Rolex Rankings No. 7 Stacy Lewis eclipsed her second season victory at the ShopRite LPGA Classic this weekend after carding rounds of 65-65-71. She took a commanding lead early in the week, entering the final round with a six-stroke lead over No. 32 Anna Nordqvist, seven-stroke lead over No. 20 Azahara Munoz and eight-strokes ahead of No. 1 Yani Tseng. She finished four strokes ahead of No. 65 Katherine Hull.
With this win, Lewis is predicted to move to third in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings, surpassing Cristie Kerr as the top American golfer on Tour. So far this season, Lewis has recorded six top-10s including a win at the Mobile Bay LGPA Classic. The four-year veteran on Tour recorded her first LGPA victory at the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship.
The leaderboard saw several new faces this week with Australian Katherina Hull making a long putt for birdie on the 18th hole to take second place. Sybase Match Play Championship winner Munoz held on to her momentum from last week to secure her fourth top-10 finish this season with a tie for third along with No. 35 Mika Miyazato. Rookie standout No. 27 Lexi Thompson, No. 92 Hee-Won Han and Nordqvist capped off the top-5 with Americans No. 117 Allison Walse and No. 13 Paula Creamer finishing one stroke off their pace to earn a tie for eighth.
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