Golf: Binaghi hit by lightning

Alberto Binaghi, the Italian Dunhill Cup player, was hit by lightning yesterday as the PGA European Tour Qualifying School was again affected by storms on the Costa del Sol.

"I thought I was going to die. My heart was pumping so fast, I passed out," the 31-year-old Binaghi, who was struck after play had been suspended, said.

He was taken to hospital for a check-up and later returned to the Guadalmina clubhouse.