Sporting Digest: Golf

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HONDA OPEN (Hamburg) Leading first-round scores (GB and Irl unless stated): 66 E Els (SA). 67 I Woosnam, I Palmer (SA), P Affleck. 68 K Waters, O Sellberg (Swe), T Levet (Fr), G Hjertstedt (Swe), G Orr, S Torrance, R Chapman, S Lyle. 69 J McHenry, C Mason, B Langer (Ger), D Feherty, D A Russell, P Fulke (Swe), J Rystrom (Swe), R Davis (Aus), C Cassells, J Rivero (Sp), M-A Jimenez (Sp), G Evans, M Davis. 70 A Gillner (Swe), B Marchbank, R Claydon, L Tinkler (Aus), P Eales, R Hartmann (US), J Robinson, H Thul (Ger), A Hare, D Hospital (Sp), R Boxall, G Brand Jnr, J Spence, P Mayo. 71 A Hunter, J Haeggman (Swe), M Lanner (Swe), C Williams, M Clayton (Aus), S Tinning (Den), M Harwood (Aus), S Little, S Grappasonni (It), P McGinley, S Bennett, P Broadhurst, M Mackenzie, D Williams, R Rafferty, S Struver (Ger). 72 P Fowler (Aus), M McLean, J Parnevik (Swe), J Carriles (Sp), D J Russell, D Clarke, R Winchester, N Preston, M Miller, M Sunesson (Swe), J Sewell, G J Brand, W Riley (Aus), M McNulty (Zim), R Mackenzie (Chile), A Binaghi (It), T Pernice (US).

MEN'S AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL: Scotland v France (Downfield, Scottish players first): Singles: Russell bt Gerdieu 4 and 3; Hay lost Cevare 4 and 3; Robertson halved with Brizay; Kirkpatrick bt Dahlstrom 2 and 1; Sherry bt Beaufils 1 hole; Bryson lost Delagrange 2 and 1. Foursomes: R Russell (Longniddry) and D Robertson (Cochrane Castle) bt C Sevaer and G Brizay one hole; G Hay (Downfield) and D Kirkpatrick (Tantallon) bt B Beufils and M Dieu 3 and 2; G Sherry (Kilmarnock Barrasie) and W Bryson (Drumpellier) lost to S Delagrange and J Dahlstrom 4 and 2; D Robertson (Cochrane Castle) and R Russell (Longniddry) bt N Beaufils and M Dieu 2 and 1, G Hay (Downfield) and D Kirkpatrick (Tantallon) lost to C Cevaer and G Brizay 1 hole, W Bryson (Drumpellier) and G Sherry (Kilmarnock Barassie) lost to S Delagrange and J Dahlstrom 3 and 2. Final match score: Scotland 61 2 France 51 2 .

WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP (Lytham and St Annes): First round: J Moodie (Windyhill) bt G Doran (Royal County Down) 2 and 1; J Oliver (Knebworth) bt K Smith (Waterlooville) at 19th; G Simpson (Cleckheaton) bt R Bolas (Beau Desert) 4 and 3; N Buxton (Woodsome Hall) bt E Ratcliffe (Stirling University) 2 and 1; J Hall (Felixstowe Ferry) bt M McKinlay (Blairmore and Strone) at 19th; C Caldwell (Sunningdale) bt H Kavanagh (Grange) 4 and 2; J Morley (Sale) bt T Samuel (Canada) 3 and 2; A Larsson (Denmark) bt J Hockley (Felixstowe Ferry) 3 and 2; L Walton (Calcot Park) bt L McCool (Strabane) 8 and 7; H Lawson (Bull Bay) bt M J Rouleau (Can) 4 and 3; K Stupples (Royal Cinque Ports) bt R Millington (Druids Heath) 2 and 1; M McKenna (Donabate) bt P Gorman (Malone) 3 and 2; K Mourgue D'Algue (Fr) bt L Dermott (Royal Liverpool) 2 and 1; E Fields (Falmouth) bt C Schmitt (Fr) at 19th; P Pedersen (Den) bt M Arruti (Sp) 3 and 1; K Speak (Clitheroe) bt C Mourgue D'Algue (Fr) 4 and 3; S Burnell (Burnham and Berrow) bt T Ireland (Barnham Broom) 5 and 3; K Rostron (Clitheroe) bt J Foster (Pontardawe) 3 and 1; C Hawkes (Brookmans Park) bt F Brown (Heswall) at 19th; K McKenna (Tynemouth) bt N Moult (Moor Hall) 1 hole; S Lambert (Coombe Hill) bt T Eakin (Laytown and Bettystown) at 20th; S Beautell (Sp) bt D Bouson (Fr) 6 and 5; M Alsuguren (Fr) bt J Head (Goodwood) 2 and 1; F McKay (Turnberry) bt P Meunier (Fr) 3 and 1; I Tinning (Den) bt R Nugent (Brooksmans Pk) 4 and 3; S Farron (NZ) bt J Williamson (Hadley Wood) 2 and 1; S Sharpe (Elton Furze) bt A Rogers (The Island) at 19; S Germain (Bigbury) bt V Thomas (Pennard) 1 hole; S Morgan (Coventry Hearsall) bt E Knuth (Sp) 2 and 1; K Egford (Hockley) bt R Hughes (Stockport) 3 and 2; M Verspieren (Fr) bt S Bishop (Oakmere Park) 2 holes; C Lambert (N Berwick) bt M McKay (Turnberry) 3 and 2. Second round: Moodie bt Oliver 5 and 3; Simpson bt Buxton 2 and 1; Hall bt Caldwell 1 hole; Morley bt Larsson 3 and 2; Walton bt Lawson 2 and 1; M McKenna bt Stupples 3 and 1; Mourgue D'Algue bt Fields 4 and 3; Speak bt Pedersen 6 and 4; Burnell bt Rostron at 19th; K McKenna bt Hawkes 2 and 1; F McKay bt Alsuguren 2 and 1; C Lambert bt Verspieren 4 and 3; S Lambert bt Beautell 1 hole; Tinning bt Farron 1 hole; Germain bt Sharpe 3 and 2; Morgan bt Egford 4 and 2.

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