Sport in Short: Golf

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PAMELA WRIGHT, of Scotland, scored a third round of 76, five over par, and surrendered the lead in the women's US Open at Oakmont, Pennsylvania. She slipped to joint sixth, four strokes behind the joint-leaders, Patty Sheehan and Juli Inkster, of America. Wright's fellow- Briton, Karen Davies, was 11 shots further back on 226 after a round of 79.

US WOMEN'S OPEN (Oakmont, Penn) Leading third-round scores (US unless stated): 211 P Sheehan 69 72 70; J Inkster 72 68 71. 214 G Graham 72 71 71; D Coe (Can) 71 71 72; D Andrews 69 73 72. 215 M McGann 72 73 70; P Wright (GB) 70 69 76. 216 D Mochrie 70 74 72. 217 M Mallon 73 72 72; A Benz 73 71 73. 218 T Green 73 75 70; L Walters (Can) 74 72 72. Selected: 220 L Neumann (Swe) 76 72 72. 222 H Alfredsson (Swe) 71 79 72. 224 J Stephenson (Aus) 75 71 78. 225 M Figueras-Dotti (Sp) 74 77 74. 226 K Davies (GB) 77 70 79.

NEW ENGLAND CLASSIC (Sutton, Mass) Leading final-round scores (US unless stated): 268 Brad Faxon 66 67 67 68. 270 Phil Mickelson 66 69 69 66. 271 John Cook 68 66 68 69; S Elkington (Aus) 66 68 69 68; G Sauers 69 70 66 66; D Peoples 70 66 67 68. 272 K Gibson 66 67 70 69; W Levi 66 68 68 70; R Maltbie 65 66 69 72; L Hinkle 69 67 66 70. 273 M O'Meara 68 70 67 68; L Ten Broeck 67 67 68 71.

EUROPEAN WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP CHAMPIONSHIP (Estoril, Por): Leading final-round scores: 284 J Morley (Eng) 71 72 72 69. 287 E Knuth (Sp) 68 75 74 70. 289 L Navarro (Sp) 67 77 75 70. 292 K Mourgue d'Algue (Fr) 73 74 71 74. 293 S Eriksson (Swe) 72 78 73 70.

NIKKEI CUP (Tomakomai, Jap) Leading final scores (Jap unless stated): 280 K Murota 71 69 70 70; M Kuramoto 70 72 70 68 (Murota won at first extra hole). 281 S Okuda 70 69 72 70. 282 E Herrera (Col) 69 72 71 70. 283 E Itai 70 75 69 69; B Franklin (Can) 69 72 69 73. 284 Y Yokoshima 72 69 74 69; Y Isomura 71 72 69 72; M Kawamura 67 69 70 78; F Minoza (Phil) 71 70 74 69.

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