Sporting Digest: Golf

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BUICK CLASSIC (Harrison, NY) Leading third- round scores (US unless stated): 209 L Janzen 69 72 68; D Waldorf 69 70 70. 212 I Baker-Finch (Aus) 71 72 69; L Roberts 72 69 71. 213 F Couples 72 69 72; T Lehman 74 69 70; B Gilder 72 72 69; P Blackmar 75 71 67; J Maggert 71 68 74. 214 T Kite 68 71 75; V Singh (Fiji) 72 68 74; P Stewart 74 72 68; J Woodland (Aus) 73 71 70; M Smith 72 73 69; M Wiebe 72 75 67; S Elkington (Aus) 75 72 67; P Goydos 73 73 68; D Tewell 74 71 69; B Tway 68 74 72. Selected GB: 219 C Montgomerie 76 71 72.

SAPPORO OPEN (Tokyo) Leading final scores (Japan unless stated): 274 B Jones (Aus) 69 67 69 69. 277 A Omachi 68 69 71 69. 278 K Takahashi 68 73 69 68. 280 T Nishikawa 66 70 76 68; R Mackay (Aus) 71 70 69 70.

SCOTTISH STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP (St Andrews) Leading final scores: 289 A Reid (Kilmarnock Barassie) 70 72 73 74. 290 D Robertson (Cochrane Castle) 74 71 74 71. 293 R Russell (Longniddry) 71 75 76 71; J Rae (Monifieth) 73 73 72 75.

LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP (Bethseda, Md) Leading third-round scores (US unless stated): 204 J Lidback 69 67 68. 206 C Johnston-Forbes 68 68 70. P Sheehan 68 68 70. 207 B Bunkowsky 68 70 69. 208 C Figg-Currier 74 67 67; P Rizzo 72 69 67; C Rarick 68 67 73. GB: 210 T Johnson 68 73 69. 212 L Davies 72 69 71; P Wright 68 72 72. 214 C Pierce 72 71 71. 217 S Strudwick 73 71 73.

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (Slaley Hall, Northumberland, GB unless stated) Leading final scores: 107 B Huggett 73 34. 108 B Waites 74 34; T Horton 73 35. 109 D Jimenez (US) 72 37. 110 R Botts (US) 74 36; H Muscroft 72 38.

VOLVO EUROPEAN TOUR ORDER OF MERIT (GB unless stated): 1 S Torrance pounds 217,928.27; 2 J Haeggman (Swe) pounds 200,014.17; 3 M James pounds 194,339.67; 4 P Broadhurst pounds 182,792.61; 5 D Gilford pounds 181,842.64; 6 F Nobilo (NZ) pounds 177,881.00; 7 C Montgomerie pounds 165,975.08; 8 G Brand Jnr pounds 165,661.27; 9 N Faldo pounds 162,500.00; 10 B Langer pounds 154,097.14. Selected: 13 P Baker pounds 138;778.67; 16 C Mason pounds 128,709.87; 17 J Payne pounds 123,136.00; 18 B Lane pounds 112,338.80; 20 R Rafferty pounds 104,345.99.

EUROPEAN RYDER CUP TABLE (One point for every pounds 1 won, GB unless stated): 1 B Lane 331,797.75pts; 2 C Montgomerie 316,838.79; 3 B Langer (Ger) 309,041.48; 4 N Faldo 295,702.50; 5 M James 267,762.08; 6 S Torrance 248,135.95; 7 P Broadhurst 224,429.28; 8 J Haeggman (Swe) 224,106.76; 9 J Spence 223,460.98; 10 D Gilford 211,716.57.

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