England, USA and South Korea are battling each other at the UL International Crown but their biggest opponent is weather from Typhoon Kong-Rey.
The Pacific typhoon outer bands began to dump rain on the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea Friday as the tournament tried to adjust to the rains that were expected to increase in velocity late Friday and early Saturday.
Teams played two matches Friday instead of one. The second session saw England the United States get 2-0 sweeps — England blanked Chinese Taipei while the USA women shut out Thailand.
As a result, England leads Pool “A” with seven points, one better than tournament favorite South Korea. England is the only undefeated team with a 3-0-1 mark. South Korea is 3-1 and trails by a point with six.
On the other side, the United States stands at 3-1 with six points, two better than Sweden (2-2).
After the morning matches, they went out in the afternoon, the United States leads Japan in one match but trails in the other. Cristie Kerr and Lexi Thompson were 1-up through 11 holes on Mamika Higa and Misuzu Narita when play was suspended due to darkness. Michelle Wie and Jessica Korda were 1-down to Nasa Hataokaand Ayako Uehara through 12 holes.
England was in the process of squaring off with South Korea. Charley Hull and Georgia Hall were having a tough time. They were 4-down after eight holes to world’s No. 1 S.K. Park and I.K. Kim while Bronte Law and Jody Shadoff were 1-up through six on Ingee Chun and So-Yeon Ryu.
The course was closed all morning Satuday with hopes that matches might resume late Saturday afternoon.j