Lewis on verge of game's top ranking
BY Bruce Young | LPGA Tour | 2014 ShopRite LPGA Classic | Round Two | 01 Jun 2014
American Stacy Lewis is perhaps just one round away from again becoming the world number one golfer, a ranking she held for one month from mid March of 2013.
Lewis recorded a second round of 63 at the Shoprite LPGA Classic in Galloway in New Jersey to lead by one over Christina Kim into tomorrow’s final round with a further shot back to first round leader Jennifer Johnson.
Lewis would surpass incumbent Inbee Park if she was to win tomorrow but is taking it in her stride and wants to let her play do the talking. The 29-year old is faced with questions about fighting for the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Rankings each week and she would like to have her wins push her into the position rather than keep talking about it.
“Honestly kind of tired of hearing all the scenarios and hearing everybody talk about it,” she said today in her typical to the point fashion.
“I would like to take care of that here this week, especially with the Open coming up and all that, just would like to go in there without having to deal with all these extra story lines that people like to make.
“You know, it would be huge,” said Lewis. “I was only there for four weeks last year when I got there, so I never really – - it was so crazy those four weeks, I never got to enjoy it. So I definitely want to get back because I know kind of now more what to expect with it.”
Lindsey Wright has finally found some form in 2014 after a horror start to the year and leads the Australians in 14th position while Karrie Webb and Sarah Kemp are 19th.