Webb overruns her younger rivals with win eighth Ladies Masters title
Karrie Webb is without doubt Australia’s best ever golfer. Webb has seven major titles and 38 wins on the LPGA Tour and as of yesterday, she also has eight Australian Ladies Masters titles.
Webb loomed ominously two shots behind youngsters Su-Hyun Oh and Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn at the start of the day but her experience shone through as she overtook the teenagers at the 12th hole and cemented an unprecedented eighth Australian Ladies Masters.
Although everyone was well aware of her presence on the leaderboard, it wasn’t until the 12th hole that Webb took a share of the lead. She sank a 15 foot birdie putt on the par 5 while her younger rivals took bogey and double-bogey to see a three way tie.
Webb then put her foot down. She chipped in for birdie on the par-3 14th at Royal Pines, and birdied the 15th and 17th holes to take an easy stroll up the final hole assured of victory. Something she had experienced seven times previously.
Royal Pines was all but under water in a couple of days before the event and greens staff did an amazing job of making sure the course was not only payable for the Australian Ladies Masters, but appeared to be in very good condition over the weekend.
It was similar to the rapid change in the scores on Sunday It was quite amazing to see how quickly the tournament changed in just the final seven holes. But with Australia’s best ever golfer lurking on the leaderboard, none of us should ever be surprised if Webb wins a tournament in that fashion. Quite brilliant.