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Lorena Ochoa seals win and passes $4m for 2007

Lorena Ochoa survived a double-bogey on the penultimate hole to become the first player in LPGA history to earn $4 million in a season with a two-shot victory at the ADT Championship on Sunday.

The Mexican world number one recovered with a birdie at the last for a four-under-par 68 to hold off a late charge by playing partner Natalie Gulbis and claim her eighth title of the year.

American Gulbis, bidding for her second LPGA victory, birdied two of the last six holes for a 70 to secure second place, finishing two ahead of compatriot Paula Creamer (72).

Ochoa, 26, initially appeared to be cruising toward the winner's prize of $1 million (487,000 pounds) in the final-round shootout at Trump International Golf Club.

The Guadalajara native birdied four of the first six holes and picked up another shot at the par-five ninth to reach the turn five strokes clear.

After a run of seven consecutive pars, she stumbled with a three-putt double bogey at the treacherous par-three 17th before setting up her sixth birdie of the day with a superb approach to within three feet of the flag at the last.

Ochoa, who replaced Swede Annika Sorenstam as the game's leading player in April, calmly rolled in the putt to end the 2007 LPGA season in triumphant style.

American Cristie Kerr picked up three shots over the final five holes to claim fourth spot with a 74, four strokes better than fifth-placed Mi Hyun Kim of South Korea who had led over the first two days.

Former world number one Karrie Webb of Australia propped up the leaderboard after battling to an 84 that included a quadruple-bogey at the par-three seventh.

Only eight players qualified for the final round at Trump International, the initial 32-strong field having been trimmed to 16 after Friday's halfway cut.



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