Pak, Webb, Kerr paired for Open final round

Cristie Kerr

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Here’s a pairing for the ages: Se Ri Pak, Karrie Webb and Cristie Kerr.

That would be 77 LPGA tour victories and four U.S. Women’s Open titles among them.

Chalk one up for the thirtysomethings as the twentysomethings dominate the leaderboard.

For her part, Kerr refuses to drop out of contention at The Broadmoor. Ai Miyazato and Mika Miyazato lost their edge Sunday morning as Kerr shot a third-round 69 and crept back under par. She started the final round at 1 under, and with a share of the lead.

“I need to make up some ground, for sure,” Kerr had said at the completion of Round 2 on Friday. She never returned to the course as storms wiped out afternoon play.

Mission accomplished on Sunday. Kerr had birdies at Nos. 14, 16 and 17 coming in. The group walked off the green at 12:20, and were scheduled to tee off for the fourth round just 42 minutes later.

Pak struggled in the third round, posting a 6-over 77. Webb is at 2 over for the tournament after a 1-over 72, and still in contention.

“I think sometimes you can be a rookie in many ways, because, you know, you start pressing when you don't need to – I've done that many times at the U.S. Open,” a veteran Webb said after Round 2. “... I've just got to keep my calm and, you know, keep giving myself the opportunities.”

The nostalgic pairing will remain for the afternoon, as groups were sent back on the course in the same pairings as Round 3. Weather permitting, they’re in for a long Sunday.

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