Webb looking for historic 9th win at Australian Ladies Masters

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KARRIE WEBB is looking for a record equalling ninth victory at the 2014 Volvik RACV Ladies Masters this week.

The 25th edition of the event began Thursday at its long time home at the soon to be redesigned RACV Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.

Defending champion Webb has a chance this week to join Peter Thomson as the only golfer to have won a significant professional event nine times.

Webb, now 39, already sits with Tiger Woods, Sam Snead and others to have won the same event eight times.

Webb had her first professional win in this event and has gone on to claim 55 professional titles including seven major championships, 39 LPGA Tour events and four Australian Opens.

Ahead of the event Webb admitted to being a little rusty after having five weeks off spending time with family and friends in northern Queensland but was delighted to be back at what is a very familiar venue.

“So it’s a special memory that you know I felt like I got that pressure off my back [off her first win] when I won in Australia. It was the first time that my family and friends had really seen me play so you know ever since then, even before that as an amateur I played well here. I really can’t pin point what it is about the course but maybe it’s just the relaxed atmosphere of the Gold Coast and the resort style here, that has made me come in here, really not putting a whole lot of pressure on myself but just enjoying the golf,” Webb said this week.

The Queenslander faces a tough field that includes former world number one Yani Tseng, recent LPGA Tour winner Jessica Korda, fellow American Cheyenne Woods, Swede Caroline Hedwall and England’s Charley Hull.

Aussie participants include Katherine Hull-Kirk, Rebecca Artis, Stacey Keating, Kristie Smith and Lindsey Wright.

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2014 Volvik RACV Ladies Masters Leaderboard

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