Sporting digest: Golf

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Jesper Parnevik, the Swede who has played on the US Tour since 1994, has rejoined the European circuit so he will be eligible to earn points towards the 1999 European Ryder Cup squad.

Justin Rose comfortably avoided the cut in the European PGA pre-qualifier at Chart Hills, Kent, after a second-round 72 left him four over par on 148. However, the 18-year-old is still some way from making it to the final 10 who will go to the PGA qualifying school at San Roque and Sotogrande. "There are nine guys at 200 or better so realistically I've got to hit something like a 66," he predicted, ahead of today's round.