WORLD CHAMPION: Lewis wins World University Games
TORINO, Italy – University of Arkansas junior Stacy Lewis captured medalist honors leading the United States to the team title at the 11th World University Games in Tornio, Italy, Saturday. Lewis, the top-ranked amateur and the third-ranked collegiate player, was the lone player under par finishing with a 286. The Woodlands, Texas, native shot par the first day with a 72 followed by back-to-back one-under 71s. She finished with a 72 in the final round. “I couldn’t be more proud of Stacy,” said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. “She has had such a great summer and played in so many big events. I’m sure winning this and being a part of the United States delegation is a big thrill for her. I’m excited to get her back and test her against our schedule this fall.” “I’m very happy with my score,” said Lewis at the conclusion of the third round. Lewis went on to say the weather was hot and the course was challenging. The victory caps a stellar summer season for Lewis. She opened the year with a runner-up finish at the Southern Amateur Championships and went on to win the Western Amateur. Lewis became the first Lady’Back to take part in an LPGA event, competing at the Jamie Farr Ownes Corning Classic and reached the semifinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur. The two-time all-Southeastern Conference and National Golf Coaches Association for Women all-American spent much of the summer as the top-ranked amateur and begins the collegiate season in the No. 3 spot according to GolfWorld. The 20th-ranked Lady Razorbacks open the 2006-07 season next weekend traveling to Nashville, Tenn., for the Mason Rudolph Championship hosted by Vanderbilt. For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.