Wegmans LPGA would be Lewis' third win of season
- By Randall Mell
- Jun 9, 2012 5:55 PM ET
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Stacy Lewis moved into position Saturday to make a run at winning her third consecutive LPGA stroke-play event.
How good is that?
No American has won three consecutive stroke-play events since 1982, when JoAnne Carner won three straight.
No American has won three events in an entire year since Paula Creamer in ’08.
Lewis sits two off the lead after her third-round 70.
“I’ ve been playing really well,” said Lewis, 27. “It’s just trusting my game and going out there and taking whatever the course gives me. You can't really force things out here. So whatever the course gives me, you take it and hopefully you are hanging around towards the end.”
There’s a lot for the taking for Lewis even if she doesn’t win Sunday. With Yani Tseng struggling and unlikely to land a top-10 finish, Lewis can overtake Tseng as the leader in the Rolex Player of the Year race. Lewis will move ahead of Tseng with a win or a second-place finish.
Tseng leads the Rolex race with 120 points. Lewis has 99. There are 60 points available to Sunday's winner, 24 for second place.
No American has won the Rolex Player of the Year award since Beth Daniel in ’94.
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