June 3, 2016 |
GALLOWAY, N.J. - Since she joined the LPGA Tour in 2009, Stacy Lewis has been known for her laser-like focus and tenacity, plus her ability to grind out good scores and win tournaments no matter the conditions. But for the 2016 season, she has something else to occupy her thoughts: her upcoming wedding. A two-time winner of the ShopRite LPGA Classic, which begins Friday at the Stockton Seaview Resort, Lewis, 31, will marry University of Houston women's golf coach Gerrod Chadwell in August.
March 5, 2013 |
SINGAPORE - American Stacy Lewis won the HSBC Women's Champions for her sixth career LPGA title, holding off South Korea's Na Yeon Choi. Lewis, the 2012 LPGA Player of the Year, shot a 1-under 71 in the final round at Sentosa Golf Club to finish at 15-under 273, a stroke ahead of Choi. Paula Creamer, hampered by a shoulder injury from a car accident last week in Thailand, briefly held a share of the lead early in the day but struggled with her putting on the back nine and faded to a 71 to finish third at 13 under.
May 7, 2013 |
GALLOWAY, N.J. - Since she won the 2012 ShopRite LPGA Classic, Stacy Lewis has been making history. She was the first U.S. player in 18 years to win LPGA player of the year and only the second American to be No. 1 since the women's world rankings were introduced in 2006. Note the key word here: American. Despite the presence of outstanding players from the United States such as Juli Inkster, Cristie Kerr, and Paula Creamer, Americans had been shut out of the top for quite some time until Lewis, 28, ascended.
July 15, 2009 |
She walked the fairways of Saucon Valley Country Club proudly sporting an Arkansas Razorbacks visor, firmly holding the standard with the names of the four practice-round players before the U.S. Women's Open, and showing no ill effects from the back brace she has to wear. One of those players in the group with 13-year-old Grace Desjardins of Malvern along the lush green grass of the Bethlehem club was special - LPGA Tour rookie Stacy Lewis, someone just like her. An eighth grader at St. Norbert's in Paoli with an engaging smile who loves to play golf, Desjardins has worn a brace for three years because of scoliosis, excessive curvature of the spine.
May 8, 2015 |
GALLOWAY, N.J. - Stacy Lewis, the reigning LPGA Tour Player of the Year, has played in eight events this season. She hasn't finished worse than 15th. She's been second three times, including a playoff loss in the first women's major of the season, last month's ANA Inspiration, the former Kraft Nabisco. She's fourth on the money list, and ranked third in the world, after making it to No. 1 in both of the two previous years. Yet she's gone 11 months since winning the last of her 11 professional titles, which includes two majors.
June 4, 2012 |
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Afflicted with scoliosis as a girl and undergoing surgery at 18 to straighten her spine, Stacy Lewis just hoped to get a taste of what it meant to be a player on the LPGA Tour. Now, just nine years later, with a 4-stroke victory in the ShopRite LPGA Classic that wasn't as close as the margin indicated, Lewis is the top-ranked American in the world rankings. Lewis finished her romp at the Shore on Sunday with an even-par 71, good for a 54-hole score of 12-under 201 over the Bay Course at Seaview Resort.
July 14, 2015 |
LANCASTER - Stacy Lewis' birdie putt on the first hole dropped into the cup and a single spectator cried out, "America. " That, of course, was the country of choice among the majority of golf fans causing human gridlock on the cart paths at the Lancaster Country Club early Sunday afternoon. As the greatest hope for the United States in a field flooded with talented South Koreans, Lewis had given herself some early momentum on the final day of the 70th Women's U.S. Open, and she was going to get plenty of support on her up-and-down journey over the next four hours.
May 7, 2015 |
GALLOWAY, N.J. - When Stacy Lewis left the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club after the 2014 ShopRite LPGA Classic, she carried away her second championship trophy in three years, a nice six-figure check, and the title of No. 1 player in the world. She returned Tuesday to Seaview having dropped to No. 3 in the world rankings, but it's not because she has been playing poorly. Indeed, in nine events this year on the LPGA Tour, she has finished in the top 10 seven times and owns three runner-up finishes, including a three-hole playoff loss in the season's first major, the ANA Inspiration.