Robin Williams

Charley Hull, England lead UL International Crown

Charley Hull is fresh as a daisy, and England is dreaming big.

Hull and surprising England grabbed the lead in the UL International Crown on Saturday, and the United States advanced with a sweep against Japan.

Hull, who missed Friday's four-ball session with a fever and trouble with her asthma, teamed with Melissa Reid for a 3-and-1 victory over sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand. Holly Clyburn and Jodi Ewart Shadoff routed Pornanong Phatlum and Porani Chutichai 7 and 5, helping seventh-seeded England to a Pool B-best nine points.

"We couldn't have asked for much of a better day than we got today," Clyburn said.

The U.S., which began...