2006 Lexus Cup

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2006 Lexus Cup
Dates15–17 December 2006
VenueTanah Merah Country Club
LocationSingapore
Captains
Asia 12½ 11½ International
Asia wins the Lexus Cup
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The 2006 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 Tanah Merah Country Club in Singapore from 15–17 December 2006. Lexus was the title sponsor while Rolex, DBS, Singapore Airlines and Singapore Sports Council were main sponsors. The Asian team took a dramatic 12½ to 11½ victory in the second annual event, tying the all-time series 1-1.

Teams[edit]

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

Day one[edit]

15 December 2006

Day one saw six foursome matches where each team put two golfers on the course for each match, with the two playing alternate shots. Asia won two matches, the international team won two with two ending all square, resulting in a three-to-three tie after the first day of play. The comeback of the day was Jee Young Lee and Meena Lee coming back from four behind at the turn to defeat Natalie Gulbis and Paula Creamer 2 up.[1]

Asia Team Results International Team
Young Kim/Seon Hwa Lee Asia 6&5 Brittany Lincicome/Laura Davies
Jee Young Lee/Meena Lee Asia 2 up Natalie Gulbis/Paula Creamer
Grace Park/Shi Hyun Ahn Halved Angela Stanford/Stacy Prammanasudh
Hee-Won Han/Se Ri Pak Int'l 4&3 Morgan Pressel/Julieta Granada
Joo Mee Kim/Sakura Yokomine Int'l 3&2 Carin Koch/Annika Sörenstam
Candie Kung/Jennifer Rosales Halved Sherri Steinhauer/Nikki Campbell
3 Foursomes 3
3 Overall 3

Day two[edit]

'16 December 2006

The two teams matched up in four ball competition on day two. South Koreans Grace Park and Hee-Won Han won a thrilling match at the last hole against youngsters Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada of the United States and Paraguay respectively.[2] Candie Kung of Taiwan and Jennifer Rosales of the Philippines cruised to a relatively easy win over Brittany Lincicome of the United States and Nikki Campbell of Australia.[3] Koreans Seon Hwa Lee and Se Ri Pak had an even easier victory over Americans Sherri Steinhauer and Angela Stanford to give the Asians the lead going into Sunday's singles.

Asia Team Results International Team
Meena Lee/Jee Young Lee Int'l 2 up Natalie Gulbis/Annika Sörenstam
Hee-Won Han/Grace Park Asia 1 up Morgan Pressel/Julieta Granada
Shi Hyun Ahn/Joo Mee Kim Int'l 3&2 Paula Creamer/Stacy Prammanasudh
Candie Kung/Jennifer Rosales Asia 3&1 Brittany Lincicome/Nikki Campbell
Young Kim/Sakura Yokomine Asia 2 up Laura Davies/Carin Koch
Seon Hwa Lee/Se Ri Pak Asia 4&2 Sherri Steinhauer/Angela Stanford
4 Four balls 2
7 Overall 5

Day three[edit]

17 December 2006

Day three went to the very final match as Seon Hwa Lee broke an 11½-all tie on the seventeenth hole against Julieta Granada by halving it to ensure a one-point victory for Team Asia. This happened after two delays due to lightning that cast doubt on whether play would he completed on day three. The International team got off to a good start to the day,[4] resulting in the drama that lasted right until the very end. The second match between Taiwan's Candie Kung and Paula Creamer from the United States went back and forth all the way with three lead changes, the last occurring on the 18th as Creamer took the point,[5] winning the last hole and bringing the Internationals within reach. However, it was not to be as the Asians held on for a dramatic victory.

Asia Team Results International Team
Grace Park Int'l 4&3 Annika Sörenstam
Candie Kung Int'l 1 up Paula Creamer
Meena Lee Halved Angela Stanford
Jee Young Lee Asia 5&4 Morgan Pressel
Shi Hyun Ahn Int'l 4&3 Stacy Prammanasudh
Young Kim Asia 3&2 Carin Koch
Hee-Won Han Asia 3&2 Nikki Campbell
Jennifer Rosales Int'l 4&3 Sherri Steinhauer
Sakura Yokomine Asia 4&3 Laura Davies
Joo Mee Kim Int'l 5&4 Natalie Gulbis
Seon Hwa Lee Asia 2&1 Julieta Granada
Se Ri Pak Int'l 4&2 Brittany Lincicome
Singles
12½ Overall 11½

Golfer records[edit]

Golfer Country Wins Halves Losses
Young Kim  South Korea 3 0 0
Seon Hwa Lee  South Korea 3 0 0
Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 3 0 0
Stacy Prammanasudh  United States 2 1 0
Jee Young Lee  South Korea 2 0 1
Natalie Gulbis  United States 2 0 1
Paula Creamer  United States 2 0 1
Hee-Won Han  South Korea 2 0 1
Sakura Yokomine  Japan 2 0 1
Grace Park  South Korea 1 1 1
Candie Kung  Taiwan 1 1 1
Jennifer Rosales  Philippines 1 1 1
Sherri Steinhauer  United States 1 1 1
Meena Lee  South Korea 1 0 2
Morgan Pressel  United States 1 0 2
Julieta Granada  Paraguay 1 0 2
Carin Koch  Sweden 1 0 2
Se Ri Pak  South Korea 1 0 2
Brittany Lincicome  United States 1 0 2
Angela Stanford  United States 0 2 1
Shi Hyun Ahn  South Korea 0 1 2
Nikki Campbell  Australia 0 1 2
Laura Davies  England 0 0 3
Joo Mee Kim  South Korea 0 0 3

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