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Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown
San Francisco, CA
May 04-07
  • May 04 Golf Channel (ET) 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • May 05 Golf Channel (ET) 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • May 06 Golf Channel (ET) 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • May 07 Golf Channel (ET) 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • May 07 Peacock (ET) 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Team Selection / Player Selection

The field of eight countries will be determined by the combined Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings of the top four players from each country as of the Rolex Rankings published on Nov. 21, 2022, immediately following the CME Group Tour Championship. The final field of 32 players will be determined via the Rolex Rankings published on April 2, 2023, immediately following the Palos Verdes Championship. If a player ranked in the top four of a pre-qualified country does not compete, the spot will be filled by the country’s next highest ranked player available from the Rolex Rankings as of April 2.

Competition

The competition will take place over four days. It will feature four-ball competition on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The top two countries from each pool will advance to Sunday. Two semifinal matches will be played Sunday morning. Each semifinal match will consist of two singles matches and one foursomes match. The winning semifinal countries will compete in the final match on Sunday afternoon, and a third-place match will take place between the two losing semifinal countries. Both matches will be the same format as the semifinals.

Scoring

One point will be awarded for a win, a half point for a tie and zero for a loss. All points from the four-ball matches on Thursday-Saturday will be cumulative and will determine the top two countries advancing from each pool. On Sunday, the first country to two points will win the head-to-head matchup.

Seeding

The eight countries will be seeded No. 1 through No. 8, and will be divided into two pools based on the cumulative team ranking of the four players’ Rolex Rankings published after the conclusion of the 2023 Palos Verdes Championship.

 

POOL A POOL B

No. 1

No. 2

No. 4

No. 3

No. 5

No. 6

No. 8

No. 7

THURSDAY-SATURDAY PLAYING FORMAT 

Each country will play two four-ball matches against each of the other three countries in their pool. 

THURSDAY - POOL A THURSDAY - POOL B

Country 1A vs. Country 8A

Country 2A vs. Country 7A

Country 1B vs. Country 8B

Country 2B vs. Country 7B

Country 4A vs. Country 5A

Country 3A vs. Country 6A

Country 4B vs. Country 5B

Country 3B vs. Country 6B

FRIDAY - POOL A FRIDAY - POOL B
Country 1A vs. Country 5A

Country 2A vs. Country 6A

Country 1B vs. Country 5B

Country 2B vs. Country 6B

Country 4A vs. Country 8A

Country 3A vs. Country 7A

Country 4B vs. Country 8B

Country 3B vs. Country 7B

SATURDAY - POOL A SATURDAY - POOL B
Country 1A vs. Country 4A 

Country 2A vs. Country 3A

Country 1B vs. Country 4B

Country 2B vs. Country 3B

Country 5A vs. Country 8A

Country 6A vs. Country 7A

Country 5B vs. Country 8B

Country 6B vs. Country 7B 

At the conclusion of the three days of four-ball competition, the two countries with the most points from each pool will advance to Sunday.

SUNDAY PLAYING FORMAT

The semifinals will take place in the morning. The first-place country from Pool A will play the second-place country from Pool B. The first-place country from Pool B will play the second-place country from Pool A. Each matchup will consist of two singles matches and one foursomes match (lineup determined by each respective country). The first country to reach two points will win their match. The winning countries from the semifinals will play each other in the afternoon in the finals. The losing countries from the semifinals will play each other in a third-place match. All matches will be played to a conclusion (no tied matches).

SUNDAY SEMIFINALS 1 SUNDAY SEMIFINAL 2

Winner Group A vs. Runner-up Group B (singles)

Winner Group B vs. Runner-up Group A (singles) 

Winner Group A vs. Runner-up Group B (singles)

Winner Group B vs. Runner-up Group A (singles) 

Winner Group A vs. Runner-up Group B (foursomes) 

Winner Group B vs. Runner-up Group A (foursomes)  

SUNDAY THIRD-PLACE MATCH SUNDAY FINAL MATCH
Semifinal 1 Loser vs. Semifinal 1 Loser (singles)

Semifinal 1 Winner vs. Semifinal 2 Winner (singles) 

Semifinal 1 Loser vs. Semifinal 1 Loser (singles) Semifinal 1 Winner vs. Semifinal 2 Winner (singles)
Semifinal 1 Loser vs. Semifinal 1 Loser (foursomes)  Semifinal 1 Winner vs. Semifinal 2 Winner (foursomes) 

BREAKING TIES

In the event two countries are tied for first in each pool, the following formula will be used to break ties: 

  • Total points accumulated in head-to-head matchups between the tied countries 
  • Total number of matches won in all six four-ball matches 
  • Highest seeded country entering the competition  

If three or more countries are tied for first place, or two or more countries are tied for second place within each group, a playoff will be used to determine the countries advancing to Sunday. If there are only two countries in the playoff, the format for the playoff will be hole-by-hole, four-ball match play. If there are more than two countries in the playoff, the format for the playoff will be hole-by-hole, four-ball stroke play.

Leaderboard
U.S. Women's Open presented by Ally Lancaster, PA
Round 1 To Par Thru
T1 Rio Takeda -2 7
T1 Wei-Ling Hsu -2 5*
T3 Adela Cernousek -1 F
T3 Wichanee Meechai -1 F
T3 Andrea Lee -1 F
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