The fight atop the leaderboard at the 2007 Longs Drugs Challenge was a showdown between the top-two players on the LPGA Official Money List and the Rolex Player of the Year race. Lorena Ochoa (69-70-67-71=277), who leads both races, forced 54-hole leader Suzann Pettersen (75-65-64-73=277) into a playoff after overcoming a two-stroke deficit entering the final round with a 1-under-par 71 on Sunday afternoon, but Pettersen outlasted the Rolex Rankings number one player in a two-hole, sudden-death playoff to claim her third victory on the LPGA Tour this year and a $165,000 winner's check.
“We both pushed each other. We are competitive, but at the same time, we kind of support each other and want the best out of everybody,” Pettersen said. “But, I mean, what better scenario than beating Lorena in a playoff? I would take that if you gave me the chance, so it was nice.”
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