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South Korea eliminates US in International Crown

South Korea wins wild-card playoff to eliminate United States from International Crown

Teresa Lu, of Taiwan, smiles to the gallery after making an eagle on the first hole during the third round of the International Crown golf tournament ...
Carlota Ciganda and Azahara Munoz, both of Spain fist pump after completing the first hole during the third round of the International Crown golf tour...
A fan of South Korea watches on the second hole during the third round of the International Crown golf tournament Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Owings M...
Mamiko Higa, of Japan, drives off the second hole during the third round of the International Crown golf tournament on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Owi...
Mikaela Parmlid, of Sweden, chips onto the first hole during the third round of the International Crown golf tournament on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in...
Ariya Jutanugarn, of Thailand, tees off the second hole during the third round of the International Crown golf tournament on Saturday, July 26, 2014, ...

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Teresa Lu, of Taiwan, smiles to the gallery after making an eagle on the first hole during the third round of the International Crown golf tournament ...

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Carlota Ciganda and Azahara Munoz, both of Spain fist pump after completing the first hole during the third round of the International Crown golf tour...

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A fan of South Korea watches on the second hole during the third round of the International Crown golf tournament Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Owings M...

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Mamiko Higa, of Japan, drives off the second hole during the third round of the International Crown golf tournament on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Owi...

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Mikaela Parmlid, of Sweden, chips onto the first hole during the third round of the International Crown golf tournament on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in...

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Ariya Jutanugarn, of Thailand, tees off the second hole during the third round of the International Crown golf tournament on Saturday, July 26, 2014, ...

OWINGS MILLS, Maryland (AP) -- Inbee Park and So Yeon Ryu both birdied the first playoff hole Saturday as South Korea eliminated the top-seeded United States and earned a wild-card berth in the final round of the International Crown.

The Koreans will join Spain, Thailand, Japan and Sweden on Sunday in a duel for title.

After the American team of Cristie Kerr and Lexi Thompson beat Thai sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn 3 and 2, Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum and Onnarin Sattayabanphot edged the team of Paula Creamer and Stacy Lewis 1-up to leave the U.S. in third place in Pool A.

South Korea, the third-place finisher in Pool B, called upon Park and Ryu to face Kerr and Thompson in a wild-card playoff on the par-5 16th hole.


Updated : 2020-12-01 03:44 GMT+08:00