Sporting Digest: Golf

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TURESPANA MASTERS (Jerez, Sp) Leading first-round scores (GB or Irl unless stated): 67 C Mason, J Quiros (Sp), J Townsend (US), P Fowler (Aus), J Payne. 68 P Affleck, R Chapman, F Nobilo (NZ), E Romero (Arg), R McFarlane, D Ray, G Turner (NZ), A Binaghi (It). Selected: 69 J Nicklaus Snr (US), J-M Canizares (Sp), A Oldcorn, J-M Olazabal (Sp). 70 S Ballesteros (Sp). 71 D Gilford, G Brand Jnr. 72 G Nicklaus (US). 74 S Lyle. 75 J Nicklaus Jnr (US). Retired: P Broadhurst, P Way.

HONG KONG OPEN Leading first-round scores: 65 P Jonas (Can). 66 A Barcellos (Bra), Chen Tse-chung (Tai), C Kamps (SA), J Maggert (US), G Webb (US). GB: 68 B Lane. 69 R Rafferty (GB).