A dream come true.
This November the CITIBANAMEX LORENA OCHOA INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY AEROMEXICO AND DELTA, will celebrate its ninth edition, becoming the only women’s professional golf tournament held in Mexico. Anyone passionate about this sport should make sure not to miss it.
Better know as LOI, is not only a must-save the date for fans, but for the LPGA stars too, since it is the only event in the Tour with an “invitational” status, meaning that its field is limited and only the players that have gotten the best results during the season are selected to compete for the 1million bag, divided accordingly to their position on the leaderboard.
Apart from being considered the best women’s professional golf tournament in Latin America, the CITIBANAMEX LORENA OCHOA INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY AEROMEXICO AND DELTA represents the legacy of one of the best athletes that Mexico and international golf have seen. Lorena Ochoa is a living legend from this sport in the world, is referendum, the before and after of professional golf in Mexico.
Pushing golf in Mexico has always been a priority for Lorena Ochoa, while being at the peek of her career she began the project of bringing to Mexico a date in the Ladies Professional Golf Association, LPGA. Today, LOI is the only event in tour that carries the name of a player.
The tournament is held at the end of the season so that, according to stablished qualification criteria, only the 36 best players in the world attend the tournament.
From its first edition the CITIBANAMEX LORENA OCHOA INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY AEROMEXICO AND DELTA, has been a success. A dream come true, one of the best sporting experiences in the country.
There is not a better venue than the ‘Capital of Sport’, Mexico City, to hold one of the most thrilling and exciting competitions in women’s golf. From November 10th to the 13th, Club Golf Mexico will vibrate on more time with the swing of the LPGA stars.
The best 36 players in women’s golf will try to, after 4 rounds, hold up in the air one of the most prestigious trophies in tour, the LOI one.
Helping is possible
From its first edition, the CITIBANAMEX LORENA OCHOA INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY AEROMEXICO AND DELTA helps ‘Fundacion Lorena Ochoa A.C.’, which uses all of its resources to support the Educational Centre ‘La Barranca’, providing basic education, workshops and breakfast to poor kids.
Did you know?
- The CITIBANAMEX LORENA OCHOA INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY AEROMEXICO AND DELTA has a Stroke Play format, meaning that at the end of the tournament all the strokes taken during each of the rounds will be added up. The winner being the player with the fewest strokes at the end of the tournament.
- 5 of the 8 former champions of the tournament are from the United States, 2 are Korean and 1 is from Scotland.
- The lowest score the tournament has seen so far is -19, from 2010 champion, In-Kyung Kim.