Sporting Digest: Golf

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PEUGEOT SPANISH OPEN (Madrid) Leading final scores (GB or Irl unless stated): 277 C Montgomerie 70 71 66 70. 278 R Boxall 69 69 70 70; M Roe 70 68 69 71; M McNulty (Zim) 68 69 70 71. 279 B Langer (Ger) 70 69 69 71. 281 E Els (SA) 67 74 73 67; J Lomas 74 73 67 67. 282 S Ballesteros (Sp) 72 71 73 66; S Tinning (Den) 74 69 71 68; G Brand Jnr 69 72 71 70; F Regard (Fr) 69 71 71 71; P Price 72 72 67 71; J-M Olazabal (Sp) 71 70 69 72. 283 P Mitchell 68 74 69 72; M Zerman (It) 70 73 70 70. 284 R McFarlane 71 74 72 67; S Luna (Sp) 73 73 71 67; J Arruti (Sp) 69 74 73 68; S Little 71 74 71 68; P Teravainen (US) 73 69 71 71; D Curry 71 69 72 72. 285 S Grappasonni (It) 75 72 71 67; D Hospital (Sp) 72 73 70 70; R Willison 71 71 72 71. 286 C Rocca (It) 73 69 74 70; D W Basson (SA) 73 72 71 70; J Coceres (Arg) 69 74 69 74; S Field 70 70 69 77. 287 A Sherborne 69 75 73 70. 288 S Ames (Trin & Tob) 72 75 72 69; A Collison 76 69 73 70; S Bottomley 71 75 71 71.

VOLVO EUROPEAN TOUR ORDER OF MERIT Leading positions (GB or Irl unless stated): 1 C Montgomerie pounds 151,854.58; 2 S Ballesteros (Sp) pounds 121,808.04; 3 J-M Olazabal (Sp) pounds 103,077.04; 4 E Els (SA) pounds 99,350.00; 5 P Price pounds 88,906.88; 6 H Clark pounds 85,538.22; 7 J Lomas pounds 84,958.37; 8 P Eales pounds 81,124.39; 9 I Woosnam pounds 80,000; 10 D Gilford pounds 78,657.79; 11 B Langer (Ger) pounds 72,368.75; 12 N Faldo pounds 72,210.00; 13 P Hedblom (Swe) pounds 72,156.86; 14 A Forsbrand (Swe) pounds 69,940.00; 15 M Roe pounds 69,032.04; 16 W Westner (SA) pounds 68,226.17; 17 C Mason pounds 67,918.56; 18 G Orr pounds 67,604.67; 19 R Karlsson (Swe) pounds 67,206.99; 20 J Payne pounds 67,178.27.

NEAL LANCASTER won the biggest sudden-death play-off in the history of the PGA Tour yesterday, beating five other players to win the weather-shortened Byron Nelson Classic at Irving, Texas. Lancaster claimed the first victory of his five- year Tour career with a four-foot birdie putt at the first extra hole.

GTE BYRON NELSON CLASSIC (Irving, Texas) Leading final scores (reduced to two rounds because of weather; US unless stated): 132 N Lancaster 67 65; D Ogrin 64 68; D Edwards 67 65; M Carnevale 65 67; T Byrum 68 64; Y Mizumaki (Japan) 66 66 (Lancaster wins at first extra hole). 133 B Bryant 66 67. 134 B Gilder 67 67; R Black 70 64; G Norman (Aus) 66 68; B Crenshaw 66 68; M Brooks 67 67; J Woodland (Aus) 69 65. 135 N Ozaki (Japan) 69 66; B Mayfair 68 67; L Roberts 71 64; K Perry 67 68; C Beck 72 63; T Armour 65 70. 139 D A Russell (GB) 70 69.

JAPAN PGA CHAMPIONSHIP (Tokyo) Leading final scores (Japan unless stated): 279 H Goda 66 73 67 73. 280 M Ozaki 69 71 72 68. 285 N Sugai 71 71 74 69; S Ebihara 67 72 72 74. 287 I Aoki 70 70 74 73. 288 R Kawagishi 78 69 71 70; T Fukuzawa 71 71 74 72; T Hamilton (US) 75 68 71 74. 289 T Nishikawa 72 71 71 75; M Kimura 69 69 75 76; K Tomori 68 72 73 76. 290 W Smith (Aus) 71 77 69 73.

TARTAN SPECIAL SCOTTISH PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (Dalmahoy) Leading final scores: 281 A Coltart (Thornhill) 73 71 69 68; G Orr (Burhill) 74 66 68 73 (Coltart won at second extra hole). 283 D Robertson (Gleddoch) 70 69 72 72; C Elliott (Dubai Creek) 70 70 70 73. 284 B Marchbank (unatt) 70 70 72 72; C Cassells (Kings Links) 70 68 73 73. 285 K Stables (Montrose) 66 75 71 73; A Oldcorn (Dalmahoy Hotel) 73 71 68 73.

WELSH WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS (Royal Porthcawl) Leading second-round scores: 161 L Dermott (Royal Liverpool) 86 75. 162 D Richards (Bargoed) 85 77; V Thomas (Pennard) 83 79. 163 J Thomas (Pontardawe) 78 85.

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