Saturday pairings: U.S. takes on Japan at UL Crown

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GURNEE, Ill. – The final round of pool play is Saturday with all eight teams in the hunt to qualify for Sunday singles.

Here are the pairings (all times ET):

11:30 a.m. – Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum and Porani Chutichai vs. England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Holly Clyburn

11:45 a.m. – Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn and Moriya Jutanugarn vs. England’s Charley Hull and Mel Reid

Noon – Chinese Taipei’s Candie Kung and Teresa Lu vs. China’s Shanshan Feng and Simin Feng

12:15 p.m. – Chinese Taipei’s Yani Tseng and Ssu-Chia Cheng vs. China’s Jing Yan and Xi Yu Lin

12:30 p.m. – The United States’ Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller vs. Japan’s Mika Miyazato and Haru Nomura

12:45 p.m. – The United States’ Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr vs. Japan’s Ai Suzuki and Ayaka Watanabe

1 p.m. – South Korea’s Amy Yang and In Gee Chun vs. Australia’s Minjee Lee and Su Oh

1:15 p.m. – South Korea’s So Yeon Ryu and Sei Young Kim vs. Australia’s Karrie Webb and Rebecca Artis

The two countries with the most points in each pool automatically advance to Sunday.

• If there is a tie for first or second within a pool, the following tie-breaker will be used:

Total points accumulated in head-to-head matchups between the tied teams.

Total number of matches won in all six four-ball matches.

Highest seeded team entering the competition.

• The countries with the third most points in each pool will compete in a wildcard playoff on Saturday to determine the fifth and final country to advance to singles competition.

• Each country in the wild-card playoff must choose two players to represent it (within 5 minutes of the conclusion of pool play). The format for the playoff will be hole-by-hole fourball until a winner emerges. The tie-breaker will be the second ball from each country.

For example: Chinese Taipei and Australia finish third in their respective pools and they are in the playoff. Chinese Taipei chooses Yani Tseng and Candie Kung. Australia chooses Karrie Webb and Minjee Lee. After the first playoff hole, the players make the following scores. Tseng 4, Kung 4, Webb 4, Lee 5. Chinese Taipei wins the playoff since Kung made 4 and Lee made 5.