Date: November 25, 2008

Webb falls short

Karrie Webb has fallen just short of forcing a play-off with Korean Ji-Yai Shin at the ADT Championship in West Palm Beach, Florida. A Hall of Famer, Webb went to the 18th needing an eagle to go into a play-off but managed only a birdie to finish at one-under. Shin, meanwhile, capped off a big season with her second straight victory – and third win of the year to claim the $1.64 million first prize. The Korean also won the British Open and Mizuno Classic this year. Shin, who battled seven other players in the final round at the two-cut tournament, shot a two-under-par 70. Shin put herself in early position to win the event with birdies at the second and third holes. She played both the front and back nine at one-under. At the par-4 16th hole, Shin reached two-under with her fourth birdie. Paula Creamer, who was hospitalised for a stomach ailment, returned to the course and tied for third at two-over along with Seon Hwa Lee. If Creamer would have won, she would have become the first American to finish atop the money list since Betsy King in 1993. Instead, world No.1 Lorena Ochoa won the money crown. Creamer was admitted to Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach on Saturday night after feeling abdominal pain for three days. After undergoing a CT scan, she was diagnosed with inflammation.