Sunday, April 26, 2009

Corona Championship Sunday: Ochoa Beats Pettersen Over Last 6 Holes

It all came down to the last 6 holes today in the Corona Championship. With her birdie on the 12th hole, Suzann Pettersen had finally caught Lorena Ochoa at -23. But catching Ochoa and beating her are two entirely different things. The world #1 made back-to-back birdies on the 15th and 16th holes to take a 2-shot lead heading into the final hole, making Pettersen's walkoff birdie moot. Congrats to La Reina!

Many other players went low--9 were -15 or lower and 16 were -10 or lower--but none could join Ochoa and Pettersen lower than -20. I'll have more details after my delayed connection to Buffalo here at the Philadelphia airport gets me back to western NY!

[Update 1 (4/27/09, 11:01 am): Hound Dog's got more, as do and Jason Sobel.]


Frankie C said...

Would it be ppossible for Ochoa to surpass Annika's majors record? I think she'll do it easily.

Frankie C

The Constructivist said...

Good question. So far, Lorena hasn't been getting it done in the majors. But then again, even when Annika was most dominant, she didn't win all that many majors. We'll see if that means it's going to be harder for Lorena to catch her, or that Annika left the door open.