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Sporting Digest: Golf

Ganton Golf Club in North Yorkshire has been named as the venue for the 2000 Curtis Cup match between the amateur womens' teams from Great Britain & Ireland and the United States. The tournament was originally planned for Royal Porthcawl.

Australian golfers with a nicotine habit won a reprieve yesterday when tournament officials relaxed a smoking ban for this weekend's Victorian Open. Instead of an outright ban, the players have been asked to exercise extreme caution in disposing of their cigarette butts because of the extensive danger of bush fire in the Melbourne area.