SALINA (Kan.) — Karrie Webb beat Annika Sorenstam Sunday in the Senior LPGA Championship. This was her first senior title.
Webb, 47, closed the round with a 5-under-67 for a four shot victory at Salina Country Club.
Webb stated, Its been a while since I had to make putts down that stretch to win a tournament of golf. So, the mouth was getting dry. The little putts were taking a little longer.
It was set up as a duel between the two Hall of Fame members who were rivals during their prime. Sorenstam, 51, opened with an eagle. He went out in 31 to tie the Australian for second.
Webb stated that it was a game on moment . Once the ball was in, I was like, ‘All right, here we are.’ I knew that I had to play my best game of golf.
Webb and Salina Country Club didnt make it to the finish, so Sorenstam was not able to make a birdie.
Sorenstam was crowned the winner with a score of 69.
Sorenstam said, I wish I wouldve continued that pressure that was started on. It wouldve been fun, but it seems I ran out gas a little.
Webb made birdies on the 10th hole and 12th hole, then took the lead again in hot, breezy conditions. Webb also made eagle on par-5 14. Webb finished at 14 under 202 and won $60,000.
Sorenstam said, I think its a great head-tohead for most part of the day, I think we both played good, She just came out victorious this time. But its always nice to see the fans and spectators cheering and creating a positive atmosphere.
Laura Diaz was third at 7 Under after a 70.