Golf: Reid in the shade

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DALE REID was upstaged by the Swedish youngster Carin Hjalmarsson in the women's English Open at Tytherington yesterday. Hjalmarsson, 21, hit her lowest round with a course record 64, which contained nine birdies, to take the half-way lead.

Hjalmarsson was on 139, seven under par, and one stroke clear of Reid. Laura Davies and the Spaniard Tania Abitbol are third - two strokes behind the leader.

Ralph Hutt twice came up with a birdie just when he needed it to ensure a place in the final of the English Amateur Championship at Deal today. Hutt, from Southport and Ainsdale, plays Stuart Cage, 19, but had to work overtime in his quarter and semi-final. First the 21-year-old Hutt, the only seed to reach the last four, hit an eight iron to three feet to beat Bedfordshire's Paul Wharton at the 20th. He then sank a 12- footer at the first extra hole to knock out the Lincolnshire title- holder Paul Streeter.

Three players shot a hole in one in the first round of the Greater Hartford Open in Connecticut. Roger Maltbie was first at the 172- yard 16th hole and won a pounds 12,000 bonus. He was followed by Fran Quinn, while Jerry Anderson's hole in one followed almost immediately on the 158-yard 11th hole. Kenny Knox and Ed Humenik share the lead on 64.