LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame member Karrie Webb shot a final-round 6-under 66 to win the inaugural RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup. Her final round charge at Wildfire Golf Club at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa included seven birdies and one bogey to prevail by one stroke over three-time LPGA Tour winner Brittany Lincicome. Webb fired rounds of 71-67-66 to capture her second-consecutive win of the 2011 LPGA Tour season and her 38th LPGA career victory. She won the HSBC Women’s Champions three weeks ago. The victory earned Webb $200,000 to be donated to her charities of choice, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and Japan Relief.
As one of the most decorated golfers in women's history, Webb's 15-year career now includes 38 LPGA Tour career victories, three LPGA official money list titles, two Rolex Player of the Year awards, three Vare Trophies and the 1995 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year award. Webb is one of only six LPGA players to have achieved the career LPGA Grand Slam and the only player in LPGA history to complete the career Super LPGA Grand Slam. She is also the youngest player in LPGA history to achieve these feats.
Webb fended off a star studded duo of Brittany Lincicome and Paula Creamer by one shot. Rolex Rankings No. 23 Lincicome played steady in Sunday’s final round but came up short after a bogey at 18. Lincicome’s 11-under-par 205 tournament total earned her a tie for second with nine-time LPGA Tour winner Creamer. Creamer, who began the day tied for eighth, made a final round charge but a tournament best six-under-par 66 left her one stroke shy of Webb.