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Lewis looks poised to make the cut at the U.S. Amateur

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lewis looks poised to make the cut at the U.S. Amateur

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. — University of Arkansas junior golfer Stacy Lewis rebounded with an even par 71 and is poised to make the cut at the 106th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in North Plains, Ore., Tuesday. Lewis opened with a first-round, six-over 77 that saw The Woodlands, Texas, native finish the day tied for 88th place in the field of more that 150 golfers. But an even-par 71 in the second round has Lewis steadily moving up in the standings as the day wears on. Although not all scores are in, Lewis was tied for 47th around 5:30 p.m., Central The top 64 scores from the first two rounds of stroke play advance to the match play portion of the event Wednesday-Sunday. Lewis started her day from the first tee and played even from the start. She picked up a birdie on the par-5, 562-yard seventh hole but gave it back with a double on the eighth hole. Lewis moved back to even with a birdie on nine, finishing with a 36. Her second nine played much the same with pars on the next four holes after a bogey on 10. Lewis then eagled on the par-3, 141-yard 15th hole to go back even, a position she finished with. Should Lewis make the cut, she’ll play a first-round match play Wednesday, followed by two round Thursday and one each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until she is eliminated from the event. Future Lady Razorback teammate Corinna Rees of Pebble Beach, Calif., is also in the event. Rees carded a second round 76 for a 154 (78-76) and is most likely not going to make the cut. She was tied for 90th with several golfers still on the course. The U.S. Women’s Amateur is likely to be the final event for Lewis before the two-time all-American returns to campus for the fall semester. The Golf Channel is scheduled to carry some of the event with first round coverage beginning at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday. For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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