IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE with STACY LEWIS
ShopRite LPGA Classic
June 3, 2012
Hometown/Current residence – The Woodlands, Texas/Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Birthdate – February 16, 1985– currently 27 years, 3 months, and 18 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour – Earned medalist honors at 2008 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
Turned Professional – June 2008
3rd career LPGA victory…2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship, 2012 Mobile Bay LPGA Classic, ShopRite LPGA Classic
Second victory in her last three events. Finished T5 in her only non-win over that stretch (the Sybase Match Play Championship)
Earns 30 points toward the Rolex Player of the Year race, increasing total to 99 points and moving to second place behind Yani Tseng
Takes over the spot as the top American in the Rolex Rankings as she’s projected to move to No. 3 with this victory. Cristie Kerr had held the distinction as No. 1 American since November 23, 2009
Her latest win comes during the month of June, which is Scoliosis Awareness Month. Lewis battled scoliosis from the age of 11 and underwent back surgery after her senior year of high school.
With the $225,000 first-place check, she increases career earnings to $2,920,279 and increases season earnings to $699,246
First victory in three appearances at the ShopRite LPGA Classic; previous best finish was T14 in 2010 on the Bay Course at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club
7th top-10 finish in 10 events played in 2012
Previous top-10 finishes in 2012 besides her victory in Mobile include a tie for 2nd at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, a tie for 5th at the Honda LPGA Thailand 2012, a tie for 10th at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, a tie for 4th at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, and a tie for 5th at the Sybase Match Play Championship