Lorena Ochoa was born on 15th November 1981. According to her biography, her birth name is Lorena Ochoa Reyes. She was born in Guadalajara of Mexico. Her mother was Marcela Reyes, and her father was Javier Ochoa. She grew up in a family of three siblings.
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Ochoa discovered her love for golf at the delicate age of five. She was only six years old when she won her first state event. Young Ochoa won her first national event at the age of seven. Looking at her potential, she received the training from the professional Rafael Alarcon at the age of eleven.
Her craze for golf was so much that only at the age of 22, she had already captured 22 state events in her hometown and 44 national events in Mexico. Out of all the events he attended, she won five Junior World Golf Championship. Her achievements led her at the University of Arizona on a golf scholarship, and she has a boundless list of accomplishments.
In the year 2001-2002, while she was in University, she won NCAA Player of The Year Awards. She became runner-up in both NCAA National Championship. During this time, she enrolled in National Golf Association 2001 All-America First Team. She was awarded Pac-10 Women’s Golf Championship. The same year she was awarded Pac-10 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year 2001.
In 2002, she received All Pac-10 First Team Award. For both the year 2001 and 2002, her incredible golf swing helped her win Golfstat Cup. In 2001 itself, she was awarded by the Mexico’s National Sports Award. She was the youngest and the first golfer to receive the prize.
She was awarded the annual Nancy Lopez Award in 2003. On the 25th Anniversary of Women’s Championships Celebration in the year 2006, she was considered as the NCCA Division I Women’s Golf Most Outstanding Student-Athlete.
She quitted her education to pursue her career in golfing. She became the member of the LPGA Tour for 2003 and was honored with Duramed FUTURES Tour Player of the Year. She won her first seven events and created a record of NCCA back to back wins.
The Mexican golf player, Ochoa is considered as one the best Mexican golfer. She has been ranked as the top golfer in the world for three years. She won LPGA titles like the Franklin American Mortgage Championship and the Wachovia LPGA Classic. She is the first Mexican player to win the title on the LPGA Tour.
She was awarded “Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year” in the year 2006. The same year she won the National Sports Prize for the second time. She became the world’s number golfer in the year 2007. She was the first women to earn more than 4 million dollars in a single season.
She qualified herself for the World Golf Hall of Fame after winning Kraft Nabisco Championship in April 2008. She played her last tournament in 2010 Tres Marias Championship and took retirement on 20th April 2010 to give more time to her family. Ochoa made a comeback to play in Lacoste Ladies Open de France where she stood second. Ochoa is active on social medias like Facebook and Twitter. She continuously posts tweets about her games and family on Twitter.
As her family business, she runs Ochoa Sports Management and the Ochoa Group in Guadalajara. Ochoa Sports Management runs Lorena Ochoa Invitational and Corona Championship. The primary school in La Barranca is also supported by her foundation.
She tied the knot in marriage with Andres Conesa. Her husband in an Aero Mexico’s CEO. She has two children. She gave birth to her first child Pedro Conesa Ochoa on 28th December 2011. She currently holds a net worth of 15 million dollars.
Last Modified: Mar 10, 2020