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Congratulations to Stacy Lewis for winning the Kia Drive to the Top Award
Stacy Lewis clinched the Kia Drive to the Top, awarded to the player with the most top-10 finishes, with 15 top-10 finishes in 22 tournaments played through the Mizuno Classic in Japan, which served as the cutoff. Lewis is in the midst of a career-best season with four victories at the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic, ShopRite LPGA Classic, Navistar LPGA Classic and Mizuno Classic. The 27-year-old had top-eight finishes in three of the four major championships this season including runner-up at the Wegmans LPGA Championship. She also added ties for second at the Evian Masters and the season-opening ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, where she lost in a six-way playoff. Lewis is second on the LPGA Official Money List and also became the first American since 1994 to win the Rolex Player of the Year award on Friday.
“The top-10s were really a goal for me coming into the year,” Lewis said. “I’d rather play more consistent out here than win every week. It keeps you emotions in check and it’s just a whole lot easier. It’s just a bonus to walk away with a car and Kia has been such a great sponsor for our tour.”