Lorena Ochoa

  • Birth Place: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Profession: Golfer
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Fast Facts

  • Began golfing at age 6.
  • Also played tennis, volleyball, basketball and soccer.
  • Climbed Mount Nevado de Colima (14,300 feet) and Mount Iztaccihuatl (17,324 feet).
  • Competed in two triathlons (swimming, biking, running), two half-marathons (13.2 miles each) and two ecothons (international events in which men and women compete in mountain biking, trekking, swimming, kayaking and rappelling).
  • Second Mexican to receive an LPGA Tour Card.
  • Youngest ever recipient of the National Sports Award in Mexico in 2001.
  • Won her first LPGA tournament on May 16, 2004, the same day her brother Alejandro reach the peak of Mount Everest.
  • Started the Lorena Ochoa Foundation n 2004 to fund educational opportunities for children in Mexico.
  • Named Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year in 2006.
  • Opened the Ochoa Golf Academy in 2006.

Relationships

  • Marcela Ochoa — Mother
  • Alejandro Ochoa — Brother
  • Javier Ochoa — Father

College

  • Attended University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona, United States

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