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England finish tied second behind hosts at typhoon-hit event

The South Korea team with the International Crown trophy

England finished second at the eight-nation International Crown alongside the United States, as hosts South Korea won the trophy for the first time.

Georgia Hall and Charley Hull won their final-round singles matches, but it was not enough to overhaul the top seeds.

The event was hit by typhoon Kong-rey, with no play possible on Saturday.

South Korea went into the final round two points clear after the third-round fourball matches were finished on Sunday morning.

British Open champion Hall beat American Cristie Kerr 2&1, while Hull edged out Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum one up in the final-day singles.

Kim In-kyung of South Korea finished two up on Bronte Law, and Sweden’s Pernilla Lindberg beat Ewart Shadoff one up.

South Korea had topped pool A ahead of England after the third round of fourball matches, while the United States finished ahead of Sweden in pool B.

Thailand finished fourth overall after earlier beating Japan and Australia in a play-off to compete in the final-round singles, with Sweden taking fifth.

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