Date: June 11, 2007

Webb winds up second

Australian veteran Karrie Webb was bridesmaid for a second straight year as Norway&aposs Suzann Pettersen claimed the first major of the year on the LPGA tour. A final-round 67 was enough for Pettersen to take out the McDonald&aposs LPGA Championship at in Maryland and relegate Webb to runner-up once more. The 26-year-old had six birdies and posted a 14-under-par 274 total to snatch the prize by a shot from Webb. South Korea&aposs 18-year-old rookie Na On Min, one ahead of Pettersen going into the final round, had a gutsy 70 to finish third on 12-under. Webb, a three-time Women&aposs British Open Champion, was chasing an eighth major and set a tough target when she holed a twisting 15-foot putt at the last to post 13-under for the tournament. But Pettersen holed a vital 12-foot putt at the short 17th for birdie and made a solid par at the last to become the first Norwegian to win a major. Webb, who closed with a sublime 67 on Sunday, was disappointed it wasn&apost enough. She is hopeful of a bumper season throughout the northern hemisphere summer, however. “I&aposm proud of myself. I didn&apost putt my best all week, but obviously when it counted yesterday afternoon on the back nine and today on the back nine, I made the putts that counted,” Webb said. “It feels good to be up there in the mix of things again, and I think it is good timing with the big summer coming up.”