In-Kyung Kim wins Lorena Ochoa Invitational

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Associated Press

Posted on November 14, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 14 at 5:00 PM

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — South Korea's In-Kyung Kim won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on Sunday for her third LPGA Tour title, closing with an 8-under 64 for a three-stroke stroke victory over Suzann Pettersen.

Kim matched the tournament record set by Cristie Kerr in the first round with her 64, playing the front nine in 6-under 30 and adding three birdies and a bogey on the final nine. Kim finished at 19 under on the Guadalajara Country Club course and earned $220,000.

Pettersen shot a 68. The Norwegian star has 11 top-five finishes in 18 starts this season. She's winless since the 2009 Canadian Women's Open.

Karine Icher (68) was third at 15 under, Kerr (66) and U.S. Women's Open champion Paula Creamer (68) tied for fourth at 14 under, and Ai Miyazato (70) finished at 13 under.

Ochoa, playing her first LPGA Tour event since retiring in April, shot a 74 on her home course, leaving her 19 strokes back in a tie for 25th.

Kim also won the 2008 Longs Drugs Challenge and 2009 LPGA State Farm Classic.

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