Ochoa Rallies To Take Lead In Her First Event As No. 1

Saturday, April 28th 2007, 8:19 pm
By: News On 6

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) -- Lorena Ochoa shoots a 9-under 64 Saturday to tie Julieta Granada and Silvia Cavalleri for the third-round lead in the Corona Morelia Championship, the Mexican star's first tournament as the number 1 player in the world.

The 25-year-old Ochoa had eight birdies, an eagle and a bogey before thousands of fans who cheered her every move on the hilly Tres Marias course, which is about 175 miles from her native Guadalajara.

The 64 matched the LPGA Tour record on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course where Ochoa won last year. Granada had a 67, and Cavalleri shot a 69.

Pat Hurst and South Korean rookie Na On Min were tied for fourth at 12 under at the course that sits about 63-hundred feet above sea level.

Former Enid, Oklahoma High School and University of Tulsa standout Stacy Prammanasudh, the Fields Open winner in Hawaii in February, shot a 70 to join six others at 9 under.