Stacy Lewis donates her Portland Classic winnings to the City of Houston.
Stacy, USA, won the Portland Classic with a final round -3 under 69 to clinch the title by one shot at -20 under par. Stacy’s husband is head coach of women’s golf at the University of Houston, and he showed up to support her;
“I’m more relieved just knowing that I can pull the shots off when I need to.”
“I knew I could win, but it’s always hard, there are great players on this tour.”
“I was fine until he showed up and then I started crying. But just have to him here and have him support me, you know, the last two and a half three years has been really hard. It’s been really frustrating at times.”
“You go through all the emotions of finishing second when sometimes it’s your fault and sometimes it’s not, and things just don’t have seem to ever go your way and you get really frustrated at times.”
“He went through all of that with me, and it was probably as hard on him as it was on me. So just to have him here and get to share the win with him was pretty special.”
Charging hard not far behind was In Gee Chun, South Korea, who finished in second place at -19 under par, with a last bogey free round -6 under 66;
“I made another bogey-free round, and then I think it was great round today.”
“Stacy play was good, too. I really enjoy play with Stacy.”
“I know Stacy have a little hard time before, so I want to give to her big congratulations. And then that’s it. I want to try and keep going.”
Two ladies tied in third place at -14 under par, Brittany Altomare, USA, -3 under 69 today, and Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand, with her last round of even par 72.
Brittany was very happy to put four good rounds together;
“I feel like I had had a few good tournaments where I was playing well, but like didn’t quite capitalize on one round which kept me out of the top 10 by like a shot or two.”
“It was nice to string together four good rounds.”