Why is Melissa Reid playing alone against two players at UL International Crown?

Why is Melissa Reid playing alone against two players at UL International Crown?

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We've got a two-on-one match on Friday at the UL International Crown.

England's Charley Hull fell ill overnight with asthma symptoms and a fever and is unable to play with partner Melissa Reid in one of two matches at Merit Club near Chicago. So, with Hull on the sideline, Reid decided to give it a go in a best-ball match against the Japanese duo of Mika Miyazato and Haru Nomura.

Earlier in the day, there was the possibility that Hull's condition might improve well enough for her to play. Under Rule 30-3 of the Rules of Golf, that would have been possible for Hull to join up with the match at the start of any hole in the round.

30-3. Best-Ball and Four-Ball Match Play



a. Representation of Side
A side may be represented by one partner for all or any part of a match; all partners need not be present. An absent partner may join a match between holes, but not during play of a hole.

However, after some speculation and a number of holes already played, Hull ruled herself out.

So, if Reid manages to win, she gets the points for England, which would add to the 4 points they earned on Thursday in winning both of their team matches.



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