|Runner up Ji-Yai Shin|
When Webb saw that Shin, playing in the penultimate group, was leading by two shots, Webb admitted that she had to step up.
“When I got to the 15th green I hadn’t seen a leader board for quite a while so it was quite surprising to see that I was two shots behind and I had to put myself in another gear,” said the 33-year-old winner of 45 tournaments around the world, including seven major championships.
“I knew Shin wasn’t going to make any mistakes coming in and I needed to birdie at least two of the last three holes, which I managed to do. I guess the old girl still has plenty of petrol in the tank.”
Webb, who in 2005 was the youngest player to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, recorded seven birdies and one bogey in her final round, as did the runner-up, 19-year-old Shin.
Webb and Shin began the day at two-under-par, a stroke behind the overnight leader Australian Lindsey Wright.
Shin shared the lead with Webb after nine holes, but fired four birdies in six holes from the 10th on the back nine to reach eight-under-par.
The Korean World No.7 thought that she might have secured the championship when she returned to the scorer’s hut, but watched on the television as Webb mounted a fight back.