Sporting Digest: Golf

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England's David Watson added a one-under-par 71 to his opening 69 to lie six shots behind the two-stroke leader Peter O'Malley of Australia at the halfway stage of the Australasian PGA Tour Championship in Canberra yesterday. Another Englishman, Mark Sheppard, missed the cut after rounds of 76 and 78.

AUSTRALASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP (Royal Canberra, Aus) Leading second-round scores (Aus unless stated): 134 P O'Malley 65 69. 136 N Smith 70 66; S Wearne 70 66. 137 S Laycock 68 69. 138 M Cain 68 70; S Conran 69 69; D McKenzie 70 68. 139 J Moseley 70 69; P Senior 70 69. 140 S Leaney 69 71; C Spence 68 72; D Watson (Eng) 69 71; R Pampling 71 69; S Scahill (NZ) 70 70. 141 I Leggatt (Can) 72 69; J Benepe (US) 70 71; C Percy 69 72; T Carolan 71 70. GB: 154 M Sheppard 76 78.

ALGARVE PORTUGUESE OPEN (Penina) Leading second-round scores (GB or Irl unless stated): 139 B May (US) 70 69. 141 G Evans 72 69; M Tunnicliff 72 69; J Van De Velde (Fr) 68 73; R Karlsson (Swe) 69 72. 142 J M Singh (India) 73 69; P Mitchell 71 71; T Johnstone (Zim) 71 71. 143 R Chapman 78 65. 144 C Hainline (US) 71 73. 145 M Anglert (Swe) 74 71; P Eales 73 72; *N Campino (Por) 73 72; D Lee 75 70; P Baker 73 72. 146 R Gonzalez (Arg) 72 74; D Howell 74 72. 147 RJ Derksen (Neth) 73 74; B Lane 72 75; T Munoz (Sp) 73 74; J Spence 74 73. 148 M Jonzon (Swe) 71 77. 149 M Pinero (Sp) 75 74; I Giner (Sp) 76 73; P Quirici (Swit) 75 74. 150 A Binaghi (It) 81 69; M A Martin (Sp) 79 71. 151 P Nyman (Swe) 79 72. 152 R Muntz (Neth) 76 76. 153 R Russell 77 76. 154 M James 79 75. 156 I Garrido (Sp) 75 81. 158 S Struver (Ger) 80 78.

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