Webb still in lead
SINGAPORE—For all the talk of the youth movement in women’s golf, Karrie Webb showed today that experienced players still can show up their younger competitors from time to time.
The 39-year-old Webb recovered from two bogeys on the back nine to card a three-under 69 and open a two-stroke lead over 36-year-old Angela Stanford after the second round of the HSBC Women’s Champions.
“Two old ducks, I guess,” she said about her and Stanford topping the leaderboard.
“Did you ask any of the younger players if it’s hard to play against girls in their 30s?
“Because you always ask me the opposite question.”
Stanford, the 2012 HSBC champion, also shot a 69 today while Taiwan’s Teresa Lu was in third place at six-under after a 70.
The U.S. LPGA Tour’s latest teenage prodigy—16-year-old Lydia Ko—was at two-under 142, tied for 13th with 19-year-old Lexi Thompson and world No. 1 Inbee Park.
Webb, a seven-time major winner, captured her fifth Australian Open title in Melbourne two weeks ago.