Sporting Digest: Golf

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BEN CRENSHAW, of the United States, has joined Seve Ballesteros in being granted a wild-card entry to next month's US Open.

AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP (Nairn): First round: S Drummond (Shrewsbury) bt A Emery (Saffron Walden) 5 and 4; S Griffith (US) bt S Thomas (US) 2 and 1; S Burnell (Brickendon Grange) bt R Bland (Bramshott Hill) 2 holes; G Marsden (Rhuddlan) bt A Crombie (Newmachar) 3; M Beveridge (Tulliallan) bt P Williams (Hillside) 3 and 1; G Homewood (Ashford Manor) bt C Nowicki (Wilmslow) 1 hole; S Allan (Aus) bt G Paterson (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 6 and 5; Y Taylor (Brynhill) bt M Thomson (Torwoodlee). Second round: M Erlandsson (Swe) bt G Wolstenholme (Bristol and Clifton) 4 and 3; M Blackey (Hayling) bt S Gallacher (Bathgate) at 20th; B Collier (Callander) bt D Summers (Carrick Knowe) 3 and 2; B Howard (Cochrane Castle) bt D Watson (Mid-Kent) 6 and 4; A Turnbull (Peebles) bt T Havemann (Den) 7 and 5; M Welch (Hill Valley) bt N Zitny (Austria) 3 and 2; H McKibbin (Troon Welbeck) bt R Goodey (Teignmouth) 2 and 1; P Nelson (Renishaw Park) bt P Streeter (Sleaford) 1 hole; S Griffiths (Wentworth) bt M Backhausen (Den) 3 and 2; L James (Broadstone) bt T Milford (Sittingbourne and Milton Regis) 5 and 3; D Howell (Broome Manor) bt S Knowles (Kingsknowe) 3 and 2; F McGuirk (Prince's) bt A Print (Northants County) 1 hole; J Harris (Nevill) bt G Clark (Pinner Hill) 3 and 1; C Watson (East Renfrewshire) bt C Fort (Nelson) 3 and 2; B Dredge (Bryn Meadows) bt R Beames (Wick) 1 hole; D Berridge (Hindhead) bt W Bennett (Ruislip) 1 hole; D Park (Herefordshire) bt S Taylor (Hillside) 4 and 3; Griffith bt J Hodgson (The Tytherington) 2 holes; K Brink (Swe) bt Burnell 1 hole; Marsden bt Beveridge 3 and 2; Homewood bt Allan 5 and 4; M Wilcox (John O'Gaunt) bt Taylor 1 hole; Drummond bt F Poppmeier (Austria) at 20th.