- Sports & Recreation
- Karrie Webb
- Shanshan Feng
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By Rick Woelfel, The Sports Xchange June 2, 2013 6:20 PM
GALLOWAY, N.J. -- Karrie Webb came from five shots off the pace on Sunday to win the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer by two shots. Webb fired a 3-under par 68 in the final round over the Bay Course at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club near Atlantic City. She finished the 54 holes at 4-under par 209. It was the 39th career victory for the LPGA Hall of Famer and her first since she won the inaugural RR Donnelley Founders Cup in 2011. Shanshan Feng, who started the day with a three-shot lead, closed with a 75 to finish second at 2-under par 211. Hee Young Park carded a 71 to finish alone in third place at 212. Jenny Shin's 70 left her at 213. Michelle Wie, who was tied with Webb when the round began, finished with a 74 to tie for ninth place at 215. Webb started her day tied for sixth place but worked her way through the pack, while battling winds that at times blew at over 25 mph. She jump-started her round by rolling in an uphill 25-foot birdie putt at the par-4 second hole. She followed up with a 10-foot eagle putt at the third that moved her into a tie for the lead with Feng, two groups behind her, who double bogeyed the second. Webb stumbled with a bogey at the sixth, but her performance on the greens was the key to her round. On six different occasions, she salvaged par by rolling in putts of between four and seven feet. After her bogey at the sixth, she ran off 11 straight pars before draining a short birdie putt at the final green. Feng double bogeyed the fifth to fall to 3-under-par for the championship but regained the outright lead with a birdie at the eighth. When Feng bogeyed the 11th and 13th, Webb found herself atop the leaderboard for the first time. Her birdie at the 18th extended her lead to two shots. Feng cut the deficit in half with a birdie at the par-4 16th, but bogeyed the 17th. Just three players, Webb, Feng, and Park, finished the 54 holes under par. Notes: Webb's winning total tied for the highest in the history of the tournament, relative to par. Juli Inkster finished 4-under-par for the 54 holes in the inaugural event in 1986, which was also played at Seaview... Webb is the sixth LPGA Hall of Famer to win this tournament. The others: Inkster, Betsy King, Annika Sorenstam, Nancy Lopez, and Se Ri Pak.... Former world No. 1 Yani Tseng shot an 80 on Sunday to finish her week tied for 69th place at 10-over par 223.