Stacy Lewis donates $195k winnings to Houston flood victims

Stacy Lewis donates $195k winnings to Houston flood victims

"It was probably one of the easiest rounds of the year, to be honest", Lewis said. Trying to win was the last thing I was thinking about - I was thinking about that check. "Now I'm in a good spot to do that".

Like Chun, Henderson is comfortable hitting shots on the Columbia Edgewater Country Club layout.

"The grass is very lush, and I love that", said Henderson. You're gifted with a talent, you're gifted with an ability, and it's not just to go out there and play golf, play football, or whatever it is. When Lewis walked off the green, her husband, Gerrod Chadwell, surprised her. She didn't know he had made the trip to OR until he appeared on the green after hiding out in the Golf Channel tower during the round.

The 32-year-old American looked well on course to be able to hand over the United States dollars 195,000 (£150,000) first prize when she started the day with a three-shot lead over the chasing pack and then birdied the opening two holes. "Hopefully, I can go out and make the next few days special, too". You think you got it pretty tough.

A number of PGA Tour players have pledged money to the Houston flood victims as well. She hit it to the back of the green and couldn't get the ball to stop. Last year's victor, Brooke M. Henderson, edged out Lewis by four strokes for the championship and a $195,000 share of the winnings. "I haven't anxious about anything and just played really solid".

"To hit that shot out of the bunker on 18 is something you dream about".

Chun also parred the final two holes in a 66.

She posted four birdies, two pars and a bogey over her first seven holes but then parred the final 11 holes to finish with a total of 20-under 268.

Altomore, who made just one bogey Sunday, said she was "really happy" with her result.

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Chun cut the lead to two with birdies at the par-5 10th and 12th.

According to Jason Sobel of ESPN.com, Lewis announced she would donate her tournament paycheck before the tournament even started.

"I'm just really excited".

Chun rolled in a 25-foot birdie putt on the par-3 No. 16 to get to 19-under, one off the pace.

"It was a great round today", Chun said.

"This is my favorite golf course all year", Lewis said during the awards ceremony with sponsors and tournament officials. I really enjoyed playing with Stacy. During that span, she won $4.2 million, with 37 finishes in the top 10 and 12 runner-up showings.

South Korean players' winning streak on the LPGA Tour has ended at five.

Brittany Altomare and Moriya Jutanugarn tied for 3rd position but such was the quality of the battle between Lewis and Chun they finished five shots out of second position. It's the final tune-up before the Tour heads to France for the final major of the 2017 season, the Evian Championship, September 14-17.

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