5’5”...Started playing golf at the age of 8...Credits her parents
‘for encouraging me to play even after having back surgery’ as the
individuals most influencing her career... From the age of 11, Lewis
wore a back brace 18 hours per day for 7-1/2 years to correct curvature
in her spine from scoliosis, removing it only to play golf…Had back
surgery during her senior year of high school and redshirted for one
season before joining the University of Arkansas women’s golf
team…Traveled to Africa in 2011 with Besty King's Golf Fore
Africa...Hobbies include working out, watching any sports especially SEC
football, traveling and having spare time to herself...Qualified for
the Tour on her first attempt…Has her own Web site, www.stacysback.com.
In 2012, earned LPGA Player of the Year becoming the first American to win since 1994; pushed her career earnings over the $4 million mark; ranked No. 2 in the Rolex Ranking and is the top-ranked American player; won career-best four tournaments in 2012; leads the Tour in rounds in teh 60'x eagles, birdies and ranks second in greens in regulation and putts per GIR; has 15 top 10 finishes and 11 top five finishes this season.
In 2011, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the Kraft Nabisco
Championship where she defeated Rolex Rankings No. 1 Yani Tseng by three
shots for her first major championship victory and crossed the $1
million mark in career earnings; recorded 10 other top-10 finishes
including: runner-up at the Evian Masters; tied for second at the CN
Canadian Women's Open; fifth at the Avnet LPGA Classic; tied for fifth
at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia; tied for sixth at the Wegmans LPGA
Championship, Navistar LPGA Classic and Mizuno Classic; tied for eighth
at the Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola and the Walmart NW
Arkansas Championship, where she crossed the $2 million mark in career
earnings; tied for ninth at the HSBC Women's Champions; competed on her
first U.S. Solheim Cup Team with a 1-3-0 record.
In 2010, recorded a season-best runner-up finish at the Tres Marias
Championship; finished third at the Mizuno Classic; tied for seventh at
the Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex and Corona Light;
tied for ninth at the P&G NW Arkansas Championship Presented by
In 2009, best finish was a tie for fourth at the Wegmans LPGA, where
she carded a season-low 67 during the second round; also carded 67s in
the final round of the LPGA Corning Classic, and in the second round of
both the Evian Masters and P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship
Presented by John Q. Hammons; tied for ninth at the McDonald's LPGA
Championship Presented by Coca-Cola.
In 2008, turned professional in June; competed in seven events on
Tour with two top-10 finishes, including a tie for third at the U.S.
Women’s Open and a tie for sixth at the Kapalua LPGA Classic; also
competed in two events on the Symetra Tour - Road to the LPGA with two
top-three finishes; earned medalist honors at the LPGA Final Qualifying
Tournament to earn Priority List Category 11 for the 2009 LPGA season.
In 2007, as an amateur, carded a career-low 65 to take the
first-round lead at the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship Presented by John
Q. Hammons before the tournament was rain-shortened and cancelled
following 18 holes of play; also tied for fifth at the Kraft Nabisco
Championship to earn low-amateur honors.
As a member of the University of Arkansas women’s golf team, Lewis won
12 collegiate events and was a four-time All-American. She was the 2005
Southeastern Conference (SEC) Freshman of the Year, the 2007 NCAA
Division I National Champion and the 2008 SEC Championship Individual
Medalist and Player of the Year. Away from collegiate competition, she
won the 2006 Harder Hall Invitational, the 2006 Western Amateur and was a
semi-finalist at the 2006 U.S. Women’s Amateur. She was the 2007
Southern Amateur Champion and the 2007 Dinah Shore Trophy Award
recipient. Lewis was also a member of the victorious U.S. Team at the
2007 at Copa de las Americas and on the victorious 2008 U.S. Curtis Cup
team, becoming the first player to go 5-0 in Curtis Cup history. Lewis
is a two-time Golfweek and Golf Digest Women’s Amateur Player of the
Year (2006-07) and was the top ranked amateur in the Golfweek/Titleist
Women’s Amateur Rankings in 2008.