Sporting Digest: Golf

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EXTREMADURA OPEN (Badajoz, Sp) Leading first-round scores (GB or Irl unless stated): 67 M-A Jimenez (Sp). 68 L Westwood, A Coltart. 69 T Price (Aus), I Garbutt, P Mitchell, P Talbot. 70 J-M Canizares (Sp), P Mayo, R Mann, C Cevaer (Fr), N Godin, J Robson, D Curry. 71 H Thul (Ger), G Cali (It), K Waters, D Williams, E Romero (Arg), J Rivero (Sp), I Garrido (Sp), S McAllister, S Bottomley, M Wills. 72 J Payne, C O'Connor Jnr, P Eales, P Hedblom (Swe), N Joakimides (Fr), N Henning (SA), R Drummond, A Sherborne, D Borrego (Sp), K Eriksson (Swe), J Arruti (Sp), P Moloney (Aus), M Aparicio (Sp), C Sunesson, G Hjertstedt (Swe). 73 G Ralph, M Krantz (Swe), S Van Vuuren (SA), M Scarpa (It), C Larrain (Ven), C Brooks, A Hunter, R McFarlane, I Palmer (SA), P-U Johansson (Swe), D R Jones, R Alvarez (Arg), J Pinero (Sp), I Gervas (Sp), M Gronberg (Swe).

AUSTRALIAN MASTERS (Melbourne) Leading first-round scores (Aus unless stated): 65 G Kenny. 67 G Sweatt (US). 68 W Grady. 69 M Harwood, P Burke (US). 70 * D Bransdon, G Stratfold, E Droop, E Els (SA), K Tomori (Japan), R Davis, T Gale, S Owen (NZ). 71 B Jones, P Teravanien (US), Z Zorkic, G Moorhead (NZ), L Wastle, R Allenby, R Swanson, P McWhinney, S Scahill (NZ), W Smith.* denotes amateur.

BOB HOPE CLASSIC (Indian Wells, Calif) Leading first-round scores (US unless stated): 63 H Sutton. 64 R Black. 65 J Delsing, D Hammond, C Dennis. 66 M Allen, J Mudd, T Sieckmann, B Estes, J Gallagher, J Huston, S Hoch, B Tway, G Boros, F Funk.

PHILIPPINE OPEN (Manila) Leading first- round scores: 67 Cho Chul-sang (S Kor), M Blewett (US), M Cunning (US). 68 E Campbell (GB), Hsieh Ching-sheng (Tai). 69 J Rutledge (Can), R Moss (US). 70 Kang Wook- soon (S Kor), G Norquist (US), Choi Sang-ho (S Kor), R Rafferty (GB), H Johnson (US), Hsieh Yu-shu (Tai), J Singh (Ind).

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