Pairings for Day 1 at the International Crown


OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Americans will be sending out Rolex world No. 1 Stacy Lewis with No. 5 Lexi Thompson when the International Crown begins Thursday morning with fourball matches.

They're the highest-ranked tandem paired together in the opening round of this new biennnial team competition at Caves Valley Golf Club.

The Americans are scheduled to face Chinese Taipei in Thursday's fourballs. Lewis and Thompson will meet former world No. 1 Yani Tseng and Phoebe Yao at 10:45 a.m.

The competition features pool play over the first three days, all fourball matches. Pool A is made up of the United States, Thailand, Spain and Chinese Taipei. Pool B is made up of South Korea, Japan, Sweden and Australian.

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The team matchups for Thursday:

Pool A
United States vs. Chinese Taipei
Spain vs. Thailand

Pool B
South Korea vs. Australia
Japan vs. Sweden 

Here are the opening round pairings for Thursday:

9 a.m. - Spain's Beatriz Recari and Belen Mozo vs. Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn and Moriya Jutanugarn.

9:15 a.m. - Spain's Azahara Munoz and Carlota Ciganda vs. Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum and Onnarin Sattayabanphot.

9:30 a.m. - Japan's Mika Miyazato and Mamiko Higa vs. Sweden's Caroline Hedwall and Anna Nordqvist.

9:45 a.m. - Japan's Ai Miyazato and Sakura Yokomine vs. Sweden's Pernilla Lindberg and Mikaela Parmlid.

10 a.m. - South Korea's Inbee Park and So Yeon Ryu vs. Australia's Katherine Kirk and Lindsey Wright.

10:15 a.m. - South Korea's Na Yeon Choi and I.K. Kim vs. Australia's Karrie Webb and Minjee Lee.

10:30 a.m. - United States' Paula Creamer and Cristie Kerr vs. Chinese Taipei's Candie Kung and Teresa Lu.

10:45 a.m. - United States' Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson vs. Chinese Taipei's Yani Tseng and Phoebe Yao.