Date: June 13, 2015
Author: Martin Blake

Webb one back in PGA

Karrie Webb is continuing her surge in the second women's major of the season, the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Westchester Country Club outside New York.

The 40-year-old Australian veteran carded a solid second-round 71, two-under par today to go with her opening 68 and go into the weekend at seven-under par, just one shot from the lead in a tie for second.

Korean Sei Young Kim leads at eight-under through two rounds from Inbee Park, the world No. 2, is in position to overhaul Lydia Ko at the top of the rankings as the New Zealander is well back in the field.

Webb's world ranking has slid to 16th in a quiet season, but she is having a great week in New York.

"(It was) really good,'' she said after today's round. "Nice to finish with a birdie on the last. It was a little more difficult today. The greens really dried out. It was still quite challenging to get the ball close to the hole.

"I didn't sleep great last night. It's been a while since I played with that much adrenaline, I think. I still had it in my body when I was trying to go to sleep with the quick turn-around. I didn't get off to as smooth a start as the day before, but I really made some good pars early on, made a great birdie on eight, and which kept the momentum going, I spun it off the front at nine and got it up and down, which was a huge up-and-down.''

The other Australian to make the cut was teenager Minjee Lee (one-over, tied-48th).

But Webb seems likely to be the main Australian challenger. "I feel comfortable with where I've put myself,'' she said. "Who knows if that's leading or one back? We'll see what happens on the weekend.''