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United States, Australia rebound in UL International Crown

GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr helped the United States rebound on Friday in the UL International Crown, and Melissa Reid drew kudos for a gutsy effort while playing alone for England after her partner was sidelined by an illness.

Thompson and Kerr routed Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn and Porani Chutichai 4 and 3 for the Americans’ first two points after they were shut out in the first session of the LPGA event. The United States almost had a sweep, but Gerina Piller and Stacy Lewis each missed a birdie putt on 18, which halved their match against Moriya Jutanugarn and Pornanong Phatlum.

Charley Hull missed Friday’s competition with a fever, leaving Reid solo in her four-ball match against Japan’s Haru Nomara and Mika Miyazato. Reid took it all the way to 18, where Nomura posted a birdie to close out a 1-up win.

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