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Stacy Lewis generosity rewarded with 54 hole Portland lead

(Photo: Bruce Young)
American Stacy Lewis is on track to record her first LPGA Tour victory in three years when the Cambia Portland Classic heads into tomorrow’s final round in Portland in Oregon, the 32 year old perhaps motivated by the thought that the winner’s cheque, should she win, will go to the relief effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Houston in particular.

Lewis is from the Houston area, in fact she lives at The Woodlands there, and earlier this week she generously committed whatever monies she earns this week to the relief fund for the recovery from one of the greatest natural disasters in US history which should involve a figure of US$200,000 if she does go on to win.

Lewis added a third round of 65 to move three clear of Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn with Korean In Gee Chun another shot back and alone in 3rd position.

Despite it being three years since her last win Lewis has continued to accumulate significant monies and high finishes during that period, being runner-up on a massive 12 occasions plus several times 3rd.

Canadian, Brooke Henderson, looking for a third consecutive win in the event could not maintain the level of play that saw her with a share of the 36 hole lead, her round of 74 today having her now nine shots from Lewis’ lead.

Su Oh continued her improvement after a slow start to the week to be in a share of 32nd and leads the Australians while Katherine Kirk and Sarah Jane Smith are tied for 52nd position.  

 

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