Sporting Digest: Golf

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JAL BIG APPLE WOMEN'S CLASSIC (New Rochelle, New York) Leading third-round scores (US unless stated): 208 E King 71 69 68. 209 H Kobayashi (Japan) 69 71 69. 211 R Jones 72 71 68. 212 M B Zimmerman 70 73 69; J Stephenson (Aus) 72 72 68. Selected: 222 T Johnson (GB) 70 80 72.

SONY WORLD RANKINGS: 1 N Faldo (Eng) 21.93pts; 2 B Langer (Ger) 17.40; 3 Greg Norman (Aus) 17.04; 4 N Price (Zim) 16.00; 5 F Couples (US) 14.42; 6 P Azinger (US) 13.16; 7 J M Olazabal (Sp) 11.45; 8 T Kite (US) 10.34; 9 I Woosnam (Wal) 10.28; 10 J Cook (US) 10.05; 11 M Ozaki (Jap) 9.81; 12 D Love (US) 9.67; 13 P Stewart (US) 9.50; 14 C Pavin (US) 9.28; 15 M McNulty (Zim) 8.82; 16 D Frost (SA) 8.29; 17 S Elkington (Aus) 8.07; 18 M O'Meara (US) 7.71; 19 C Montgomerie (Sco) 7.28; 20 L Janzen (US) 7.22.

VOLVO EUROPEAN TOUR ORDER OF MERIT: 1 N Faldo (Eng) pounds 339,130; 2 S Torrance (Sco) pounds 283,114; 3 M James (Eng) pounds 258,646; 4 C Rocca (It) pounds 247,543; 5 B Langer (Ger) pounds 229,449; 6 J Haeggman (Swe) pounds 216,884; 7 J M Olazabal (Sp) pounds 202,258; 8 P Broadhurst (Eng) pounds 200,032; 9 F Nobilo (NZ) pounds 193,146; 10 D Gilford (Eng) pounds 181,842; 11 C Montgomerie (Sco) pounds 174,319; 12 G Brand Jnr (Sco) pounds 174,288; 13 J Parnevik (Swe) pounds 170,677; 14 G Turner (NZ) pounds 169,957; 15 P Baker (Eng) pounds 167,304; 16 W Westner (SA) pounds 157,946; 17 C Mason (Eng) pounds 149,251; 18 B Lane (Eng) pounds 143,208; 19 S Richardson (Eng) pounds 139,403; 20 J Payne (Eng) pounds 136,733.

RYDER CUP POINTS TABLE: 1 N Faldo (Eng) 472,332pts; 2 B Langer (Ger) 384,393; 3 B Lane (Eng) 362,667; 4 M James (Eng) 332,069; 5 C Montgomerie (Sco) 325,183; 6 S Torrance (Sco) 313,322; 7 C Rocca (It) 291,775; 8 J M Olazabal (Sp) 268,758; 9 P Broadhurst (Eng) 241,669; 10 J Haeggman (Swe) 240,976; 11 J Spence (Eng) 232,500; 12 S Richardson (Eng) 231,491; 13 M Roe (Eng) 224,402; 14 G Brand Jnr (Sco) 212,109; 15 D Gilford (Eng) 211,716; 16 J Payne (Eng) 206,734; 17 S Lyle (Sco) 201,155; 18 M A Jimenez (Sp) 191,766; 19 J Parnevik (Swe) 188,277; 20 I Woosnam (Wal) 186,887.

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