Stacy Lewis has been among the LPGA's elite players for the last few years, and has always returned to Northwest Arkansas to compete in the NW Arkansas LPGA Championship as one of the main draws. The event has always played up her appearance as a former Razorback and fans have showed up to Call the Hogs and everything, but unfortunately, Lewis had not been able to return the adulation with a victory - until this weekend.
A week after storming back on Sunday to finish as the runner-up in the U.S. Women's Open, Lewis was able to complete the comeback in Rogers with a 66-65 on Saturday and Sunday to claim the trophy with a 1-shot victory.
"It’s so hard to play here," Lewis said. "It is so much harder than people think. I can tell you I was more nervous here than I was at the U.S. Open last week and that’s how much this place means to me. The fans today, it was unreal. I’ve never heard fans that loud and it was really special to win here."
The win is Lewis' 3rd of the year, all of which have come since May. She's set to defend her Women's British Open Championship next month at Royal Birkdale. Lewis finished in the top 3 at both of the women's major tournaments earlier this year.
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