ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open. Amazing Karrie Webb Wins February 16 2014
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Karrie carded a -4 under par 68 final round to lift the trophy with a total of -12 under par at the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open.
Karrie said she had made the best of the windy conditions today and what a difference from the DQ last week;“I feel very fortunate to have won today. But I liked my chances at the start of the day because of the wind picking up. If we had another day like we had the first three days, I probably was a little too far back to have a chance, so I was thankful for the weather changing and I played as good as I have in a very long time." “I was hitting some quality shots early on and I realised that I'd gotten into that mindset and so I stayed on top of myself to make sure that that's what I did and never tried to hit a shot. I just played the shot that the conditions dictated. It's amazing what happens, what a difference a week makes. Obviously this time last week I wouldn't be expecting to be sitting here, so I'm glad things changed around quickly for me." Overnight leader Chella Choi was in second place, just one shot off the lead at -11 under par. A drive out of bounds on the second hole was her undoing; “I went out of bounds on the right hand side and that was a really big problem for me. It was a hard game today. I didn’t like that part but Karrie played so good today." Paula Creamer, Lydia Ko and Karine Icher finished tied in third place at -10 under par. Teenage sensation Australian Amateur champion Minjee Lee finished in a tie for 11th place, as the leading amateur, after slipping down the leaderboard with a final round of +6 over par 78 in the windy conditions. Karrie heaped praise on the 17-year old from Perth; “She's got more talent in her little finger than I ever did at seventeen. She should hold her head up high. She's played very well the last two weeks, probably the best out of anyone consistently the last two weeks. She should be really proud of herself. You'll definitely see a lot more of her."