1 Mar 2014

Karrie Webb extends lead in Singapore

6:12 am on 1 March 2014

Australian veteran Karrie Webb believes she's capable of a sensational rise to world No.1 as she extended her brilliant run of form by taking a two-shot lead at golf's Women's Champions tournament in Singapore.

Webb, a 40-time LPGA tour winner, used all her experience as she recovered from two late bogeys to return a solid three-under-par 69 for an aggregate score of nine-under 135 at Singapore's par-72 Sentosa Golf Club.

Webb, 39, topped the leaderboard two strokes ahead of fellow former winner Angela Stanford, 36, who recorded 69 on day two.

Taiwan's Teresa Lu was a shot further back in lone third.

Webb has been the form player early in the season, upstaging youngsters including New Zealand's Lydia Ko, 16, and winning a fifth Women's Australian Open with a charge on the final day.

Ko will begin the third round in Singapore tied for 13th on 2 under par, 7 shots off the pace.