FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former University of Arkansas women’s golfer Stacy Lewis takes part in the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open this week at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minn., Thursday-Sunday. “I don’t know how many times I’ve said how proud we are of Stacy,” said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. “She has represented the University of Arkansas and the women’s golf program at the highest levels and I know she’ll be successful not only at this event but at whatever she sets her mind to.” Lewis, a The Woodlands, Texas, native, earned her second invitation to one of the biggest women’s golf events by way of a Sectional Qualifier June 10, in Texas. Lewis carded a 142 over the two-round qualifier winning the event and advancing. Lewis’ qualifier capped a busy couple of weeks in which the four-time All-Southeastern Conference and four-time All-American paced Arkansas to a program-best eighth-place finish at the 2008 NCAA Championship in Albuquerque, N.M. She departed New Mexico and her collegiate career to lead the United States to its’ sixth consecutive Curtis Cup title at St. Andrews, Scotland, the following week. Lewis returned to the states and turned professional and hopes to earn enough money in the six tour events that she has exemptions in to avoid LPGA qualifying school. But Lewis likely isn’t thinking of any of that right now, focusing on the U.S. Women’s Open, an event sponsored by the United States Golf Association. Lewis’ second U.S. Women’s Open appearance begins Thursday at 7:55 a.m., on the 10th hole. She is paired with England’s Laura Davies and Sweden’s Helen Alfredsson. The trio again team Friday for a 1:25 p.m. start from the first hole. Sixty players with the lowest scores including ties plus any player within 10 strokes of the leader will make the cut to the final two rounds. For more information about Lewis and the Arkansas women’s golf team, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM. Sixty players with the lowest scores including ties plus any player within 10 strokes of the leader will make the cut to the final two rounds. For more information about Lewis and the Arkansas women’s golf team, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.