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Webb wins HSBC Women's Champions by 1 stroke

By ALEX KENNEDY
The Associated Press
Sunday, February 27, 2011; 3:02 AM

SINGAPORE -- Australia's Karrie Webb held off Japan's Chie Arimura for a one-shot victory at the HSBC Women's Champions on Sunday.

The 36-year-old Webb surged ahead of Arimura with four straight birdies on the back nine and had a final-round 69 to finish at 13 under in her 37th career LPGA Tour win.

"I'm one ahead of my age," said Webb, who is ranked 13th in the world. "I kicked it in on the back nine. I got it done and it feels great."

Webb, who earned $210,000 for the victory, was even on the front nine and bogeyed No. 10 before the string of birdies on Nos. 11-14 at Singapore's Tanah Merah Country Club.

Arimura (71) was in front from the first round and had a one-stroke advantage over Webb going into the final round.

World No. 1 Yani Tseng of Taiwan (67) jumped into contention with five birdies on the front nine, but couldn't keep up that pace and finished third at 10-under 278.

South Korea's Sun Young Yoo finished fourth, followed by American Morgan Pressel and Na Yeon Choi of South Korea. Michelle Wie (75) finished at 8-over 296.

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