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| ||Lorena Ochoa will make this week`s Tres Marias Championship her (sort of)
going away party. The 28-year-old Mexican star announced her retirement last
week, saying she will play this week and then also compete annually in her
own Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico. Though her announcement was sudden,
Ochoa picked a good time for it. She is the two-time defending champion after
beating Suzann Pettersen by a shot last year. Ochoa also won the event in
2006, giving her wins in three of the five years it has been played. Carin
Koch won the inaugural tournament in 2005, and Silvia Cavalleri captured it
in 2007. Also playing this week is Michelle Wie, who is seeking her second
LPGA Tour win after breaking through at Ochoa`s tournament near the end of
last season. Wie is finished with her school work at Stanford this year.
Following the event, the LPGA Tour will take a week off before returning May
13th for the Bell Micro LPGA Classic, where Angela Stanford won last year.