US extends Solheim Cup lead to 5 points

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The United States took a 10 1/2- 5 1/2 lead over Europe on Saturday in the Solheim Cup, matching its biggest advantage entering the final day.

The Americans took three of the four afternoon fourball matches after splitting the morning foursomes at Des Moines Golf and Country Club. The biennial event concludes Sunday with 12 singles matches.

Cristie Kerr set a record for career points by an American with 20, teaming with Lexi Thompson to win both of her matches. U.S. captain Juli Inkster held the previous mark with 18 1/2.

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Rank Player Earnings
1 So Yeon Ryu $1,733,086
2 Sung Hyun Park $1,541,115
3 Lexi Thompson $1,337,783
4 In-Kyung Kim $1,085,893
5 Brooke Henderson $1,038,689
6 Mi Jung Hur $996,906
7 Sei Young Kim $995,405
8 Ariya Jutanugarn $979,161
9 Amy Yang $878,836
10 Cristie Kerr $862,417
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