Date: October 15, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Webb claims third in Malaysia

Australian Karrie Webb has finished third in the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia as South Korea&aposs Park Inbee took out the title over defending champion Na Yeon Choi, who suffered a disastrous final round. Overnight leader Choi could only manage an even 71 on Sunday, surrendering her two-shot advantage to Park, who finished with a 67 for a four-round total of 15-under 269. Choi started strongly at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club with three birdies inside the first eight holes. But the South Korean was left to rue a bogey on the par-four ninth hole and a double bogey on the par-three 17th as Park clinched the title by two strokes. Park, ranked sixth in the world, carded six birdies over the first 14 holes, earning the third win of her career despite closing out with two bogeys. Webb (68), meanwhile, was third, three shots off the pace, while Scotland&aposs Catriona Matthew (67) was a further stroke adrift in fourth. Webb opened her round with three consecutive birdies before a bogey on the par-three seventh hole. The Australian veteran picked up further birdies on the par-four 10th and par-five 11th but dropped a shot on the par-five 16th. South Korean So Yeon Ryu (66) grabbed fifth at 10-under, one stroke ahead of Australia&aposs Lindsey Wright (67) and Paula Creamer (69) of the United States, who tied for sixth.