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Dunlap Has 65 for 3-Shot Lead

September 07, 1996|From Staff and Wire Reports

With a pair of eagles Friday, Scott Dunlap had played the par-fives in 11-under-par through two rounds and had a three-stroke lead in the Canadian Open golf tournament at Oakville.

Dunlap, fighting to keep his PGA Tour card, followed his first-round 64 with a seven-under 65. The 129 total gave Dunlap his three-stroke lead over Dudley Hart, also seeking his first tour victory. Hart shot 64 in a round that included four consecutive birdies.

Tiger Woods, with two rounds of 70, was 11 strokes off the pace at four-under 140 in his second tournament as a professional.

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Vicente Fernandez and Bruce Summerhays shot six-under-par 65s and shared the first-round lead in the Senior PGA Tour's inaugural Boone Valley Classic at Augusta, Mo. . . . Dottie Pepper, fresh from a new promotion agreement with--who else?--Dr Pepper, shot a seven-under-par 65, one off the course record, to take a three-stroke lead in the Safeway LPGA Championship at Portland, Ore.

Hockey

Buffalo Sabre backup Andrei Trefilov made 27 saves as Russia defeated Finland, 5-0, at Kanata, Canada, to advance to a World Cup semifinal against the United States on Sunday night.

Canada will play Sweden tonight in Philadelphia in the other semifinal.

The Montreal Canadiens traded skill for toughness when they dealt right wing Andrei Kovalenko to the Edmonton Oilers for left wing Scott Thornton. . . . Right wing Steve Heinze re-signed with the Boston Bruins. . . . Pat Flatley, who has played with the New York Islanders since joining the NHL in 1984, has signed with the New York Rangers.

Auto Racing

On a freshly repaved Laguna Seca track, Bryan Herta drove his Reynard-Mercedes to a record lap of 118.449 mph to take the provisional pole for Sunday's Bank of America 300 at Monterey, the final event of the PPG Cup Indy car season.

The previous record was 114.476 by Jacques Villeneuve last year. Twenty-two of the 29 cars bettered Villeneuve's speed.

Roger Penske's hopes of having his team win its first race of the season suffered when both Al Unser Jr. and Paul Tracy crashed during qualifying. Neither driver was hurt, but both chassis were damaged. Another qualifying session today will set the field for Sunday's noon start.

Michael Schumacher delighted Ferrari's fans with the fastest practice time for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, Italy, while championship leader Damon Hill slipped to seventh. . . . NASCAR and track officials still plan to hold the Miller 400 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway today after drivers had only one chance to earn a spot in the field. Heavy overnight rain caused power outages to force the postponement of Friday's first-round qualifying.

Olympics

Russian Olympic swimming champion Alexander Popov was discharged from a Moscow hospital, almost two weeks after he was stabbed in the stomach in a brawl. Popov has lost some weight, but generally feels fine, Russian Olympic Committee chairman Vitaly Smirnov said.

John Iliffe, president of Sydney's 2000 Olympics organizing group, resigned, the second person to leave the post in the last six months. Citing "structural" reasons for the decision, Iliffe quit as president of the Sydney Organizing Committee and was replaced by the man who accepted his resignation, Olympics minister Michael Knight.

Names in the News

Carm Cozza, 66, who has coached Yale to 10 Ivy League football championships in his more than three decades at the school, confirmed this will be his final season. Cozza, who is beginning his 32nd season as coach, has a 177-111-5 record. . . . Jack Greenaway, 69, longtime secretary-treasurer of the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Assn., died at his home in South Pasadena after a lingering illness. . . . Willis Smith, who played two years for football's New York Giants and helped them win a championship in 1934, has died at 86 of natural causes.

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed 7-foot-2 Stojko Vrankovic, a member of the Croatian Olympic team who played briefly with the Boston Celtics. . . . Former Ohio State basketball coach Fred Taylor, 71, was released from a hospital, more than four months after he underwent surgery for an aneurysm. . . . Renee Brown was appointed director of player personnel for the Women's NBA, and Kelly Krauskopf got the job as director of basketball operations. The league will begin play next summer. . . . Markeith Ross, former San Diego State running back, has been sentenced to six months in jail and five years' probation for threatening a man with a gun outside a Carlsbad bar.

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