The door to Rolex world No. 1 is open for Stacy Lewis at the Airbus LPGA Classic this weekend.
With No. 1 Inbee Park missing the cut Friday, her first missed cut in an LPGA event in exactly a year, No. 2 Lewis can take the top ranking from Park with a victory, or with a second-place finish with no more than a tie with two other players, or with a solo third-place finish.
Lewis shot a 2-under-par 70 Friday, moving her to a tie for eighth, five shots off the lead in Mobile, Ala. Park shot rounds of 74-76, missing her first cut since May 23 of last year at the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic.
Park has reigned atop the world rankings for 58 consecutive weeks. She took the top spot from Lewis, who held it for four weeks before Park overtook her on April 15 of last year.