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Stacy Lewis
— Golfer —
2013 Women's British Open – Stacy Lewis (1).jpg
Personal information
Born(1985-02-16) February 16, 1985 (age 29)
Toledo, Ohio
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality United States
ResidencePalm Beach Gardens, Florida[1]
Career
CollegeUniversity of Arkansas
Turned professional2008
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour (joined 2009)
Professional wins9
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour8
LPGA of Japan Tour1
Other2
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
(Wins: 2)
Kraft Nabisco C'shipWon: 2011
LPGA ChampionshipT2: 2012
U.S. Women's OpenT3: 2008
Women's British OpenWon: 2013
The Evian ChampionshipT6: 2013
Achievements and awards
LPGA Player of the Year2012
GWAA
Female Player of the Year
2012[2]
Golf Digest
Amateur of the Year
2007
Dinah Shore Trophy2007
LPGA Vare Trophy2013
 
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Stacy Lewis
— Golfer —
2013 Women's British Open – Stacy Lewis (1).jpg
Personal information
Born(1985-02-16) February 16, 1985 (age 29)
Toledo, Ohio
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality United States
ResidencePalm Beach Gardens, Florida[1]
Career
CollegeUniversity of Arkansas
Turned professional2008
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour (joined 2009)
Professional wins9
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour8
LPGA of Japan Tour1
Other2
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
(Wins: 2)
Kraft Nabisco C'shipWon: 2011
LPGA ChampionshipT2: 2012
U.S. Women's OpenT3: 2008
Women's British OpenWon: 2013
The Evian ChampionshipT6: 2013
Achievements and awards
LPGA Player of the Year2012
GWAA
Female Player of the Year
2012[2]
Golf Digest
Amateur of the Year
2007
Dinah Shore Trophy2007
LPGA Vare Trophy2013

Stacy Lewis (born February 16, 1985) is an American professional golfer on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. She has won two major championships: the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship and the 2013 Women's British Open. In 2013 she was ranked number one in the Women's World Golf Rankings for four weeks.[3]

Early years[edit]

Lewis was born in Toledo, Ohio, grew up in Texas at The Woodlands outside of Houston, and graduated from The Woodlands High School in 2003.[4] Suffering from scoliosis, which was diagnosed at age 11 and treated by a spinal fusion when she was in high school, Lewis missed her first collegiate golf season recovering from the surgery.[5]

Amateur career[edit]

Lewis was a decorated amateur and a four-time All-American at the University of Arkansas. She redshirted her first year while recovering from her back surgery.[5] As a redshirt freshman in 2005, she won the Southeastern Conference Tournament and was named SEC Freshman Golfer of the Year.[6] In 2006, she won the Women's Western Amateur.

In her 2007 season, though a back injury kept her out of the SEC Tournament, Lewis won the NCAA Division I Championship and was selected Golf Digest Amateur of the Year. She also received the National Golf Coaches Association Dinah Shore Trophy.[7] Following the college season, she won the 92nd Women's Southern Amateur and finished second in individual play in leading the U.S. team to a victory at the Copa de las Americas.[6]

She qualified for the 2007 U.S. Women's Open in North Carolina, shot 78-73 in the tournament and missed the cut by three strokes to finish tied for 93rd.[8] Two months later, Lewis finished first in the 2007 LPGA NW Arkansas Championship, a professional LPGA tournament. Due to rain, the tournament was shortened to one round and Lewis's win was declared unofficial.[9]

In her senior season in 2008, Lewis again won the SEC Tournament and was selected SEC Golfer of the Year and SEC Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year. She was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America team for the second time and NGCA All-America for the fourth time.[6]

Lewis graduated from Arkansas in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting.

As a member of U.S. Curtis Cup team in 2008, Lewis became the first player ever to go 5–0 in a single Curtis Cup. The 2008 edition was held at the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland in late May and early June,[10] and was her last competition as an amateur. The U.S. won 13 to 7 for a sixth consecutive victory over Great Britain & Ireland.[11]

Professional career[edit]

Following the Curtis Cup victory, Lewis turned professional, prior to competing in sectional qualifying for the U.S. Women's Open. She won medalist honors in the Garland, Texas, sectional on June 9 to qualify for her first tournament as a professional. Lewis was tied for ninth after 36 holes and shot a 67 (−6) in the third round to lead the field, but a final round 78 (+5) left her tied for third, five strokes behind winner Inbee Park. She competed in seven events on the LPGA tour in 2008, with two top-10 finishes and earned over $247,000.[12]

Before 2009, Lewis was not a member of the LPGA Tour or any other professional golf tour. She was eligible to play in the U.S. Women's Open after successfully competing in the sanctioned qualifying process. She then tried to earn her LPGA Tour card in 2008 through the use of sponsor's exemptions,[13] but was not successful.

As a result, she went to sectional qualifying in September in California[14] and advanced to the final stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament in Florida in December, an event which garnered considerably more press coverage than normal, due to the presence of Michelle Wie. Lewis finished as the medalist for the five-round event, three shots ahead of the field and six in front of Wie, who finished in a tie for 7th place.[15][16]

Lewis's first official professional victory came at the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship, a major, where she led the field for the first two rounds, and then held off current world number 1 and defending champion Yani Tseng to win by three strokes.[17]

Lewis made her Solheim Cup debut in 2011, qualifying second for the U.S. team behind Cristie Kerr.

Lewis's endorsement deals include Mizuno Corp. golf clubs[18] and Fila Golf apparel.[19] She signed a sponsorship deal with KPMG in 2012.[20]

In the 2012 season, Lewis won four tournaments, and became the first American player to win the LPGA Player of the Year award since Beth Daniel in 1994.[21]

On March 17, 2013, by virtue of her win at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup in Arizona, Stacy Lewis unseated Yani Tseng to become the #1 ranked women's golfer in the world. The victory was her second of the season. Inbee Park overtook the number one position four weeks later, on April 15, 2013.

On August 4, 2013, Lewis won the 2013 Women's British Open for the first time, winning by two strokes over Na Yeon Choi and Hee Young Park, with a score of 280 (−8), making it her second major title.

Professional wins (10)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (8*)[edit]

Legend
Major championships (2)
Other LPGA Tour (6)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreTo parMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-upWinner's
share ($)
-Sep 9, 2007LPGA NW Arkansas Championship*
(as an amateur)
65 (1 round)−71 strokeAustralia Katherine Hull
Taiwan Teresa Lu
United States Kristy McPherson
n/a
1Apr 3, 2011Kraft Nabisco Championship66-69-71-69=275−133 strokesTaiwan Yani Tseng300,000
2Apr 29, 2012Mobile Bay LPGA Classic68-67-67-69=271−171 strokeUnited States Lexi Thompson187,500
3Jun 3, 2012ShopRite LPGA Classic65-65-71=201−124 strokesAustralia Katherine Hull225,000
4Sep 23, 2012Navistar LPGA Classic66-70-65-69=270−182 strokesUnited States Lexi Thompson195,000
5Nov 4, 2012Mizuno Classic171-70-64=205−111 strokeSouth Korea Bo-Mee Lee180,000
6Mar 3, 2013HSBC Women's Champions67-66-69-71=273−151 strokeSouth Korea Na Yeon Choi210,000
7Mar 17, 2013RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup68-65-68-64=265−233 strokesJapan Ai Miyazato225,000
8Aug 4, 2013Women's British Open67-72-69-72=280−82 strokesSouth Korea Na Yeon Choi
South Korea Hee Young Park
402,584

* Unofficial LPGA Tour win due to tournament being shortened to one round
1Co-sanctioned with the LPGA of Japan Tour.

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
12012Women's Australian OpenParaguay Julieta Granada, United States Jessica Korda,
United States Brittany Lincicome, South Korea So Yeon Ryu,
South Korea Hee Kyung Seo
Korda won with birdie on second extra hole.

Other wins (1)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

YearChampionship54 holesWinning scoreMarginRunner(s)-up
2011Kraft Nabisco Championship2 shot deficit−13 (66-69-71-69=275)3 strokesTaiwan Yani Tseng
2013Ricoh Women's British Open1 shot deficit−8 (67-72-69-72=280)2 strokesSouth Korea Na Yeon Choi, South Korea Hee Young Park

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament2007200820092010201120122013
Kraft Nabisco ChampionshipT5LADNPT64T191T4T32
LPGA ChampionshipDNPDNPT9T14T6T2T28
U.S. Women's OpenCUTT3T48T14T34T46T42
Women's British OpenDNPDNPCUTT31T11T81
The Evian Championship ^T6

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013
LA = Low Amateur
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

YearTournaments
played
Cuts
made*
Wins2nd3rdTop 10sBest
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2006100000MCn/a74.50
2007430001T572.00n/a
2008760012T3247,464n/a171.96n/a
200923160002T4298,4224772.2143
2010241801142566,4012171.2414
201123221201211,356,211470.987
201226254301611,872,409370.334
201326253311911,938,868369.481

* Includes matchplay and other events with no cut.
1 Lewis turned professional in June 2008, but was not a member of the LPGA Tour until 2009.

World ranking[edit]

Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.

YearWorld
ranking
Source
2007230[23]
200873[24]
200947[25]
201037[26]
201110[27]
20123[28]
20133[29]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

Solheim Cup record[edit]

YearTotal
matches
Total
W–L–H
Singles
W–L–H
Foursomes
W–L–H
Fourballs
W–L–H
Points
won
Points
%
Career82–5–10–1–11–3–01–1–02.531.3
201141–3–00–1–0 lost to S. Gustafson 2 down0–2–0 lost w/ A. Stanford 3&2,
lost w/ A. Stanford 6&5
1–0–0 won w/ R. O'Toole 2&11.025.0
201341–2–10–0–1 halved with A. Nordqvist1–1–0 lost w/ L. Salas 4&2,
won w/ P. Creamer 1 up
0–1–0 lost w/ L. Thompson 1 dn1.537.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hectic move to Palm Beach Gardens aside, Stacy Lewis settling in as LPGA's rising star". Palm Beach Post. September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Stacy Lewis wins GWAA Female Player of the Year Award". LPGA. December 19, 2012. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Stacy Lewis wins, now No. 1 in world". ESPN. Associated Press. March 17, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Profile - Stacy Lewis". Arkansas Razorbacks.com. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Dorman, Larry (June 29, 2008). "Stacy Lewis leads 3rd round of U.S. Women's Open". The New York Times. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "University of Arkansas Women's Athletics". Ladybacks.com. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Dinah Shore Trophy Award". National Golf Coaches Association. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  8. ^ "2007 U.S. Women's Open: final leaderboard". Yahoo Sports. July 1, 2007. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Amateur Wins Rain-Shortened LPGA Event". MSNBC. Associated Press. September 9, 2007. Retrieved April 5, 2011. 
  10. ^ "2008 Curtis Cup Match: USA team profile". USGA. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  11. ^ "U.S. wins sixth consecutive Curtis Cup with 13-7 victory on The Old Course at St. Andrews". USGA. June 1, 2008. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Stacy Lewis: 2008 results". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Stacy Lewis Turns Down Kraft Nabisco Invitation". Waggle Room. January 8, 2008. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  14. ^ "California Sectional Qualifying Tournament Results 2008". September 19, 2008. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Final Qualifying Tournament Results 2008". LPGA. December 7, 2008. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Wie ties for seventh with 2-over 74; Lewis is medalist with 3-under 69". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 7, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2008. 
  17. ^ "Stacy Lewis wins Kraft Nabisco Championship". Los Angeles Times. April 3, 2011. Retrieved April 3, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Stacy Lewis signs mult-year contract to be ambassador for Mizuno". World Golf. September 18, 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2009. 
  19. ^ "Stacy Lewis signs with Fila". Women's Golf Apparel. February 11, 2009. Retrieved February 22, 2009. 
  20. ^ "Stacy Lewis lands endorsement deal". ESPN.com. Associated Press. March 28, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Cristie Kerr wins Lorena Ochoa Invitational, Stacy Lewis wraps up player of the year award". Washington Post. Associated Press. November 11, 2012. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Stacy Lewis Stats". LPGA. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 25, 2007. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 30, 2008. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 29, 2009. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 28, 2010. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 27, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 31, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 30, 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2014. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Taiwan Yani Tseng
World No. 1 Ranked Golfer
March 18, 2013 – April 14, 2013
Succeeded by
South Korea Inbee Park
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
United States Cristie Kerr
Best Female Golfer ESPY Award
2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent