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Golf: International Team Leads President's Cup - 2003-11-21

The U.S. and International golf teams are playing in four-ball and foursome matches on the second day of competition at the President's Cup in South Africa.

The International Team headed into Friday action with a early 3.5 to 2.5 lead.

The five four-ball matches and five foursome matches are still in progress.

The team competition is being played on the Links at Fancourt in George, South Africa. The U.S. team is the reigning champion and the Internationals would need 16.5 points to take the Cup.

On Thursday, former Masters Champion Vijay Singh of Fiji and Retief Goosen of South Africa beat Americans Chris DiMarco and Jerry Kelly three and two. The U.S. team of Davis Love III and Kenny Perry evened the competition at 1-1 by beating Australian Peter Lonard and South Africa's Tim Clark four and two. Love chipped in for eagle from just off the edge of the 16th green to end it.

The Internationals regained the lead when Masters champion Mike Weir of Canada and Nice Price of Zimbabwe beat the U.S. team of David Toms and Phil Mickleson one-up.

Each team won one more match apiece and they split a third. Justin Leonard and Jim Furyk of the United States lost to Ernie Els of South Africa and Adam Scott one up.

World number one Tiger Woods of the United States and his partner Charles Howell III defeated Stuart Appelby of Australia and South Korea's KJ Choi 4-3. Americans Jay Haas and Fred Funk halved their match with Robert Allenby and Stephen Leaney.