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Lewis wins 106th Western Amateur Championship

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lewis wins 106th Western Amateur Championship

FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas sophomore Stacy Lewis’ summer has been anything but a break as The Woodlands, Texas, native won the 106th Western Amateur Championship Saturday. Lewis, a two-time all-Southeastern Conference and National Golf Coaches Association All-American, defeated defending champion Jennifer Hong nine-and-seven in the 36-hole final on Saturday. "She played really well," said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. "I’m really happy for her. She came so close last week and got the win this week." Lewis recently played to a runner-up finish at the 91st Southern Women’s Amateur Championship in North Carolina. Saturday’s final saw Lewis card 10 birdies winning in 29 holes at Fincastle Country Club in Bluefield, Va. Lewis opened play capturing medalist honors in the two-day stroke play portion of the tournament with a 68-72 for 140. She won her next three matches four-and-three before a three-and-two win over Central Florida graduate Ashley Grier in the morning round Friday. In the afternoon round, Lewis defeated Emily Hoeper, a senior at Denver University, three-and-one, moving into Saturday’s final.



Sports Category : Golf (W)