Portland Classic: Jodi Ewart Shadoff slips 10 shots off pace in Oregon

Ann Santiago
September 4, 2017

Before the event began, Lewis announced she'd donate her earnings from the tournament to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

American Stacy Lewis continued her sizzling play and will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic in Portland, Oregon.

Stacy Lewis of Team USA putts during the second day morning foursomes matches of The Solheim Cup at Des Moines Golf and Country Club on August 19, 2017 in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Lewis owned a four-shot cushion at the turn, but a Chun birdie on 12 sliced her lead to two and another birdie at 16 made it a razor-thin, one-shot edge. Lewis has said her family has been fortunate and their house is OK, but the Houston area has been ravaged by the disastrous effects of Hurricane Harvey.

However, Lewis will face stiff competition from two-time defending champion Brooke Henderson and In Gee Chun - who is looking for her first win on the season.

Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand and Brittany Altomare of Prattville, Alabama tied for third at 14-under.

"I've been extremely calm".

"It was probably one of the easiest rounds of the year, to be honest", Lewis said.

She moved to Houston as a youngster and her husband is the women's golf coach at the University of Houston. "My caddie (Travis Wilson) has been here way more times than anybody probably in this field, and so I think we have an advantage as far as knowing the golf course". Both of her LPGA Tour victories have come in majors - the 2015 U.S. Women's Open and the 2016 Evian Championship. "I can't wait to get home to Houston and help my hometown recover". Annika Sorenstam had a chance in 2004 for a third straight at Columbia Edgewater, but she finished two shots behind Hee-Won Han.

The 5-5 Lewis, 32, now has 12 career victories (including two majors) and more than $12 million in career money.

Miyazato admitted she got emotional on the final hole of the tournament, and reflected on what she was going to miss the most about playing on the LPGA Tour. In the past few years she's dropped down to 18th in the world. Since winning the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship in June of 2014, she had gone 82 starts without a win. Lewis' second-place finish earned her $120,962 according to the LPGA. "It's nice to see yourself do that again".

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