Sport in Short: Golf

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THE Royal Lytham and St Anne's Club is bidding to stage Olympic golf if Manchester wins its campaign for the 2000 Games. Hopes of golf being included at the Atlanta Games in 1996 have disappeared, but there may be a better chance of its inclusion if Manchester hosts the following event.

BUICK INVITATIONAL OF CALIFORNIA (La Jolla) Leading first-round scores (US unless stated): 70 J Haas. 72 P Stewart, K Gibson, B Clampett, G Whisman. 73 H Sutton, G Twiggs, Y Mizumaki (Japan), J Durant, J D Blake. 74 D Waldorf, J Mudd, J Gomez, M Standly, J Mahaffey, R Beiersdorf.

AUSTRALIAN MASTERS (Melbourne) Leading second-round scores (Aus unless stated): 142 B Hughes 70 72; T Price 68 74. 143 N Price (Zim) 73 70; J Clifford 72 71. 144 B Andrews 70 74. 145 M Allen 69 76; S Scahill (NZ) 69 76; G Norman 71 74; J Taylor 69 76; W Grady 71 74.

MALAYSIAN OPEN (Kuala Lumpur) Leading second-round scores (US unless stated): 136 V Singh (Fiji) 67 69. 137 S Flesch 69 68. 139 G Norquist 69 70; Kim Jong-duck (S Kor) 67 72; C Larrain (Ven) 69 70. 140 C Reed 68 72; G Webb 67 73; B Jobe 71 69; E Meeks 67 73. 141 P Haugsrud (Swe) 72 69; Choi Sang- ho (S Kor) 68 73; Z Moe (Bur) 70 71. 142 Huang Huan-jen (S Kor) 73 69; D Klenk 73 69; J McCullough 74 68; M Wurtz 71 71; I Woosnam (GB) 70 72; T Hamilton 69 73.

ROYAL SWAZI SUN TOURNAMENT (Mbabane, Swaz, SA unless stated) Leading second-round scores: 135 S Pappas 71 64; C Whitelaw 66 69; F Verwey 64 71; J Work (US) 70 65. 136 T Stankowski (US) 68 68; H Buhrmann 68 68; H Royer (US) 67 69. 137 J Metcalfe (GB) 69 68.

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