Stacy Lewis Wins ASI Ladies Scottish Open in a Playoff

Stacy Lewis poses with the trophy after winning the ASI Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick. Photo by Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty Images

With a final-round 72, Stacy Lewis finished 5-under par to join Emily Kristine Pedersen, Cheyenne Knight and Azahara Munoz in a four-player sudden-death overtime.

The playoff action, though, lasted just a single hole as the 35-year old Lewis drained a 23-foot birdie putt to claim her 13th career LPGA title.

“I was just very much in control and then hit a bad shot on 11 and it leads to double, and then really hit some good shots after that,” said Lewis.

“Made the birdie on 14. 15 was a mess. 16, I should have gotten up and down. 17, I probably should have made that putt.

“It was frustrating that I had my chances, but at the same time with all the stuff that went on there in that back nine, I still had a chance to win the golf tournament. So I stayed very positive for me throughout the day, and just proud of the way I hung in there.”

Knight, who birdied the 16th hole to reach the playoff, had a 10-foot birdie putt to extend the playoff but missed wide, handing the victory to Lewis.

“I’m really happy the way I hung in there today. The conditions were really tough,” said Knight, who captured her first LPGA Tour victory at the 2019 Volunteers of America Classic.

“It’s all a learning experience. I kind of struggled starting the restart, so I feel really good about my game.”

Nanna Koerstz Madsen shot a tournament-low 6-under 65 to finished T5 on 4-under par, alongside red-hot Danielle Kang (69).

Jennifer Song held the solo lead at 8-under par through eight holes but played to 5 over on her final 10 holes to drop into a four-way tie for seventh-place on 3-under par.

The ASI Ladies Scottish Open is the first of two consecutive events in Scotland. Next week, the Ladies Tour heads to Royal Troon for the AIG Women’s Open – the season’s first major.


Winner’s Pro-File

Stacy Lewis Wins Scottish Open
Stacy Lewis plays her tee shot on the 15th hole during the final round of the ASI Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club on Aug 16, 2020 in North Berwick, Scotland. Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images

Name: Stacy Lewis
Nationality: American
Height: 5’5″
Birthdate: Feb 16, 1985 (age 35)
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio
Native: Houston, Texas
Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
College: Univ. Arkansas
Turned Pro: 2008


Leaderboard: Final Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Stacy Lewis -5 (+1)
2. Emily Kristine Pedersen -5 (-3)
2. Cheyenne Knight -58 (-1)
2. Azahara Munoz -5 (+2)
5. Nanna Koerstz Madsen -4 (-6)
5. Danielle Kang -4 (-2)


Quotable

Stacy Lewis Wins Scottish Open
Stacy Lewis celebrates with Lydia Ko after holing the winning putt for a birdie on the 18th hole in the four-way play-off during the final round of the ASI Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club on Aug 16, 2020 in North Berwick, Scotland. Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images

“I have been trying to get a trophy from the day she was born. That’s been my goal. I just called them, got to FaceTime with them. My husband said she was hitting the TV screen with her plastic golf clubs when I made that putt. So it’s just pretty cool.

“I can’t wait to get home with them in a week or so and celebrate. But he reminded me that with our Diamond Resorts tournament, we get to take her to Disney World now.”
Stacy Lewis, talking about her daughter.

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