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Webb, Lee to lead Aussie Open charge

Karrie Webb
Karrie Webb was in great form in Scotland last week. Image: Getty

 

Karrie Webb and Minjee Lee are  the form Australian players leading into the Women's British Open at Kingsbarns links near St Andrews tomorrow.

Webb was runner-up in the Ladies Scottish Open last weekend, victim of a dreadful bounce into a pot bunker at the 71st hole when she had control of the tournament.

While it was her first LPGA Tour top-10 finish this season, the 42-year-old is an old hand at links golf, having won the British three times -- in 1995, 1997 and 2002.

Twenty-one-year-old Lee, the world No. 17, finished inside the top 10 at Dundonald last week as well and is having a consistent season, despite not winning a tournament.

Perth's Lee has had seven top-10 finishes this season and is approaching $US 700,000 in earnings. The former champion amateur was tied-ninth at the Open two years ago.

Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn is the defending champion this week.

There are seven Australians in the field.

Australian tee times (Thursday evening AEST):

4:03pm Karrie Webb
7.15pm Sarah Jane Smith
10:00pm Minjee Lee
11.22pm Katherine Kirk, Whitney Hillier

11:55pm Stacey Peters
12:28am Su Oh


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