Date: July 29, 2017
Author: Mark Hayes

Webb hangs tough in Scotland

Karrie Webb was overtaken late on a windswept second round of the Ladies’ Scottish Open overnight, but remains well placed for the weekend.

Webb, who lit up Dundonald Links with an opening 65, made a couple of late bogeys to sign for a second-round 75, good enough for a four-under-par total.

Only three late birdies from American veteran Cristie Kerr (73 for -5) knocked Webb from her leader’s perch, but the pair are among just six players under par after high winds ripped the field.

Perth’s Minjee Lee played a quality second round, carding a 70 to move up to even par and a share of seventh, while Sarah Jane Smith (-3) and Su Oh (-4) also made the cut.

Webb was disappointed to have bogeyed her last two holes, the eighth and the ninth, but added: “Obviously if you’d have told me before I teed off yesterday that I would be four-under, I probably would have taken it.

 “It was really cold this morning, and definitely a lot more wind. The wind had a lot more strength to it. Holes that we were hitting driver and wedge into, that wasn’t even a possibility this morning.

“Definitely our first nine holes was definitely really difficult. I mean, it never really let up. Just as it warmed up, obviously you could hit the ball a little bit further. But yeah, it was challenging right all the way to the end.”