Lorena Ochoa

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Amateur Proves Her Place at US Open

Fearless 18-year-old Uribe sits near the lead after opening day

(Newser) - Lorena Ochoa may be the young golfing sensation who helped to edge Annika Sorenstam out of the limelight, but now she finds herself impressed by a new youthful challenger. Maria Jose Uribe, the 18-year-old reigning Amateur champion, finished the first day of the US Women's Open only two strokes off... More »

Sorenstam to Retire After 2008 Season

Top female has eye on biz, including golf academy, courses

(Newser) - Annika Sorenstam has announced her retirement from professional golf, effective at the end of the 2008 season, Golf.com reports. The eight-time LPGA player of the year has "other priorities," including starting a family and working to build "the Annika brand of businesses, including my academy, my... More »

Creamer Holds On to Win SemGroup Championship

(Newser) - Paula Creamer blew another lead late in the final round and found herself in another playoff. Instead of getting nervous, she got mad at herself. After losing a two-shot lead on the final hole, Creamer held off a spirited bid from Juli Inkster by making an 8-foot birdie putt on... More »

Ochoa: a Lady Tiger?

Mexican golfer could complete a 'Lorena Slam'

(Newser) - Golf fans should have no trouble choosing between the Lady or the Tiger at the moment: The best player in the world today, Ed Sherman writes in the Chicago Tribune, is Lorena Ochoa. With four victories in a row and five in six tournaments, the 26-year-old Mexican has already qualified... More »

Lorena Ochoa Wins Ginn Open

Becomes first in 45 years to win tournaments in four straight weeks

(Newser) - World No. 1 Lorena Ochoa became the first U.S. LPGA Tour player in 45 years to win four tournaments in consecutive weeks on Sunday. Ochoa shot 3-under 69 in the final round of the Ginn Open and beat Taiwanese rookie Yani Tseng by three strokes for her fifth victory... More »

Lorena Ochoa Wins Corona Championship

Win qualifies her for LPGA Tour Hall of Fame

(Newser) - Lorena Ochoa wasn't distracted when the fans chanted her name on only the second hole of the Corona Championship. But by her last stroke on the 18th hole Sunday, the emotions were too much. The Mexican star had just won her third straight tournament and qualified for the LPGA Tour... More »

Ochoa Leads Corona Championship

26-year-old on verge of qualifying for Hall of Fame

(Newser) - Lorena Ochoa closed in on the last point she needs to qualify for the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame, shooting her third straight 7-under 66 today to take a five-stroke lead in the Corona Championship. If Ochoa wins, the 26-year-old Mexican star will become the youngest player to qualify for... More »

Ochoa Finally Takes the Plunge

Wins the Kraft Nabisco Championship

(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.... More »

Kerr Captures US Open

29-year-old American wins first major title in 42 chances

(Newser) - Cristie Kerr, who helped pioneer the trend of women golfers turning pro right out of high school, won her first major title at the U.S. Open. Kerr edged frontrunner Lorena Ochoa by making par as the 25-year-old Mexican self-destructed, missing left on critical shots. More »

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