Queen Karrie disappoints Ariya
GOLD COAST - Ariya Jutanugarn learned the hard way Sunday never to under-estimate Karrie Webb, as the Australian roared back sensationally to win a record eighth Australian Ladies Masters title on Sunday.
- Published: 3/02/2013 at 04:59 PM
- Newspaper section: news
A disappointing Sunday for Ariya. Below, Karrie got the trophy.
Webb was two strokes behind teenagers Ariya and Su-Hyun Oh of Australia on Sunday morning. The Thai and Oh both posted 71s, which should have been good enough to force a playoff for the big money.
Instead, "Queen Karrie" shot a bogey-free five-under 67 at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast to secure the title at 13 under.
Webb, now 38, carded just one birdie on the first 11 holes before surging up the leaderboard with four birdies on the following six holes.
She became the first woman in history to claim eight tour wins at the same tournament. Her first win was in 1998, the year Ariya turned two.
Ariya and Oh finished tied for second place behind Webb, alongside South Korea's Chella Choi at 11 under.
Oh, the 16-year-old amateur from Victoria, recorded a mixed round of seven birdies, four bogeys and one double bogey, while Ariya carded three birdies and two bogeys.
US golfer Jessica Korda claimed outright fifth at 10 under, followed by local hope Stacey Keating, who was a further shot behind in sixth overall.
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