Mazatlan Hotel Association

Mazatlan Hotel Association

January 18, 2011 07:30 ET

Lorena Ochoa Will Play Exhibition Match in Mazatlan, Mexico

Mexico's Favorite Golfer Will Play a Charity Tournament Sponsored by Her Foundation, Estrella Del Mar Golf & Beach Resort, and Flyers Team

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2011) - Lorena Ochoa, who retired from the LPGA as the number one female golfer in the world, will participate in the 6th Annual Estrella del Mar Charity Tournament on January 28 & 29, 2011, in Mazatlan. The tournament will take place at Estrella del Mar Golf & Beach Resort. The event is sponsored by the Lorena Ochoa Foundation, Flyers Team and the resort.

"I did not retire from golf, I only retired from the LPGA," Lorena stated at a Press Conference held at Estrella del Mar. "I play golf all the time, and it is great to have more time to combine it with my charity work." Lorena expressed her excitement at learning she would play in Mazatlan, as she had heard wonderful stories from her mother who had often vacationed there in her youth.

When asked what she would say to American and Canadian golf enthusiasts who hesitate to travel to Mazatlan, she responded that "…the golf course is in great shape…the atmosphere is very nice…the culture and history are wonderful. In my case I can set an example by coming here and showing people that we are happy and enjoying every day. We are inviting everybody to come here and see this beautiful place," she concluded.

The exhibition match will take place on Friday January 28th at noon, versus Spaniard Azahara Muñoz. Lorena will offer a golf clinic on the morning of Saturday January 29th. Both events are open to the public and will support charity organizations for children. The Weekend will conclude with an air show with Flyers Team pilots from the US and Mexico.

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