy, but they packed a Rosemere, Canada, arena to watch them play a charity game Saturday night.

The 1,000 tickets at $10 each sold out in 12 minutes. A team of 15 Montreal Canadiens defeated an 11-man NHL all-star team, 16-8.

The female crew of America3 crossed the finish line ahead of six competitors, then had its first victory taken away by disqualification in the final race of the International America's Cup Class sailing exhibition in San Diego.

Japan's Nippon 92 won the bay series and $25,000 in prize money and was moved up to first place after the disqualifications. America 3was disqualified for sailing into the spectator fleet before the race started.

Names in the News

Louisville Male quarterback Chris Redman set a national high school record for touchdown passes in a season, increasing his total to 56 by throwing for five scores in a 76-6 playoff victory over Louisville Holy Cross. The senior quarterback erased the record of 54 by Kirk Saul of Turkey Valley, Tex., in 1986. . . . Dwight Gooden, whose numerous failed drug tests since June led to his suspension for the 1995 baseball season, accepted responsibility for his actions. "If I get mad, the only person I can get mad at is the guy in the mirror," he told the St. Petersburg Times. "I'm not blaming the commissioner's office or anyone like that. I have no one to blame but myself."

Dallas Cowboy offensive lineman Erik Williams has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor drunk driving charge in Texas and faces a possible sentence of 90 days in jail, probation for two years, a $500 fine and some type of community service.

Krisztina Czako, a 15-year-old from Budapest, Hungary, won the women's singles gold medal at Skate Canada International in Red Deer, Alberta. Elvis Stojko of Canada landed seven triple jumps in winning the men's gold medal.

Michael Schumacher of Germany held on to the pole for today's Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka, Japan, after rain forced slower speeds in the second day of qualifying. Damon Hill of Great Britain will start alongside Schumacher. . . . An appeals panel in Monte Carlo, Monaco, upheld the four-year suspension imposed by the International Amateur Athletic Federation against John Ngugi of Kenya, the five-time world cross-country champion and 1988 Olympic 5,000-meter gold-medal winner, after the runner would not submit to an out-of-competition drug test 21 months ago.

Jorge Castro of Argentina retained his World Boxing Assn. middleweight title with a second-round knockout of Alex Ramos at Caleta Olivia, Argentina.

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