Stacy Lewis Captures Women’s British Open Title

Dan Hauser
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Stacy Lewis won her first major as a professional in 2011 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. It was the last time a female American golfer won a major on the LPGA tour. That was until Sunday, when Lewis won again, this time at the Women's British Open. 

Having to play 36-holes on Sunday due to the third round being postponed Saturday because of high winds, the Palm Beach Gardens resident and Medalist member finished birdie-birdie on the final two holes at St. Andrews to record a final round 72 and a two shot victory.

Lewis has proven over her career that she is very comfortable at the Old Course. When she last played there in 2008, she went 5-0 for the American team at the Curtis Cup (the women's equivalence of the Walker Cup).

Lewis's two shot win over Na Yeon Choi and Hee Young Park ended the grand slam bid for Inbee Park. Park, who won the first three majors of the LPGA season, shot rounds of 74 and 78 over the weekend to finish in a tie for 42nd.

For Lewis, she will now turn her attention to the Solheim Cup (women's equivalent to the Presidents Cup) where she will headline the American roster when they face the European team August 16-18 at the Colorado Golf Club.

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