Lewis rewarded for consistency in Texas
BY Bruce Young | LPGA Tour | 2014 North Texas LPGA Shootout | Wrap | 05 May 2014
29 year old Stacy Lewis might not have won an event since the Women’s British Open last year but her victory today at the North Texas LPGA Shootout completed an amazing run of top six finishes in fact today was her 15th such finish in her last 17 starts wordwide.
Lewis won by six shots over South Korea’ s Meena Lee with Michelle Wie one shot further back in 3rd position.
Lewis began the final round tied with Lee but by the time she made the turn in 31 she was five shots clear eventually extending that lead to six to win her 9th LPGA Tour title.
She will advance from 3rd to a very deserved 2nd in the Role World Ranking and is now within striking distance of regaining the world number one position currently held by Inbee Park
Lewis now has career earnings of close to US$7 million and along with now Michelle Wie continues to fly the flag for the Americans on the LPGA Tour.
Stacy Keating only just managed to get a late start in the event but ended up as the leading Australian when she finished tied for 19th.
Sarah Jane Smith was 25th while Sarah Kemp, after a good start to the event, slipped to finish 35th