NCAA WOMEN: Scoreboard shock cost Southern California freshman Jennifer Rosales sole possession of first place heading into the final round of the NCAA Division I women's golf championship in Madison, Wis.

When Rosales glanced up at No. 17 on Friday and realized she had surpassed Arizona State's free-falling freshman Grace Park, she got so unnerved that she hit her tee shot into the water.

"I felt like jumping into the water myself," said Rosales, a 19-year-old Filipino who is playing in just her sixth collegiate tournament.

"I almost fainted. I just saw my name on the scoreboard and thought, `Oh my God! I'm leading!' And I just choked," said Rosales, who double-bogeyed the hole, briefly falling out of first place.

Rosales moved back into a tie, however, when Park, a 19-year-old from Seoul, bogeyed the same hole on her way to a 5-over-par 77 after consecutive record-tying 65s.

Rosales shot a 1-over 73 on the cold, windy and rainy day. She had three birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey on the University Ridge Course.


WORLD TEAM CUP: At Duesseldorf, Germany, Australian Open champion Petr Korda had more trouble with the conditions than his opponent Friday as he led the Czech Republic into the finals of the World Team Cup.

The weather at the $1.9 million tuneup for the French Open had turned cold and wet overnight.

"That's hard for me, I was freezing - I've got no fat on my body," said the wiry Korda, the world's second-ranked player.

Korda ran his record to 3-0 at the round-robin event with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Mark Philippoussis of Australia. He then left quickly to take a warm shower, but first made it clear he wants to topple No. 1 Pete Sampras.

"I absolutely want to be the No. 1 - even if it's for a week," said Korda, who has tried and failed several times to dislodge the American on the ATP computer.

Slava Dosedel beat Todd Woodbridge 6-1, 6-4 as the Czechs won 2-1 and finished unbeaten in three group matches.

RAIFFEISEN GRAND PRIX: At St. Poelten, Austria, unseeded American Vince Spadea reached his first ATP final Friday, beating defending Raiffeisen Grand Prix champion Marcelo Filippini 6-3, 6-0.

In Saturday's final, Spadea, ranked 62nd in the world, will face top-seeded Marcelo Rios of Chile for the title. Rios, the Italian Open champion, downed No. 4 Andrea Gaudenzi of Italy 6-4, 6-3.

Spadea, who joined the ATP Tour in 1993, never had gotten farther than two semifinal appearances last year.

College sports

NCAA LACROSSE Princeton plays Syracuse in the NCAA Division I lacrosse tournament on Saturday, and winner will advance to the title game on the same field at Rutgers Stadium two days later. The other finalist will come from the game between top-seeded Loyola, Md. (13-1) and Maryland (13-2).


HURRICANES SIGN RANHEIM: The Carolina Hurricanes signed forward Paul Ranheim to a multiyear contract Friday.

The club did not disclose contract terms.

"Paul has been a steady veteran performer for our club," general manager Jim Rutherford said. "He plays his role very well as a defensive forward and a penalty killer."

Ranheim was traded in March 1994 by the Calgary Flames to the Hartford Whalers, who moved to North Carolina and became the Hurricanes last year. He had played for Calgary for more than five seasons.

This season, Ranheim had five goals and nine assists in 73 games. In his NHL career, he has played in 629 games, with 125 goals and 157 assists.


TOUR OF ITALY: Alex Zuelle, showing he can go as fast uphill as he usually does in time trials, won the sixth stage of the Tour of Italy on Friday and retook the pink jersey of overall leader.

The 29-year-old Swiss cyclist broke away as the road climbed to the last pass in the first mountainous stage and crossed the finish line alone, his arms raised.

Italy's Michele Bartoli was second, 24 seconds behind the winner, losing the overall lead he held for one stage.

Track & field

MAGNA MAN RACES WELL: At Berwyn, Ill., Stephen Lester finished first in the age-adjusted 5,000 meter even at the Indy Life Circuit Race with a time of 13:56. Lester, 55, was awarded $500 for finishing with the top time. Lester just edged 77 year old Warren Utes from Park Forest, IL, who ran a time of 14:01.

PREP ALL-STAR MEET: The top Utah high school track and field athletes will be invited to East High School today for the Coaches Association All-Star Track Meet at 6 p.m. Coaches have kept track of the top eight individual and relay performances from State and Region qualifying track and field meets to select the participants. The event is expected to last close to two hours.