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.