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Stacy Lewis - World #1

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Stacy Lewis - World #1

Any list of the most important women in Texas golf history is incomplete without Stacy Lewis. Most fans of the sport know Lewis’ improbable and inspirational story, but it’s always worth repeating.
 
As a youth growing up in The Woodlands, Lewis at age 11 was diagnosed with scoliosis and spent almost seven years trapped in a back brace. After spinal fusion surgery, doctors weren’t sure she would walk, let alone play golf. She’s gone on to do more than even she could’ve dreamed.
 
A two-time major champion, Lewis has spent 25 weeks as the No. 1 player in the World. She won four tournaments in 2012 and became the first American to win the LPGA’s Player of the Year award since 1994. In college, Lewis sat out her freshman year at Arkansas while recovering from the back surgery. During the next three years, she became the No. 1 amateur in the World and won 12 collegiate tournaments, including the 2007 NCAA Championship. In her final amateur event, she became the first player in the 76-year history of the Curtis Cup to post a 5-0-0 record and led the U.S. to victory at the Old Course at St Andrews.
 
In her first professional tournament, she led the U.S. Women’s Open through 54 holes and played the final round with eventual winner Paul Creamer. Lewis finished third. To date, Lewis has 11 LPGA wins and three Solheim Cup appearances. Her early life struggles taught her how to overcome adversity with hard work, dedication and faith.

Lewis is among a stellar group of Texans competing next week (April 28- May 1) in Irving, Texas at the LPGA's Volunteers of America Texas Shootout.  Click Here for information and tickets.
   
100 Texas Women is a blog with each post featuring a different notable woman from the history of Texas golf.  You can honor these women and invest in the next 100 years of women's golf by contributing to the Breaking 100 campaign.  All proceeds benefit the TGA Foundations' Women's Initiatives.  Learn more and support the campaign here.
 
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