2007 Lexus Cup

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2007 Lexus Cup
Dates   7–9 December 2007
Venue   The Vines Resort & Country Club
Location   Perth, Australia
Captains   Se Ri Pak (Asia)
Annika Sörenstam (International)
Asia   15    9   International
Asia wins the Lexus Cup

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The 2007 Lexus Cup was a golf event competed by women representing Asia and an International squad representing the rest of the world. Each team was made up of twelve members. The competition took place at The Vines Resort & Country Club in Perth, Australia from 7–9 December 2007. Lexus was the title sponsor; Rolex, DBS, Singapore Airlines and Singapore Sports Council were main sponsors.

After taking a commanding lead in the first day of play, winning all six matches, Team Asia won the tournament by a score of 15 to 9.

Teams[edit]

As in the similar team events of the Solheim Cup (USA vs. Europe women), Ryder Cup (USA vs. Europe men), and Presidents Cup (USA vs. "International" men, i.e. rest of the world excluding Europe), each team was made up of twelve players.

Day one[edit]

7 December 2007

Day one saw six foursome matches with each team putting two golfers on the course for each match, with the pairs playing alternate shots. Team Asia took a commanding lead in the Lexus Cup, winning all six matches. Only one of the six matches—Sarah Lee and Meena Lee vs. Cristie Kerr and Nicole Castrale went to 18 holes.

Team Asia Results Team International
Jee Young Lee / Seon Hwa Lee Asia 3&1 Natalie Gulbis / Suzann Pettersen
Sarah Lee / Meena Lee Asia 1 up Cristie Kerr / Nicole Castrale
Jeong Jang / Shi Hyun Ahn Asia 2&1 Angela Park / Nikki Campbell
Se Ri Pak / In-Kyung Kim Asia 2&1 Morgan Pressel / Stacy Prammanasudh
Amy Hung / Jiyai Shin Asia 4&2 Maria Hjorth / Brittany Lincicome
Candie Kung / Ayako Uehara Asia 3&2 Annika Sörenstam / Catriona Matthew
6 Foursomes 0
6 Overall 0

Day two[edit]

8 December 2007

The teams competed in four ball competition on day two. Team Asia continued to dominate, increasing its lead to seven points. Team International posted its first points of the week with wins by partners Angela Park and Nikki Campbell, and by Cristie Kerr and Nicole Castrale.

Team Asia Results Team International
Jeong Jang / Shi Hyun Ahn Int'l 3&2 Angela Park / Nikki Campbell
Jee Young Lee / Seon Hwa Lee Asia 2 up Natalie Gulbis / Suzann Pettersen
Sarah Lee / Meena Lee Int'l 3&2 Cristie Kerr / Nicole Castrale
Candie Kung / Ayako Uehara Halved Stacy Prammanasudh / Morgan Pressel
Amy Hung / Jiyai Shin Asia 2&1 Maria Hjorth / Brittany Lincicome
Se Ri Pak / In-Kyung Kim Asia 1 up Annika Sörenstam / Catriona Matthew
3 ½ Four balls 2 ½
9 ½ Overall 2 ½

Day three[edit]

9 December 2007

Prior to the start of Day Three, it was announced that Suzann Pettersen had withdrawn from the singles matches due to a back injury. Pak, who had been battling a shoulder injury also sat out and the two captains agreed to halve the Pak-Pettersen match.[1]

Team Asia Results Team International
Candie Kung Int'l 4&3 Annika Sörenstam
Jee Young Lee Asia 2&1 Nicole Castrale
Amy Hung Int'l 3&1 Angela Park
In-Kyung Kim Asia 2&1 Stacy Prammanasudh
Seon Hwa Lee Asia 3&2 Cristie Kerr
Sarah Lee Asia 3&2 Nikki Campbell
Shi Hyun Ahn Int'l 3&2 Maria Hjorth
Ayako Uehara Halved Catriona Matthew
Jeong Jang Int'l 2&1 Morgan Pressel
Meena Lee Int'l 1 up Brittany Lincicome
Jiyai Shin Halved Natalie Gulbis
Se Ri Pak Halved Suzann Pettersen
5 ½ Singles 6 ½
15 Overall 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asia continues to roll at the Lexus Cup". Sports Network. Retrieved 2007-12-09. [dead link]

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