South Korean duo shoots seven on 18th; Philippines shares lead

Updated: January 19, 2008, 12:43 PM ET
Reuters

SUN CITY, South Africa -- Jennifer Rosales and Dorothy Delasin of the Philippines benefited from a late triple-bogey by South Korea to seize a share of the lead at 11 under par after the Women's World Cup second round on Saturday.

Korea's Shin Ji-yai and Ji Eun-hee blundered after arriving on the 17th tee at the Gary Player Country Club with a four-stroke advantage in the alternate-shot foursomes format.

Ji's drive found a dry portion of a water hazard. Shin attempted to play the ball but could only advance it a few yards into deeper trouble.

After taking a penalty drop, the duo's fourth shot landed short of the green. Shin then raced the first putt past the hole and two more were needed as they strode off the putting surface with an ugly seven.

Rosales and Delasin took full advantage, birdying the 18th to finish with a 4-under 68 for a total of 133 while the Korean pair registered a 72.

Taiwan's Wei Yun-jye and Amy Hung (69) were third at 135, two strokes ahead of Canadian duo Lorie Kane and Alena Sharp (73).

"I was confused on the 17th tee as to what sort of drive to play and I ended up hooking it left," Ji told reporters through an interpreter. "But we will play with confidence tomorrow.

"Our style will be very attacking and we won't just try to keep our score. If there are chances out there we will try hard to seize them."

Pre-tournament favorites Sweden slumped to a 77 for 142 while defending champions Paraguay returned a 73 for 139.

The teams will revert to a best-ball format for Sunday's final round.

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