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Ochoa withdraws with neck injury

7/5/2002

HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Lorena Ochoa of Mexico withdrew from the
U.S. Women's Open on Friday because of a neck injury.

Ochoa, a two-time winner on the Futures Tour, shot a 7-over-par
77 in the opening round Thursday.

The 20-year-old from Guadalajara, Mexico, was playing in her
second U.S. Open. A five-time world junior champion, Ochoa played
in the 2000 Open and missed the cut with rounds of 75 and 78.