Lewis holds off Thompson in Mobile
Sunday, April 29, 2012
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Stacy Lewis won the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour title, holding off hard-charging teen Lexi Thompson by a stroke.
Lewis, who held a five-stroke lead early in the day, reclaimed the edge with a birdie on No. 16, while the 17-year-old Thompson parred the final hole and had to wait.
Lewis parred out. Her week was so solid that her finishing 3-undeer 69 was her worst round en route to a 17-under 271 total. The former Arkansas star also won the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Thompson found redemption from her final-round fall in Mobile a year ago, from a first-place tie to 19th with a closing 78. She didn't flinch under the pressure given a second shot, closing with rounds of 66 and 65, tying her career low.