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Webb falls short in British Open defence

04/08/2003 05:42:49 AM Comments (0)

Karrie Webb's bid for back-to-back Women's British Open titles fell just short at Lytham St Annes, the Australian finishing tied third behind Swede Annika Sorenstam.

Webb briefly led during the final round but couldn't maintain her advantage, mixing four birdies with three bogeys for a one under par 71 and a total of eight under par 280 for the tournament.

She finished tied third with Korean Grace Park, one shot behind runner-up Se Ri Pak and two behind Sorenstam.

World No.1 Sorenstam collected her second major of the season, finally capturing a British Open title after three times finishing second.

The Swede made it four majors in three years with a par at the 18th to beat 2001 winner Pak, who bogeyed the last after firing her tee shot into a bunker.

Sorenstam finished with a two under 70 for a 10 under total of 278 while Pak's level par 72 gave her 279.

The Swede, who has dominated women's golf with 26 victories in three years, won the LPGA Championship in early June.

She was runner up at the British Open in 1994, 1995 and 1999.

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