Webb making move at Aussie Open

ASSOCIATED PRESS

MELBOURNE, Australia – Defending champion Karrie Webb had an even-par 73 in slippery and windy conditions Saturday and is one shot off the lead going into the final round of the MFS Australian Open.

Webb trails fellow Australian Lindsey Wright, who had a 72 Saturday to lead the tournament at 3 under, and is tied with South Korea’s Shin Ji-yai at 2-under 217 overall.

Teenage amateur Kristie Smith, who led at the halfway point but struggled with a 4 over in the third round, and England’s Melissa Reid were another stroke back in at 1 under.

Webb, seeking a fourth national title, was relying on her experience to get her through the last round at Kingston Heath.

“There’s players up there who haven’t won the Australian Open and I have,” Webb said. “I do have experience at winning golf tournaments.

“I don’t know if that necessarily counts for too much, but I know that I have a great chance to win.”

Webb recovered her round after getting into trouble on the fourth hole, when she pulled her second shot and landed in a greenside bunker. From there, she hit into unplayable rough, took a penalty, chipped on and two-putted for a seven.

“It was completely out of my control,” she said. “There was about a millimeter of sand under my ball, there was nothing I could do.”

She had a birdie two holes later and had two more on the first three holes of the back nine to grab a share of the lead before a bogey 5 on the 18th dropped her to second place.

Shin began the day two shots off the lead in second place and shot a 74 that included three back-nine bogeys, one of them at the end that cost her a share of the lead.

Scores with relation to par from the thirdround of the MFS Australian Women's Open, played Feb. 2 at the par-73,6,082-yard Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia (Note:a-amateur):

  1. Lindsey Wright 72-72-72--216

    -3 2. Karrie Webb 72-72-73--217

    -2 2. Ji-Yai Shin 72-71-74--217

    -2 4. Melissa Reid 73-76-69--218

    -1 4. a-Kristie Smith 72-69-77--218

    -1 6. Amy Yang 75-73-72--220
    + 1 7. Rui Yokomine 78-72-71--221
    + 2 7. Katherine Hull 71-75-75--221
    + 2 7. Kirsty S. Taylor 77-68-76--221
    + 2 10. Yuki Sakurai 80-73-69--222
    + 3 10. a-Rebecca Flood 75-77-70--222
    + 3 10. Na Yeon Choi 78-73-71--222
    + 3 10. Hee-Kyung Seo 78-72-72--222
    + 3 10. Frances Bondad 72-77-73--222
    + 3 10. Gwladys Nocera 78-71-73--222
    + 3 10. Birdie Kim 75-72-75--222
    + 3 10. Carri Wood 75-70-77--222
    + 3 10. Hee Young Park 71-73-78--222
    + 3 19. Lynn Kenny 80-74-69--223
    + 4 19. Joanne Mills 74-79-70--223
    + 4 19. Stephanie Arricau 76-75-72--223
    + 4 19. Mi-Jung Hur 75-75-73--223
    + 4 19. Ha-Neul Kim 76-74-73--223
    + 4 19. Ayako Uehara 77-73-73--223
    + 4 19. Bobea Park 80-69-74--223
    + 4 19. Ashleigh Simon 75-73-75--223
    + 4 19. Sarah Nicholson 71-75-77--223
    + 4 28. Virginie Lagoutte-Clement 74-78-72--224
    + 5 29. Samantha Head 83-71-71--225
    + 6 29. Felicity Johnson 74-79-72--225
    + 6 29. Tamie Durdin 78-75-72--225
    + 6 29. Lisa Hall 78-74-73--225
    + 6 29. Rebecca Stevenson 77-75-73--225
    + 6 29. Martina Eberl 79-72-74--225
    + 6 29. Karin Sjodin 74-76-75--225
    + 6 29. Marianne Skarpnord 75-74-76--225
    + 6 29. a-Clare Choi 74-75-76--225
    + 6 29. a-Tiffany Joh 74-75-76--225
    + 6 29. Minea Blomqvist 73-75-77--225
    + 6 40. Emma Cabrera-Bello 75-79-72--226
    + 7 40. Anna Tybring 79-75-72--226
    + 7 40. Paula Marti 78-75-73--226
    + 7 40. Ursula Wikstrom 70-82-74--226
    + 7 40. Ji-Yae Yeo 77-73-76--226
    + 7 40. Sarah Oh 73-76-77--226
    + 7 40. Emma Bennett 74-74-78--226
    + 7 47. Ji-Na Lim 79-74-74--227
    + 8 47. Lotta Wahlin 74-79-74--227
    + 8 47. Amanda Moltke-Leth 75-77-75--227
    + 8 47. Sophie Walker 77-72-78--227
    + 8 47. Michelle Ellis 72-76-79--227
    + 8 52. Sakura Yokomine 77-77-74--228
    + 9 52. Rosemary MacDonald 77-77-74--228
    + 9 52. Nikki Garrett 76-78-74--228
    + 9 52. Helen Oh 74-78-76--228
    + 9 52. Danielle Masters 75-76-77--228
    + 9 52. Cherie Byrnes 75-75-78--228
    + 9 52. Laura Davies 74-75-79--228
    + 9 52. Jill McGill 75-73-80--228
    + 9 60. Cecilia Ekelundh 83-71-75--229
    + 10 60. Anne Norman Hansen 80-73-76--229
    + 10 60. Clare Queen 75-78-76--229
    + 10 60. Tamara Beckett 77-75-77--229
    + 10 60. Vicky Thomas 77-75-77--229
    + 10 65. a-Cecilia Nha 80-72-78--230
    + 11 65. Marta Prieto 79-72-79--230
    + 11 65. a-Alison Whitaker 73-74-83--230
    + 11 68. Kate Combes 77-73-81--231
    + 12 69. Karen Lunn 80-74-78--232
    + 13 69. Laurette Maritz 75-77-80--232
    + 13 71. Kiran Matharu 80-74-79--233
    + 14 72. Linda Wessberg 74-78-85--237
    + 18 • • •



    Missed the cut



    73. Loraine Lambert 79-76--155
    + 9 73. Anja Monke 74-81--155
    + 9 73. Nina Reis 75-80--155
    + 9 73. Sophie Sandolo 82-73--155
    + 9 73. Diana Luna 76-79--155
    + 9 73. Stefanie Michl 80-75--155
    + 9 73. Mi Sun Cho 75-80--155
    + 9 73. Titiya Plucksataporn 76-79--155
    + 9 73. a-Jenny Lee 80-75--155
    + 9 73. Susie Mathews 80-75--155
    + 9 83. Sarah Kemp 79-77--156
    + 10 83. Kristie Newton 78-78--156
    + 10 83. Johanna Westerberg 80-76--156
    + 10 83. Georgina Simpson 78-78--156
    + 10 83. Ludivine Kreutz 78-78--156
    + 10 83. Rebecca Coakley 78-78--156
    + 10 83. Ran Hong 81-75--156
    + 10 90. Eun-Hee Kim 78-79--157
    + 11 90. Nikki Campbell 80-77--157
    + 11 90. a-Ellie Na 79-78--157
    + 11 90. Karen Quinn 78-79--157
    + 11 90. Carlie Butler 77-80--157
    + 11 90. Rachel Duncan 76-81--157
    + 11 90. Lydia Hall 76-81--157
    + 11 90. Sarah-Jane Kenyon 76-81--157
    + 11 90. Louise Stahle 79-78--157
    + 11 90. a-Maggie Yuan 76-81--157
    + 11 90. Katy Jarochowicz 79-78--157
    + 11 101. Suzie Fisher 79-79--158
    + 12 101. Eva Steinberger 80-78--158
    + 12 101. Melanie Holmes-Smith 79-79--158
    + 12 101. Lynn Brooky 81-77--158
    + 12 101. Diana D'Alessio 76-82--158
    + 12 101. Jade Schaeffer 80-78--158
    + 12 101. Danielle Montgomery 80-78--158
    + 12 101. Hiromi Kamata 78-80--158
    + 12 101. Marousa Polias 79-79--158
    + 12 101. Wendy Berger 75-83--158
    + 12 101. Rachel Bailey 78-80--158
    + 12 101. Geraldine Brown 78-80--158
    + 12 101. a-Breanna Elliott 83-75--158
    + 12 114. Min-Gee Song 78-81--159
    + 13 114. Elizabeth Mckinnon 79-80--159
    + 13 114. Karen Pearce 79-80--159
    + 13 114. Torie O'Connor 79-80--159
    + 13 114. a-Whitney Hillier 82-77--159
    + 13 114. a-Lynne Brown 81-78--159
    + 13 120. a-Stephanie Na 80-80--160
    + 14 120. Virada Nirapathpongporn 81-79--160
    + 14 120. Melodie Bourdy 82-78--160
    + 14 120. Lisa Jean 82-78--160
    + 14 120. Heidi Mcculkin 79-81--160
    + 14 120. Sharon O'Neill 77-83--160
    + 14 120. Bettina Hauert 82-78--160
    + 14 120. Tania Elosegui 82-78--160
    + 14 120. Stacy Lee Bregman 79-81--160
    + 14 129. Vikki Tutt 81-80--161
    + 15 129. Nathalie David-Mila 81-80--161
    + 15 129. Ji Won Yoon 80-81--161
    + 15 129. Dana Lacey 80-81--161
    + 15 129. Beatriz Recari 82-79--161
    + 15 129. Corinne Furnell 81-80--161
    + 15 135. Bree Turnbull 81-81--162
    + 16 135. Cassandra Kirkland 86-76--162
    + 16 135. Tamara Hyett 80-82--162
    + 16 135. a-Bree Arthur 78-84--162
    + 16 135. Elisabeth Esterl 81-81--162
    + 16 135. Belinda Kerr 81-81--162
    + 16 135. Lill Kristin Saether 83-79--162
    + 16 142. Mianne Bagger 82-81--163
    + 17 142. Marjet Van Der Graaff 82-81--163
    + 17 142. a-Courtney Massey 84-79--163
    + 17 145. Shani Waugh 82-82--164
    + 18 145. Leah Hart 84-80--164
    + 18 145. Vittoria Valvassori 80-84--164
    + 18 148. Jane Suckling 84-81--165
    + 19 149. a-Tara Shimmin 85-81--166
    + 20 149. Bronwyn Mullins-Lane 85-81--166
    + 20 151. Karen- Juul 87-80--167
    + 21 152. Anna Rossi 80-88--168
    + 22 152. a-Justine Lee 82-86--168
    + 22 154. Sunny Park 80-91--171
    + 25 155. Nicole Picken 91-86--177
    + 31
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