Sporting Digest: Golf

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PEUGEOT FRENCH OPEN (Paris) Leading first-round scores (GB and Ire unless stated): 66 J Bland (SA), M Miller, P Mitchell, P Eales, L Westwood. 67 D Gilford, I Garrido (Sp), O Nordberg (Swe), J Lomas, G Hjertstedt (Swe). 68 M Zerman (It), N Fasth (Swe), C Davison, E Giraud (Fr), J-M Olazabal (Sp), P O'Malley (Aus), I Spencer, D W Basson (SA), A Coltart, T Levet (Fr). 69 M A Martin (Sp), G Turner (NZ), S Struever (Ger), M Clayton (Aus), J Rivero (Sp), R Rafferty, D Williams, R Drummond. 70 O Edmond (Fr), M Gates, G Brand Jnr, W Westner (SA), S Grappasonni (It), E O'Connell, T Giedeon (Ger), J Payne, R Karlsson (Swe), P McGinley, M Besanceney (Fr), M A Farry (Fr), A Bossert (Swit), M MacKenzie, P Affleck, C Suneson, S Richardson, F Nobilo (NZ), M Roe, M McNulty (Zim). 71 D Nouailhac (It), C Brooks, P Curry, A Collison, D Borrego (It), F Larsson (Swe), P Golding, H Clark, B Lane, R Allenby (Aus), V Fernandez (Arg), G Orr, A Cejka (Ger). Selected: 72 C Rocca (It). 75 S Lyle.

BMW EUROPEAN WOMEN'S MASTERS (Bercuit, Bel) Leading first-round scores (GB and Irl unless stated): 66 K Orum (Den). 68 X Wunsch (Sp). 69 A Nicholas, T Hanson (US), M-L de Lorenzi (Fr), L Davies, G Stewart, H Wadsworth. 70 D Reid, S Prosser, L Hackney, L Freund (Bel), F Descampe (Bel). 71 A Sorenstam (Swe), J Morley, S Yamamoto (Japan), E Knuth (Sp), J Arnold (NZ), W Dicks. 72 K Espinasse (Fr), C Dibnah (Aus), K Pearce (Aus), A Brighouse, P Meunier (Fr), S Mendiuru (Fr), S Waugh (Aus), D Dowling, W Doolan (Aus). 73 L Navarro (Sp), C Stolz (Aus), V van Risckeghem (Bel), R Comstock (US), C Soules (Fr), T Johnson, S Hodge, S Gronberg Whitmore (Swe), M Hageman (Neth). 74 M-G Estuesta (Phil), L Weima (Neth), A Gottmo (Swe), P Sterner (Swe), D Patterson (US), L Tadiotto (Bel), M Wright, P Grice-Whittaker, L Fairclough, C Hall, R Hetherington (Aus). 75 K Douglas, M Madill, F Fehlauer (Ger), N Fink (Aut), E Orley (Swit), K Parker (US), K Davies, E Aron (Fr), T Craik.

MIZUNO OPEN (Hakui, Japan) Leading first- round scores (Japan unless stated): 65 R Backwell (Aus). 66 K Suzuki, Y Hagawa. 67 K Murota, Y Kaneko, S Okuda, H Emoto. 68 B Watts (US), K Maita, K Kuwahara. Selected: 77 P Hoad (GB).

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