But, the women are back in full force with Lorena Ochoa leading the way at a tournament that she essentially helped bring to her native country. A smooth 8-under 65 on the par 73 Tres Marias course gave the tour’s No. 1 player the first-round lead by a shot over three women.
One of those three women? Michelle Wie.
That’s right, after starting the season hot in Hawaii, she’s cooled off a bit in her last two performances – at the Phoenix LPGA and the Kraft Nabisco. But an opening round 66 (7 birdies, 2 bogeys and an eagle) all but guarantees that media types here in the U.S. will keep an eye on the 19-year-old to see if she can collect her first professional victory.
It’ll be a tall order for Wie to go toe-to-toe with Ochoa the next three days. Stay tuned. . .