Some sports call it home-field advantage, but for Mexico's Lorena Ochoa it was more like home-country advantage this week at the Corona Championship. The 26-year-old finished at 25-under-par (66-66-66-69=267) at Tres Marias Residential Golf Club to claim her 21st career title and fulfill the points requirement for the LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame. She now must complete 10 years on Tour before she can officially enter the Hall.
“It was an amazing week,” Ochoa said. “I did enjoy myself a lot. It was really special to be here in my home country.”
Ochoa started the day with three birdies on the front nine, but a triple bogey on 11, combined with four consecutive birdies on holes eight through 11 by final group partner Inbee Park (69-64-72-74=279), created a six-shot swing against the world number one. Ochoa bounced back with back-to-back birdies on holes 13, 14, 16 and 18 to finish her day.