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Archive for Friday, June 6, 2008

Ochoa opens with 69

June 6, 2008

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— Lorena Ochoa had sufficiently recovered from a double bogey and was slowly making her way up the leaderboard Thursday in the McDonald's LPGA Championship when she stopped to ask a question on her way to the next tee.

"What did Annika shoot today?" she asked.

Told that Annika Sorenstam had a 2-under 70 in the morning, Ochoa nodded her head. Then she made sure she was one better.

Ochoa didn't finish in the lead, but she was close enough to be satisfied with her start. Four birdies on her flawless back nine at Bulle Rock gave her a 3-under 69, leaving Ochoa three shots behind Lorie Kane of Canada and Emily Bastel as she tries to become only the fourth woman to win three straight majors.

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