HSBC Women's Champions: Karrie Webb leads Angela Stanford by one shot
Karrie Webb will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore.
Last Updated: 02/03/14 4:32pm
The 2011 champion, who has led every round this week, shot a 70 to move to 11-under overall, but the pressure will be on when she goes up against 2012 winner Angela Stanford in the lead group on Sunday.
The American matched Webb birdie-for-birdie over the final five holes to shoot a 69 and remains just behind the veteran Australian along with half dozen other players on a tight looking leaderboard.
"Even when I was not giving myself a lot of good birdie opportunities early on, I had to tell myself it's Saturday, there's plenty of golf left to be played and just to be patient," said Webb. "And fortunately I listened to myself for a change."
Spain's Azahara Munoz fired an eagle and four birdies for a 5-under 67 to surge into a third-place tie with Taiwan's Teresa Lu at 8-under.
America's Paula Creamer, who briefly held the lead with Webb and Munoz, holed six birdies to go with three bogeys to finish in fifth place at 7-under.
Stanford joked afterward there was only one way she could get the advantage over seven-time major winner Webb on Sunday.
"I'm going to send Webbie a six-pack (of beer) tonight," she said.
Webb replied, without missing a beat, "I'll probably drink wine coolers."
Defending champion Stacy Lewis' disappointing week, meanwhile, looks likely to end her streak of 13 consecutive top 10 finishes on the LPGA Tour. Lewis shot a 73 on Saturday, leaving her far down the leaderboard in joint-42nd place.
Lewis, the reigning Women's British Open champion, is only three away from matching Webb's LPGA record of 16 consecutive top 10 finishes, set in 1998-99.