Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Stacy Lewis Turns Pro, Earns U.S. Women's Open Berth

Stacy Lewis, a native of The Woodlands, played her collegiate golf the University of Arkansas. But she was back home in Texas on Monday taking part in a sectional qualifier for the U.S. Women's Open. It was Stacy's first event as a professional. And, no surprise, she finished on top.

The four golfers who earned berths in the U.S. Women's Open at the Garland sectional qualifier on Monday are:

Stacy Lewis, 142
Laurie Brower, 146
(a) Erynne Lee, 148
(a) Tara Goedeken, 149

Lewis just returned from Scotland where she went 5-0 as a member of the U.S. Curtis Cup team. She is coming off a stellar collegiate career that included an NCAA championship after the 2006-07 season, and six wins during this past season.

Her hope now is to avoid LPGA Q-School by winning enough money in the six tour events into which she can gain entry via sponsor exemptions. If she earns approximately $90,000 - or enough that she would rank within the Top 90 on the LPGA money list - Lewis will earn a Tour card for 2009 without having to go through Q-School.

Anyone want to bet against her? I don't.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:32 PM

    12/7/08 - CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING FIRST PLACE AT "Q" SCHOOL - WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO WATCHING YOU ON THE LPGA - GOOD LUCK
    OAK POINT, TX

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