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Golfer Ochoa wins fourth LPGA title in a row

World number one matches LPGA record capturing the $2.6 million Ginn Open.

World number one Lorena Ochoa matched an LPGA record with her fourth consecutive victory by capturing the $2.6 million Ginn Open here Sunday by three strokes over Taiwan's Yani Tseng.

Ochoa fired a final-round three-under par 69 to finish 72 holes on 19-under par 269, giving the Mexican star her fifth win in six events this year, while 19-year-old Tseng struggled down the back nine to finish with a 71 and on 272.

Tseng opened with back-to-back birdies and another at the fifth hole but followed with a bogey at the sixth while Ochoa, who began with a one-shot lead, birdied the third hole and began a run of three birdies in a row at the eighth.

Tseng eagled the 10th to keep the pressure upon Ochoa but was undone by birdies at 13, 15 and 17. Ochoa finished with seven pars and a bogey at the 15th, holding on for the triumph.

Ochoa won last week's Corona Championship in her homeland by an astonishing 11 strokes and followed up by taking her 22nd career title. She has not blown a lead entering the final round since last year.

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