LPGA Championship caught up in Webb

Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2001

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Karrie Webb played the final 12 holes without a bogey, making back-to-back birdies late in the round that gave her a 1-over 73 and allowed her to regain control Saturday in the LPGA Tour Championship.

Webb finished at 211 and had a three-shot lead over Janice Moodie. They were the only two players under par.

Annika Sorenstam had a one-stroke lead over Webb but dropped four shots on the final three holes, including a triple bogey on the 18th, to fall five strokes back.

Sorenstam had a 74 and was at 216, along with Rosie Jones (72).

Moodie also had one bad hole -- a double bogey after hitting into the water on the par-3 seventh -- but still managed a 69. It was one of only two rounds under par on a treacherous Trump International course, where the wind blew up to 20 mph from the east.

World Cup

GOTEMBA, Japan -- Tiger Woods and David Duval surged back into contention at the World Cup, shooting a 9-under-par 63 Saturday to close within three strokes of New Zealand after three rounds of the $3 million event.

The defending champions started the best-ball round in third place, five strokes off the lead. They rallied with 10 birdies and one bogey to move to a 19-under 197.

New Zealand, led by Japanese tour regular David Smail, shot a 65. Smail and Michael Campbell lead at 22-under 194.

Japan, Argentina, France and South Africa are tied for third, one stroke behind the Americans.

Duval and Woods made five birdies on the front nine -- including three straight on Nos. 5-7 -- and then added five more on the inward nine.

Sunday's round is an alternate shot competition.

Callaway Invitational

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Olin Browne shot a 4-under-par 68, extending his lead to three strokes after three rounds of the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational.

Browne, who began with a one-stroke lead over Luke Donald, had six birdies and two bogeys at Pebble Beach Golf Links en route to a 16-under-par 200 total.

Paul Stankowski shot a 68 at Spyglass Hill, and moved into second place at 203.

The $300,000 tournament includes pros from the PGA Tour, Senior PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and Buy.com Tour, as well as club pros and amateurs.

Beth Bauer had the tournament's low round -- a 9-under 63 at Del Monte moved her into a tie for third place with Donald at 204.

Kirk Triplett (67) and Brian Mogg (71) are tied at 205.

Warburg Cup

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- The United States closed the World team's lead at the UBS Warburg Cup to 7-5 Saturday after the six best-ball matches at The Ocean Course, but it could have been so much more. The first three U.S. duos led through 16 holes -- and all wound up halving matches with the World.

The harshest fold was Curtis Strange and Tom Watson, who led Nick Faldo and Isao Aoki 2-up with two to play. But the Americans took bogeys on the treacherous 17th and 18th holes for the tie.

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