San Diego Roundup : Daniel and Zimmerman Are Among 120 Entered in LPGA Tournament

Defending champion Beth Daniel and current earnings leader Mary Beth Zimmerman are among the 120 golfers who have entered the LPGA Kyocera Inamori Classic, which will be played April 9-13 at Bernardo Heights Country Club in Rancho Bernardo.

Daniel shot a 2-under-par 286 to beat Pat Meyers by two strokes in last year’s 72-hole event at Fairbanks Ranch. The tournament was moved to Bernardo Heights this year in an effort to attract more community support.

Zimmerman is the only golfer to win two tournaments this year--the Uniden Invitational at Costa Mesa and the Samaritan Turquoise Classic at Phoenix.

Also entered is Pat Bradley, last year’s No. 2 money winner, Jan Stephenson, Hollis Stacey, Juli Inkster and Muffin Spencer-Devlin. Of the current top 15 money winners, 13 will compete in the tournament.

The San Diego-based U.S. men’s volleyball team will play the French National team in San Diego State’s Peterson Gym April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the fifth match of a five-match series.

The United States won the first match, 3-1, Wednesday night at Billings, Mont. The teams were scheduled to play last night at Butte, Mont., Saturday at Frenchtown, Mont. and Monday at Santa Barbara.

Before the matches against France, the U.S. had not played since Feb. 27. The U.S. won five of eight matches during its tour of Cuba earlier in February.

Paul Runyan, two-time PGA Championship winner, will hold a clinic Monday before the fourth Boy Scouts of America Invitational Amateur golf tournament at Pauma Valley.

Runyan will demonstrate how to play out of the rough and from behind trees. Runyan will also join each foursome during the tournament to give additional pointers.

Tournament sponsors are hoping to raise $60,000 for the San Diego Boy Scouts. Entry fee is $250 and $175 is tax deductible. The fee includes Runyan’s clinic, green fees, a cart, lunch and dinner.

The tournament is limited to 144 players and will be played in a two-man, best-ball format with a shotgun start. The clinic starts at 10:30 a.m., and the tournament begins at 1. For more information, call Charlie Rosser at 298-6121.

A golf tournament to benefit Grossmont Hospital Foundation’s Heart-to-Heart campaign for cardiac care will be held Monday at Singing Hills Country Club in El Cajon.

The $100 registration fee includes green fees, cart and lunch. Cash awards will be given for first and second low-gross scorers and the first and second low-net scorers. Prizes for the longest drive and closest to-the-hole shot will also be awarded. A 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190 will be given to a player shooting a hole-in-one.

For additional information call 698-5074.

The ninth Scott Schindler Memorial All-Star basketball game will be played Wednesday night at the Jewish Community Center College Branch at 7:15. The All-Stars from the JCC men’s league will play a celebrity team that includes sportscaster Jim Laslavic and members of the Chargers.

Proceeds from the tournament go to the Scott Schindler scholarship fund, which helps defray the cost of summer camp for needy children. Door prizes will be given away.