Ochoa wins 4th straight tournament

April 20, 2008 at 9:44 PM
| License Photo

ORLANDO, Fla., April 20 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Lorena Ochoa won the Ginn Open in Orlando, Fla., Sunday by three shots, her fifth victory of the season and record-tying fourth in a row.

Ochoa closed with a 3-under-par 69 for a 19-under 269.

The victory tied the LPGA Tour record for consecutive wins in scheduled events.

Yani Tseng of Taiwan placed second at 16-under 272 after a final-round 71. Norway's Suzann Pettersen and Teresa Lu of Taiwan shared third-place at 11-under 277.

"I'm just glad I hung in there and I was able to finish strong," Ochoa said. "I'm just trying to enjoy my moment. And I would like to enjoy it for a long time."

Three other players have won four consecutive tour events -- Mickey Wright (1962 and 1963), Kathy Whitworth (1969) and Annika Sorenstam (2001).

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Alabama football: Crimson Tide host Arkansas, hope to continue momentum from Georgia game
St. Louis Rams' Stedman Bailey fined for 'sleeping' on the job
Toronto Maple Leafs lose in Mike Babcock's debut, earn Montreal Canadians' respect
Johnny Manziel's grandfather loses home in 'suspicious' fire