Stacy Lewis Wins 2013 Women's British Open; 2nd Career Major

Warren Little

The former Razorback is on a roll.

The 2012 LPGA Player of the Year is making a claim to repeat the title this year with her second career major victory in the Women's British Open this weekend, which was held at legendary St. Andrews in Scotland.

And it was a dramatic win too. Forced to play 36 holes on Sunday after wind suspended play on Saturday, Lewis was three back with three holes to play, but birdied 17 and 18 while her competitors faltered, and Lewis was left holding the trophy.

She hit a 5-iron to within 3 feet to birdie 17, the infamous Road Hole, and used her putter from 40 yards out on 18 to set up a 20 foot birdie putt to claim the victory by two strokes.

SB Nation's Emily Kay has the full story and quotes from Lewis' final round, which you can read in full here:

"It's just crazy, I was just hanging in there all day, and then, you know, 17 and 18 just happened so fast that I don't know if it's really hit me yet," Lewis told reporters. "It was so hard, you had to stay focused on the next shot, you couldn't even really think about the end."

Lewis last played St. Andrews as an amateur in 2008 at the Curtis Cup, where she went 5-0 and helped lead the US to victory.

It's her third victory this year, after winning four tournaments in 2012. Her previous major victory was the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship.

While at Arkansas, Lewis won a school record 12 collegiate events. She was the 2005 SEC Freshman of the Year, the 2007 NCAA Division I National Champion and the 2008 SEC Championship Individual Medalist and Player of the Year.

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