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Golf: New No. 1 Lewis ready to enjoy ranking supremacy

Coming off LPGA victories at Singapore and Phoenix, American Stacy Lewis plays her first event as the World No. 1 of women's golf starting Thursday at the $1.7 million Kia Classic. By winning her seventh career title at last week's LPGA Founders Cup, 2012 LPGA Player of the Year Lewis overtook Taiwan's Yani Tseng for the top spot in the new rankings last Monday.

Golf: Lewis takes World No. 1 spot with Founders Cup win

Stacy Lewis claimed the World No. 1 women's golf ranking by firing a final-round eight-under par 64 to beat Japan's Ai Miyazato by three strokes on Sunday at the $1.5 million LPGA Founders Cup. The 28-year-old American knocked 2012 Founders Cup champion Yani Tseng of Taiwan from atop the rankings after a stay of 109 weeks with the victory and Tseng finishing in a share of 59th place, 19 strokes off the pace.

Golf: Lewis takes World No. 1 spot with Founders Cup win

Stacy Lewis claimed the World No. 1 women's golf ranking by firing a final-round eight-under par 64 to beat Japan's Ai Miyazato by three strokes on Sunday at the $1.5 million LPGA Founders Cup. The 28-year-old American knocked 2012 Founders Cup champion Yani Tseng of Taiwan from atop the rankings after a stay of 109 weeks with the victory and Tseng finishing in a share of 59th place, 19 strokes off the pace.

Golf: Miyazato seizes lead at LPGA Founders Cup

Ai Miyazato fired a five-under par 67 and was aided by a penalty on American Stacy Lewis on her way to seizing a four-stroke lead after the third round of the LPGA Founders Cup on Saturday. Japan's Miyazato, who seeks her 10th career LPGA title, finished 54 holes at the $1.5 million event on 19-under 197 with Lewis, who could claim the World No. 1 ranking with a victory, and South Korean Jee Young Lee third on 201.

Golf: Shot of a lifetime lifts Lewis to Champions win

America's Stacy Lewis pulled off the shot of a lifetime Sunday on the way to a narrow one-stroke win after a nerve-shredding final day at the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore. Lewis, the two-day leader, was locked in a three-way tie with Choi Na-Yeon and Paula Creamer when she unleashed a blistering hybrid shot from the fairway on the the par-five seventh, landing just inches from the hole.

Golf: Stormy finish as Na snatches joint Champions lead

World number two Choi Na-Yeon emerged from a two-and-a-half-hour storm delay to birdie the last hole and dramatically snatch a share of the HSBC Women's Champions lead alongside Stacy Lewis on Saturday. Choi, who is eyeing the number one ranking of Taiwan's Tseng Yani, holed a 10-footer in front of a big gallery on the damp 18th green to card five-under-par 67 for a total of 14-under 202 at Singapore's par-72 Sentosa Golf Club.

Golf: Lewis guns for number one as she leads HSBC Women's

America's Stacy Lewis took a step forward in her quest to replace Tseng Yani as women's world number one as she shot a red-hot six-under-par 66 to seize control of the HSBC Women's Champions on Friday. The world number four started the day two back from overnight leader Azahara Munoz, but she holed three birdies on both the front and back nine to head into the weekend two shots clear at Singapore's par-72 Sentosa Golf Club.

Golf: Red-hot Ariya storms into lead as Lewis wobbles

Teen golfing sensation Ariya Jutanugarn tore into a three-shot lead on home soil at the Honda LPGA Thailand on Saturday, as overnight leader Stacy Lewis wobbled in a see-sawing third round. Trailing world number three Lewis by three shots at the start of play, the 17-year-old Thai delighted the crowd with seven birdies, including five in a row, to finish at a two-under 70 for the day, and 205 for the tournament with one day to go.

Golf: Lewis ahead but teen star leads chase in Thailand

World number three Stacy Lewis held on to her three-shot overnight lead after round two of the Honda LPGA Thailand on Friday, but was pushed hard by Thai teenager Ariya Jutanugarn who hit a flawless 66. Teeing off last, American Lewis quickly showed Thursday's stunning 63 was no fluke when she notched a birdie at the par-five first. She added four more birdies over the day, marred by two dropped shots, which sent her back into the clubhouse with 69 and a healthy 12-under par score overall.

Golf: Lewis powers into lead as Tseng toils in Thailand

American Stacy Lewis stormed to a three-shot lead in a near-flawless first round at the Honda LPGA Thailand on Thursday, while world number one Tseng Yani endured a horror start to her title defence. Third-ranked Lewis blistered to the top of the leaderboard with a nine-under 63, lit up by an eagle and eight birdies -- including a hat-trick on holes 5, 6 and 7. She dropped just one shot on her way back to the clubhouse. The American, who is using a new driver this year, tied her personal best score and the tournament record at the Pattaya Siam Country Club.
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