Lexus Cup: Asia sweeps alternate-shot

Updated: 08 December 2007 08:16 IST

Candie Kung and Ayako Uehara beat Annika Sorenstam and Catriona Matthew 3 and 2 on Friday in the Lexus Cup.

Perth:

Candie Kung and Ayako Uehara beat Annika Sorenstam and Catriona Matthew 3 and 2 on Friday in the Lexus Cup to help Asia sweep alternate-shot play for a 6-0 lead over the International team.

The teams will play six best-ball matches on Saturday at The Vines and the competition will end Sunday with 12 singles matches.

Amy Hung and Ji Yai Shin beat Brittany Lincicome and Maria Hjorth 4 and 2 in the most-lopsided match of the day, while Jee Young Lee and Seon Hwa Lee topped Suzann Pettersen and Natalie Gulbis 3 and 2.

Playing captain Se Ri Pak teamed with In-Kyung Kim to beat Morgan Pressel and Stacy Prammanasudh 2 and 1, Jeong Jang and Shi Hyun Ahn defeated Angela Park and Nikki Campbell - the lone Australian in the International lineup - 2 and 1, and Sarah Lee and Meena Lee edged Cristie Kerr and Nicole Castrale 1-up.

In the first two editions of the event at Tanah Merah in Singapore, the International team won 16-8 in 2005 and Asia took the 2006 competition 12 1/2-11 1/2.

It marks the first time that Asia has led after the first day. In 2005, the International team led 4-2 over Team Asia. Last year, the score was tied 3-3 after the first round.

Lexus Cup captains Pak and Sorenstam decided to keep the same partners for Saturday's best-ball matches, and four of the six groups will feature the same opponents.

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