Hull (illness) hopes to be ready for Saturday match

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GURNEE, Ill. – Charley Hull’s teammates could see she wasn’t feeling well during a sponsor dinner Thursday night at Conway Farms.

“She thought she was going to have an asthma attack, so we all took her outside and then took her home,” Mel Reid said.

When Jodi Ewart Shadoff saw Hull at breakfast about 7 the next morning at the Merit Club, she could see Hull was still struggling.

“She didn’t look good,” Shadoff said. “She was having problems breathing.”


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Hull, who led England’s sweep of the Americans with a brilliant effort Thursday, sought help and was treated by a doctor in an ambulance at the club. She was also dealing with a fever. Under the doctor’s advisement, she pulled herself out of her 8:45 CT fourball match.

Mel Reid went out solo against the Japanese pairing of Haru Nomura and Mika Miyazato, with Japan winning, 1 up, despite Reid’s brilliant effort in the best-ball format.

“I am gutted that I was not able to play today,” Hull said in a statement. “I woke up feeling poorly with my asthma and a fever early this morning and sought medical attention when I arrived at the course. I really wanted to join my partner Mel at some point during the match, but at the advice of the medical team, the best thing to do was to rest and get healthy for my team for tomorrow.”

Hull is hoping she will be ready to rejoin the team for Saturday’s fourball matches against Thailand.

“Hopefully, Charley is back for tomorrow, to have all four of us out there together,” Shadoff said.