Ochoa qualifies for LPGA Tour Hall of Fame with 11-shot victory

Monday, April 14, 2008

MORELIA, Mexico -- Lorena Ochoa qualified for the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame on Sunday, winning the Corona Championship by 11 strokes for her third straight victory and fourth in five starts this year.

The Mexican star became the second-youngest player to qualify for the Hall of Fame, though she still must be a tour member for 10 years -- in her case, until 2012 -- to be eligible for induction.

"It was very special to do it here in my home country," she said.

After opening with three straight 7-under 66s, Ochoa closed with a 69 for a 25-under 267 total. She earned $195,000 for her 21st victory on the LPGA Tour. Song-Hee Kim (72) was second at 14 under.

-- AP

-- AP

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