INCHEON, South Korea – Cristie Kerr and Lexi Thompson continue to streamroll opponents as partners in international team events.
Kerr and Thompson defeated Japan’s Misuzu Narita and Mamiko Higa, 4 and 3, on Sunday morning in the final round of fourballs.
The victory improved Kerr and Thompson to 11-1-2 as partners in Solheim Cup and International Crown matches. The victory assured the Americans would finish first in Pool B.
After falling 3 down over the first four holes, Kerr and Thompson mounted a fierce charge.
“I was riding the `6 Train,’ today, baby,” Kerr said. “That’s the Lexington Avenue train to New York City.”
The Americans birdied five of six holes in the middle of the round. Kerr’s birdie at the seventh was the duo’s first of the round, helping them win their first hole in the match. They built on that.
“To get that little bit of momentum going back our way, that’s what we needed,” Thompson said. “Then we kick-started it from there.”