Lewis wins for Houston, donates $195K check

GOLF: Stacy Lewis to donate Portland Classic winnings to Harvey victims

GOLF: Stacy Lewis to donate Portland Classic winnings to Harvey victims

Lewis' husband, University of Houston women's golf coach Gerrod Chadwell, flew into Portland on Sunday without her knowledge, as the former world No. 1 was also gunning for her first title since 2014.

The American golfing star had promised earlier in the week to donate her prize money to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.

She is one shot ahead of a trio of players - Mexico's Gaby Lopez (64), Dane Nicole Broch Larsen (67) and South Korean Chella Choi (68). "I kind of put all the eyeballs on me and put some pressure on myself, so it's nice to kind of see myself performing, too".

"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 seem to ever go your way and you get really frustrated at times", Lewis said. "Just what we're going to be able to do, we're going to be able to help me rebuild houses and get their homes back". "That's more important than any win".

When advised of the gesture by KPMG to match her donation to the Harvey Relief Fund, Lewis was visibly moved especially given that she makes her home in the region devastated by the force of last week's Hurricane.

It had been 83 starts since her last win, which came at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.

Chun In Gee of South Korea tees off on the 5th hole during the second round of the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic
Chun In Gee of South Korea tees off on the 5th hole during the second round of the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic

Chun missed a 10-foot birdie putt on the hole.

She had promised the day before the event to donate her winnings to her adopted hometown and delivered in style following 12 runner-up finishes since her last LPGA victory. She hit a good lag putt and when the three-footer that was left went in, Lewis had won and the money was going to Houston.

"To hit that shot out of the bunker on 18 is something you dream about".

As she walked to the 18th green, the 32-year-old was surprised to hear some of her biggest feats announced over the loud speakers, and responded to her fans with a smile and a wave.

"I have been hitting solid and put myself in a lot of really good chances for birdie". 6-8 on her final nine. A trio of golfers are just two shots back heading into the weekend including Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Ai Miyazato - who is playing in her final LPGA Tour event on United States soil prior to retiring, and Moriya Jutanugarn. "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". Likewise, Lewis played with a greater sense of appreciation this week in Portland.

"You kind of get caught up in trying to win golf tournaments". She and Chadwell bought a house in northeast Houston about a year-and-a-half ago.

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