Sporting Digest: Golf

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THE 1996 Solheim Cup between the women professionals of Europe and the United States is to be held at St Pierre, Chepstow.

RYDER CUP STANDINGS: 1 S Ballesteros (Sp) 235,950pts; 2 J-M Olazabal (Sp) 138,327; 3 I Woosnam (Wal) 129,972; 4 D Gilford (Eng) 121,185; 5 C Montgomerie (Sco) 96,595; 6 P Fulke (Swe) 87,283; 7 M A Jimenez (Sp) 77,733; 8 B Lane (Eng) 76,979; 9 C Rocca (It) 72,398; 10 N Faldo (Eng) 71,637; 11 S Torrance (Sco) 69,314; 12 B Langer (Ger) 63,512; 13 J Van de Velde (Fr) 45,413; 14 H Clark (Eng) 42,986; 15 M A Martin (Sp) 39,281; 16 J Rivero (Sp) 36,882; 17 R Claydon (Eng) 36,038; 18 M Gates (Eng) 35,628; 19 E O'Connell (Irl) 33,318; 20 P Mitchell (Eng) 32,090.

EUROPEAN TOUR ORDER OF MERIT: 1 C Montgomerie (Sco) pounds 602,919; 2 S Ballesteros (Sp) pounds 454,848; 3 J-M Olazabal (Sp) pounds 453,857; 4 B Langer (Ger) pounds 423,633; 5 M A Jimenez (Sp) pounds 370,103; 6 E Els (SA) pounds 311,840; 7 D Gilford (Eng) pounds 294,779; 8 N Faldo (Eng) pounds 293,736; 9 M Roe (Eng) pounds 289,139; 10 V Singh (Fiji) pounds 273,138; 11 E Romero (Arg) pounds 253,197; 12 B Lane (Eng) pounds 250,534; 13 I Woosnam (Wal) pounds 243,014; 14 H Clark (Eng) pounds 236,345; 15 M McNulty (Zim) pounds 232,049; 16 P Mitchell (Eng) pounds 223,682; 17 R Allenby (Aus) pounds 222,322; 18 C Mason (Eng) pounds 197,712; 19 A Forsbrand (Swe) pounds 181,868; 20 P Fulke (Swe) pounds 171,669.

BUICK SOUTHERN OPEN (Pine Mountin, Georgia) Leading final scores (US unless stated): 200 S Elkington (Aus) 66 66 68. 205 S Rintoul (Aus) 70 65 70. 207 B Bryant 70 68 69. 208 B Gardner 71 69 68; S Pate 69 71 68; G Sauers 72 67 69. 209 L Mize 69 73 67; B Wadkins 69 72 68; B McCallister 69 71 69; J Sluman 69 70 70.

LPGA HEARTLAND CLASSIC (St Louis) Leading final-round scores (US unless stated): 278 L Neumann (Swe) 70 71 67 70. 281 E Crosby 71 71 69 70; P Sinn (S Kor) 67 70 72 72. 283 S Turner 73 72 71 67; D Richard 71 70 68 74. 284 C Johnson 77 71 68 68; J Geddes 70 73 70 71. 285 J Pitcock 73 74 73 65.

FORD ORDER OF MERIT Leading positions (GB or Irl unless stated): 1 L Neumann (Swe) pounds 102,750 (Neumann wins title); 2 H Alfredsson (Swe) pounds 63,315; 3 L Davies pounds 59,384; 4 A Sorenstam (Swe) pounds 58,360; 5 C Dibnah (Aus) pounds 56,547; 6 L Fairclough pounds 44,585; 7 T Hanson (US) pounds 44,205; 8 H Wadsworth pounds 41,979; 9 A Nicholas pounds 37,545; 10 S Gautrey (Aus) pounds 34,547.

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