Sport in Short: Golf

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The Independent Online
ITALY'S Federica Dassu and rookie professional Carin Hjalmarsson, of Sweden, upstaged the Solheim Cup pair, Dale Reid and Kitrina Douglas, in the first round of the 36-hole Mobil Classic in Dubai yesterday. Dassu and Hjalmarsson shot opening three-under-par 70s to share the lead, while Reid had to settle for a 74. Douglas was two strokes further back.

MOBIL CHALLENGE (Dubai) Leading first- round scores (GB or Irl unless stated): 70 C Hjalmarsson (Swe), F Dassu (It). J Arnold (NZ). 72 C Panton-Lewis, L Fairclough. 73 G Stewart, C Dibnah (Aus). 74 L Maritz (SA), D Reid. 75 H Wadsworth. 76 K Douglas, J Hill (Zim). 77 V Michaud (Fr). 78 D Barnard, X Wunsch (Sp).