Lewis Stumbles Late, Chun Takes U.S. Open Title
LANCASTER, Pa. (KFSM) – Stacy Lewis entered Sunday’s final round of the Women’s U.S. Open three strokes off the lead but with just five holes remaining in the tournament, the former Razorback found herself in a three way tie atop the leaderboard.
But the par-4, No. 15 was the decisive hole.
In Gee Chun, playing in the group ahead of Lewis and Amy Yang, made birdie on No. 15. Lewis followed by missing a putt inside 10-feet for bogey. The three stroke swing was enough for Chun to capture the major championship.
Chun made birdie at No. 15, No. 16 and No. 17 to move to 9-under for the tournament but a bogey on the closing hole allowed Yang to tie heading to the her final hole. Yang then made bogey at No. 18, securing the win for Chun.
Lewis, a two-time major winner, finished in a tie for third with the world’s top ranked golfer Inbee Park at 5-under. Lewis has not won on the LPGA tour since the NWA Championship last June.