The Mexican golfer who retired as the number one player in the world for many years, will participate in a charity tournament sponsored by her foundation and Estrella del Mar Golf & Beach Resort

MAZATLÁN, MÉXICO.- January 17, 2011.- Lorena Ochoa, the best Mexico golfer ever, who retired when she was number one in the world, will participate in the 6th Annual Estrella del Mar Charity Tournament this coming January 28 & 29, 2011.  The event will be held at Estrella del Mar Golf & Beach Resort and is sponsored by the Lorena Ochoa Foundation, Flyers Team and the resort.

This announcement was made today during a press conference offered by Ochoa, world multi- champion.

“I did not retire from golf, I only retired from the LPGA, to enjoy more days like these; to help Mexicans in need, and to do nice things for others”, Lorena stated. “Congratulations on the job that all you Mazatlecans have done for children in need. I’m very happy to be in Mazatlán and I really like what I’ve seen so far”, she concluded.

After asking what she would tell golf lovers and tourists that might hesitate to travel to Mexico, she responded that we should continue promoting tourism in order to introduce people to our country.   Ochoa’s presence in Mazatlán and other places in Mexico are live examples. Even though she was born in Guadalajara, Ochoa   embraced the warm welcome she received and felt at home, as her mother is originally from this state.

The exhibition match will take place at Hotel Estrella del Mar Golf & Beach Resort on Friday, January 28th, at noon, against Spaniard Azahara Muñoz and on Saturday January 29, Ochoa will offer a golf clinic in the morning. Both events are open to the public and will support charity organizations such as DIF Mazatlán, Los Niños del Rio and other educational institutions.

Upon announcing this event, Lorena Ochoa couldn´t hide her enthusiasm.   She is an advocate of supporting these type of events for the benefit of the children and the camaraderie of golfenthusiasts.  The public will be able to walk with the players during the match and a gathering and autograph signing will follow.

The amateur players will play their tournament at the same time the above activities take place, competing for attractive prizes offered by the sponsors, concluding with an air show that includes the best pilots and aero acrobat teams from the U.S. and Mexico.