Sport in Short: Golf

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BRITISH Ryder Cup hopefuls fell by the wayside in the third round of the Austrian Open in Vienna yesterday. Charles Raulerson, of the United States, led the field on 204, 12 under par, after a 69 in windy conditions.

Sam Torrance, the 39-year-old Scot who looks certain to make the Ryder Cup team, fell away with a three-over-par 75 while David Gilford and Jamie Spence, who both shot 73 today, also lost ground. Paul Broadhurst, who needs to win this event to take over ninth spot in the Ryder Cup points table, was round in 70 for 210 but will need a superb round today to make up six shots on the leader.

AUSTRIAN OPEN (Vienna) Leading third- round scores (GB or Irl unless stated): 204 C Raulerson (US) 68 67 69. 205 P Mayo 68 70 67; J Taylor (Aus) 66 71 68; A Sorensen (Den) 70 67 68. 206 M Miller 71 67 68; M Mackenzie 68 68 70; G Turner (NZ) 68 67 71; R Rafferty 65 69 72. 207 S Struver (Ger) 72 63 72; P-U Johansson (Swe) 70 67 70. 208 S Bowman (US) 72 68 68; P Curry 65 71 72; E O'Connell 67 67 74. 209 C Williams 71 70 68; B Barnes 72 68 69; D Hospital (Sp) 66 73 70; D Clarke 73 66 70; P Mitchell 67 69 73. 210 D Ray 67 75 68; A Bossert (Swit) 77 67 66; G Brand Jnr 72 69 69; P Broadhurst 67 73 70; J Townsend (US) 69 71 70; D R Jones 72 68 70; M Clayton (Aus) 67 73 70; J Bland (SA) 68 70 72. 211 D A Russell 72 70 69; I Garbutt 71 72 68; J Payne 71 69 71; J Robson 70 69 72; D Gilford 71 67 73. 212 K Waters 72 72 68; J Hawkes (SA) 71 72 69; J Carriles (Sp) 74 67 71; D Williams 69 72 71; G Ralph 72 69 71; B Nelson (US) 68 70 74. 213 M McLean 71 71 71; G Hjertstedt (Swe) 70 73 70; F Lindgren (Swe) 75 68 70; B Malley (US) 69 72 72; P Talbot 71 70 72; J Spence 64 76 73. 214 S Watson 73 69 72; A Hare 71 71 72; A Coltart 70 72 72. 215 S Bennett 75 69 71; E Aubrey (US) 69 73 73; R Alvarez (Arg) 70 72 73; A Binaghi (It) 73 68 74; *M Brier (Aut) 71 69 75; M Besanceney (Fr) 72 68 75; R Boxall 68 68 79. 216 R Lee 75 69 72; J Rystrom (Swe) 74 70 72; G Cali (It) 72 70 74; S Torrance 68 73 75; K Ableidinger (Aut) 69 70 77. 217 H Thul (Ger) 71 73 73; T Charnley 69 74 74; M Poxon 69 73 75. * denotes amateur.

KAREN LUNN shot a third-round 68 to open up a five-stroke lead in the Weetabix British Women's Open at Woburn yesterday. It left the Australian 11 under par, five ahead of Scotland's Kathryn Marshall who shares second place with Brandy Burton.

Marshall, who like Lunn has spent most of this season sharpening her game on the LPGA tour in America, shot a 69. Although the former Curtis Cup player from Monifieth drove into trees for a bogey at the sixth, she recovered with three birdies and an eagle three at the last.

WEETABIX WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN (Woburn) Leading third-round scores (GB or Irl unless stated): 208 K Lunn (Aus) 71 69 68. 213 B Burton (US) 75 70 68; K Marshall 73 71 69. 215 Li Wen-Lin (Tai) 70 71 74. 216 S Strudwick 72 71 73. 217 A Nicholas 74 73 70; P Sheehan (US) 75 70 72. 219 C Hjalmarsson (Swe) 77 74 68. 220 S Gautrey (Aus) 76 75 69; R Hast 77 71 72; D Hanna 74 73 73; K Orum (Den) 75 72 73; L Davies 69 76 75; F Dassu (It) 70 75 75. 221 A Gottmo (Swe) 77 70 74; C Nilsmark (Swe) 76 71 74; C Hall 75 71 75; C Dibnah (Aus) 73 70 78. 222 V Michaud (Fr) 79 73 70; C Duffy 75 76 71; M-L de Lorenzi (Fr) 73 77 72; C Figg-Currier (US) 75 75 72; *N Buxton 74 74 74; H Alfredsson (Swe) 77 71 74. 223 D Patterson (US) 78 75 70; X Wunsch (Sp) 73 79 71; J Geddes (US) 76 75 72; K Cathrein (US) 74 76 73. 224 J Soulsby 76 75 73; *C Lambert 79 72 73; *S Dallongeville (Fr) 72 75 77; T Johnson 72 75 77; *A-C Jonasson (Swe) 72 74 78. 225 D Reid 76 75 74; T Abitbol (Sp) 77 74 74; *J Morley 77 74 74; K Espinasse (Fr) 77 74 74; G Stewart 74 75 76; S Bennett 73 73 79; S Gronberg (Swe) 76 70 79. 226 F Descampe (Bel) 75 77 74; S Waugh (Aus) 77 75 74; L Cowan (Aus) 74 77 75; *P Meunier (Fr) 73 76 77; L Neumann (Swe) 74 72 80. * denotes amateur.

SUN-TIMES CHALLENGE WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Naperville, Illinois) Leading second-round scores (US unless stated): 134 M Figueras-Dotti (Sp) 69 65; B King 67 67. 135 D Mochrie 69 66; C Schreyer 67 68; K Monaghan 66-69. 137 N Daghe 70 67; S Little 69 68; M McNamara 68 69; D Ammaccapane 68 69. 138 M Redman 72 66; T-J Myers 70 68; L Adams 70 68; A Ritzman 69 69; P Wright (GB) 68 70; A Finney 67 71; J Larsen 67 71.

BRITISH TELEGRAPH IRISH SENIOR MASTERS (Malone, Belfast) Leading second- round scores (GB unless stated): 136 G Player (SA) 68 68. 138 R Whitehead 69 69. 141 D Butler 70 71; T Horton 70 71. 143 J-M Roca (Sp) 72 71. 144 J Carr (US) 72 72; J Fourie (SA) 74 70; R Botts (US) 70 74. 145 P Ferranti (US) 74 71; H Boyle 75 70. 146 A Grubb 75 71; B Waites 70 76; R Verwey (SA) 69 77. 147 D Talbot 77 70.

NEW CALEDONIAN OPEN (Noumea) Leading third-round scores: 285 S Hutchinson (Aus) 69 73 73 70. 288 S Conran (Aus) 73 74 70 71; B Andrews (Aus) 71 73 72 72; T Elliott (Aus) 73 71 72 72. 290 B Jackson (GB) 70 71 76 73. 291 W Dodd (Aus) 74 73 70 74.

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