Stacy Lewis Leads U.S. Open After Opening Round

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The world’s top ranked golfer looked like just that in the opening round of the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst No. 2.

Stacy Lewis posted three birdies, and no bogeys, and carded a 3-under 67 and leads by one stroke over Michelle Wie.

Lewis, who has two career major titles, reclaimed the world’s top ranking after she picked up her second win of the season last month.

“It was cool to see the plan I had laid out in my head. He was kind of doing the same thing,” Lewis said. “So it was nice coming into the week knowing that my plan was going to work on this golf course. … If you’re hitting the ball well enough, you can definitely run away with it. At the same time, you have to know par is a good number and keep grinding away.”

Lewis, a former Razorbacks golfer, already has 11 top-10 finishes this season and has earned more than $1.1 million.

“It was such an easy day,” Lewis said, referring to her game more than the golf course. “I played really, really solid, other that I had to make a few par putts. But other than that, I didn’t put myself in too bad of spots and made a few birdies.”