Born on November 15, 1981 to father Javier and mother Marcel in Guadalajara situated in Jalisco, Mexico, Lorena Ochoa Reyes spent most of her childhood days growing up with her two older brothers and a younger sister in Guadalajara. Her interest in golf was ignited at a very young age of five and just after one year of picking the game she went on to win a state event. She also won a national competition at the tender age of seven. She was tutored by the professional golfer Rafael Alarcon at the age of eleven. She went on to participate in the Junior World Golf Championship and won five titles in it. She attended the University of Arizona and was able to get a golf scholarship.
She went on to win the NCAA Player of the Year two consecutive times in the year 2001 and 2002. In the year 2001, she also won the Pac-10 Golf Championship and was also honored with the Pac-10 Freshman of the year. She also won the Golfstat cup two consecutive times in the year 2001 and 2002. She also won the National Sports Award in the year 2001 and went on to become the youngest person to win this national award. In the year 2003, she also won the Nancy Lopez award.
Ochoa dropped out of college in favor of her professional golf career during the second year of her college. She participated in the Futures Tour in the year 2002 and won three events in it. In the year 2003, she went on to gain her spot on the LGPA Tour. During her first season, she won the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year and also gained the ninth position on the money list of LGPA. She won her first LGPA tour title in the year 2004 and in the same year she won another LGPA title as well. She also won the LGPA Tour Player of the Year in the year 2007 and was also able to gain the first spot on the money list. She also won the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year in the year 2006 and in the same year, she won the National Sports Prize again. She won a major championship for the first time in the year 2007. In the following year, she won the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
In the year 2010, she went on to play her last tournament Tres Marias Championship, after which she took retirement at the age of 28. She returned for a brief time in the year 2012 and participated in the Lacoste Ladies Open de France. She also participated in the Lorena Ochoa Invitation. She is known to have a smooth and almost perfect golf swing.
Talking about her family, she is married to Andres Conesa since 2009. Her husband Andres is a top executive at AeroMexico. Ochoa and her husband are proud parents of a son named Pedro. Ochoa also established a school for children in Guadalajara named La Barranca. According to her biography, her net worth is 15 Million Dollars.
|Birth Date:||15 Nov, 1981|
|Description:||Mexican professional golfer|
|Spouse:||Andrés Conesa Labastida|
|Net Worth 2021:||15 million|