BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lorena Ochoa’s bid to win her first U.S. Women’s Open appeared to derail Friday.
Ochoa’s 8-over-par 79 was her highest score in the 29 rounds she has played in the championship. It was 10 shots worse than she posted on Thursday.
“I had a little bit of everything, just missed with the drivers, very bad with my swing,” she said. “I was out of rhythm, and I three-putted a few times. It was the whole package, everything bad today.”
Ochoa easily made the cut and is tied for 36th, but she’s nine shots off the lead.
The 79 was her highest score in a major since she opened the Women’s British Open with an 85 in 2005.