Date: April 08, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Webb finishes tied for sixth

Inbee Park has continued South Korea&aposs recent dominance of women&aposs golf majors with a four-stroke victory at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Karrie Webb of Australia finished tied for fifth at six under. But Park triumphed on Sunday with a three-under final round of 69 to become the fifth South Korean champion from the past seven major championships since So Yeon Ryu won the US Women&aposs Open in 2011. Ryu leapt up the leaderboard to claim second at the Mission Hills Country Club in California with a bogey-free seven-under 65, while Sweden&aposs Caroline Hedwall finished tied for third with Suzann Pettersen of Norway. Park had a tough time holding onto her lead at Rancho Mirage throughout the fourth round with regular bogeys interrupting her momentum. Having dropped just two shots over her opening three rounds, the 24-year-old South Korean stuttered to victory with bogeys on the sixth, 10th and 17th holes breaking up six birdies in her 69 as she finished on 15 under overall. But that was enough for Park to claim the title as Lizette Salas, who started the fourth round in second, plummeted to a tie for 25th after a seven-over 79. The win ensured a second major title for Park following her triumph at the US Women&aposs Open in 2008. Ryu carded five birdies on the back nine to rise to 11 under and take second position, while Hedwall and Pettersen finished two shots further back. Salas&apos collapse started with a double-bogey on the opening hole and the 23-year-old American never recovered, bogeying the 10th, 13th and 14th before dropping two more shots on the 17th to finish on two under for the tournament. World number two Yani Tseng&aposs struggles continued as she finished the tournament with a two-over 74 to claim a share of 48th. The former world number one has not claimed a title since April last year and has finished outside the top 20 in 13 of 23 tournaments.