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Amateur sensation leads Canadian Women's Open

EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Amateur sensation and defending champion Lydia Ko seized a share of the lead Thursday after the opening round of the Canadian Women's Open.
Recari jumps, Tseng falls from Top 10 in women's golf rankings

Recari jumps, Tseng falls from Top 10 in women's golf rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 22 (UPI) -- Beatriz Recari jumps eight spots in women's world golf and Catriona Matthew reached No. 10 but former No. 1 Yani Tseng drops from the rankings' upper tier.
Tseng down to 10th in women's golf rankings

Tseng down to 10th in women's golf rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 15 (UPI) -- Yani Tseng slips to No. 10 in Monday's update of the world women's golf rankings, a drop of nine places since March when she was No. 1.
Inbee Park is new women's golf No. 1

Inbee Park is new women's golf No. 1

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 15 (UPI) -- Inbee Park edged past Stacy Lewis and on Monday became the eighth player to reach the No. 1 spot in the women's world golf rankings.

Stacy Lewis is women's golf new No. 1

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 18 (UPI) -- Stacy Lewis has ended Yani Tseng's 109-week run as the world's No. 1-ranked women's golfer, taking over the top spot Monday.

Jiyai Shin ranked sixth in women's golf

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Jiyai Shin improves two places in the women's world golf rankings, moving to No. 6 after winning the Women's Australian Open.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
By United Press International

Park, Pettersen up in golf rankings

Park, Pettersen up in golf rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Suzann Pettersen and Inbee Park, after solid results in Taiwan, edged up in the women's world golf rankings, updated Monday.
Mika Miyazato moves to women's golf Top 10

Mika Miyazato moves to women's golf Top 10

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Mika Miyazato, just having picked up her first LPGA title, jumps into the Top 10 in the world women's golf rankings, updated Monday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011.
By United Press International
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Lorena Ochoa
Lorena Ochoa holds up the trophy after the final round of the Sybase Classic at Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, New Jersey on May 18, 2008. Lorena Ochoa wins her third straight Sybase Classic with a score of 10 under par. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)
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Lorena Ochoa (born 15 November 1981) is a Mexican professional golfer. She was an active player on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour from 2003 to 2010, and was the number one ranked female golfer in the world for over three years, from April 2007 to May 2010. As the first Mexican golfer (of either gender) to be ranked number one in the world, she is considered the best Mexican golfer of all time.

Ochoa took up golf at the age of five, won her first state event at the age of six, and her first national event at seven.

An 11-year-old Ochoa approached the professional Rafael Alarcon, 1979 winner of the Canadian Amateur Championship, as he worked on his game at Guadalajara Country Club, where her family lived near the 10th tee. She asked him if he would help her with her game. Alarcon asked her what her goal was, "She said she wanted to be the best player in the world."

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