TORINO, Italy – University of Arkansas junior golfer Stacy Lewis grabbed the first place spot at the 11th World University Games in Torino, Italy, Friday. Lewis, a Woodlands, Texas, native, carded a 71 for a 214 (72-71-71) and leads United State teammate Sara Brown who is plus three with a 219. Lewis, a two-time National Golf Coaches Association for Women all-American and Southeastern Conference first-team selection, has flirted with the lead for three days. Play concludes Saturday with Lewis in contention for the individual title. The United States has also improved its standing slipping passed Japan for the team lead. The U.S. team’s three-day 433 (143-148-142) is five better than Japan at 438 (145-145-148). Italy is third with a 443 (143-154-146). Lewis returns to campus this weekend to prepare for the Lady Razorbacks first event of the 2006-07 season. The junior is the third-ranked collegiate player in the country this week according to GolfWorld, and she’ll lead No. 20 Arkansas into the Mason Rudolph Championship in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 15-17. For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.