Women's British Open cut short by showers

Golf Roundup

Posted: Friday, August 03, 2001

SUNNINGDALE, England -- England's Laura Davies shot a 4-under-par 68 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the suspended first round of the Women's British Open.

Johanna Head also opened with a 68. Fifty-four players were unable to complete the round. Scotland's Janice Moodie was 4-under with two holes to play.

American Kelly Robbins and Australia's Elisabeth Esterl shot 69s, and Swedish star Annika Sorenstam and American Rosie Jones were two strokes back after 70s. Australia's Karrie Webb, seeking her third straight victory in a major, opened with a 74.

Scandinavian Masters

LODDEKOPINGE, Sweden -- England's Anthony Wall shot a 9-under 63 to take a three-stroke lead after the first round of the Scandinavian Masters.

Wall had 10 birdies and a bogey in near-perfect conditions on the picturesque Barseback course. Scotland's Colin Montgomerie was tied for second with Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke, Denmark's Soren Hansen and Sweden's Peter Hedblom.

U.S. Women's Amateur

ANDOVER, Kan. -- Meredith Duncan won two matches in triple-digit heat to advance to the semifinals of the 101st U.S. Women's Amateur Championship.

Duncan of Shreveport, La., beat Lisa Ferrero of Lodi, Calif., 2-up, and Kelli Kamimura of Burlington, Wash., 3 and 2 in the quarterfinals at Flint Hills National.

Duncan will face Emily Bastel of Upper Sandusky, Ohio. In the other semifinal, Kim Joo-mi of South Korea will meet Nicole Perrot of Chile.

The International

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Lee Janzen scored 17 points with an eagle and six birdies to take the lead in the suspended first round the The International.

Under the modified Stableford scoring system, players earn 5 points for an eagle, 2 for birdie, zero for par, minus-1 for bogey and minus-3 for double bogey or worse.

Janzen, the 1995 winner at Castle Pines Golf Club, had a one-point lead over Chris Riley, and Rory Sabbatini was third at 14.

Lightning caused a suspension of play for 2 hours, 54 minutes early in the afternoon. When play was suspended for the day by darkness, 42 players remained on the course. Duffy Waldorf had the best score, 12 points through 15 holes.

British Open champion David Duval and two-time International winner Phil Mickelson finished their rounds with 11 points.



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