Stacy Lewis Wins 2013 RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, Takes Over World #1 Ranking

Stacy Lewis is new #1 (click to enlarge)

Stacy Lewis has come a long way from the high school girl who had to have a spinal fusion due to scoliosis. With her victory at the 2013 RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, Lewis claims the world #1 ranking for the first time. The way she’s playing, Stacy could hold onto that ranking for awhile. At the height of her abilities, Yani Tseng is amazing. But right now, it’s all about Stacy Lewis. Even though part of me was rooting for both Ai Miyazato and Jee Young Lee, I am glad Stacy won here. Mostly because I would not have liked to see her lose by 1 or 2 shots after she was assessed a dubious penalty in round 3, made more vexing because it was called in by a viewer. Having a metal rod and 5 screws surgically implanted in her back. Wearing a back brace 18 hours a day for 6 years. That’s not the recipe that makes a #1 ranked golfer, especially when you consider the amount of torque golfers put on their bodies. Just normal back pain can sideline a player, much less what Stacy went through. Still, here she is sitting on top of the golf world and deservedly so. While I do feel badly that Ai-sama pulled her shot on 16 and ended up taking a drop, ultimately leading to a double bogey, in the end it’s fitting that Stacy Lewis, the reigning LPGA Player of the Year, won the tournament while validating her title as the world’s best female golfer.

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STACY LEWIS

AI MIYAZATO

JEE YOUNG LEE

ANNA NORDQVIST

ANGELA STANFORD

GERINA PILLER

GERINA PILLER & NICOLE CASTRALE

KARRIE WEBB

Pos Name 1 2 3 4 Today Total Strokes Purse
1 Stacy Lewis 68 65 68 64 -8 -23 265 $225,000
2 Ai Miyazato 63 67 67 71 -1 -20 268 $138,527
3 Angela Stanford 68 70 65 68 -4 -17 271 $100,492
T4 Jessica Korda 70 67 69 66 -6 -16 272 $58,588
T4 Giulia Sergas 69 69 66 68 -4 -16 272 $58,588
T4 Lizette Salas 69 68 66 69 -3 -16 272 $58,588
T4 Jee Young Lee 65 64 72 71 -1 -16 272 $58,588
T8 Lindsey Wright 68 67 72 66 -6 -15 273 $31,399
T8 Candie Kung 66 69 71 67 -5 -15 273 $31,399
T8 Sydnee Michaels 70 67 67 69 -3 -15 273 $31,399
T8 Nicole Castrale 71 67 66 69 -3 -15 273 $31,399
T8 Gerina Piller 66 69 68 70 -2 -15 273 $31,399
T13 Jiyai Shin 67 70 71 66 -6 -14 274 $22,146
T13 Paula Creamer 69 70 69 66 -6 -14 274 $22,146
T13 Pernilla Lindberg 72 66 69 67 -5 -14 274 $22,146
T13 I.K. Kim 69 67 69 69 -3 -14 274 $22,146
T13 Jimin Kang 68 69 67 70 -2 -14 274 $22,146
T18 Caroline Hedwall 70 70 68 67 -5 -13 275 $16,859
T18 Mina Harigae 70 68 69 68 -4 -13 275 $16,859
T18 Juli Inkster 68 70 69 68 -4 -13 275 $16,859
T18 Sandra Gal 67 69 70 69 -3 -13 275 $16,859
T18 Amy Yang 68 67 71 69 -3 -13 275 $16,859
T18 Thidapa Suwannapura 69 68 68 70 -2 -13 275 $16,859
T18 Karrie Webb 70 69 66 70 -2 -13 275 $16,859
T25 Jacqui Concolino 70 70 70 66 -6 -12 276 $13,690
T25 Austin Ernst 70 72 66 68 -4 -12 276 $13,690
T25 Stacy Prammanasudh 69 72 67 68 -4 -12 276 $13,690
T25 Inbee Park 69 71 64 72 E -12 276 $13,690
T29 Na Yeon Choi 69 72 68 68 -4 -11 277 $11,680
T29 Cristie Kerr 71 65 72 69 -3 -11 277 $11,680
T29 So Yeon Ryu 72 70 66 69 -3 -11 277 $11,680
T29 Daniela Iacobelli 71 65 70 71 -1 -11 277 $11,680
T33 Katherine Hull-Kirk 67 70 71 70 -2 -10 278 $10,314
T33 Belen Mozo 74 66 68 70 -2 -10 278 $10,314
T35 Hee-Won Han 69 68 71 71 -1 -9 279 $8,438
T35 Karine Icher 71 68 71 69 -3 -9 279 $8,438
T35 Azahara Munoz 69 72 70 68 -4 -9 279 $8,438
T35 Hee Kyung Seo 71 70 70 68 -4 -9 279 $8,438
T35 Hee Young Park 71 69 67 72 E -9 279 $8,438
T35 Danielle Kang 68 67 70 74 +2 -9 279 $8,438
T35 Beatriz Recari 70 70 65 74 +2 -9 279 $8,438
T35 Anna Nordqvist 70 66 67 76 +4 -9 279 $8,438
T43 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 71 71 68 70 -2 -8 280 $6,462
T43 Moriya Jutanugarn 70 68 71 71 -1 -8 280 $6,462
T43 Heather Bowie Young 72 66 70 72 E -8 280 $6,462
T43 Pornanong Phatlum 66 74 68 72 E -8 280 $6,462
T43 Lauren Doughtie 69 71 74 66 -6 -8 280 $6,462
T48 Brittany Lang 66 72 72 71 -1 -7 281 $5,536
T48 Chie Arimura 71 71 70 69 -3 -7 281 $5,536
T48 Mo Martin 69 70 74 68 -4 -7 281 $5,536
T51 Veronica Felibert 69 69 72 72 E -6 282 $5,006
T51 Paige Mackenzie 70 70 71 71 -1 -6 282 $5,006
T51 Julieta Granada 69 72 72 69 -3 -6 282 $5,006
T54 Maria Hjorth 72 69 70 72 E -5 283 $4,399
T54 Brooke Pancake 71 71 69 72 E -5 283 $4,399
T54 Jennifer Johnson 70 71 71 71 -1 -5 283 $4,399
T54 Kris Tamulis 68 74 71 70 -2 -5 283 $4,399
T54 Eun-Hee Ji 68 70 75 70 -2 -5 283 $4,399
T59 Sarah Kemp 72 69 71 72 E -4 284 $3,868
T59 Yani Tseng 70 72 72 70 -2 -4 284 $3,868
T61 Cindy LaCrosse 69 68 74 74 +2 -3 285 $3,678
T61 Seon Hwa Lee 72 70 71 72 E -3 285 $3,678
T63 Katie Futcher 73 69 72 72 E -2 286 $3,527
T63 Christel Boeljon 75 67 74 70 -2 -2 286 $3,527
65 Karen Stupples 70 70 76 71 -1 -1 287 $3,412
T66 Jennie Lee 71 67 75 76 +4 +1 289 $3,299
T66 Jennifer Gleason 68 74 73 74 +2 +1 289 $3,299
T68 Lexi Thompson 67 74 71 78 +6 +2 290 $3,147
T68 Moira Dunn 72 70 72 76 +4 +2 290 $3,147
70 Ilhee Lee 69 73 75 74 +2 +3 291 $3,034
T71 Meaghan Francella 71 71 77 75 +3 +6 294 $2,977
T71 Ryann O’Toole 70 71 78 75 +3 +6 294 $2,977
73 Silvia Cavalleri 70 70 77 78 +6 +7 295 $2,920
WD Esther Choe WD WD WD WD WD WD WD
T74 Chella Choi 71 72 MC MC 143
T74 Lorie Kane 73 70 MC MC 143
T74 Kristy McPherson 69 74 MC MC 143
T74 Jennifer Rosales 73 70 MC MC 143
T74 Jenny Shin 71 72 MC MC 143
T74 Sarah Jane Smith 72 71 MC MC 143
T74 Jaclyn Sweeney 71 72 MC MC 143
T74 Kim Welch 71 72 MC MC 143
T82 Vicky Hurst 72 72 MC MC 144
T82 Felicity Johnson 69 75 MC MC 144
T82 Mi Hyang Lee 71 73 MC MC 144
T82 Amelia Lewis 70 74 MC MC 144
T82 Paola Moreno 73 71 MC MC 144
T82 Becky Morgan 75 69 MC MC 144
T82 Suzann Pettersen 73 71 MC MC 144
T82 Morgan Pressel 73 71 MC MC 144
T82 Stephanie Sherlock 72 72 MC MC 144
T82 Nicole Smith 71 73 MC MC 144
T82 Jennifer Song 72 72 MC MC 144
T82 Alison Walshe 74 70 MC MC 144
T94 Karlin Beck 70 75 MC MC 145
T94 Laura Diaz 71 74 MC MC 145
T94 Jeong Jang 72 73 MC MC 145
T94 Haeji Kang 73 72 MC MC 145
T94 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 73 72 MC MC 145
T94 Caroline Masson 73 72 MC MC 145
T94 Lisa McCloskey 71 74 MC MC 145
T94 Jane Park 73 72 MC MC 145
T94 Karin Sjodin 70 75 MC MC 145
T94 Ayako Uehara 75 70 MC MC 145
T94 Mariajo Uribe 71 74 MC MC 145
T105 Mindy Kim 74 72 MC MC 146
T105 Rebecca Lee-Bentham 73 73 MC MC 146
T105 Jane Rah 73 73 MC MC 146
T105 Michelle Wie 74 72 MC MC 146
T109 Laura Davies 73 74 MC MC 147
T109 Victoria Elizabeth 73 74 MC MC 147
T109 Pat Hurst 75 72 MC MC 147
T109 Sara Maude Juneau 71 76 MC MC 147
T109 Giulia Molinaro 75 72 MC MC 147
T109 Kayla Mortellaro 71 76 MC MC 147
T109 Marina Stuetz 75 72 MC MC 147
T109 Sun Young Yoo 71 76 MC MC 147
T117 Julia Boland 73 75 MC MC 148
T117 Sophie Gustafson 76 72 MC MC 148
T117 Amy Hung 70 78 MC MC 148
T117 Meena Lee 76 72 MC MC 148
T117 Brittany Lincicome 75 73 MC MC 148 $22,146
T122 Amanda Blumenherst 71 78 MC MC 149
T122 M.J. Hur 76 73 MC MC 149
T122 Dewi Claire Schreefel 77 72 MC MC 149
T122 Wendy Ward 75 74 MC MC 149
T126 Dori Carter 79 71 MC MC 150
T126 Carlota Ciganda 74 76 MC MC 150
T126 Nicole Jeray 75 75 MC MC 150
129 Jin Young Pak 74 77 MC MC 151
130 Kathleen Ekey 75 77 MC MC 152
131 Numa Gulyanamitta 81 73 MC MC 154
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