Lorena Ochoa successfully defended her title Sunday at the Safeway International with a convincing seven-stroke victory. The 26-year old fired a final round 6-under 66 to finish at 22-under 266 and claim her second victory in three starts to begin the season. It marked the lowest score, by four shots, in the five years the tournament has been held at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club.
Ochoa, who was supported all week by a large contingent of her Mexican fans, began the day with only a one shot lead. However, she took the lead with a birdie on the par-3 fourth hole and never looked back. She finished the day with eight birdies against two early bogeys for her 16th victory in her last 53 starts. Next up, Ochoa will pursue her second career major when this week's Kraft Nabisco Championship kicks off in Rancho Mirage, CA.
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Elsewhere around the world, Thomas Levet birdied two of his final three holes to force a playoff and made a clutch par on the first extra hole to win the Open de Andalucia Sunday on the European Tour. The 39-year-old Levet closed with a final round 5-under 67 to finish the week with a 16-under 272 total for his fourth career title and first since 2004.
Levet wore the stylish black smooth Classics Dry Premiere (style #50793 ) during the dramatic final round.
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