Planet Golf — 04 August 2013 by GW staff and news services
Stacy Lewis wins Women’s Open

Stacy Lewis wins the Ricoh Women’s British Open by two strokes. Story to come. Here is her background

Stacy Lewis

Born: The Woodlands, Texas

Lives: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Birthdate: February 16, 1985 – currently 28 years, 5 months, and 19 days

Qualified for LPGA Tour: Earned medalist honors at the 2008 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament

Turned Professional: June 2008



o    LPGA: Eighth-career victory; second-career major championship Previous wins: 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship, 2012 Mobile Bay LPGA Classic, 2012 ShopRite LPGA Classic, 2012 Navistar LPGA Classic, 2012 Mizuno Classic, 2013 HSBC Women’s Champions, 2013 RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup



o    CAREER: With the $412,500 first-place check, Stacy surpasses LPGA and World Golf Halls of Famer Nancy Lopez to move into the 40th spot on the LPGA Career Money List with $5,422,741

o    SEASON: Crosses the $1 million in season earnings for the third time in her career: Stacy has earned $1,329,299 this season and is 2nd on the 2013 LPGA Official Money List



o    Maintains the No. 2 spot in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.



o    Previous finishes at the U.S. Women’s Open: 2007 – CUT; 2008 – T3; 2009 – T48; 2010 – T14; 2011 – T34; 2012 – T46



o    Breaks a streak of 10-consecutive Asian-born players winning LPGA major championships and is the first American to win a major since she won her first major title at the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship

o    First American to win the Women’s British Open since Sherri Steinhauer won in 2006



o    Earned 120 points and finishes the U.S. Solheim Cup Team points race ranked first with 977 points


  • 2013 IN A NUTSHELL

o    17 events, 17 cuts made, $1,329,299 earned, 3 wins, 12 top-10s


  • 2012 RECAP

o    Earned Rolex Player of the Year honors, becoming the first American player to win the award since Beth Daniel in 1994

o    26 events, 25 cuts made, $1,872,409 earned (3), four victories, 12 additional top-10 finishes, three runner-up finishes

o    Placed in the top-10 in nine additional categories including greens in regulation (75%), putts per greens in regulation (1.751), scoring average (70.333), rounds under par (58), birdies (362), eagles (12), rounds in the 60’s (33), sub-par holes (374), and finished third on the money list with $1,872,409

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