Date: June 03, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Karrie Webb ends title drought

Australia&aposs Karrie Webb has won her first LPGA title since 2011 with a two-stroke victory at the ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey. Webb, who finished the first round at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club six shots off the pace, posted a three-under 68 on Sunday to overhaul China&aposs Shanshan Feng and win the LPGA Tour event. With strong winds lashing the coastal town of Galloway in New Jersey on Sunday, Webb used all her experience to birdie the second hole and notch an eagle on the third, while another birdie on the last wrapped up her two-shot victory. Feng struggled with two double-bogeys in the opening five holes and then bogeyed the 11th, 13th and 17th to complete a four-over 75, plummeting to two-under overall in second position, while South Korea&aposs Young Hee Park carded an even-par 71 to finish third on one under. Another South Korean, Jenny Shin, claimed fourth, even par for the tournament, while Gerina Piller, Jeong Jang, I.K. Kim and Chie Arimura shared fifth spot, a further shot back. Sunday&aposs victory was Webb&aposs first on the LPGA Tour since March 2011 when she lifted the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, while it was the 38-year-old Australian&aposs 54th professional triumph in total.