Sunday 3 February 2013 – Queensland, Australia — Australian Karrie Webb won the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters for an incredible eighth time and in doing so she equals Sam Snead’s record of winning the same event eight times.
Snead won the Greater Greensboro Open eight times in a run spanning four decades. Webb first won at RACV Royal Pines in 1998 and her most recent victory was in 2010.
Webb, who started the final round two shots behind teenagers, Su-Hyun Oh and Ariya Jutanugarn, fired a flawless round of five under par 67 to finish at top of the leader board at 13-under-par and two clear of the field at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast.
Commenting on her eighth win she said: “I am very happy, it never gets old when you get a win, what a way to start the year! I’m very happy.”
Three players finished at 11-under-par South Korean Chella Choi (69) and the two teenagers who share the lead in the final round, Australian amateur Su-Hyun Oh (71) and Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn (71). American Jessica Korda (71) finished outright fifth, while Australian Stacey Keating (72) was sixth at nine-under-par. Swede Pernilla Lindberg (72) and American Dori Carter (72) were a further shot back and tied for seventh.