Sporting Digest: Golf

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PORTUGUESE OPEN (Vila Sol, Vilamoura) Leading final scores (GB or Irl unless stated): 275 D Gilford 65 66 70 74; J Berendt (Arg) 63 71 69 72 (Gilford won play-off at first hole). 277 G J Brand 68 72 70 67; M James 69 73 66 69; F Nobilo (NZ) 66 68 72 71. 278 M Poxon 66 70 74 68. 280 S Torrance 70 72 70 68; F Lindgren (Swe) 74 66 69 71; R Willison 68 69 71 72. 281 M A Jimenez (Sp) 72 68 68 73. 282 E Romero (Arg) 67 71 71 73; B Malley (US) 70 66 70 76; J Parnevik (Swe) 64 73 67 78. 283 M Roe 70 67 76 70; C Mason 68 73 72 70; J Rystrom (Swe) 71 71 70 71; J Rivero (Sp) 72 71 69 71; J McHenry 71 72 68 72; P Eales 70 69 72 72; S Richardson 70 71 66 76. 284 D Smyth 71 70 74 69; B Lane 70 73 67 74; J Robinson 71 64 71 78. 285 M Clayton (Aus) 73 71 73 68; R Chapman 75 69 73 68; J Payne 70 74 71 70; M Farry (Fr) 73 71 71 70; P Fulke (Swe) 72 71 71 71; H Clark 68 75 70 72; J Sewell 72 68 72 73; B Marchbank 69 72 71 73. 286 J M Carriles (Sp) 72 68 76 70. 287 R Rafferty 67 76 72 72; D Curry 72 72 71 72; M A Martin (Sp) 72 72 71 72; A Oldcorn 72 70 72 73; O Karlsson (Swe) 69 66 77 75; R Karlsson (Swe) 72 71 69 75; S Tinning (Den) 70 68 73 76.

RYDER CUP POINTS TABLE (1pt for every pounds 1 won): 1 B Lane (Eng) 258,241.45; 2 C Montgomerie (Sco) 236,826.35; 3 N Faldo (Eng) 228,527.50; 4 M James (Eng) 193,379.08; 5 J Spence (Eng) 183,025.15; 6 A Lyle (Sco) 172,109.01; 7 B Langer (Ger) 164,751.48; 8 D Gilford (Eng) 162,600.93; 9 M A Jimenez (Sp) 161,678.18; 10 S Richardson (Eng) 157,915.41.

EUROPEAN TOUR ORDER OF MERIT: 1 Gilford pounds 132,727; 2 James pounds 119,956.67; 3 F Nobilo (NZ) pounds 97,982.50; 4 W Westner (SA) pounds 96,140; 5 Faldo pounds 95,325; 6 Montgomerie pounds 86,573.74; 7 J Payne (Eng) pounds 74,457; 8 E Romero (Arg) pounds 68,097.49; 9 Richardson pounds 65,826.91; 10 D W Basson (SA) pounds 62,679.50.

NESTLE INVITATIONAL MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Orland, Fla) Leading third-round scores (US unless stated): 210 B Crenshaw 71 70 69. 211 D Love 71 69 71. 212 B Langer (Ger) 71 70 71; B Kratzert 72 70 70; D Pohl 70 72 70. 213 V Singh (Fiji) 70 72 71; B Faxon 71 72 70. 214 D A Weibring 72 75 67; G Norman (Aus) 72 73 69; T Watson 76 68 70; R Mediate 72 72 70; M McCumber 72 71 71; E Humenik 73 69 72; M Allen 69 72 73. 215 N Price (Zim) 73 75 67; D Forsman 73 71 71; J Haas 71 73 71; M O'Meara 71 72 72; M Kuramoto (Japan) 72 71 72; J Sindelar 72 70 73.

STANDARD REGISTER PING WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Phoenix, Ariz) Leading third-round scores (US unless stated): 205 P Sheehan 70 70 65; D Coe-Jones 69 69 67. 209 T Green 73 69 67; P Rizzo 69 70 70. 211 R Walton 69 73 69; D Mochrie 69 72 70; K Tschetter 69 71 71; A Sorenstam 73 66 72.

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