SPORTS

United States, Australia rebound in UL International Crown

Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr helped the United States rebound on Friday in the UL International Crown, and Melissa Reid drew kudos for a gutsy effort while playing alone for England after her partner was sidelined by an illness.

Thompson and Kerr routed Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn and Porani Chutichai 4 and 3 for the Americans' first two points after they were shut out in the first session of the LPGA event. The United States almost had a sweep, but Gerina Piller and Stacy Lewis each missed a birdie putt on 18, which halved their match against Moriya Jutanugarn and Pornanong Phatlum.

Charley Hull missed Friday's competition with a fever, leaving Reid solo in her four-ball match against Japan's Haru Nomara and Mika Miyazato. Reid took it all the way to 18, where Nomura posted a birdie to close out a 1-up win.