IN HER TYPICAL fighting fashion, Aussie golfer Karrie Webb has won her first LPGA Tour title in two years, rallying from five shots down to take the 2013 ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey.
The 38-year-old Hall of Fame member shot a magnificent 3-under 68 in blustery conditions on The Bay Course at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club for a two-stroke victory over Chinese star Shanshan Feng with Korean Hee Young Park one shot further back.
Playing in wind gusting to 25 to 30 mph, Webb had two birdies, an eagle and a bogey, capping the round with a 5-foot birdie at the par-5 final hole. She also made six par-saving putts of 5-6 feet.
“It never gets old. It never gets any easier, either,” said Webb, who has the most tour wins among active players.
“Today was extremely tough, and I’m just glad that I pulled it out. I think coming down I knew I needed to make one birdie, I thought, because I didn’t think I could just par in and feel comfortable, so great birdie on the last.”
Webb, the Australian Ladies Masters winner in February, got emotional after the event, saying that her grandmother has been very ill back home and told her to win.