Thursday, February 12, 2009

Australian Women's Open Thursday: Webb Starts Hot

Don't call it a comeback! Karrie Webb opened the Women's Australian Open with a sizzling 66 to take a 3-shot lead on Spain's Tania Elosegui and Korea's Chang Hee Lee--and a 10-shot lead on Katherine Hull. Here's a quick run-down of those chasing Webb this week down under:

1st/-7 Karrie Webb (66)
T2/-4 Tania Elosegui, Chang Hee Lee (69)
T4/-3 Beatriz Recari, Hye Yoon Kim, Clare Queen (70)
T7/-2 Marianne Skarpnord, Rebecca Flood (71)
T9/-1 Martina Eberl, Hye Yong Choi, Rebecca Hudson, Diana D'Alessio, Emma Bennett, Lynn Kenny (72)

T15/E Nikki Garrett, Beth Allen (73)
T22/+1 Laura Davies, Christel Boeljon, Anne-Lise Caudal, Sarah Oh (74)
T37/+2 Lotta Wahlin, Becky Brewerton, Trish Johnson, Samantha Head, Aram Cho, Simi Mehra (75)
T47/+3 Katherine Hull, Melissa Reid, Nina Reis, Il-Hee Lee (76)
T57/+4 Alison Walshe, Rebecca Coakley (77)
T69/+5 Tamie Durdin, Ursula Wikstrom (78)
T79/+6 Gwladys Nocera, Brandie Burton, Sarah Kemp, Nikki Campbell, Kiran Matharu, Sunny Park (79)
T96/+7 Bettina Hauert, Riko Higashio, Kristie Smith, Stephanie Na (80)
T112/+8 Bo Bea Park, Titiya Plucksataporn, Frances Bondad, Clare Choi (81)
T122/+9 Yuki Sakurai (82)

As you can see, lots of people who had been playing well on the ALPG wilted today. But not the only Hall of Famer in the field!

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