Webb on the brink of world top ten

Former world number one, Karrie Webb, is poised to make a return to the Top 10 in the Rolex Women’s Rankings following the completion of the first Major of the women’s season at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in California.

Runaway winner Inbee Park moves up two places to displace Yani Tseng as the number two, behind number one, Stacey Lewis, who holds her place despite finishing back in the field.

Karrie Webb Karrie Webb (Credit: Anthony Powter)

Two-time Nabisco champion Webb would have hoped for more from her final round but an even par 72 saw her finish in a tie for 5th place at 6-under par, her second top 10 in as many events on the LPGA Tour.

With that, Webb moved up three places to No. 11 while another of Queensland coach Ian Triggs’ stable, So Yeon Ryu of Korea, moved up four places to No. 5 after a closing seven-under 65 lifted her into outright second behind Park.

Teenage Kiwi amateur Lydia Ko moved up to No. 22 while Victorian Sarah-Jane Smith jumped eight spots to No. 131. Kathryn Hull-Kirk (65), Lindsey Wright (68) and Stacey Keating (69) are the only other Australian players ranked in the Top 100.