Webb captures fourth title of year at Longs Challenge

Monday, September 25, 2006

Karrie Webb held off Annika Sorenstam by a stroke in the Longs Drugs Challenge for her LPGA Tour-high fourth victory of the year.

Ahead by five strokes after a third-round 66, Webb parred the final five holes in the final round for a 2-under 70 and one-stroke victory over Sorenstam, the Swedish star who made things interesting with a 65.

Webb had a 15-under 273 total on Blackhawk's Lakeside Course in Danville, Calif.

Morgan Pressel (68) finished third at 12 under.

PGA Tour

Tennessee left-hander Eric Axley won the Texas Open in San Antonio for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 1-over 71 for a 15-under 265 total and a three-stroke victory.

Three players finished at 12 under, including 21-year-old Anthony Kim. Playing in his first PGA Tour event with a sponsor's exemption, Kim shot a 65 to tie for second with Dean Wilson (69) and first-round leader Justin Rose (68).

-- The Associated Press

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