Ochoa has a fast start in Canada
Defending champion Lorena Ochoa shot a 6-under-par 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Annika Sorenstam in the Canadian Women's Open in Ottawa yesterday, leaving Michelle Wie nine strokes back in her final LPGA Tour event of the year.
Ochoa, the winner last year at Royal Mayfair in Edmonton, Alberta, hit all 18 greens in regulation and was in the rough only once in sunny, calm conditions at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.
Wie, using the last of her six 2008 sponsor exemptions, bogeyed three of her last six holes for a 75.
The 18-year-old Stanford student needs to win or finish second to avoid a trip to Q-School.
Champions - Defending champion Mark McNulty shot a 5-under 67 for a share of the first-round lead at the Jen-Weld Tradition in Sunriver, Ore., the fourth of the Tour's five major tournaments.
Craig Stadler, Gene Jones, Mark Wiebe, Tim Simpson, Jay Haas, and David Eger joined McNulty at top of the leaderboard.
PGA - Bob Heintz and rookie Martin Laird matched the course record with 7-under 63s at Sedgefield Country Club to share the first-round lead of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C.