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Stacy Lewis named Golfweek Amateur of the Year

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Stacy Lewis named Golfweek Amateur of the Year

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas junior Stacy Lewis earned Golfweek Amateur of the Year honors it was recently announced. An annual award that dates back to 1988 when Golfweek began its national amateur rankings, Lewis becomes the first Lady Razorback to ever win the award. The Woodlands, Texas, native spent much of the 2006 summer as the top-ranked amateur in the country with several big wins under her belt. "This is a really big honor for Stacy," said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. "She had a great summer that really started with her final round 66 at the NCAA Championship and she just never looked back. It’s great to see her hard work pay off on a national scale." Lewis’ amateur accomplishments included a stroke-play victory at the Harder Hall Invitational in January, a runner-up finish at the Southern Amateur, the Western Amateur title and semifinal finishes at both the U.S. Women’s Amateur and the North and South. Lewis’ college career has also been stellar with back-to-back all-America, all-Southeastern Conference and academic all-America honors. She was the 2005 SEC Championship medalist setting a course record at Tunica National. Lewis and the Lady Razorbacks return to the collegiate links Feb. 19-20 at the Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla., for the first of six regular season spring events.



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