Sporting Digest: Golf

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ANHEUSER-BUSCH MEN'S CLASSIC (Williamsburg, Va): Leading first-round scores (US unless stated): 66 J Flannery, T Dodds (Namib), J Gallagher. 67 B Chamblee, C Strange, M Hatalsky, L Wadkins, K Clearwater, D Rummells, K Triplett, R Zokol.

YONEX MEN'S OPEN (Hiroshima, Japan): Leading second-round scores (Japan unless stated): 133 T Odate 67 66. 137 M Kawamura 68 69; M Yamamoto 68 69. 138 S Kawamata 68 70. GB: 147 P Hoad 73 74 (missed cut).

EUROPEAN WOMEN'S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Royal Haagsche, Neth) First round: France 4 Scotland 3. Foursomes (Fr names first): S Dallon Geville and K Mourgue D'Algue bt J Moodie and C Lambert at 21st, D Bourson and P Meunier lost to A Rose and F McKay 3 and 2. Singles: S Louapre-Pfeiffer lost to Lambert 4 and 3, Meunier bt Moodie 3 and 2, Bourson bt Rose 4 and 3; Dallon Geville conceded to M McKinlay, Mourgue D'Algue bt M McKay 4 and 3. England 5 Ireland 2. Foursomes (Eng names first): N Buxton and J Morley bt E Higgins and T Eakin 4 and 3, J Hall and L Walton bt E R Power and A Rogers 2 holes. Singles: Buxton lost to Higgins 2 holes, Hall bt Power 2 and 1, K Speak bt Eakin 6 and 4, Morley bt Rogers 5 and 4, S Burnell lost to A O'Sullivan 7 and 6. Sweden 4 1/2 Wales 2 1/2 . Foursomes (Swe names first): P Sterner and A Jonasson bt J Foster and V Thomas 1 hole, M Hjorth and L Sorenstam bt L Dermott and H Lawson 4 and 2. Singles: Jonasson bt A Donne 6 and 5, S Eriksson halved with Dermott, L Ericsson lost to Thomas 6 and 4, Sorenstam lost to Foster 3 and 2, Hjorth bt Lawson 2 holes. Spain 4 1/2 Italy 2 1/2 . Second- round draw: France v Spain, England v Sweden, Scotland v Italy, Ireland v Wales.

EUROPEAN WOMEN'S CLASSIC (Bad Griesbach, Ger): Leading second-round scores (GB or Irl unless stated): 139 C Nilsmark (Swe) 70 69. 140 A Sorenstam (Swe) 70 70. 142 M-L de Lorenzi (Fr) 75 67. 143 M de Boer (Neth) 75 68; L Fairclough 69 74; G Stewart 73 70; S Moon (US) 77 66; S Shapcott 74 69; C Hjalmarsson (Swe) 73 70; M Hageman (Neth) 75 68; D Petrizzi (US) 70 73. 144 N Hall (Aus) 74 70; A Nicholas 74 70; C Dibnah (Aus) 74 70; K Espinasse (Fr) 73 71; M Lunn (Aus) 74 70; J Hill (Zimb) 74 70; J Germs (SA) 74 70. 145 D Barnard 74 71; F Dassu (It) 75 70; J Soulsby 71 74.

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