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Great Britain are sixth after two rounds of the men's World Amateur Team Championship in the Philippines. Australia yesterday scored a 23- under-par total of 409 to open up a nine-stroke lead over Canada and Finland. The Philippines and Sweden both scored 12-under-par 420s, while Britain followed up their opening 213 with a second round 208 for a total of 421, one stroke ahead of the defending champions, the United States.

The Open Championship winner, Tom Lehman, hit a tournament record 10- under par to take the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Hawaii. Lehman started the depleted final round of nine holes with a one-stroke lead over the US Open winner, Steve Jones, and the Masters champion, Nick Faldo, but he had a birdie at the 394-yard 10th hole to open a two-stroke gap that he held at the finish. Coupled with his eight-under 100 over the first 27 holes yesterday, Lehman finished the 36-hole event with rounds of 68 and 66 for 134.

Barry Lane has pulled out of England's two-man team for the World Cup of Golf in Cape Town next week complaining of "mental and physical tiredness". Kent's Peter Mitchell will join Jim Payne instead. Lane, who began the year by winning the first prize in the Andersen Consulting World Championship in Arizona, finished only 76th on the European tour Order of Merit this season, a drop of 68 places.

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