In the Winner's Circle: Cristie Kerr at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational

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Cristie Kerr hits her second shot on the par 4 14th hole during round one of the 2012 U.S. Women's Open at Blackwolf Run on July 5, 2012 in Kohler, Wisconsin.

Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex and Jalisco
November 11, 2012

Hometown/Birthplace – Miami, Fla.
Birthdate
– October 12, 1977 – currently 35 years and 29 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour
– T6th at the 1996 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
Turned Professional
– 1996

15th career LPGA Tour victory – 2002 Longs Drugs Challenge, 2004 LPGA Takefuji Classic, 2004 ShopRite LPGA Classic, 2004 State Farm Classic, 2005 Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, 2005 Wendy’s Championship for Children, 2006 Franklin American Mortgage Championship benefiting Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, 2006 CN Canadian Women’s Open, 2006 John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic Presented by SemGroup, 2007 U.S. Women’s Open, 2008 Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi, 2009 Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, 2010 LPGA Championship Presented by Wegmans, 2010 LPGA State Farm Classic

With the $200,000 first-place check, she increases season earnings to $809,503 and increases career money earnings to $14,340,645.75

Previous top-10 finishes in 2012 include T6 at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, T4th at the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf, T9 at the U.S. Women’s Open, T4 at the Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola, T6 at the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship Presented by Audi

Her win marks the eighth victory recorded by an American player in 2010. Other include: Jessica Korda (ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open), Angela Stanford (HSBS Women’s Champions), Stacy Lewis (Mobile Bay LPGA Classic, ShopRite LPGA Classic, Navistar LPGA Classic, Mizuno Classic), Brittany Lang (Manulife Financial LPGA Classic)

Previous finishes at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex and Jalisco were T11th in 2008, T3rd in 2009, T4th in 2010, T13th in 2011

17th different winner on the LPGA Tour in 2012 - Stacy Lewis (4), Yani Tseng (3), Ai Miyazato (2), Inbee Park (2), Jiyai Shin (2), Suzann Pettersen (2), Jessica Korda, Angela Stanford, Sun Young Yoo, Azahara Munoz, Shanshan Feng, Brittany Lang, Na Yeon Choi, So Yeon Ryu, Mika Miyazato, Lydia Ko

Topics: In the winners circle, Kerr, Cristie, Lorena Ochoa Invitational

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