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October 19, 1991

Azinger shoots 65 again, leads by 1

Paul Azinger shot his second straight 65 yesterday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and grabbed a one-stroke lead in the Walt Disney World-Oldsmobile Golf Classic.

A dozen players are within four shots of Azinger going into today's final round in quest of the $180,000 winner's purse.

* Defending champion Lee Trevino and Charles Coody shot 5-under-par 67s to share the first-round lead in the Transamerica Senior Championship in Napa, Calif.

* American Billy Andrade defeated defending champion Ian Woosnam, 7 and 6, in the quarterfinals of the World Match Play tournament in Virginia Water, England.

The victory put Andrade into the semifinals against four-time champion Seve Ballesteros, who scored a 3 and 1 victory over Fred Couples. Today's other 36-hole semifinal will pit Nick Faldo against Nick Price.

* Don Slebodnik of the University of Maryland posted a 4-under-par 32-3466 and won the pro sweeps phase of a Middle Atlantic PGA pro-Seniors tournament at Clifton Park Golf Course. Included in a three-way tie for second at 67 were Jim Estes, MAPGA Assistants' champion from Bonnie View CC, and Mike McGinnis of Holly Hills CC.

* Kim Williams of Potomac shot a closing-round 78296, then earned conditional playing status for the 1992 LPGA tour in its qualifying school at the 6,374-yard, par72 Indigo Lakes Hilton Golf Club course in Daytona Beach, Fla. Williams was one of 11 to tie for the last two exempt spots, then lost in a playoff. Twenty-four earned exempt status, and another 24 claimed conditional privileges.

Horse racing

Mister Frisky, a $15,000 yearling who won his first 16 races before finishing eighth as the favorite in last year's Kentucky Derby, has been retired to stud after an unsuccessful comeback from a life-threatening infection.

He finished third in the Preakness, then was hospitalized with a grapefruit-sized abscess in his throat. Veterinarians speculated that the infection might have been dormant for months, possibly the result of the horse's eating a wood shaving in his stall while he had been quarantined after his arrival in Florida from Puerto Rico.

Auto racing

Michael Andretti held on to the pole position for the Champion Spark Plug 300 in Monterey, Calif., increasing his point lead over Bobby Rahal from 12 to 13 points.

* Bobby Hamilton chose to stand on his first-day qualifying time and secured the 21st position for tomorrow's AC-Delco 500 at North Carolina Motor Speedway in Rockingham.

Pro basketball

Roy Tarpley's wife said she hasn't talked to her husband in days and is unsure why he refused to take a drug test, which resulted in him being barred from the NBA.

"I suppose it's just hard for him to face me with it," Dawn Tarpley was quoted as saying in The Dallas Morning News. "With something like this, he probably feels he let me down. But I don't necessarily feel that."

* Magic Johnson delighted the Parisian crowd with with his showmanship, as he led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 132-101 victory over Limoges in the McDonald's Open. Johnson played just 26 minutes but had 21 assists and seven points.

The Lakers take on Joventut Badalona of Spain in today's final.

* Former NBA center Chris Washburn, the third player selected in the 1986 draft, has been sentenced to three years in prison for possession of a controlled substance.

Washburn was arrested at a Houston apartment complex July 6 by officers who said they found a cocaine pipe near him. Judge Wendell Odom set the sentence for the 26-year-old Washburn on Thursday after a state district court jury took 7 1/2 hours to convict him.

Azinger shoots 65 again, leads by 1

Paul Azinger shot his second straight 65 yesterday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and grabbed a one-stroke lead in the Walt Disney World-Oldsmobile Golf Classic, a tournament he's comes close to winning in each of the past three years.

Azinger had seven birdies during a bogey-free round to push his three-round total to 14-under-par 202.

Although Azinger is the only member of the PGA Tour to have at least one victory in each of the last five seasons, he's been frustrated in the Disney. He has finished in the top five here the last three years and missed by two shots of winning in 1989.

A dozen players are within four shots of Azinger going into today's final round in quest of the $180,000 winner's purse.

* Defending champion Lee Trevino and Charles Coody shot 5-under-par 67s to share the first-round lead in the Transamerica Senior Championship in Napa, Calif.

Bob Charles was one stroke behind entering today's second round in the 54-hole tournament. Arnold Palmer and Gary Player led a group of eight players at 69.

* American Billy Andrade defeated defending champion Ian Woosnam, 7 and 6, in the quarterfinals of the World Match Play tournament in Virginia Water, England.

The victory put Andrade into the semifinals against four-time champion Seve Ballesteros, who scored a 3 and 1 victory over Fred Couples. Today's other 36-hole semifinal will pit Nick Faldo against Nick Price.

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