Sporting Digest: Golf

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BUICK CLASSIC (Harrison, New York) Leading first-round scores (US unless stated): 66 D Hart. 67 B Chamblee. 68 T Kite, B Tway. 69 L Janzen, D Waldorf, B Faxon, F Funk. 70 K Green, J Delsing, J Haas, D Frost (SA), M Kuramoto (Japan). 71 I Baker-Finch (Aus), C Beck, W Levi, P Burke, J Maggert, M Dawson. 72 S Ballesteros (Sp), M Weibe, L Rinker, W Wood, M Smith, C Strange, R Freeman, B Gilder, V Singh (Fiji), F Couples, B Fabel.

SAPPORO TOKYO OPEN Leading second-round scores (Japanese unless stated): 136 B Jones (Aus) 69 67; T Nishikawa 66 70. 137 T Watanabe 70 67; A Omachi 68 69. 138 D Ishii (US) 71 67; B Franklin (Can) 69 69. Selected: 147 P Hoad (GB) 72 75 (missed cut).

LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP (Bethesda, Maryland) Leading first-round scores (US unless stated): 68 C Johnston-Forbes, P Wright (GB), P Sheehan, C Rarick, J Pitcock, N Lopez, H Kobayashi (Japan), T Johnson (GB), B Bunkowsky, E Orley (Swit). 69 J Stephenson (Aus), J Lidback, T Kerdyk, N Foust, J Carner, D Ammaccapane. 70 T Tombs, P Sinn, M Will, C Keggi, R Jones, J Inkster, D Andrews, A Nicholas (GB).

BRITISH WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP (Royal Lytham and St Annes) Third round: J Moodie (Windyhill) bt G Simpson (Cleckheaton and district) 2 and 1; J Hall (Felixstowe Ferry) bt J Morley (Sale) 3 and 2; K Speak (Clitheroe) bt K Maurgue D'Algue (Fr) 6 and 5; M McKenna (Donabate) bt L Walton (Calcot Pk) 2 holes; K McKenna (Tynemouth) bt S Burnell (Burnham and Berrow) at 19th; S Lambert (Coombe Hill) bt F McKay (Turnberry) 6 and 5; I Tinning (Den) bt S Germain (Bigbury) 5 and 3; C Lambert (North Berwick) bt S Morgan (Coventry Hearsall) 3 and 2. Quarter-finals: Hall bt Moodie 2 and 1; Speak bt M McKenna 4 and 3; S Lambert bt K McKenna 2 and 1; C Lambert bt Tinning 2 and 1.

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