Follow this closely or you might get confused.
You have eight nations with four players each gathered at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea for a little match play bru-ha-ha.
It’s a “win-or-else” situation for the home team South Koreans. They have the strongest team on paper with world’s No. 1 Sung Hyun Park and would-be No. 1 Se-Yeon Ryu. Throw in Ingee Chun and I.K. Kim and they’re pretty loaded. The South Korean fans are demanding a win, the players even begged them to “not be critical” if they screw up on the course.
The South Koreans did their job on day one, winning both their four-ball (best-ball) matches to set the tone. They’re in Pool “A” with England, Australia and Chinese Taipei, which used to be Taiwan. England went 1-0-1 while the Aussies (0-1-1) and Taipei (0-2-0) went winless, losing both matches to South Korea.
On the other side in Pool “B” was the good old USA along with Thailand, Sweden and Japan.
Led by Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand is 1-0-1 along with Japan.
Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr scored a 2-up win over Pernilla Lindberg and Madeline Sagstrom while Jessie Korda and Michelle Wie lost 2-up to Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Hedwall in the USA-Sweden showdown. Wie and Korda were four down after five holes and got it all the way back to square before losing the final two holes and the match.
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