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    Japan defeated the United States by a lop-sided margin of 42 strokes in the fifth Asahi Broadcasting Company (ABC) Cup golf tournament, played at the Ibaraki Kokusai course in Osaka.

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    Japan defeated the United States by a lop-sided margin of 42 strokes in the fifth Asahi Broadcasting Company (ABC) Cup golf tournament, played at the Ibaraki Kokusai course in Osaka.

    Nine players from each country took part in the annual Yen 30 million (approx. US$100,000) tournament with the eight best scores used to determine the winner of the team competition.

    Among this year's players were Billy Casper of the United States who shot a three-under-par total of 285 to tie for seventh place in the individual competition with Masahi (Jumbo) Ozaki, Japan's best known golfer.

    Takashi Murakami, winner of the Japan Open and the Japan PGA (Professional Golfer's Association) champion this year, shot a three-under-par final round of 69. His total score of 282, six-under-par, gave him a third place finish in the tournament.

    Runner-up in the individual competition was Al Geiberger of the United States. Geiberger, the 1975 Tournament of Champions winner, shot a one-under-par 71 on Monday (24 November) for an eight-under-par total of 280.

    The winner of this year's individual trophy was Toru Nakamura. The 25-year-old Japanese professional shot a brilliant four-under-par 68 in the final round to collect the winner's prize of Yen 5 million (approx. US$17,000).

    Nakamura, who was playing with the 1974 U.S. Open champion, Hale Irwin, shot rounds of 67-67-71-68 for a 15-under-par 273 on the 6,830-yard, par-72 Ibaraki Kokusai course. He also collected Yen 300,000 (approx. US$1,000) for the best round on Monday.

    This year's win was Japan's second in the five-year history of the tournament. Japan's lop-sided victory over the United States was attributed to the American team's use of the large ball in windy conditions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA33GABSQJZ5JWOHBXVDWYCTES8
    Media URN:
    VLVA33GABSQJZ5JWOHBXVDWYCTES8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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