Sporting Digest: Golf

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AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP (Royal Portrush, N Irl): Matchplay First round: G Redford (Dun Ochil) bt N Van Hootegem (Bel) 3 and 2; P Purdy (Shandon Pk) bt D Young (Bristol and Clifton) 5 and 3; R Russell (Longniddry) bt G Hutcheson (Banchory) 2 and 1. Second round: C Watson (East Renfrewshire) bt N Ludwell (Selby) 3 and 2; M Welch (Hill Valley) bt G McAleese (Royal Portrush) 2 and 1; M Lundberg (Swe) bt R Hutton (Ardglass) 4 and 2; J Fanagan (Milltown) bt G Harris (Broome Manor) 3 and 2; M J Watson (Weymouth) bt A Raitt (Richmond) 20th; R Bland (Bramshott Hill) bt J P Fitzgerald (Co Louth) 4 and 3; I D Pyman (Sand Moor) bt D Baker (Downpatrick) 22nd; D Haines (Burnham and Berrow) bt G Hay (Downfield) 5 and 4; C Cevaer (Fr) bt K Ekjord Jnr (Nor) 2 and 1; B W Collier (Callander) bt G Hotson (Sleaford) 4 and 3; O Rojahn (Nor) bt R Heasley (Lisburn) 2 holes; N H Anderson (Shandon Park) bt C Watts (Hawkstone Park) 2 and 1; V L Phillips (Stoke Poges) bt M McEwan (Mendip) 19th; M L Pullan (Sand Moor) bt B Wann (Nairn) 3 and 2; A E Reid (Kilmarnock Barassie) bt R Walker (Wearside) 6 and 5; B Dredge (Bryn Meadows) bt S Paul (Tandragee) 3 and 2; F Jacobson (Swe) bt R Hutt (Southport and Ainsdale) 2 and 1; P Harrington (Stackstown) bt P Alabaster (Three Rivers) 6 and 5; L J Westwood (Worksop) bt C Barrowman (Glasgow) 20th; G M McGimpsey (Bangor) bt M Stanford (Saltford) 7 and 6; D J Ross (Stoke Rochford) bt R Coles (Maylands) 4 and 3; A Prat (Sp) bt D Robertson (Cochrane Castle) 22nd; S Cage (Sand Moor) bt G Vanier (US) 3 and 2; P J Page (Dartford) bt N Goulding (Portmarnock) 4 and 3; P Sherman (Ashford) bt A D Pierse (Tipperary) 22nd; D Fisher (Stoke Poges) bt V Smyth (Co Louth) 3 and 2; S Mackenzie (West Linton) bt M Urquhart (Inverness) 2 and 1; C O'Carroll (Brynhill) bt F De Pablo (Sp) 19th; S Graham (Ham Manor) bt C M L Cowan (Elie) 2 holes; M J Thompson (Ferndown) bt B G Porter (Salford) 2 and 1; Purdy bt Redford 2 and 1; Russell bt D Cameron (Royal Portrush) 5 and 4.

MITSUBISHI GALANT TOURNAMENT (Tokyo): Leading first-round scores (Japanese unless stated): 68 Y Yokoshima, E Herrera (Col), S Gimson (Sing). 69 E Itai, R Mackay (Aus), T Odate, K Takami. Selected: 72 T Hamilton (US), G Marsh (Aus). 73 F Minoza (Phil). 75 P Hoad (GB).