Sporting Digest: Golf

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SOLHEIM CUP (White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, 21 to 23 October): EUROPE TEAM: M Walker (capt), H Alfredsson (Swe), L Davies (Eng), L Fairclough (Eng), T Johnson (Eng), L Neumann (Swe), A Nicholas (Eng), C Nilsmark (Swe), D Reid (Sco), A Sorenstam (Swe), P Wright (Sco). Reserve: K Marshall (Sco).

UNITED STATES TEAM: J Carner (capt), D Andrews, B Burton, B Daniel, T Green, B King, M Mallon, D Mochrie, K Robbins, P Sheehan, S Steinhauer. Reserve: M McGann.

EUROPEAN TOUR SCHOOL PRE-QUALIFYING (Slaley Hall) Leading first-round scores: 69 N Roderick, S Pullan, *F Valera (Sp), H Bensdurp (Neth), J Bray (US), L Tingvall (Swe). 70 C Green, A Kankkonek (Fin), M Wills, A Hill, P Page, J Mellor. 72 G Pooley (Oxohey), D Tapping (Verulam). 73 J Hodgeson (Tytherington), A Crerar (Downfield). 74 J Bragger (Tinsley Park), V Phillips (Stoke Poges), N Walton (Mayfair Driving Range), S Bannerman (Schloss Mainsondheim), R Winchester (unattached). 75 G Hanrahan (Munich West), L Vannet (Jim Farmer GL), A Sobrinho (Vilamoura). (Quietwaters): 68 L Robinson, *R Coles. 69 M Stokes. 70 B Tinning (Den), G Marks, T Charnley, *A Emery. 71 M Hazelden, B McGovern, N Godin, P Simpson, C Innes, D Lee, F Hammer (Fr), *C Challen.* denotes amateur.

PGA CUP (Palm Beach, Florida) (US names first): Pairs: R Acton and T Smith bt D Jones and R Mann 6 and 4; J Lewis and P Oakley lost to N Job and C Hall 2 and 1; J Roth and R McDougall lost to R Weir and T Maltman 5 and 4; W Chapman and G Bowmann lost to J Harrison and J Higgins 3 and 2; R Acton and P Smith bt A Baguley and H Stott 2 and 1; R Acton and P Smith bt A Baguley and H Stott 2 and 1. Fourballs: T Cleaver and T Smith bt N Job and C Hall 1 hole; J Lewis and P Oakley bt J Harrison and J Higgins 1 hole; J Roth and R McDougall bt R Weir and C Maltman 3 and 2. Foursomes: R Acton and T Smith lost to R Weir and C Maltman 4 and 3; J Lewis and J Lee bt C Hall and N Job 3 and 2. Play suspended due to dangerous conditions.

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