Belgium, South Korea ace rain, twist for offer of World Cup lead


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MELBOURNE, Australia – The main gatherings from Belgium and South Korea have jump started at a shady and cool Metropolitan Golf Club on Saturday in fourballs (best ball) at the World Cup.

Belgium’s Thomas Detry and Thomas Pieters and South Korea’s Byeong Hun An and Si Woo Kim aced the horrendous conditions in the foursomes (interchange shot) rivalry on Friday when driving precipitation hit the course for a great part of the day.

The Belgians shot 71 Friday and the South Koreans 72. They were tied at the highest point of the leaderboard at 10-under 134 after two rounds.

Americans Matt Kuchar and Kyle Stanley, who were one of the climate setbacks on Friday with a 79, were one of the early starters on Saturday in the best-ball arrange and were 3-under after nine holes and 2-under for the competition.

Temperatures were 14 Celsius (57 Fahrenheit) and keeping in mind that there were periodic showers, there wasn’t relied upon to be the measure of rain and high breezes that hit the course Friday.





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