Date: July 11, 2016
Author: Golf Australia

Webb’s Olympic bid comes up short

Legendary Queenslander Karrie Webb has fallen short in her bid to make the Australian Olympic team.

After Victorian Su Oh missed the US Women’s Open cut at the weekend, Webb needed to finish in the top five at Cordevalle, California, this morning to jump back into the Rio frame.

Three late birdies in her third round gave Webb hope, but four bogeys in her opening 13 holes today left a mountain too steep to climb.

The 41-year-old made a magnificent eagle on the par-five 15th hole to add respectability to her total, but an otherwise flat 74 consigned her to a T46 finish at five over, 11 strokes behind playoff winner Brittany Lang.

Webb’s result kept her steady at 59th on the Rolex Rankings when they were released after the tournament, but Oh only fell two slots to 41st, leaving Webb on the outer with Minjee Lee already guaranteed a berth at No.14.

Both men’s and women’s teams will be formally announced this week, with a final verdict on the men’s team to come when the world rankings are updated.