Lewis takes the lead at the 2008 U.S. Women's Open

Jump to Lewis’ scorecard || Jump to updated bio and career stats EDINA, Minn. – Former University of Arkansas women’s golfer Stacy Lewis blistered the course with a six-under 67 grabbing sole possession of the lead at the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minn., Saturday.

Lewis was even in Thursday’s first round with a 73 and posted a three-under 70 Friday. She stands at nine under with a 210 – one stroke better than fourth-ranked Paula Creamer’s 211.

“It was awesome,” Lewis said of her round. “The hole looked huge out there. It was so much fun.”

Lewis capped her round hitting a six-foot birdie putt on 18 in front of the friendly gallery. She had just 23 putts and leads the field in putts per average with 27.

Just 19 days after turning professional, Lewis has the golf world trying to determine a player in her/his first event as a pro has ever won a major.

“It’s been such a great week,” said Lewis after the windy round. “Truthfully, I’m not that surprised to be in this position. I always thought I could compete at this level.”

Lewis has battled the elements again this week after tough conditions at both the NCAA Championship and the Curtis Cup in Scotland in some of her most recent events. She birdied the second, fourth and eighth holes as five players came together at the top of the leader board.

The Woodlands, Texas, native made the turn picking up bogies at No. 14 and 15 to take the lead. Lewis wraps up play Sunday and pairs with Helen Alfredsson (212) and Paula Creamer (211) in the 12:30 p.m. tee time for the final round.

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