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Lewis does it again

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lewis does it again

FAYETTEVILLE — For the second consecutive week University of Arkansas golfer Stacy Lewis captured Southeastern Conference Golfer of the Week honors it was announced today. Lewis, a redshirt freshman from The Woodlands, Texas, earned medalist honors at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational last week at the University of Texas Golf Course in Austin, Texas. She carded an eight-over par 224 for the two-stroke win over a trio of golfers. "What was really exciting for Stacy was that she was able to win in front of her family against a really tough field," said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. "She won against the top four players in the country. She’s been so close and played well at New Mexico and the tie at Parrish (the Central District Invitational) but an outright win in a big field is impressive. She’s been so steady. It’s been fun to watch. Certainly not a surprise at this point of the season because she’ s been so consistent." Lewis’ medalist honor is the second of the year for the first-year player. She tied for the top spot at the Central District Invitational Feb. 21-22, in Parrish, Fla., and earned SEC Golfer of the Week honors then as well. Lewis has competed in all seven of Arkansas’ tournaments this year never finishing out of the top 25 and she has four top 10 finishes this season. Lewis is helping Arkansas to one of its best seasons on the links. The Lady’Backs are ranked 17th in the Golfweek.com poll with Lewis ranked 13th as an individual. In addition, Lewis is the second highest ranked freshman in the country behind Arizona State’s Louise Stahle who is the No. 1 player overall this week. Lewis’ honor is the first time in program history a Lady Razorback golfer has earned SEC weekly honors more than once in a season or in her career. Lewis and the Lady Razorbacks return to the links Friday, March 25, traveling to Athens, Ga., for the Liz Murphey Collegiate Golf Classic hosted by Georgia. For more information about Arkansas golf please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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