Lorena Ochoa Rallies to Win Wegmans

It looked all too familiar. Lose a lead. Get in a playoff.

But there was a new ending, thankfully, for Lorena Ochoa, who halted a winless record in playoffs by beating 19-year-old In-Kyung Kim on the second hole of sudden death at the Wegmans LPGA.

It was Ochoa’s second win in three years at the event, and extended her year’s winnings to more than $1.5 million. Lorena pulled out the victory by overcoming a three-shot deficit over the last two holes of regulation play. Then, at last, came her playoff breakthrough.

“This is really a good turning point winning a playoff,” Ochoa told the Associated Press. As for the upcoming U.S. Women’s Open, she said, “I like my chances for next week.”

The Armchair Golfer

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