Michelle Wie gave the United States the lift it needed in the Curtis Cup.
Wie, 14, led a comeback in which the US team won five of six singles matches yesterday to take a 5-4 lead over Britain-Ireland in the biennial competition in Formby, England.
Wie and partner Brittany Lang lost their foursome (alternate shot) match in morning play as the US fell behind, 3-0.
Wie, the youngest player in Curtis Cup history, is part of a US team that doesn't have a player over 22. Wie took control against Anna Highgate in singles, winning three straight holes starting at the seventh. Wie also took the 11th and 13th. During that stretch, she had two birdies and three pars to win, 5 and 4.
Also winning for the Americans were Paula Creamer, Jane Park, Annie Thurman, and Erica Blasberg.
PGA -- Loren Roberts shot a 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over Cameron Beckman and Rory Sabbatini into the final round of the Buick Classic in Harrison, N.Y. He played the back nine in 5-under 30 for his best round of the season, closing with two birdies to top the leaderboard at 12 under.
Sabbatini shot a 65, and Beckman birdied the final five holes for a 66. Tom Byrum (68) and Luke Donald (70) were 10 under, two-time Westchester CC winner Vijay Singh (71) and Padraig Harrington (68) were another stroke back, and 2001 winner Sergio Garcia (68) was 8 under.
Fred Couples, the second-round leader at 10 under after rounds of 67 and 65, shot a 74 to join Masters champion Phil Mickelson (69) in a five-player group at 7 under. Couples had five bogeys and an eagle -- a 60-foot bunker shot on the par-5 fifth.
Champions -- Norwood's Allen Doyle shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-shot lead after two rounds of the Bayer Advantage
European -- Miles Tunnicliff shot par 72 at the Scottish PGA's
Nationwide -- Mark Wilson shot a 5-under 67 to gain a share of the lead with D.A. Points after three rounds at the LaSalle Bank Classic in Glenview, Ill.
Cleveland Tour -- Geoff Sisk of Marshfield finished with a 2-under 70 to edge Sean O'Hair and Eli Zackheim by one shot in the tour's season-opening Atkinson (N.H.) Open.