LPGA Back in Action


In case you weren’t paying attention, the LPGA is back in action this week at the Corona Championship in Morelia, Mexico. The last time we saw the tour was three weeks ago in California when Brittany Lincicome eagled the 72nd hole to beat friend Kristy McPherson at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
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. . .