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UL International Crown teams event leads into Women's British Open

Thompson is the highest ranked player in the field (Photo: Bruce Young)
With just one week before the Rico Women’s British Open at Woburn in Milton Keynes in England next week, the LPGA Tour plays its final lead-up event this week when the UL International Crown Teams event is played at the Merit Club in Chicago Illinois.

The Women’s British Open will be followed three weeks later by the Olympics beginning on August 18th.

The event consists of four players from eight different countries with the total of 32 playing three days of four-ball competition in a round robin format on Thursday Friday and Saturday followed by singles matches on Sunday.

The five teams to make it through to Sunday will be the leading two countries in each of the two pools followed along with a wild card determined by a playoff between the third placed team in each of e two pools.

Points carry over until Sunday with the final result dependant on the total amount of points acquired by a team over the four days.

Korea will begin the event as favourites with Sei Young Kim, In Gee Chun, Amy Yang and So Yeon Ryu representing their country, three of their team inside the world top twelve.

The American side of Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Gerina Piller and Cristie Kerr are also expected to do well.

Australia is in the same pool as the Koreans along with China and Chinese Taipei but their team of Minjee Lee, Karrie Webb, Su Hyun Oh and Rebecca Artis have a chance at least of making it to the final day.  




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