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Wie falls short of first major win – Webb wins

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Sunday, April 2nd, 2006
Categories: LPGA Tour

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LPGA LogoWhat a great final round at the Kraft Nabisco today on the LPGA Tour.

There were several players in contention including Michelle Wie, Karrie Webb, Natalie Gulbis and Lorena Ochoa.

At the start of the back 9 it was looking like a duel between Wie and Ochoa when they were both tied for the lead a -8. But on the 18th hole Karrie Webb holed out her 3rd shot on the par 5 for eagle to post -9. It was an amazing shot.

Wie and Ochoa had to make birdie on 18 to go into a playoff. Both went for the green in two and made it. Wie was just on the back fringe after knocking a 5 iron over the green from 200.

Wie’s error

Wie was on the fringe and should have putted the ball and ensured a birdie and a playoff. Instead she decided to chip and played a way too aggressive shot, sending it far enough by that she two putted and missed the playoff.

Ochoa didn’t make that mistake and did make the playoff.

On the first playoff hole Ochoa and Webb were over the green in two. Ochoa had a much easier chip than Webb but Webb put it closer and made the putt for birdie and the victory.

This was a much more interesting round of golf to watch than the Phil Mickelson trouncing of the field at the Bell South.

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