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MURPHY'S ENGLISH OPEN (Forest of Arden) Leading third-round scores (GB or Irl unless stated): 202 C Rocca (It) 70 68 64. 203 I Woosnam 71 67 65; J-M Canizares (Sp) 66 71 66. 207 J Haeggman (Swe) 70 69 68; J Hawkes (SA) 70 68 69. 208 H Clark 71 69 68; D Clarke 68 72 68; J Rivero (Sp) 69 69 70. 209 M Roe 69 73 67; S Richardson 67 72 70. 210 R Allenby (Aus) 72 70 68; R Rafferty 73 68 69; P-U Johansson (Swe) 68 73 69; P Curry 69 70 71; T Johnstone (Zim) 66 71 73. 211 P Mitchell 70 72 69; S Lyle 72 70 69; S McAllister 73 70 68; D Feherty 69 74 68; R Goosen (SA) 74 67 70; F Nobilo (NZ) 69 72 70; P Broadhurst 69 73 69; G Evans 72 70 69; J Robson 69 72 70; V Fernandez (Arg) 69 71 71; G Brand Jnr 71 69 71; D Gilford 70 70 71.

MARK O'MEARA, who missed out on an American Ryder Cup place after a recent loss of form, continued his rehabilitation with a three-under-par 69 which took him to the lead of the international tournament at Castle Rock, Colorado. Greg Norman was in sixth place despite a scrappy six-point round.

INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT (Castle Rock, Colorado) Leading second-round scores (played under modified stableford format (US unless stated): 22pts M O'Meara 13 9. 21 S Kendall 12 9; P Blackmar 6 15. 20 B Faxon 13 7. 18 P Mickelson 11 7. 17 G Norman (Aus) 11 6. 16 B Claar 7 9. 15 S Simpson 2 13; S Pate 14 1; L Rinker 10 5. 14 T Purtzer 2 12; B Kamm 4 10; T Nakajima (Japan) 2 12. 13 M Dawson 4 9. 12 H Taylor 8 4. 11 J Adams 12 1; W Grady (Aus) 7 4; J D Blake 3 14; K Green 8 3; T Tryba 9 2.

MARUMAN OPEN (Hatoyama Country Club) Leading third-round scores (Japan unless stated): 203 F Minoza (Phil) 66 71 66. 204 T C Chen (Tai) 67 70 67. 205 M Kawamura 66 70 69. 208 T Higa 71 71 66; Lin Chie-hsiang (Tai) 70 70 68. 209 S Higashi 70 70 69; B Jones (Aus) 69 69 71; G Marsh (Aus) 66 72 71; K Murota 68 65 76. 210 N Serizawa 72 72 66; M Ozaki 73 69 68; H Makino 72 70 68; Y Mizumaki 70 71 69. GB: 213 P Hoad 71 72 70.

MINNESOTA LPGA CLASSIC (Brooklyn Park, Minn) Leading first-round scores (US unless stated): 66 D Lofland-Dormann; 67 C Rarick, B Daniel. 68 J Stephenson, M McNamara, S Farwig, T Barrett. 69 D Richard, G Graham. 70 S Thomas, S Redman, K Postlewait, S Maynor, K Guadagnino, J Briles-Hinton, A Alcott, S Strudwick, A Ridgeway, C Mockett, D Baldwin.

ITOEN WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP (River Fuji Country Club) Leading second-round scores (Japan unless stated): 137 A Okamoto 69 68; 139 K Adachi 67 72; 140 M Hirase 71 69; K Hiyoshi 71 69; R Kashiwado 70 70; 141 S Higgens (NZ) 70 71; N Yoshikawa 68 73.

IBM WOMEN'S OPEN (Haninge, Swe) Leading third-round scores (GB or Irl unless stated): 210 L Fairclough 72 71 67. 214 K Lunn (Aus) 75 68 71; C Hjalmarsson (Swe) 72 71 71. 215 C Dibnah (Aus) 72 73 70. 216 M Hageman (Neth) 77 73 66; L Davies 74 74 68; M Lunn (Aus) 74 71 71. 217 A Nicholas 75 71 71; S Moon (US) 74 70 73. 218 J Geddes (US) 73 74 71; L Neumann (Swe) 74 73 71; C Nilsmark (Swe) 77 69 72; A Gottmo (Swe) 72 72 74. 219 H Wadsworth 75 73 71; S Gautrey (Aus) 74 73 72, * C Sorenstam (Swe) 73 73 73. 220 A Sorenstam (Swe) 75 74 71. 221 K Espinasse (Fr) 77 73 71; H Alfredsson (Swe) 74 76 71; A Shapcott 74 73 74. 222 S Prosser 77 74 71; M Spencer-Devlin (US) 72 75 75. * denotes amateur.

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