Karrie Webb hovering at 2015 Women’s PGA Championship

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KARRIE WEBB was just two shots off the lead after the first round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, the second major of the season.

The Aussie great shot a 5-under 68 at the Westchester Country Club in Harrison, New York, to trail outright leader Jenny Shin of South Korea.

The 40 year old Webb, seeking an eighth major championship title, birdied three of her first four holes in a six-birdie round.

Shin shot a bogey-free 66 to lead by one from 17-year-old Canadian sponsor invitee Brooke Henderson.

Henderson had a three-putt bogey on her final hole (9) to drop a shot back after Shin birdied the 18th.

Shin had five birdies and an eagle on the par-5, 15th, while Hennderson eagled the par-5, 12th.

Hall of Famer Webb, who started on the back nine, had a bogey-free round until she dropped a shot on the seventh.

Americans Brittany Lincicome, the winner of the first major at the ANA Inspiration in April, Lexi Thompson, Cristie Kerr and Stacy Lewis were in a large group that finished four strokes back at 70 in steamy temperatures.

After Webb the next best Aussie was teenage rookie Minjee Lee (71), tied 40th in a large group including New Zealand’s world No.1 Lydia Ko.

Sarah Kemp shot a 74, Katherine Kirk a 75 and Sarah Jane Smith a 77.

Women’s PGA Championship Leaderboard

Women’s PGA Championship Leaderboard
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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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