Golf: Michael Long wins New Zealand Open

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Michael Long shot a four-under-par 67 to win the New Zealand Open yesterday. He became only the fifth New Zealander to win the event over the past 40 years when he finished four strokes ahead of the defending champion, Australia's Peter O'Malley.

NEW ZEALAND OPEN (Paraparaumu Beach) Leading final scores: 275 M Long (NZ) 65 71 72 67; 279 P O'Malley (Aus) 68 75 70 66; 280 S Tait (Aus) 66 71 73 70; 281 P Lonard (Aus) 67 68 72 74, P Barnsley (Aus) 70 70 70 71, P Senior (Aus) 71 68 73 69, G Turner (NZ) 67 76 72 66; 282 M Allen (Aus) 64 69 76 73, G Chalmers (Aus) 70 70 75 67, M Wheelhouse (NZ) 68 74 72 68. GB: 286: B Jackson 72 71 76 67.

ZIMBABWE OPEN (Harare) Leading final scores (SA unless stated): 270 M McNulty (Zimbabwe) 72 61 68 69; 274 N Price (Zimbabwe) 68 68 70 68, J Hobday 71 65 71 67; 277 D Terblanche 65 67 73 72; 280 C Whitelaw 70 70 67 73; 281 M Cayeux (Zim) 69 69 69 74, M Murless 71 67 73 70; 282 S van Vuuren 65 69 75 73, H Baiocchi 73 67 71 71, T Dodds (Nam) 72 69 71 70, A Pitts (US) 69 67 76 70; 284 B Liddle 75 65 70 74, H Swart 75 64 73 72, A Park 72 67 75 70; 285 A da Silva (Br) 72 69 75 69, S Waltman 72 70 72 71; 286 G Reid 72 68 71 75, S Farrell (Zim) 77 68 68 73, N Henning 73 70 70 73, D Fourie 69 73 71 73, S Daniels 73 68 74 71, I Palmer 73 74 68 71.

Heavy rain washed out the third round of the JC Penney Classic in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Saturday, reducing the tournament to 54 holes for the first time in its 37-year history. Laura Davies and her partner John Daly are in thrid place, two shots behind the leaders Pat Hurst and Scott McCarron, and Donna Andrews and Mike Hulbert.

J C PENNEY CLASSIC (Tarpon Springs, Fla) Leading second-round scores (alternate shot): 129 P Hurst and S McCarron 65 64; D Andrews and M Hulbert 63 66. 130 K Kuehne and T Woods 66 64. 131 J Piers and K Triplett 67 64; M McGeorge and J Edwards 65 66; D Pepper and J Sluman 65 66; L Davies and J Daly 63 68. 132 A Sorenstam and J Parnevik 63 69; C Johnston-Forbes and W Wood 66 66; J Inkster and T Purtzer 67 65; J Geddes and K Gibson 68 64. 133 T Barrett and D Forsman 68 65; V Goetze and S Stricker 69 64; T Green and R Gamez 66 67. 134 E Klein and S Cink 65 69; K Webb and B Faxon 67 67. 135 C Pierce and J Morse 68 67; D Dormann and P Stankowski 66 69; A Benz and J Huston 67 68; K Tschetter and B Andrade 65 70; B Daniel and D Love III 66 69; M Will-Halpin and J Carter 65 70; C Nilsmark and G Kraft 66 69. 136 D Eggeling and W Levi 70 66; T Kerdyk and D Ogrin 68 68; K HJ Koch and D Martin 67 69. 137 D Coe-Jones and D Hart 69 68; D Richard and P Kostis 70 67; N Scranton and T Wargo 68 69; K Saiki and P Burke 69 68; P Hammel and D Pride 67 70; M Morris and L Rinker 68 69. 138 J Crafter and R Mediate 68 70; K Robbins and P Jordan 68 70; M Mallon and S Pate 71 67; M McNamara and G Day 70 68; K Peterson-Parker and M Bradley 68 70; J Stephenson and C Beck 66 72; B Mucha and M Brisky 67 71; M McGann and K Perry 68 70; B Whitehead and E Aubrey 68 70. 139 M Figueras-Dotti and B Bryant 69 70; B Burton and B Mayfair 69 70. 140 A Fruhwirth and W Austin 68 72; V Fergon and T Smith 69 71. 141 C Johnson and S Lowery 67 74; K Williams and J Dent 71 70. 142 C Rarick and G Koch 68 74. 143 M Nause and J Overton 70 73; C Schreyer and H Royer III 69 74. 144 A Alcott and R Cochran 70 74. 147 T Johnson and L Farmer 74 73.

Scotland's Bill Longmuir shot a three-under-par closing round of 67 to finish in a tie for second place at the Andersen Consulting Hong Kong Open, four strokes adrift of Rodrigo Cuello, of the Philippines.

ANDERSEN CONSULTING HONG KONG OPEN: Leading final scores: 275 R Cuello (Phil) 68 70 87 70; 279 B Longmuir (Sco) 72 70 70 67, S Hoch (US) 70 72 70 67; 280 D Boulet (HK) 74 73 68 65, B Chamblee (US) 69 70 72 69, D Walsworth (US) 66 73 69 72.

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