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Quotes of the week in women's golf

The week of April 25, 2011, was a busy one on the LPGA Tour. Players had to circumvent deadly tornados to get to the Avnet LPGA Classic in Mobile, Ala., and felt the effects of the tragedy all week. Sixteen-year-old Alexis Thompson, playing in her first event of the season on a sponsor's exemption, shot 67 on Saturday to take a share of the lead going into the final round. A Sunday meltdown by Thompson opened the door for Sweden's Maria Hjorth, who ended up scoring a 72-hole total of 10-under 278 to secure her fifth career victory on the LPGA Tour.


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Here are some of the more interesting things that were said -- and tweeted -- during the week:

"It's fun to really be able to be out there and win again, even though, you know, I could have just as well been a mom to Alexis Thompson. I mean, they're so young coming out here now."--Maria Hjorth, 37, after her victory

"I don't know if you feel for her. I just hope that she learns things from it."-**-Hjorth on Thompson, who shared the lead at -7 after three rounds but shot 78 on Sunday to finish T-19

"Excited for round 1 to start today... but not so excited for my midterm later today. Ha ha."**--Michelle Wie, via Twitter, Thursday morning. Wie went on to shoot 76-72 and missed the cut. *

"I am very happy to share with everybody that we are expecting a baby!"--Lorena Ochoa, via Twitter, Thursday

**"We're playing golf in Alabama, while the tornadoes here have taken 249 lives so far. That bogey isn't so bad, girls. Prayers to those affected."--Ray Kim (LPGA Tour caddie), via Twitter, Saturday

"I'm watching the royal wedding replay, and I don't think I could fit my right leg into Kate's dress."--Jane Park, via Twitter, Saturday evening

"I think I will be putting a new putter in the bag. I thought about it on the plane and it is time to switch it up. Hit 13 greens, 35 putts." --Paula Creamer, via Twitter, Sunday afternoon

"A little girl came up to me and asked if she could putt for me since I wasn't making anything. My putter was bigger then her!"--Paula Creamer, via Twitter, Sunday afternoon

"It's a sad sight here at Mobile Regional Airport. Players scattered about everywhere, looking like roadkill. Sigh. The glamour of travel."--Christina Kim, via Twitter, Sunday evening

"Due to the terrible devastation this week, I feel the need to help the people of Alabama by donating $20K from my winnings. I hope that this contribution helps in the recovery process of people's lives moving forward."*--Hjorth, Sunday night**

*Some tweets have been edited for typos

*--Stina Sternberg