Sporting Digest: Golf

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LYON OPEN Leading final-round scores (GB and Irl unless stated): 282 S Ames (Trin) 70 67 71 74. 284 G Hjertstedt (Swe) 68 68 71 77; P Linhart (Sp) 72 68 72 72. 285 W Riley (Aus) 69 68 69 79. 286 G Orr 69 66 76 75. 287 D Gilford 70 73 71 73; M Besanceney (Fr) 69 75 68 75. 288 M Tunnicliff 72 68 75 73; P Walton 72 71 72 73; G J Brand 70 69 73 76. 289 L Westwood 73 71 72 73; S Luna (Sp) 72 71 73 73; T Giedeon (Ger) 71 72 70 76. 290 K Waters 71 72 75 72; A Cejka (Ger) 70 77 71 72; J Payne 71 69 74 76; R Rafferty 73 70 71 76; H Thul (Ger) 72 72 69 77.

VOLVO EUROPEAN TOUR ORDER OF MERIT Leading positions: 1 J-M Olazabal (Sp) pounds 88,225.37; 2 E Els (SA) pounds 83,100.00; 3 P Eales pounds 77,679.39; 4 D Gilford pounds 75,953.50; 5 A Forsbrand (Swe) pounds 68,800.00; 6 P Hedblom (Swe) pounds 68,487.57; 7 H Clark pounds 67,133.93; 8 C Mason pounds 66,946.56; 9 P Price pounds 57,657.21; 10 J Payne pounds 55,748.27.

WORLD RANKINGS Leading players (US unless stated): 1 G Norman (Aus) 21.38pts ave; 2 N Faldo (GB) 18.97; 3 N Price (Zim) 17.35; 4 B Langer (Ger) 16.97; 5 F Couples 15.23.

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