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U.S. team bounced from International Crown, Furyk leads Canadian Open looking for 3rd title

Day Three – LPGA Tour –International Crown –Caves Valley Golf Club – Owings, Maryland –

Five teams advanced to Sunday Singles at the International Crown, but the top-seeded United States failed to make it losing in a Wildcard Playoff.

The due of Stacy Lewis and Paula Creamer lost the final match of Saturday’s Four-Ball regulation forcing the U.S. into the playoff. With six total points, the U.S. team finished third in the Pool A standings and faced South Korea (third place in the Pool B group).

South Korea’s Inbee Park and So Yeon Ryu both birdied the par-6 16th hole to eliminate the U.S. squad before Sunday Singles. Rolex Ranking No. 1 Stacy Lewis did not complete in the Wild Card Playoff – to the surprise of many.

Spain and Thailand both advance with seven points from Pool A, while Japan (eight points) and Sweden (seven points) earned places in Sunday Singles. The Sunday format does not re-set points, thus Japan leads heading into the final day.

Other Golf News:

  • Jim Furyk (15-under overall) leads the PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open through 54 holes. Furyk has just one bogey in three rounds and leads Tim Clark by three shots at Royal Montreal Golf Club. Furyk, 10th in the Official world Golf Ranking, has not won on tour in more than three seasons.
  • David Horsey and Peter Whiteford co- lead the European Tour’s M2M Russian Masters through three rounds in Moscow. The two are 13-under overall.
  • Furyk was the betting favorite to win the Canadian Open at 12-to-1 odds at Ladbrokes.com coming into the week. He is a two-time champion at the Canadian Open and finished T-9 last year.
  • Bernhard Langer (14-under) takes a whopping 8-shot advantage into the final round Sunday at the Senior Open Championship. He is looking for his fourth Champion Tour’s victory of 2014. He won the Senior Players Championship just a few starts ago. Canada’s Rick Gibson is solo second after a third-round 66. Fred Couples, Colin Montgomerie and Tom Watson are inside the Top 10.