Ochoa wins Samsung for her fifth victory of the season

Monday, October 16, 2006

Lorena Ochoa took a huge step toward dethroning Annika Sorenstam as the LPGA Tour player of the year, overwhelming her Sunday with a 7-under 65 that turned a three-shot deficit into a two-shot victory in the Samsung World Championship.

Ochoa was relentless at the start, a little lucky in the middle and solid down the stretch at Bighorn in Palm Desert, Calif., to win for the second straight week and fifth time this year.

Michelle Wie finished 17th in the 20-player field.

PGA Tour

Consistently hitting his approach shots close and remaining cool and collected on the tense final holes, rookie Troy Matteson shot a 3-under 69 to win the Frys.com Open in Las Vegas for his first PGA Tour victory.

Matteson, the three-time All-American from Georgia Tech who had to complete the last six holes of the rain-delayed third round early in the morning before beginning the final round, held off Ben Crane and Daniel Chopra by one shot.

Champions Tour

Jay Haas won his sixth career Champions Tour title when rain forced the cancellation of the final round of the Administaff Small Business Classic in Spring, Texas.

Haas shot a 9-under 63 on Saturday to take five-stroke lead at 17-under 128.

China Masters

Retief Goosen successfully defended his China Masters title in Sanya, China, shooting a 1-under 71 to beat Michael Campbell by three strokes.

-- The Associated Press

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