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

1/19/2008 - Tennis

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.