Sport in Short: Golf

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GREG NORMAN the Australian former Open champion, has decided not to participate in this year's Australian Open, starting on 26 November, Thanksgiving Day in the United States, Norman's adopted home. He says he wants to celebrate with his family.

BRITISH WOMEN'S STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP (Frilford Heath) Leading second-round scores (GB and Irl unless stated): 140 J Hockley (Felixstowe Ferry) 71 69. 142 J Hall (Felixstowe Ferry) 70 72. 144 C Hall (Filton) 72 72. 145 K Tebbet (East Devon) 72 73; T Eakin (Laytown / Bettystown) 72 73.