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Lewis qualifies for U.S. Women’s Open

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lewis qualifies for U.S. Women’s Open

FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas junior Stacy Lewis qualified for the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open by capturing medalist honors at a Sectional qualifier this week. Lewis becomes just the second Lady Razorback to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open joining former teammate Amanda McCurdy who qualified as a senior. Lewis finds herself playing the game at its highest level in recent months. She won the 2007 NCAA Championship as an individual in late May and followed up with the 92nd Women’s Southern Amateur title last week. Lewis was exempt from the local qualifier and automatically moved on to the Sectional at the Houston qualifier at Westwood Golf Club. Lewis posted a 71 in the first round followed by a 74 in the second for a 145 tying for first place with former University of Georgia golfer Taylor Leon. Leon, a sophomore last season for the Bulldogs, turned professional following the 2007 NCAA Championship. "I couldn’t be more pleased for Stacy," said Lady Razorback interim head coach Shauna Estes. "This is another great opportunity for Stacy and she’s playing such good golf right now. As a golfer, you try so hard to qualify for the big events like this and I think Stacy has a chance to go and do something really special." The U.S. Women’s Open is one of 13 national championships conducted by the United States Golf Association. This year’s Open takes place at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C., June 28-July 1. For more information about Lewis and the Lady Razorbacks please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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