Former Razorback Lewis Gets 2nd Win on LPGA Tour
Stacey Lewis celebrates after winning the Mobile Bay Classic on the LPGA Tour.
Mobile, AL–Stacey Lewis was covering new ground when she began the final round of the Mobile Bay Classic with a two shot lead. In her only win on the LPGA Tour Lewis had come from behind on the final day for a win.
As it turns out she did just fine with the lead.
Lewis opened her fourth round strong dropping in a long uphill birdie putt on number one from the back edge of the green. She followed with a six-foot birdie on number two for a three shot lead.
Lewis had a two-shot lead on 15 but after a tee shot into the woods she needed to hole out from just off the green to save par. Her par attempt came up a foot short. Ahead on the par five 16th Lexi Thompson dropped in a short birdie putt to pull into a tie with Lewis at -16.
It didn’t stay that way for long. Lewis was just off the front left of the green on 16 in two shots. She lifted a long uphill chip shot to within a foot and a half and tapped in for birdie to re-take the lead.
Thompson parred out and Lewis was able to claim her second tour win with a tap-in on 18 to finish at -17 a shot ahead of Thompson.
I’m getting more comfortable in this situation,” Lewis said afterward. “I think that’s a lot of it, and it’s definitely been coming. I lost in a playoff in Australia, so I knew I was due.”
The former Razorback collected $187,500 for the win.
“It was just a really stressful day,” Lewis added while referring to the challenge of holding the lead. “I’m glad I didn’t have to play in a playoff, because I was exhausted. It was just total relief.”