Calling the Hogs is becoming a tradition on the 17th green at the LPGA NWA Championship at Pinnacle Country Club, and it’s exactly what former Hog Stacy Lewis needed to finish her round.
“Coming up 15 I knew it was coming,” said Lewis of the Hog Call on 17. “I wanted to be playing well.”
Lewis played the final four holes three under par, with birdies on 15,16 and 18 coming in to post a 4-under 67, two shots off the lead of Mika Miyazato.
She struck the ball solid, hitting all 13 fairways in regulation, despite not getting many early birdies to fall.
“I wasn’t making any putts on the front,” she said. “I relaxed on the back and made a few putts. I was feeling good and glad to get a few there.”
Lewis is in a tie for fourth place with nine other players. With the log jam at the top, Saturday’s second round will be pivotal in spreading out the field.
“I feel like I had a good one today,” said Lewis. “I’m two shots off the lead and the lead was shot this morning. I think it plays a little bit easier in the morning and that’s what I’m looking forward to. But I’m not out of it at all.”
Lewis tees off number 10 at 8:16 Saturday morning.