Kia Classic: Final round complete for Karrie Webb
While none of the leaders have teed off yet Sunday for the final round of the LPGA's Kia Classic at Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms, a winning streak has come to an end for Australia's Karrie Webb.
Webb finished Sunday with a one-over-par 74 and a four-day total of seven-over 299. Webb had brought with her optimism and the hope that she might continue a two-tournament winning streak. She leaves, she says, still looking forward to the Kraft Nabisco tournament that begins Thursday at Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage. "I'm on the right track," said the 36-year-old who counts two Kraft Nabisco titles (2000 and 2006) among her seven career major victories.
South Korea's Jiyai Shin, who is at 15 under for the tournament, has a one-shot lead over Germany's Sandra Gal. The two will play together in the final group, which is scheduled to begin at 1:20 p.m.
Paige Mackenzie, Mindy Kim of Diamond Bar and Amanda Blumenherst, a Duke graduate from Scottsdale, Ariz., are the leading Americans, all tied for sixth at six under. Kim is playing with Sweden's Anna Nordqvist and they will tee off at 1:04. Blumenherst will join 50-year-old Juli Inkster, who is at five under going in to the fourth round, and they began at 12:48.
-- Diane Pucin
Photo: Karrie Webb watches her tee shot at No. 14 during the first round of the Kia Classic on on Thursday at the Industry Hills Golf Club. Credit: Scott Halleran / Getty Images