In Virginia Water, England, Welshman Ian Woosnam overcame an injury to beat Chip Beck of the United States, 5 and 3, yesterday, reaching his third World Matchplay final in five years.

Woosnam will meet Zimbabwe's Mark McNulty -- who beat Greg Norman of Australia, 3 and 2 -- in today's final.

Woosnam, who won the title in 1987 and was runner-up to Nick Faldo last year, was three holes ahead halfway through. Beck cut the deficit to two but ran into putting trouble. He three-putted on three straight holes and Woosnam clinched his place in the final on the 33rd hole.

Norman held a one-hole lead after 21 but then three-putted to allow McNulty to tie it with a birdie. McNulty never let up, playing the last 20 holes of the 32-hole match in nine under.

B.C. Open: In Endicott, N.Y., Nolan Henke extended his lead to three strokes after the third round with a 1-under-par 70 and a 13-under 200 total.

Barry Jaeckel made four birdies on the front side and finished with six to move past Jim Hallet into second at 203. Hallet, the first-round co-leader with Henke, started in second at 10-under. He shot 72 and dropped into a third-place tie with Jeff Hart and Jim Benepe at 204.

Seniors: Gary Player tied the course record with an 8-under-par 64 for a two-stroke lead, 13-under, 131 total, after two rounds of the Crestar Golf Classic in Richmond. First-round leader Rives McBee, who survived a double-bogey on the 13th hole for a 67, is next at 133.

PGA Cup: In Kiawah Island, S.C., the United States took 6 1/2 of a possible eight points for the second straight day for a 13-3 lead over Europe. The Americans need only one victory in today's 10 singles matches to win the event for the ninth time. Europe has won four times.

LPGA: In Buena Park, Calif., Caroline Keggi shot a 68, 207 total, to take the third-round lead of the MBS Classic. Cathy Gerring also shot a 68 and trails Keggi by two shots.