Ochoa Finally Takes the Plunge

Wins the Kraft Nabisco Championship
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2008 4:12 AM CDT
Lorena Ochoa, of Mexico, holds the winner's trophy after her victory in the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. today.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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(Newser) – Lorena Ochoa set the silver trophy on a table, clasped hands with her parents and sprinted to the edge of the lake surrounding the 18th green at Mission Hills, then raised both arms as she plunged into the water. Whether she is playing or celebrating, the Mexican star is unstoppable. Ochoa buried her competition yesterday at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

"I thought for a moment, 'Maybe I should try to do something funny, like a flip or something,'" Ochoa said. "No, no, no. Too dangerous. So I did the regular jump. You always worry about the jump, but once you win, I don't care." In four starts this year, she has won three tournaments by a combined 23 shots.