Sporting Digest: Golf

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SPANISH OPEN (Madrid) Leading first-round scores (GB or Ireland unless stated): 67 I Woosnam. 68 N Faldo, R Rafferty. 69 S Ballesteros (Sp), M James, S Richardson, E Romero (Arg), G Day (US), S Ames (Trin & Tob). 70 C Mason, S Torrance, J Hobday (SA), D Ray, I Garbutt, M Krantz (Swe), D Curry. 71 J Berendt (Arg), M Gates, W Riley (Aus), J Coceres (Arg), G Levenson (SA), M Roe. 72 J Hawkes (SA), R Boxall, S Lyle, A Hunter, O Karlsson (Swe), R Mackenzie (Chile), M Farry (Fr). 73 G Cali (It), E O'Connell, A Hare, I Palmer (SA), D Gilford, C Cassells, A Lebouc (Fr). 74 M Clayton (Aus), S Grappasonni (It), J-M Olazabal (Sp), M-A Martin (Sp), R McFarlane, P Affleck, M Besanceney (Fr), A Binaghi (It), P Martin (Sp), D Smyth, P Fulke (Swe), A Gillner (Swe), M Guzman (Arg). 75 J Robson, T Levet (Fr), H Selby-Green, D Silva (Por), T Johnstone (Zim), A Garrido (Sp), R Allenby (Aus), S Bowman (US), P Mayo, T Pernice (US). 76 J-M Carriles (Sp), B Marchbank, G Orr, P Eales. 77 J Sewell, P Teravainen (US), P Hall, R Hartmann (US), J Vizcaya (Sp), D R Jones. 78 J Rosillo (Sp). 79 *M Roldan (Sp), A Bossert (Swit). 81 F Valera de Valle (Sp), J Garcia (Sp). 86 *J Sanfelix (Sp). *denotes amateur.

JAPAN OPEN (Tokyo) Leading first-round scores (Japanese unless stated): 67 K Maita. 68 M Ozaki. 69 S Ikeuchi, T Yoneyama, Chen Tze-chung (Tai); K Hasegawa, H Fujita. 70 B Jones (Aus), Lin Chie-hsiang (Tai), B Hughes (Aus), G Meyer (US). 71 T Hamilton (US), P Hoad (GB). 72 S Gimson (Sing), E Herrera (Colom). 74 Chen Tze-ming (Tai), B Franklin (Can), Kyi Hla Han (Burma), M Furguson (Aus). 75 D Ishii (US), F Minoza (Phil). 76 P McWhinney (Aus). 77 T Gale (Aus). 79 C Warren (Aus).

ENGLISH OPEN AMATEUR STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP (Stoneham) Leading scores in the two qualifying rounds: (Wednesday): 67 I Ball (Glen Gorse), R Neill (Ealing). 68 R Bland (Bramshott Hill), L Yearn (Ely City), J O'Shea (Ealing). 69 S Davis (Kedleston Park), J Wilshire (Hindhead), D Harding (Worsley). 70 G Harris (Broome Manor), S Nightingale (Worthing), J Loosemore (Moor Town), D Lynn (Trentham), D Ross (Stoke Rochford), D Fisher (Stoke Poges), P Wharton (John O'Gaunt), J Knight (Sandford Springs), J Large (Southport and Ainsdale), N Twynham (Stoneham). (Yesterday): 63 M Blackey (Hayling). 67 L James (Broadstone). 68 T Trodd (Langley Park), J Crampton (Spalding), G Helsby (Grange Park), J Jones (Bramley). 69 C Challen (Stoke Poges). 70 J Pinchon (Stoneham), S Vale (Whittington Barracks), M Smith (Ross-on-Wye), A Mew (Stoneham), M Wharton (John O'Gaunt), C Aisbitt (Bishop Auckland).

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