Sporting Digest: Golf

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PRESIDENT'S CUP (Manassas, Virginia) First- round scores: (US names first) Fourballs: J Haas and S Hoch bt F Allem (SA) and D Frost (SA) 6 and 5; C Pavin and J Maggert bt S Elkington (Aus) and V Singh (Fiji) 2 and 1; J Huston and J Gallagher bt C Parry (Aus) and R Allenby (Aus) 4 and 2; T Lehman and P Mickelson bt F Nobilo (NZ) and P Senior (Aus) 3 and 2; D Love and F Couples bt N Price (Zimb) and B Hughes (Aus) 1 up. Foursomes: H Irwin and L Roberts bt Frost and Allem 3 and 1; J Haas and S Hoch def Parry and T Watanabe (Jap) 4 and 3; Pavin and Maggert lost to Nobilo and R Allenby (Aus) 2 and 1; Mickelson and Lehman lost to Elkington and Singh 2 and 1; Love and Gallagher Jnr halved with Price and McNulty (Zimb). United States 7 1/2 International Team 2 1/2 .

BC OPEN (Endicott, NY) Leading first-round scores (US unless stated): 63 J Sluman. 64 G Day, J Edwards, J Flannery. 65 M Sullivan, T Byrum, M O'Meara, T Barranger, M Dawson, M Heinen. 66 D Edwards, D Pruitt, L Thompson, G Boros, R Black, B Clampett. 67 C Dimarco, M Allen, S Jones, L Janzen, M Hulbert, T Sills, S Murphy, P Jordan, S Verplank, B McCallister, C Beck, B Fleisher, C Byrum, S Brodie, M Wurtz.

KOSAIDO ASAHI CUP (Ichihara, Japan) Leading first-round scorers (Japan unless stated): 68 KoWoo Soon (S Kor). 69 R Imahori. 70 I Shiotani, M Matsuo. 71 A Yamaoka, A Okamoto, J Yasui, N Noro, K Shibata, F Muraguchi, Y Kobayashi, M Hamada.

WOMEN'S SAFECO CLASSIC (Kent, Washington) Leading first-round scores (US unless stated): 67 A Sorenstam (Swe). 68 S Little (SA), C Johnson, M Estill. 69 C Walker, H Kobayashi (Japan), B King, C Chillemi, B Burton, M Morris, A Dibos (Peru). 70 M McGann, R Jones, D Coe Jones (Can), A Nicholas (GB), J Larsen. Other GB: 71 C Pierce. 73 P Wright. 77 S Maynor, L Davies. 83 S Strudwick. 86 T Johnson.

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