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Lewis moves into round of eight

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lewis moves into round of eight

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. – University of Arkansas junior Stacy Lewis captured a pair of wins moving into the round of eight at the 106th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship Thursday. Lewis defeated Marie Jose Uribe two-up in the afternoon session and has won three matches in a row. Uribe had the upper hand for much of the first nine but Lewis never trailed by more than one and made her move on the 17th hole to take the lead for good. Square through 16, Uribe bogeyed the final two holes giving Lewis the victory. Lewis faces Ayaka Kaneko of Honolulu, Hawai’i, Friday, as match play action continues through Sunday at the Witch Hollow Course at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. Lewis advanced to the round of 16 a the 106th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship with a three-and-one morning win over Candace Shepperle of Birmingham, Ala. The Woodlands, Texas, native grabbed the lead from the first hole and played ahead much of the round. The duo were all square at the seventh hole and remained that way until the 13th when Shepperle bogeyed the hole. Shepperle also bogeyed the 14th and Lewis added a birdie on 17th to seal the win. The victory moved Lewis into the round of 16 where she faced 16-year-old Uribe. Uribe was a four-and-three winner in the morning session.



Sports Category : Golf (W)