Sporting Digest: Golf

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The Independent Online
TWENTY-SIX years after his father-in-law, Max Faulkner, won the Portuguese Open at 52, Brian Barnes, 48, is after the same title. Barnes's second-round 67 and six-under-par total of 136 at Penha Longa yesterday left him only one stroke behind Phillip Price, of Wales, and the South African Retief Goosen.

PORTUGUESE OPEN (Penha Longa) Leading second-round scores: (GB or Irl unless stated): 135 R Goosen (SA) 69 66; P Price 64 71. 136 B Barnes 69 67; J Van de Velde (Fr) 68 68; C Mason 67 69. 137 P Eales 66 71; R Rafferty 69 68. 138 C Rocca (It) 65 73; I Garrido (Sp) 69 69; D J Russell 69 69; M A Jimenez (Sp) 70 68; G Orr 68 70.

MALAYSIAN OPEN (Kuala Lumpur) Leading second-round scores: 135 C Franco (Par) 65 70. 137 C McClellan (US) 71 66; P Gunasagaran (Malay) 69 68. 138 M Schetter (US) 67 71; R Meyer (US) 67 71; Hsieh Yu-shu (Tai) 69 69. GB: 139 D Clark (GB) 67 72.

SHIZUOKA OPEN (Hamaoka, Japan) Leading second-round scores (Japan unless stated): 140 Y Mizumaki 72 68. 141 D Ishii (US) 71 70. 142 M Kimura 74 68; N Serizawa 73 69; H Meshiai 73 69; H Sasaki 72 70; K Murota 72 70; F Minoza (Phil) 72 70; T Nakajuma 71 71; T Fukuzawa 69 73.

STANDARD REGISTER PING WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT Leading first-round scores (US unless stated): 67 C Keggi. 68 V Skinner, C Chillemi, K Robbins. 69 P Sinn, C Schreyer, C Johnson, L Davies (GB), P Bradley. Selected: 71 S Strudwick (GB).

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