PHOENIX – Stacy Lewis missed a chance to shoot the second 59 in LPGA Tour history, settling for an 8-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead Thursday in the Bank of Hope Founders Cup.
Playing in low-90s heat in near-perfect conditions at Desert Ridge, Lewis was 9 under through 11 holes, parred the next six and closed with a bogey after hitting into the deep left greenside bunker. Read more…
Stacy Lewis moved into a tie for second place at the U.S. Women’s Open on Friday.
Lewis, a graduate of The Woodladns High School, shot a 67 in the second round of the four day tournament, tying her with Shiho Oyama with a two day total of 136, or 4-under par.
Amy Yang went on a four-birdie run Friday, charging to a three-stroke lead after two rounds at Lancaster Country Club and putting her in position — again — to make a run at her first major championship.
Lewis birdied four of eight holes in the middle of her round, but bogeyed her last and settled for a 3-under 67. click here for complete story
The Woodlands’ Stacy Lewis is the No. 1-ranked women’s player in the LPGA Rolex Rankings, and on Monday, the former Lady Highlanders star found herself at the top of another prestigious list.
Lewis took the top spot in the initial Olympic Golf Rankings, which entered the qualifying period last week and will run through July 11, 2016. Within the top 15 rankings, each country is allotted a maximum of four spots for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. click HERE for complete story
Ayako Uehara of Japan felt confident with the putter and played in the best weather Royal Birkdale has to offer. It was the right combination to take the lead Thursday in the Women’s British Open. And the best she could manage was a 4-under 68.
Pot bunkers can present problems on any links course. Throw in some thick grass and par becomes a problem. Michelle Wie could attest to that. The U.S. Women’s Open champion spent too much time chipping out of sand and rough on her way to a 75. Cristie Kerr didn’t make a birdie, shot 81 and withdrew with a sore back. Only nine players broke par, all but two of them in the relative calm of a sunny morning along the Irish Sea.
“It’s only going to get harder,” defending champion Stacy Lewis said after a 71. “Anything under par on this golf course is a good score.”
Uehara got her lone mistake out of the way early and made another bogey after the opening hole. She made three birdies in a four-hole stretch, added two birdies on the back nine and built a one-shot lead over Mo Martin. click HERE for complete story
LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan and one of the tour’s top players weighed in Friday on Golf Digest’s provocative cover featuring Paulina Gretzky.
“Obviously, we’re disappointed and frustrated by the editorial direction (and timing) Golf Digest has chosen with the announcement of its most recent magazine cover,” Whan said in a statement at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the tour’s first major tournament of the year.
“If a magazine called Golf Digest is interested in showcasing females in the game, yet consistently steers away from the true superstars who’ve made history over the last few years, something is clearly wrong. … ‘Growing the game’ means a need for more role models and in these exciting times for women’s golf, the LPGA is overflowing with them.”