Sport in Short: Golf

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MICHAEL NOON'S hopes of winning the British Seniors Open faded in the third round at Royal Lytham yesterday. The 56-year-old, who had taken a two- stroke lead after a second day round of 66, dropped six strokes in the last five holes and slumped to joint seventh place.

BRITISH SENIORS OPEN (Royal Lytham) Leading third-round scores (GB or Irl unless stated): 212 B Charles (NZ) 71 69 72; N Coles 69 71 72. 213 T Horton 74 70 69; J Hirsch (US) 71 72 70; J Fourie (SA) 75 67 71; P Butler 70 71 71. 214 A Palmer (SA) 70 72 72; M Noon 72 66 76. 216 A Proctor (US) 72 74 70; A Toyoda (Jap) 75 71 70. 217 J Garaialde (Fr) 75 74 68. 218 G Player (SA) 73 76 69; C O'Connor 72 72 74; S Hobday (SA) 72 72 74. 219 B Huggett 75 74 70. 220 M Damiano (Fr) 75 75 70; J Dolan (US) 74 75 71; R Rawlins (US) 76 70 74. 221 D Douglass (US) 78 70 73; R Terry 75 71 75; V Tshabalala (SA) 74 72 75; B Zimmerman (US) 73 73 75; R Watson (US) 73 71 77; M Murphy 75 68 78. 222 J Klatt (Aus) 79 72 71; H Fraser (US) 76 74 72; G Edwards 73 76 73; B Carter 76 72 74; D Smith (US) 77 71 74; C Mehok (US) 76 71 75; B Verwey (SA) 71 76 75; J M Roca (Sp) 78 67 77. 223 J Ferree (US) 76 75 72; R Smethurst 72 79 72; D Butler 74 73 76. 224 B Waites 76 73 75. 225 R Nicol (US) 79 73 73; C Green 75 76 74; R Fidler 77 73 75.

PAMELA WRIGHT, of Scotland, held the lead when a storm forced an overnight postponement in the US Women's Open in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.

DUTCH OPEN (Noordwijkse) Leading third-round scores (GB or Irl unless stated): 205 B Langer (Ger) 68 68 69. 206 M McLean 69 67 70; M Mouland 68 66 72. 207 P Stewart (US) 69 75 63. 208 P-U Johansson (Swe) 71 72 65; G Evans 70 67 71; G Norman (Aus) 68 69 71; R Winchester 68 71 69. 209 D Cooper 73 68 68; G Turner (NZ) 71 69 69. 210 G Brand Jnr 72 71 67; W Westner (SA) 71 71 68; H Clark 69 72 69; J Rivero (Sp) 71 68 71; E Darcy 71 66 73. 211 P O'Malley (Aus) 72 71 68; J van de Velde (Fr) 71 71 69; V Singh (Fiji) 71 70 70; C Montgomerie 71 69 71; G Day (US) 71 68 72. 212 M Jiminez (Sp) 72 72 68; F Nobilo (NZ) 72 70 70; D Basson (SA) 72 70 70; D Smyth 71 70 71; K Waters 71 69 32; D Feherty 71 68 73. 213 J Payne 73 71 69; A Forsbrand (Swe) 75 69 69; E Els (SA) 74 68 71; B Lane 71 70 72; M Roe 72 69 72. 214 D Jones 73 72 69; D Gilford 72 72 70; M Martin (Sp) 74 70 70; D Silva (Port) 71 72 71; D Mijovic (Can) 72 71 71; P Mitchell 71 71 72; R Drummond 72 70 72; J Hobday 71 70 73. 215 T Johnstone (Zim) 75 70 70; G Levenson (SA) 73 72 70; R Karlsson (Swe) 75 70 70; F Lindgren (Swe) 76 69 70; J Woof 74 71 70; S Field 74 70 71; R Claydon 72 72 71; P Way 75 69 71; R Davis (Aus) 73 70 72; V Fernandez (Arg) 70 74 71; R Hartmann (US) 71 73 71; J Rystrom (Swe) 72 70 73; C Moody 73 68 74. 216 S Hamill 74 71 71; A Murray 74 71 71; P Baker 77 67 72; P Price 75 68 73; A Sorensen (Den) 73 69 74; H Baiocchi (SA) 71 71 74; R Lee 70 72 74.

NEW ENGLAND MEN'S CLASSIC (Sutton, Mass) Leading second-scores (US unless stated): 131 R Maltbie 65 66. 133 B Faxon 66 67; K Gibson 66 67; R Friend 64 69. 134 J Cook 68 66; C Parry (Aus) 66 68; W Levi 66 68; S Elkington (Aus) 66 68; L Ten Broeck 67 67. 135 B Claar 65 70; M Weibe 69 66; M Hulbert 69 66; P Mickelson 66 69. 138 Y Kaneko (Jap) 66 72. 142 J Woodland (Aus) 70 72; F Allem (SA) 73 69. 145 W Grady (Aus) 73 72.

EUROPEAN LADIES AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP (Estoril, Por) Leading third-round scores: 215 J Morley (Eng) 71 72 72. 217 E Knuth (Sp) 68 75 74. 218 K Mourgue d'Algue (Fr) 73 74 71. 219 L Navarro (Sp). 221 P Pedersen (Den) 77 68 76; A Jonasson (Swe) 72 75 74. 222 S Cavalleri (It) 72 81 69. 223 M Pons (Sp) 74 80 69; S Farron (NZ) 74 73 76; S Eriksson (Swe) 72 78 73; A Arruti (Sp) 71 76 76; C Geleynse (Neth) 71 78 74.

NIKKEI CUP (Tomakomai, Jap) Leading third-round scores (Jap unless stated): 206 M Kawamura 67 69 70. 210 B Franklin (Can) 69 72 69; K Murota 71 69 70. 211 S Okuda 70 69 72. 212 E Herrera (Col) 69 72 71; K Uehara 73 71 68; Y Isomura 71 72 69; M Kuramoto 70 72 70; H Meshiai 71 69 72. Selected: 213 R Gibson (Can) 68 74 71. 215 F Minoza (Phil) 71 70 74. 217 B Hughes (Aus) 74 73 70. 218 L Jin Han (S Kor) 73 73 72. 220 C Warren (Aus) 73 72 75.

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