Date: April 05, 2015
Author: Martin Blake

Webb charge at LPGA major

Karrie Webb rolled in six birdie putts in just eight holes to give herself an outside chance of winning the women's first major of the season, the ANA Inspiration at Rancho Mirage in California today.

Webb carded a third-round 67, five-under par, to vault up to equal-14th place.

She may live to regret her opening 74 on Thursday, but the Australian is just seven shots from the lead held by South Korea's Sei Young Kim at 10-under. But Webb caught fire from the midpoint of her round today, making birdie at the eighth, ninth, 10th, 12th, 14th and 15th holes.

The situation is similar to her position in 2006 in this tournament, when she bolted home with a final-round 65 to win her seventh major championship, including the most famous shot of her career, a 100-metre hole-out for eagle at the 18th.

Fellow-Queenslander Katherine Kirk is tied-36th after a third-round 71.

World No. 1 Lydia Ko is well out of contention after a second consecutive round over par, a 74, in a rare bad week for the Kiwi.

Meanwhile in the Houston Open on the PGA Tour, last year's Emirates Australian Open champion Jordan Spieth is the third-round leader.

Spieth, 21, is set to be one of the favourites at the Masters next week.