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May 14, 1990 GMT

SAN LUCAR DE BARRAMEDA, Spain (AP) _ The Netherlands, West Germany and the United States qualified for the World Senior Volleyball Championship for women, to be held in China later this year, after capturing the first three places in the final standings of the World Challenge Cup ’90 in this southern Spanish city Sunday.

On Sunday, West Germany defeated the United States 4-15, 8-15, 15-10, 15-10, 15-11.

The Netherlands topped the final standings, followed by West Germany, the United States, Yugoslavia, Poland and France.

Nancy Celis of West Germany was named the tournament’s best hitter, Lori Endicottt of the United States the best setter, and Cintha Boersma of the Netherlands the best player.


WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Paul Choiniere, driving an Audi Coupe Quattro, held on to an early lead to win the 220-mile Red Baron Tiadaghton SCCA Pro Rally Auto Race.

Choiniere, of Williston, Vt., took 1 hour, 47 minutes, 41 seconds to cover the course Sunday, which winds through the Tiadaghton and Wyoming state forests. He averaged 60.44 mph.

Jeff Zwart in a Mazda 323 GTX was second, 2:59 behind Choiniere. Bruno Kreibich was third, another 1:07 behind.

Choiniere moved into the point lead of the Sports Car Club of America Pro Rally Championship.

There were several minor crashes in the rally. Roberto Arano and Todd Voeks were knocked unconscious when they crashed their Saab. They were treated at Divine Providence Hospital.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jeff Maggert rolled in a 12-foot eagle putt on the first hole of sudden death to defeat Greg Ladehoff at the $100,000 Ben Hogan Knoxville Open.

Maggert started the day Sunday three strokes back before tying Ladehoff, one of three leaders after the second round.

Ladehoff had missed a chance to nail down a victory when he bogeyed the 16th hole and fell to 11-under. Maggert forced the playoff with a 15-footer on 18. They finished at 11-under-par 202 and hit strong drives on the first playoff hole.

But Maggert’s second shot on the par-5, 563-yard 10th hole landed 12 feet away, while Ladehoff’s approach went wide of the green. Maggert putted for eagle as Ladehoff stayed wide of the hole.

Maggert picked up $20,000 for the victory on the 6,891-yard Willow Creek Golf Course. Ladehoff pocketed $11,500 for second place.

Barry Fabyan, a co-leader after the second round, almost made sudden death a three-way playoff when he three-putted the 18th hole to take third place with a 203 total.