Sporting Digest: Golf

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CARNOUSTIE, the Scottish course which has been left off the Open championship rota since Tom Watson's play-off win over Jack Newton in 1975, is hoping to stage a European tour event in 1995. A feasibility study is being set up and both Watson and Gary Player, the winner of the 1968 Open there, have spoken in favour of the course hosting a championship again.

TEXAS OPEN (San Antonio) Leading first- round scores (US unless stated): 62 M Smith. 64 M Wiebe, L Wadkins, D Forsman. 66 B Estes, R Fehr, T Kite, T Simpson, R McDougal, B Andrade, M Standly, G Morgan, J Kane. 67 T Byrum, S Gump, J hn Cook, B Crenshaw, S Elkington (Aus), B Lietzke, T Conley, T Tryba, D Trixler, B Cheesman, R Beiersdorf. 68 J Woodland (Aus). 69 N Smith (Aus). 70 D Watson (SA). 71 G Waite (NZ). 74 T Dodds (Nam).

ASHAI BEER MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Susono, Japan) Leading second-round scores (Japan unless stated): 135 M Ozaki 68 67. 136 N Ozaki 70 66; D Ishii (US) 68 68. 137 K Takahashi 69 68; T Watanabe 68 69; H Kamide 68 69; M Kuramoto 68 69. 140 B Jones (Aus) 71 69; R Gibson (Can) 70 70. 141 Chen Tze-ming (Tai) 72 69; T Gale (Aus) 71 70. 142 F Minoza (Phil) 73 69; E Herrera (Col) 73 69; B Franklin (Can) 69 73. 143 M Calcavecchia (US) 74 69; S Gimson (Sing) 72 71; G Marsh (Aus) 71 72; G Norman (Aus) 71 72. 144 B Watts (US) 71 73. GB (missed cut): 149 P Hoad 75 74.

WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Naples, Fla) Leading first-round scores (US unless stated): 67 M Mallon. 69 M McGann. 70 N Lopez, H Kobayashi (Japan), L Merten, T Johnson (GB). 72 D Andrews, D Mochrie, L Davies (GB). 73 B King. 76 T Green, R Jones. 77 B Burton. 78 H Alfredsson (Swe), P Sheehan, S Steinhauer.

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