Golf Roundup: Ochoa wins in Thailand

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 2, 2009

Associated Press
The golf roundup …
PATTAYA, Thailand ó A few minutes after finishing off her 25th LPGA Tour victory, Lorena Ochoa was asked if she thinks she’s mentally tougher than her rivals.
“Yes,” Ochoa said.
She’s simply better than everybody else, too.
That was obvious again Sunday when she rallied to win the Honda LPGA Thailand.
Three strokes behind playing partner Paula Creamer at the start of the round, Ochoa shot a 6-under 66 for a three-stroke victory.
“It has been a great week,” Ochoa said. “My goal was to win the tournament. Here I am with the trophy and I am very pleased. I played especially well.”
Ochoa finished at 14-under 274 ó shooting 71-69-68 the first three days.
MARANA, Ariz. ó Geoff Ogilvy has won the Accenture Match Play Championship for the second time in four years with a 4-and-3 victory over Paul Casey of England to stake his claim as the best in the world at match play.
In a relentless performance at Dove Mountain, the 31-year-old Australian did not trail over the final 62 holes of the tournament and did not have a bogey on his card over the last 57 holes.
He took the lead with a 6-foot birdie on the first hole of a 36-hole title match, and never gave Casey a chance. Ogilvy had a 3-up lead after the morning round, then shot 31 on the front nine to pull away.