Sporting digest: Golf

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Sporting digest: Golf

The former Open winner Ian Baker-Finch, of Australia, has announced his retirement from tour golf. "I have hung up my clubs and given up serious practice," he said. "I will now concentrate on my business interests."

England's Gary Wolstenholme suffered defeat on the third hole of a play- off in the 72-hole Lake Macquarie Amateur Championship in Australia. The 37-year-old Walker Cup player from Leicestershire hit a closing 70 to finish tied on 13 under with Australia's Brett Rumford, who shot a final- round 68 and then won the play-off.