Amazing Webb feat

DEREK VAN DIEST, EDMONTON SUN

, Last Updated: 9:13 AM ET

There's something about Karrie Webb and the Canadian Open in Alberta.

For some reason it seems to bring the best out of the LPGA veteran.

"I've had a lot of success playing in Canada," Webb said. "I was reminded of it earlier this week. Obviously, I remember both my finishes here, but I didn't put it into the perspective that it was here in Alberta."

Webb won the tournament in 1999 when it was held at the Priddis Green Golf and Country Club near Calgary.

The last time the event was in Edmonton in 1996, Webb finished tied for second, two strokes back of winner Laura Davies.

Yesterday Webb broke the course record at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club with a seven-under 64 to vault herself back into contention.

"It was my best round of the year, by far, from tee to green," Webb said.

"I've been waiting for this round for a few months and it felt really good out there today to play such great shots off the tee and to the green and then to see some putts go in as well."

Laura Diaz had broken the course record a day earlier with a six-under 65. Lorena Ochoa posted the same score yesterday in the morning session to tie the record before Webb set the new mark in the afternoon.

"I don't know how many course records I have, but it's a very nice honour to have obviously," she said. "I had a 29 on my back nine. I've only done that a few times in my career, so that's a nice bonus as well."


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