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The Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex and Jalisco It Happens Within You is a women's professional golf
Golf
Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing players use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes....

 tournament on the LPGA Tour. Hosted by Lorena Ochoa
Lorena Ochoa
Lorena Ochoa Reyes is a Mexican professional golfer who played on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour from 2003 to 2010, and was the top-ranked female golfer in the world for over three years, from April 2007 to her retirement in May 2010...

, the event debuted in November 2008
2008 LPGA Tour
The 2008 LPGA Tour was a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world that took place from February through December 2008. The tournaments were sanctioned by the United States based Ladies Professional Golf Association...

 at the course where she learned to play, Guadalajara Country Club in Guadalajara
Guadalajara, Jalisco
Guadalajara is the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, and the seat of the municipality of Guadalajara. The city is located in the central region of Jalisco in the western-pacific area of Mexico. With a population of 1,564,514 it is Mexico's second most populous municipality...

, México
Mexico
The United Mexican States , commonly known as Mexico , is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of...

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The Lorena Ochoa Invitational is a 72-hole limited-field tournament, limited to 36 golfers. The top five golfers in the Rolex Women's World Rankings are invited, in addition to the top 26 players on the LPGA money list not already in the field via the rankings. Another five golfers are invited through sponsor exemptions.

The course at the Guadlajara Country Club is par-72 and 6638 yards (6,069.8 m) at an elevation
Elevation
The elevation of a geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point, most commonly a reference geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface ....

 exceeding 5000 feet (1,524 m) above sea level.

Course layout

Hole123456789Out101112131415161718InTotal
Yards 350 384 545 420 405 170 376 179 507 3,336 475 336 435 152 364 391 405 223 521 3,302 6,638
Par 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 36 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 72

Winners

Year Dates Champion Country Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Course Purse
($
United States dollar
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)
Winner's
share
2011
2011 LPGA Tour
The 2011 LPGA Tour was a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world that began in Thailand on February 17, 2011 and had its last official event end on November 20, 2011 in Florida...

Nov 10-13 Catriona Matthew
Catriona Matthew
Catriona Isobel Matthew MBE is a Scottish professional golfer who plays mainly on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour and is also a member of the Ladies European Tour.-Amateur career:...

 
69-68-68-71=276 -12 4 strokes   I.K. Kim 
  Anna Nordqvist
Anna Nordqvist
Anna Maria Nordqvist is a Swedish professional golfer who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour.-Amateur career:...

 
Guadalajara C.C. 1,000,000 200,000
2010
2010 LPGA Tour
The 2010 LPGA Tour was a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world that began in Thailand on February 13, 2010 and ended in Florida on December 5, 2010...

Nov 11-14 In-Kyung Kim  69-68-68-64=269 -19 3 strokes   Suzann Pettersen
Suzann Pettersen
Suzann Pettersen is a Norwegian professional golfer. She plays mainly on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour, and is also a member of the Ladies European Tour. Her career best world ranking is second. She has held that position at several times, most recently beginning 22 August 2011.-Amateur...

Guadalajara C.C. 1,100,000 220,000
2009
2009 LPGA Tour
The 2009 LPGA Tour was a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world that took place from February through November 2009. The tournaments were sanctioned by the United States based Ladies Professional Golf Association ....

Nov 12-15 Michelle Wie
Michelle Wie
Michelle Sung Wie is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. At age 10, she became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship. Wie would also become the youngest winner of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links and the youngest to qualify for a LPGA Tour event...

 
70-66-70-69=275 -13 2 strokes   Paula Creamer
Paula Creamer
Paula Creamer is an American professional golfer on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. As a professional, she has won 11 tournaments, including 9 LPGA Tour events. Creamer has been as high as number 2 in the Women's World Golf Rankings. She was the 2010 U.S...

Guadalajara C.C. 1,100,000 220,000
2008
2008 LPGA Tour
The 2008 LPGA Tour was a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world that took place from February through December 2008. The tournaments were sanctioned by the United States based Ladies Professional Golf Association...

Nov 13-16 Angela Stanford
Angela Stanford
Angela Stanford is an American professional golfer who currently competes on the LPGA Tour.-Amateur career:Stanford was born in Fort Worth, Texas. As a junior golfer, she won the Fort Worth Girls Championship four times , the 1996 Texas State 4A High School Championship and the 1996 PING Texas...

68-66-72-69=275 -13 1 stroke   Brittany Lang
Brittany Lang
Brittany Lang is an American professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour.-Amateur career:Born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in McKinney, Texas, Lang had a decorated amateur career. She won eight American Junior Golf Association events and was a two-time First-Team Polo Golf Junior...

 
  Annika Sörenstam
Annika Sörenstam
Annika Sörenstam is a Swedish-American professional golfer whose achievements rank her as one of the most successful golfers in history. Before stepping away from competitive golf at the end of the 2008 season, she won 90 international tournaments as a professional, making her the female golfer...

 
Guadalajara C.C. 1,000,000 200,000

Tournament record

Year Date Player Score Round Course
2010 Nov 14   Angela Stanford
Angela Stanford
Angela Stanford is an American professional golfer who currently competes on the LPGA Tour.-Amateur career:Stanford was born in Fort Worth, Texas. As a junior golfer, she won the Fort Worth Girls Championship four times , the 1996 Texas State 4A High School Championship and the 1996 PING Texas...

63 (-9) 4th Guadalajara Country Club

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