Outsiders advance to GolfSixes quarterfinals
ST. ALBANS, England (AP) Rank outsiders before the start, the England Women’s team of Charley Hull and Georgia Hall and the European Women’s team of Mel Reid and Carlota Ciganda advanced to the GolfSixes quarterfinals on Saturday.
Solheim Cup teammates Reid and Ciganda did so in thrilling fashion, defeating Thailand 3-0 in their final group game and then beating defending champion Denmark on the first hole of a sudden death playoff, after the teams finished level on points and number of holes won.
Hall and Hull then thrashed South Africa’s George Coetzee and Haydn Porteous 4-1 and although a last-hole eagle from the Swedish pair of Alexander Bjork and Joakim Lagergren left the two teams tied on four points, the English duo advanced by virtue of having won more holes.
Pepperell and Wallace drew with Sweden and beat South Africa to set up a quarterfinal against France.