Date: June 02, 2008

Webb downed at extra hole

South Korea&aposs Seon Hwa Lee won her third LPGA title by defeating Australia&aposs Karrie Webb at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff in Sunday&aposs Ginn Tribute at Charleston in South Carolina. Lee, who was nine shots off the lead going into the final round, shot a joint best of day 67, while Webb, the seven-time major winner, birdied the last for a 70 to force the play-off on 14-under-par 274. In extra time, 22-year-old Lee made a two-putt par from 50 feet at the first hole in extra time – the par three 17th – while Webb three-putted for bogey from 25 feet. But it was a nightmare final day for Swede Sophie Gustafson, who had started the day with a six shot lead. The Solheim Cup star, who won last year&aposs European tour Order of Merit, crumbled to a 79 and finished in a tie for fourth on 11-under-par. The 34-year-old, who won the last of her four LPGA titles in 2003, started brightly enough with birdies at the first and third. But the long-hitter than started to spray shots all over the place and had six bogeys and two double-bogeys in a horror run from the fourth to the 15th. England&aposs Karen Stupples, who has three top 10s this year, confirmed her standing as the top Briton in America this year by finishing in a tie for 11th. Annika Sorenstam was the tournament host, but never mounted a serious challenge for a fourth victory of the year. She closed with a 71 for four-under-par.