Webb has moment to forget, trails in Women's Australian Open
Vancouver, BC – 27 July 2018 – Jaclyn Lee, Calgary, AB, competes in the final round of the 105th Canadian Women's Amateur Championship at Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver, BC. (Photo: Chuck Russell/Golf Canada)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, February 15, 2019 8:59AM EST
ADELAIDE, Australia -- Karrie Webb had one of those moments during the Women's Australian Open on Friday that might have made her feel like one of the weekend golfers following her behind the spectator ropes at The Grange, or watching on television.
Short-siding herself in a bunker on the par-3 14th, five-time champion Webb hit it across the green and watched it dribble into a bunker on the other side.
She ended up taking a double-bogey 5 on her way to a 74 and is seven strokes behind second-round leaders Wei-Ling Hsu and Madelene Sagstrom.
"I paid the penalty for a lot of my missed shots," she said. "I'm disappointed not to play better and be close to the lead."
Alena Sharp of Hamilton is tied for 10th at 4 under, six strokes off the lead. Calgary's Jaclyn Lee made the halfway cut for the second tournament in a row to open her pro career and sits at 1 under.
Anne-Catherine Tanguay of Quebec City (3 over) and Brittany Marchand of Orangeville, Ont. (5 over) missed the cut.
Sagstrom had her second straight 67 while Hsu shot 69. They were both at 10-under 134 in the LPGA tournament.
American Nelly Korda, who shot 66 Friday, and Australian Hannah Green (69) were among those tied for third, three strokes behind.
Korda, who had seven birdies in 10 holes, said: "I got off to a really solid start and just kept it going."
World No. 1 Ariya Jutanugarn rebounded from an opening 76 with a 69 Friday and made the cut by two strokes.
Former No. 1 Lydia Ko shot 77 and at 4-over didn't make the weekend.