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August 29, 1994

OTTAWA (AP) _ A sex-discrimination complaint could jeopardize the Beaconsfield Golf Club from holding the 1995 du Maurier Ltd. Classic, a major championship on the LPGA Tour.

The private club in Pointe Claire, Quebec, just west of Montreal, must change its membership rules to meet strict LPGA anti-discrimination standards established in 1991.

A complaint from a female Beaconsfield club member was filed in May with the Quebec Human Rights Commission. The woman said only men can buy full-share memberships, giving them unrestricted tee times. A ruling on the case is expected this fall.

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NEW ALBANY, Ohio (AP) - Jose-Luis Clerc won the Big Bear Champions tournament Sunday when Jimmy Connors withdrew for medical reasons.

Connors, who had a stomach ailment earlier in the week, said he did not feel healthy enough to play after competing in both singles and doubles semifinals Saturday in humid 90-degree conditions.

Connors had won all six previous events on the Champions tour for players 35 and older, which began with last year’s Big Bear tournament.

″I don’t like to win this way, but these things happen,″ Clerc said. ″I know Jimmy real well. We are good friends and I know for him to miss a match, he must be real sick.″

Johan Kriek and Marty Riessen beat Clerc and John Lloyd 6-2, 7-5 in the doubles final.

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ODESSA, Texas (AP) - Bruce Vaughan of Hutchinson, Kan., shot his third straight 5-under-par 67 on Sunday for a four-stroke victory in the Nike Permian Basin Open.

Vaughan, who the Nike Pensacola Open in April, finished with a 19-under 269 total on the Mission Dorado Country Club course. He earned $31,500 from the $175,000 purse to jump to sixth on the tour’s money list with $114,791.

Bob Wolcott of Dickson, Tenn., and Gary Rusnak of Painesville, Ohio, closed with 68s to tie for second.

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SUZUKA, Japan (AP) - Bob Wollek, Jean Pierre Jarier and Jesus Pareja drove a Porsche Turbo LM to victory Sunday in the International Suzuka 1,000 Kilometer Race.

The winners sped 162 laps around the 3.66-mile Suzuka Circuit in central Japan in 6 hours, 25 minutes, 9.415 seconds, an average speed of 91.748 mph.

Japanese drivers Kunimitsu Takahashi, Keiichi Tsuchiya and Akira Iida, driving a Honda NSX, placed second, 1 minute, 17.121 seconds behind.

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WAKAYAMA, Japan (AP) - A single-handed dinghy skippered by Nikolas Burfoot of New Zealand won one race and finished second twice to clinch the 1994 Laser Class World Championships on Sunday.

Burfoot earned five points Sunday for 63 points. In all, Burfoot won eight races in a row among the 14 held in Wakaura Bay, 280 miles southwest of Tokyo, over the last six days.

Pascal Lacoste of France finished second with 75 points. Serge Kats of the Netherlands, who led midway through the race, finished third with 93 points.

American Steve Bourdow was seventh (114) and Andy Lovell was 10th (147).

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