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Mark O'Meara scores 62 to tie course record in Greater Greensboro Classic

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North Carolina's Mark O'Meara fired a 10-under-par 62 to tie the course record and earn a share of the third-round lead at the Greater Greensboro Classic. O'Meara reeled off 10 birdies in good conditions at the Forest Oaks course to record the best score of the day by four strokes. It also equalled his lowest round on the PGA Tour.

GREATER GREENSBORO OPEN (Greensboro, N Carolina) Leading third-round scores (US unless stated): 205 M O'Meara 75 68 62; D Waldorf 73 65 67. 207 T Lehman 70 71 66; E Aubrey 72 67 68. 208 J Furyk 73 68 67; K Fergus 70 67 71. 209 B Andrade 68 74 67; H Sasaki (Japan) 69 69 71. 210 T Smith 73 69 68; D Ogrin 69 71 70; T Kite 68 72 70; F Lickliter 70 69 71. 211 B Fabel 71 72 68; S Stricker 72 69 70; B Kamm 73 68 70; G Boros 67 72 72; W Austin 71 68 72. 212 E Humenik 71 71 70; F Zoeller 72 70 70; J Edwards 69 73 70; L Clements 71 70 71; W Levi 74 67 71; M Sullivan 69 69 74. 214 C Parry (Aus) 72 72 70; S Appleby (Aus) 72 69 73. 217 V Singh (Fiji) 70 75 72. 219 N Ozaki (Japan) 68 77 74.

CHUNICHI CROWNS TOURNAMENT (Togo, Japan) Leading final scores (Japan unless stated): 268 M Ozaki 64 68 69 67. 272 K Tomori 65 70 70 67. 275 Y Kaneko 70 65 69 71. 276 T Nakajima 69 70 68 69; C Stadler (U.S.) 71 67. 68 70; P Senior (Aus) 68 66 70 72; T. Yoneyama 67 68 68 73. 277 K Hosokawa 69 73 69 66; T Watanabe 72 68 67 70; S Okuda 68 69 70 70; F Couples (US) 69 68 70 70.

Britain's Laura Davies produced a birdie on the first play-off hole to beat Japan's Suzuko Maeda and take the Satake Japan Classic in Hiroshima yesterday. Maeda forced the play-off by shooting a final-round four-under- par 68, including an eagle on the par-five ninth hole. Davies' victory, her fourth on the Japan LPGA tour, earned the Coventry-born player pounds 28,000 in prize money.

SATAKE JAPAN CLASSIC (Hiroshima) Leading final scores (Japan unless stated): 210 L Davies (GB) 72 66 72 (won play-off), S Maeda 72 70 68. 212 A Takamura 76 69 67. 213 S Fukushima 73 69 71. 214 I Shiotani 70 76 68; K Harada 73 72 69; A Sorenstam (Swe) 75 70 69; J Yasui 71 72 71-; H Takamura 71 69 74. 216 Shin Sora (S Kor) 72 70 74. 218 Ko Woo-soon (S Kor) 71 76 71. 219 L Neumann (Swe) 75 74 70; J Sevil (Aus) 74 71 74; Tseng Hsiu-feng (Tai) 78 66 75. 222 Won Jae-sook (S Kor) 76 74 72; Kim Man-soo (S Kor) 74 72 76. 224 Kim Ai-sook (S Kor) 76 73 75; Huang Bie-shyun (Tai) 72 77 75. 225 Tai Yu-chuan (Tai) 76 73 76; Ku Ok-hee (S Kor) 73 74 78.

Scotland's Pam Wright added a 70 to her opening 71 to lie joint-second after two rounds of the Sara Lee Classic in Nashville, Tennessee. Caroline Pierce is a shot clear of the pack with her four-under-par total of 140. Karen Davies of Wales is on 142.

Britain's Tony Jacklin added a second-round 76 to his opening 72 at the Las Vegas Senior Classic to lie 13 strokes behind joint-leaders Bob Charles and Tommy Aaron, who have nine-under-par totals of 135.

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