Date: July 01, 2007

Australia’s best miss out

SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE U.S. WOMEN&aposS OPEN: LISTEN TO THE AUSSIES: SECOND ROUND Karrie Webb: click here Rachel Hetherington: click here

SOUTHERN PINES, NORTH CAROLINA: Australia&aposs two most successful players on the US Tour have both missed out on a place in the final rounds of the U.S. Women&aposs Open. World No.2 Karrie Webb fought back strongly in her delayed second round after a devastating 12-over 83 in the first round, but a par 71 wasn&apost enough to get her into the final rounds as the leaders forged ahead, rather than fell back, on the rain-softened Pine Needles course here. Webb was philosophical about her first-round disaster. “I think it&aposs replayed about 50 times in my head, but there&aposs nothing I can do about it,” she said. Rachel Hetherington, in recent years a consistent top-10 performer in major championships, began her second round at seven over par, just one shot from the eventual cut line, but faltered back with a three-over 74 to miss the cut by four shots.