Sporting Digest: Golf

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Australia will host the 2001 edition of the Andersen Consulting matchplay championships, which will be played for the first time in California in February. The tournament will launch a new world championship series with three events in the first year and four from 2000. It will feature the top 64 players on world rankings and will be played at La Costa for the first two years. The prize money for each of the series' tournaments is $5m (pounds 3.1m).

WORLD CUP OF GOLF (Auckland, NZ) Leading final scores: Individual: 279 S Verplank (US) 70 72 74 63. 280 N Faldo (Eng) 68 70 73 69; C Rocca (It) 65 74 71 70. 281 Y Imano (Japan) 64 75 75 67. 282 G Turner (NZ) 73 71 70 68; P Sjoland (Swe) 6877 74 63. 283 P O'Malley (Aus) 69 73 74 67. 284 A Cabrera (Arg) 69 71 71 73; I Leggatt (Can) 69 70 76 69; C Montgomerie (Sco) 72 69 75 68. 285 G Mendoza (Col) 70 76 74 65; P McGinley (Irl) 67 76 73 69; M McNulty (Zim) 67 78 73 67. 286 D Frost (SA) 66 74 75 71. 287 R Gonzalez (Arg) 73 74 72 68; P Harrington (Irl) 72 72 72 71; A Coltart (Sco) 70 74 77 66. 288 D Carter (Eng) 73 71 76 68; T Johnstone (Zim) 72 73- 73 70. Team: 568 England. 570 Italy. 571 Argentina; Scotland; US. 572 Ireland. 573 New Zealand; Zimbabwe. 574 Australia. 579 Spain. 580 Sweden; Japan. 581 Canada, Colombia. 583 France. 589 South Africa; Chile. 590 Wales. 592 Germany. 593 Switzerland, Paraguay. 599 Denmark. 602 S Korea, Norway.

EUROPEAN TOUR QUALIFYING SCHOOL (San Roque, Sp): Fifth-round scores (GB or Irl unless stated): 349 H Nystrom (Swe) 66 71 74 70 68. 353 M Santi (It) 74 72 68 70 69, R Drummond 70 67 69 73 74. 355 A Hansen (Den) 73 72 70 72 68, JP Cixous (Fr) 70 73 71 71 70, A McLardy (SA) 72 70 73 70 70. 356 R Lee 76 70 70 71 69, A Binaghi (It) 71 71 71 69 74, E Canonica (It) 75 66 65 75 75. 357 D Borrego (Sp) 74 71 69 71 72, J Quiros (Sp) 71 72 69 72 73, F Valera (Sp) 66 73 67 75 76. 358 S Dodd 74 76 68 71 69, P Linhart (Sp) 72 73 72 68 73, R-J Derksen (Neth) 70 71 70 73 74. 359 A Raitt 77 73 73 66 70, J Arruti (Sp) 71 72 70 75 71, J Rystrom (Swe) 74 69 72 72 72, N O'Hern (Aus) 76 71 72 72 68, C Larrain (Ven) 70 76 72 75 66. 360 H Bjornstad (Nor) 73 71 70 75 71, G Ogilvy (Aus) 69 71 76 72 72, I Hutchings 72 68 71 76 73, S Talbot (Can) 73 69 71 73 74, M Olander (Swe) 76 77 71 68 68, C Rodiles (Sp) 68 72 69 76 75. 361 N Roderick 77 69 69 74 72, M Pilkington 73 72 70 74 72, B Teilleria (Fr) 76 68 71 73 73, J Aker (Swe) 73 72 71 71 74, A Bonhomme (Aus) 67 75 71 74 74, B Dredge 71 70 71 73 76. 362 G Rojas (Arg) 71 74 71 76 70. 363 S Bennett 77 71 69 73 73, S Richardson 73 70 72 75 73, T Munoz (Sp) 74 73 71 71 74, M Backhausen (Den) 73 73 71 72 74, C Watts 72 69 71 77 74, C Cevaer (Fr) 75 74 68 71 75, K Brink (Swe) 72 74 71 74 72, G Emerson 75 74 70 72 72. 364 R Sjoberg (Swe) 73 75 74 67 75, R Boxall 74 72 73 69 76, J Robinson 75 69 72 75 73, H P Thuel (Ger) 76 70 75 72 71, G Hamerton 72 75 73 73 71, L Parsons (Aus) 75 74 71 73 71. 365 P Golding 73 76 71 69 76, M O'Grady (US) 75 74 75 67 74, N Ludwell 75 71 72 74 73. 366 N Preston 78 69 69 74 76, K Storgaard (Den) 74 72 72 71 77, B Nelson (US) 73 72 72 74 75, A Kankkonen (Den) 79 72 67 73 75, J Rose 78 73 70 71 74, A Lebouc (Fr) 78 73 72 69 74, M Persson (Swe) 77 73 72 70 74, D Lynn 78 68 71 76 73, M Reale (It) 73 72 73 75 73, JM Lara (Sp) 77 74 73 69 73. 367 A Sandywell 80 69 72 70 76, E Boult (NZ) 76 72 72 71 76, M Lundberg (Swe) 69 73 73 77 75, G J Brand 72 70 73 77 75, C Monasterio (Arg) 73 68 75 76 75, I Pyman 72 75 74 72 74. 368 K Eriksson (Swe) 73 74 71 72 78, S Wakefield 70 74 72 74 78, K Jones 72 74 71 72 79, F Cupillard (Fr) 74 73 73 71 77, S Alker (NZ) 76 74 72 70 76, A Barnett 77 73 71 71 76. 369 S Corte-Real (Por) 74 72 69 78 76, O Eliasson (Swe) 79 73 73 68 76. 370 P Winston 74 72 72 72 80, R Benitez (Sp) 73 71 76 71 79, J Nutt (Ven) 69 70 75 78 78, I Poulter 74 73 73 73 77. 371 O Sellberg (Swe) 76 69 72 73 81, C Ronald 77 70 75 71 78. 372 S Hurley 68 70 76 77 81.

DUNLOP PHOENIX TOURNAMENT (Miyazaki, Japan) Leading final scores (Japan unless stated): 271 L Westwood (GB) 68 67 66 70. 274 D Clarke (GB) 70 67 66 71. 276 N Ozaki 69 71 64 72. 277 S Maruyama 70 69 71 67, M Ozaki 71 70 65 71, J Sluman (US) 69 70 66 72. 279 T Ozaki 75 69 66 69, F Funk (US) 69 69 66 75. 280 H Tanaka 70 73 69 68, P Teravainen (US) 69 71 71 69, Z Lianwei (Ch) 70 71 70 69, B Watts (US) 71 67 70 72, P Senior (Aus) 70 69 67 74. 281 H Meshiai 70 73 67 71, T Nakajima 68 73 68 72. 282 D Ishii (US) 69 69 70 73, H Kase 71 72 71 68, Yeh Chang-ting (Tai) 70 73 68 71.

AUSTRALIAN PGA CHAMPIONSHIP (Sydney) Leading final scores (Aus unless stated): 275 D Howell (GB) 69 66 72 68. 282 S Ames (Trin) 70 71 73 68, T Price 69 68 76 69. 284 C Spence 75 73 69 67. 286 A Wall (GB) 71 72 74 69, B Partridge 75 71 72 68, R Willis 75 69 69 73, S Allan 73 74 70 69. 287 P Marantz 74 69 78 66. 288 R Stephens 74 75 67 72. 289 G Coles 73 78 68 70, N Kerry 76 74 72 67. 290 J Moseley 74 75 72 69.

LPGA TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP (Las Vegas): Leading third-round scores (US unless stated): 208 L Davies (GB) 66 67 75. 210 M Mallon 72 71 67. 211 P Hurst 74 69 68, J Inkster 68 72 71, T Barrett 71 66 74. 212 K Robbins 70 73 69, C Sorenstam (Swe) 74 69 69, W Ward 71 71 70, D Pepper 69 71. 213 L Kane (Can) 74 71 68, K Webb (Aus) 70 69 74. 214 B Burton 69 74 71. 215 C Johnson 70 74 71, H Alfredsson (Swe) 70 73 72, D Andrews 71 72 72. 216 A Sorenstam (Swe) 74 71 71, S Steinhauer 72 71 73, D Eggeling 72 71 73. 217 L Neumann (Swe) 71 72 74. 218 R Jones 72 72 74. 219 L Walters (Can) 70 73 76. 221 S R Pak (S Kor) 72 77 72, D Dormann 72 77 72. 222 B King 77 69 76, M Estill 74 73 75. 225 D Ammaccapane 75 76 74, L Hackney (GB) 76 74 75. 227 E Klein 79 75 73, H Kobayashi (Japan) 73 77 77. 228 B Mucha 78 74 76.

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