Hjorth Ends Ochoa's LPGA Winning Streak; Prammanasudh 2nd


Sunday, September 30th 2007, 7:00 pm
By: News On 6


PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) _ Maria Hjorth made a long birdie putt on the 17th hole and held on for her first LPGA Tour win since 1999 Sunday at the Navistar LPGA Classic.

Hjorth denied Lorena Ochoa's bid for a fourth consecutive victory while holding off Oklahoma native Stacy Prammanasudh by one shot.

Hjorth shot a final-day 5-under-par 67 for a 14-under 274 at Capitol Hill's Senator Course, passing both Ochoa and Prammanasudh.

The Swede drained the 20-plus foot putt from well into the fringe above the green on the par-5 17th to take sole possession of the lead for the first time.

Prammanasudh, an Enid native and former University of Tulsa standout, sent a 20-foot birdie putt that could have forced a playoff just left of the hole on 18.

She finished with a 1-under 71.