Lewis, Salas battling soreness, sickness


PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – Stacy Lewis is battling blisters.

Lizette Salas is battling the flu.

Neither, however, is slowing down in her bid to win the LPGA’s season-opening Pure Silk Bahamas.

Lewis, who trails leader Na Yeon Choi by four shots after three rounds, arrived this week with a pair of malfunctioning golf shoes with a comfort dial that wouldn’t properly loosen. They were too tight, causing her feet to blister. Her manufacturer couldn’t fly in a new pair in time. So, she went into the pro shop at the Ocean Club Golf Course and shelled out $337 on a pair that fit better.

“Somebody said I could have flown to Miami and back and gotten them cheaper,” Lewis said.

Salas, who trails Choi by one, is battling the flu.

“The fact that I've been feeling a little under the weather kind of just makes my mind blank and just helps me focus on targets and just having fun,” said Salas, who is seeking her first LPGA title. “I'd rather be playing than lying in bed and feeling sorry for myself.”