Stacy Lewis stages huge rally to win Mizuno Classic

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SHIMA, Japan (AP) — Stacy Lewis of the United States shot an 8-under 64 on Sunday to win the Mizuno Classic for her fourth LPGA title of the season.

 

Lewis, who carded 10 birdies against two bogeys at Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club, started the final round seven strokes back of overnight leader Lee Bo-mee of South Korea but birdied the last three holes to finish at 11-under 205 to win by one stroke.

 

"I don't think I've ever come back from this far," Lewis said. "I didn't think the low numbers were out there until someone shot an 8-under yesterday. I just went out there today trying to make birdies and got 10 of them, which is pretty good."

Lee had three bogeys and three birdies for a 72 to finish in second place.

 

Lewis made a 25-foot birdie putt on 16 then moved into a tie with a 12-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th. She took sole possession of the lead with another 25-foot birdie putt on the last hole then claimed the $180,000 winner's prize when Lee's long birdie putt on 18 went long.

 

"I knew I was a ways back," Lewis said. "I thought if I got to 10-under it would be close. To shoot a 64 on the final day is always good."

Japan's Ayako Uehara shot a 67 to finish two strokes back while Taiwanese star Yani Tseng had a 68 to finish in fourth place at 7-under 209.

 

Source from: usatoday.com

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