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Lewis struggles in first round of U.S. Women’s Open

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lewis struggles in first round of U.S. Women’s Open

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas junior Stacy Lewis carded a seven-over 78 in the first round of the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open Thursday. Lewis teed off in one of the morning slots at the par-71 Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C., Thursday in her first-ever Open experience. She made par on the first hole and started well with four consecutive pars to open play. Lewis then made a bogey on the par-3, 205-yard fifth hole on the challenging golf course. She again settled in, however with back-to-back pars on six and seven. The Woodlands, Texas, native then picked up a stroke on number eight, finishing the front nine with a two-over 37. The back nine was equally tough with three bogeys on numbers 11, 16 and 17 and a double on 12. Lewis came off the golf course tied for 106th overall but her final position after the first round won’t be available until play is complete late Thursday. For more information or an update on Lewis’ position, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



Sports Category : Golf (W)