Date: March 24, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Webb two back at Kia Classic

Beatriz Recari leads Karrie Webb by two shots going into the final round of the LPGA&aposs Kia Classic. Spaniard Recari doubled her slim overnight lead by carding a two-under-par 69 for her third round at the Aviara Golf Club. The 25-year-old, whose only previous LPGA Tour win came in the CVS/pharmacy Challenge in 2010, kept things simple on day three, sinking one birdie and one eagle, to go with 16 pars, in a bogey-free picture of consistency. Webb&aposs two-under 70 was good enough for the Australian to move outright second, nine-under overall for the event in Carlsbad, California. South Korean IK Kim matched Webb&aposs 70 to be tied third at eight under, level with Paula Creamer. American Creamer had shared second spot with Webb following the second round, but a one-under 71 left her sitting on eight under, three shots back from the Spanish front-runner. A group of three Americans tied for fifth place have an outside chance of threatening Recari, with Stacy Lewis, Lizette Salas and Cristie Kerr all seven under after 54 holes. American Jane Park, who led after the opening round, and South Korean Inbee Park saw their challenges fade following even-par 72s on Saturday. Lindsey Wright, the only other Australian in the field to make the cut, is tied 63rd following a six-over third round of 76.