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Sorenstam leads International team to Lexus win

Sorenstam leads International team to Lexus win

Christina Kim gave Annika Sorenstam a big victory in her second-to-last event before retiring, birdieing the par-5 18th Sunday for a halve and the deciding half-point for the International team in the Lexus Cup.
Kim's halve with Namika Omata in the last match to finish gave the Sorenstam-captained International team a 12 1/2-11 1/2 victory over Asia. The International side evened the series at 2-2 after losing the last two years.
"I'm amazed it came down to my match," Kim said. "To win for Annika's final Lexus Cup fills me with so much emotion."
Sorenstam won the opening match, waiting out a lightning delay to finish off Asian captain Se Ri Pak 3 and 2. Sorenstam will end her Hall of Fame career next week in the Ladies European Tour's Dubai Ladies Masters.
"It's been so close all week," Sorenstam said. "It feels good to get the Cup back. ... It's been 15 years of great experiences. I'm going to miss a lot of it."
Angela Stanford, Helen Alfredsson, Natalie Gulbis and Katherine Hull also earned full points, while Suzann Pettersen and Karen Stupples halved their matches.
The third and final day of play was suspended for about an hour because of lightning. When play resumed, Stanford beat Seon Hwa Lee 4 and 3, Lee's second straight loss after opening her Lexus Cup career 7-0-0. Helen Alfredsson topped Inbee Park 3 and 2, Gulbis, International beat Mayumi Shimomura 2 and 1, and Hull edged Jeong Jang 1-up.
Pettersen halved with Yani Tseng, and Stupples split with Eun Hee Ji.
Sarah Lee, Na Yeon Choi, Song Hee Kim and Candie Kung won matches for Asia.
Sarah Lee beat Nicole Castrale 1-up, Choi defeated Paula Creamer 3 and 2, Song Hee Kim edged Cristie Kerr 1-up, and Kung beat Nikki Campbell 3 and 2.
The teams were tied after each of the
Asia won 15-9 last year at The Vines in Perth, Australia, for its second straight victory. The International team won the inaugural matches 16-8 in 2005 at Tenah Merah in Singapore, and Asia won 12 1/2-11 1/2 at Tenah Merah in 2006.


Updated : 2021-10-21 19:41 GMT+08:00