Stacy Lewis secures emotional victory in Portland

Stacy Lewis secures emotional victory in Portland

From The Woodlands in the Houston area, Lewis has pledged to give her tournament earnings - first place is worth $195,000 USA - to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Stacy Lewis completed one of the most emotional victories in recent memory on the LPGA Tour when she held off a charging In Gee Chun to win the Cambia Portland Classic at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Oregon.

"I've been motivated for one, but I've just been extremely calm", said Lewis. Henderson shot her second-straight 5-under-par 67 yesterday and had the lead outright at 11-under thanks to an eagle two on the par-4 11th, but made a bogey on the par-3 16th to fall back into a tie at 10-under with Lewis and Chun.

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Chun's 68 followed a 66 on Thursday as she seeks her first win of 2017 after four runner-up finishes. She had a hole-in-one Wednesday in the pro-am playing alongside Nancy Lopez, the only three-time victor in event history. "I was hitting a lot of good shots, a lot of good putts ... they just weren't going on". Lewis' husband, Gerrod Chadwell, is the head women's golf coach at the University of Houston. Both of her LPGA Tour victories have come in majors - the 2015 U.S. Women's Open and the 2016 Evian Championship. "You know, when I said that I had the goal winning the tournament, and you got to get a lot of things right, to go your way". But for Lewis to go on to win her first event in three years on a week when doing so could help out her area tremendously?

Lewis's round included three successive birdies on six, seven and eight, as she was joined in the lead at 10 under by two-time defending champion Brooke Henderson and overnight leader In Gee Chun.

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"We're going to be able to help people rebuild houses and get their homes back". She bounced back immediately, however, with a birdie on the very next hole.

She said she's looking forward to next week and trying to lock up a victory before the season is through, perhaps even, at the year's final major.

"That's unbelievable", she said.

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The good that money can do for a displaced population had Lewis pumped up after her win. She won her 12th official LPGA Tour title, her first since June 2014. "It's nice to see yourself do that again".

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