Webb back to her best at Evian Masters
Karrie Webb recorded her best result for the season at the lucrative Evian Masters in France, finishing in a tie for 2nd with Stacy Lewis at 15-under-par 273 – two shots shy of winner Inbee Park.
In search of her 39th victory on the LPGA, Webb carded a second-consecutive 5-under-par 67 on Sunday to earn US$258,309.
Karrie Webb (Credit: Chris Tobias)
“Obviously you want to win, but just to be in contention and perform well under pressure, just to feel what it’s like to be in contention, is good,” Webb said. “I gave myself the chance.”
Webb had an eagle pitch from 30 yards on the final hole to try to force the issue and it was tracking toward the hole, with Webb running toward the green to follow its progress.
“I knew that Inbee had gotten to 16 (under), so I knew had to go for it and try and make it. (I) hit an unbelievable chip, landed the way I wanted it to and reacted the way I wanted it. It looked good there until it died right at the end.” she said.
The Queenslander finished with a birdie but Park sealed her fate with a birdie of her own at 18 to win the Evian Masters, which in 2013 will become the LPGA’s fifth major.
The Korean’s victory is her second on the LPGA Tour and her first since claiming the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open title.
Webb’s tie for 2nd is her fourth top 10 finish of the season and best since a tie for 6th at the Wegmans LPGA Championship in June.
Victorian Lindsey Wright finished at 8 under in a tie for 16th with Queensland’s Katherine Hull in a tie for 36th place at 3 under.