Saturday fourball pairings: Only Hull will play 5 matches


ST. LEON-ROT, Germany – The Saturday fourball pairings have been announced and Europe’s Charley Hull will be the only player on both sides who will play all five matches. She will team with Suzann Pettersen for the second time. They’ll play Alison Lee and Brittany Lincicome.

Americans Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr played together twice on Friday and rested during Saturday morning foursomes. They’ll be first out for the U.S. against Spanish duo Azahara Munoz and Carlota Ciganda.

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Michelle Wie played only once on Friday and will play only once on Saturday. Earlier in the week she deemed herself ready to play 36 holes a day if captain Juli Inkster asked, but that won’t happen.

Morgan Pressel and Paula Creamer will rest for the first session this week. Wie and Angela Stanford are the other Americans to sit. For Europe, Sandra Gal, Gwladys Nocera, Melissa Reid and Anna Nordqvist will rest.

Saturday fourball

8:00AM ET: Lexi Thompson-Cristie Kerr (U.S.) vs. Azahara Munoz-Carlota Ciganda (EUR)

8:15AM ET: Lizette Salas-Brittany Lang (U.S.) vs. Karine Icher-Catriona Matthew (EUR)

8:45AM ET: Alison Lee-Brittany Lincicome (U.S.) vs. Suzann Pettersen-Charley Hull (EUR)

9:00AM ET: Stacy Lewis-Gerina Piller (U.S.) vs. Caroline Masson-Caroline Hedwall (EUR)