HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. – Stacy Lewis arrived at the McDonald's LPGA Championship frustrated that her rookie season hasn't started the way she imagined it would.
She was pleased, though, posting a 4-under-par 68 Thursday to move into a tie for fourth after the first round.
Lewis, a four-time All-American at the University of Arkansas who made a strong run at winning last year's U.S. Women's Open, has missed four cuts in her first nine starts and ranks 80th on the money list, but she's showing signs of an upturn. She now has four rounds in the 60s in her last six rounds.
'I'm having a lot of fun this year, but the golf part hasn't been good at all,' Lewis said. 'I've been really discouraged with it. I thought I would do better.
'I have high expectations. That's not a bad thing until you're trying to win a golf tournament on the first tee.'
Lewis will be looking to use lessons learned this weekend to spark a summer run.