Golf: 2014 International Crown – Australia (8th Place)

The inaugural International Crown on the LPGA Tour took place at the Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md., and is scheduled to occur every even year.  The 2016 edition will be hosted by Rich Harvest Farms outside of Chicago from July 18-24, and in 2018, the event will move to South Korea.

Team (with individual’s world ranking in parentheses as of Mar. 31, 2014, the roster announcement date):
Karrie Webb (5)
Katherine Kirk (110)
Minjee Lee (115)
Lindsey Wright (130)


Day 1 – Four-ball

South Korea (Inbee Park and So-Yeon Ryu) def. Australia (Kirk and Wright), 3 and 2
Australia (Lee and Webb) def. South Korea (Na Yeon Choi and In-Kyung Kim), 2 up

Day 2 – Four-ball

Japan (Mamiko Higa and Mika Miyazato) def. Australia (Lee and Webb), 3 and 2
Japan (Sakura Yokomine and Ai Miyazato) all square with Australia (Kirk and Wright), all square

Note: Ai Miyazato and Yokomine were six down with seven holes to play against Kirk and Wright before staging a comeback to halve their match.  Said the Golf Channel’s Judy Rankin: “This is one of the most amazing turnarounds I have seen in match play.”

Day 3 – Four-ball

Sweden (Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Hedwall) def. Australia (Lee and Webb), 5 and 3
Sweden (Pernilla Lindberg and Mikaela Parmlid) def. Australia (Kirk and Wright), 7 and 5

Day 4 – Singles

N/A – eliminated

Photos: Team Australia – 2014 International Crown
all photos by Kwai Chan / Meniscus Magazine


Video: Team Australia – Karrie Webb & Minjee Lee press conference – 2014 International Crown
video by Mai D. Chan / Meniscus Magazine