The LPGA is on hiatus till late March but that doesn’t mean Women’s golf is taking a break. From AP-
Karrie Webb won her seventh Australian Ladies Masters title Sunday, closing with a course-record 11-under 61 for a six-stroke victory.
Webb, a stroke ahead of defending champion Katherine Hull and South Korea’s Lee Bo-mee entering the final round, finished at 26-under 262 on the Royal Pines course to match the tournament record she set in 1999.
Webb holed a 9-iron approach from about 125 yards for eagle on the par-4 seventh and made a 30-foot putt on No. 18 for her ninth birdie of the round. She broke the course record of 62 set last year by Kristie Smith.
Hull and Lee, bogey-free in four rounds, shot 66s to tie for second in the event sanctioned by Australian Ladies Professional Golf and the Ladies European Tour.
The LPGA should seriously consider making this a sanctioned event also. It would be a bridge from the tour’s Winter Asia swing back to the United States.
Webb also won the ANZ from 1998-2001, 2005, and 2007. Her victories in this tournament haven’t necessarily been a prelude to a big LPGA Tour season for the Aussie golfer. She did not win on the LPGA in either 2005 or 2007 but had a fantastic 2006 campaign sandwiched between those years.
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