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Ochoa equals mark with fourth win

FINAL LEADERBOARD
-16 Ochoa (Mex)
-15Tseng (Kor), -11 Lu (Tw) -10 Koch (Swe), Pettersen (Nor)


Ochoa matched the achievements of Mickey Wright in 1962 and '63
Ochoa matched the achievements of Mickey Wright in 1962 and '63

World number one Lorena Ochoa became the first LPGA Tour player in 45 years to win four tournaments in consecutive weeks at the Ginn Open in Orlando.

Mexican Ochoa shot a three-under 69 in the final round to beat rookie Yani Tseng by three strokes.

She trailed early in the final round, but went ahead for good with three consecutive birdies from the eighth.

"She's proven that she's our top player," said rival Paula Creamer. "She's set that mark pretty high."

Mickey Wright won four successive tournaments in 1962 and 1963.

Kathy Whitworth (1969) and Annika Sorenstam (2001) also won four consecutive events, but both took a week off during their runs.

Sorenstam (2004-05) and Nancy Lopez (1978) hold the tour record with five straight victories in events entered, but neither of those came in consecutive weeks.

Ochoa will give her colleagues a chance to take the spotlight next week when she sits out the Stanford Invitation Pro-Am in Florida, and will try to make it five straight in two weeks in Tulsa, Oklahoma.




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