Webb to captain on debut at Queens Cup

Our most celebrated woman golfer is fired up – and ready to lead.

So Australia’s team in upcoming Queens Cup has to be rated a chance with Queensland superstar Karrie Webb at the helm.

Karrie Webb Karrie Webb (Credit: Anthony Powter)

‘Webby’ will lead the strongest Australian women’s golf team ever assembled into battle in Nagoya, Japan from December 1-3 in what is shaping as one of the most exciting events of the summer.

Webb is a World Golf and LPGA Hall of Famer yet, surprisingly, will be competing in this tournament for the time since its inception three years ago.

Naturally she has been called on to captain the nine-player ALPG team.

Karrie’s participation this year is a huge boost for the tournament and also her team-mates, who are delighted to have the opportunity to compete on a representative team with her.

The team includes Webb’s fellow Queenslanders Katherine Kirk and Sarah Jane Smith, West Australians Hannah Green and Whitney Hillier, New South Welshwoman Sarah Kemp, Victorian Stacey Peters, Kiwi Cathryn Bristow and the surprise choice, Rachel Hetherington, who was a captain’s pick for the team.

And Webb is excited about their prospects:

“I am really excited to be captaining the ALPG team at The Queens presented by Kowa this year,” she said.

“This is the first time that I have played in the event and especially given the unique format it should be a lot of fun playing alongside my friends on the ALPG team.

“We have a very talented group of players and everyone on the team gets along really well, we are definitely going to Nagoya to win this year.”

The first day of the competition (December 1) will be a four-ball best-ball matchplay competition between the four teams competing, the defending champions the Korean LPGA Team, the hosts the LPGA of Japan, the Ladies European Tour and ALPG.

The second day of the tournament (December 2) is a singles match-play format and is the only day that all nine players will compete, with the final day being foursomes match-play.

The leading two teams heading into the final day will play for The Queens Cup.

Hopefully that will include the ALPG team.