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Stacy Lewis made a powerful charge in Sunday’s final round to beat second-round leader Bo-Mee Lee by one stroke at the Mizuno Classic. Lewis sat seven shots behind Lee entering Sunday’s round but carded 10 birdies and two bogeys to finish at 8-under par 64. The Texan posted rounds of 71-70-64 to finish 10-under 206 for the week. This marks her fifth-career victory and her fourth this season.
“I felt it was coming yesterday,” Lewis said. “I played really solid yesterday; I just didn’t make any putts. But to makes those three putts I made coming down the stretch was unbelievable. I didn’t really think I was playing this well coming into the week but I just started playing better and better every day. Putts just started falling today and it was meant to be.”
Lewis was able to close gap after seven birdies and two bogeys with just four holes left to play, putting her one-stroke behind Lee. Three straight birdies in the final three holes pulled Lewis to the lead while Lee still had three holes to play. Lee closed out the round with five pars, missing a birdie opportunity on 18 to pull the two into a sudden death playoff.