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NCAA champ Lewis qualifies for U.S. Women's Open

6/12/2007 - Golf

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- NCAA champion Stacy Lewis of Arkansas
has qualified for the U.S. Women's Open.

Lewis shot a two-round total of 145 at a sectional qualifier
this week, tying for the top score at Houston's Westwood Golf Club.
This year's U.S. Women's Open is June 28-July 1 at Pine Needles
Lodge and Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C.

"I couldn't be more pleased for Stacy," Arkansas interim coach
Shauna Estes said. "This is another great opportunity for Stacy
and she's playing such good golf right now. As a golfer, you try so
hard to qualify for the big events like this and I think Stacy has
a chance to go and do something really special."

Lewis won the individual national championship as a junior last
month, then won the Women's Southern Amateur Championship last
week. Earlier this year, she finished just two strokes behind the
winner at the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship.