Ochoa not blown away by conditions

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BROKEN ARROW, Okla. --- Lorena Ochoa felt helpless as too many shots ballooned into relentless gusts that reached 36 mph Thursday, sending her to only her second round over par this year.

Stranger still was listening to her describe 2-over-par 73 at the SemGroup Champion-ship.

"I managed to finish with a good score," she said.

On a wind-blown day that yielded no more than five scores under par, Ochoa took some measure of satisfaction by not letting the leaders get too far away in her quest for a record-tying fifth consecutive victory on the LPGA Tour.

Hee Young Park held it together with 69, and Beth Bader also was that figure.

EUROPEAN TOUR: In Seville, Spain, a change of scenery didn't help John Daly's struggling game.

Daly, playing in Spain for the first time in 16 years, shot 3-over-par 75 in the first round of the Spanish Open and was 10 shots back of leader Martin Erlandsson, who carded a course-record 65.

NATIONWIDE TOUR: In Valdosta, Ga., Garth Mulroy shot 5-under-par 67 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the South Georgia Classic.

Augusta's Scott Parel and former Augusta State golfer Scott Jamieson shot 72 and are tied for 42nd. Former Thomson resident Franklin Langham shot 82 and is last in the 155-player field.


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