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San Diego’s Spradlin Is Top Qualifier in Trans-Miss Golf

Jack Spradlin of San Diego shot a two-over-par 74 Wednesday to win medalist honors in the Trans-Mississippi Golf Championship at the La Jolla Country Club.

Spradlin, 38, a former touring pro, finished the 36-hole qualifying at 147, one shot ahead of Mitch Voges of Simi Valley. Voges shot 75 Wednesday.

First-round leader Pat Duncan of Rancho Santa Fe, who had 70 in the first round, finished with a 79 and tied for third at 149 with Ted Bodine of Minnetonka, Minn., Downing Gray of Pensacola, Fla., and Jerry Michals of Vista.

The 156-player field was cut to 64 after the final medal round and begins today’s match play, which ends Sunday.

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Advancing to today’s round were former champions Ron Richard (154) of Fort Smith, Ark., the 1987 champion, and John Pigg (158) of Austin, Texas, who won in 1984.

After two rounds of the San Diego Women’s Amateur Championships, Wendy Modic of Chula Vista takes a five-stroke lead into today’s final round, beginning at 7 a.m. at Torrey Pines South.

Trailing Modic (150) are Susan Pankau of Rancho Bernardo (155) and Elizabeth Bowman of Bonita (156). Modic played for four years at San Diego State and is a graduate of Marian High School.

Sandy Alomar Jr. of the Las Vegas Stars, the Padres’ triple-A team, hit a home run over the 400-foot mark in center field of Cooper Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday night to help a team of National League affiliates defeated the American League, 8-3, in the Triple-A All-Star game.

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The solo homer came off pitcher Bryan Clark of Tacoma.


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