Pettersen earns runner-up honors

Seven-year LPGA Tour member Suzann Pettersen came as close as she could have gotten to claiming the trophy, but finished just one stroke short of Corona Championship winner Lorena Ochoa. Pettersen and Ochoa matched final-round scores of 5-under-par 68, which wasn't enough for Pettersen as she carded a 24-under-par 268 (69-64-67-68), including a season-best 9-under-par 64 during Friday's second round. Throughout her 72 holes last weekend, the Norwegian carded only one bogey, 21 birdies and a pair of eagles, both on hole eight in the first and third rounds.

Pettersen's runner-up finish at the 2009 Corona Championship is her best finish since claiming the second-place position at the 2008 Kapalua LPGA Classic event in Hawaii. It is also her fourth consecutive top-10 finish of the 2009 season, as she has tied for ninth, tied for fourth and tied for fifth, respectively, already this year. Pettersen has won five times in the LPGA Tour. All five of those victories came during the 2007 season.

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