Stacy Lewis shattering LPGA record for money won without a victory
By Doug Ferguson
SHANGHAI (AP) –This isn't the kind of record Stacy Lewis had in mind.
Lewis tied for second in the Blue Bay LPGA in China on Sunday, her sixth runner-up finish of the year. That pushed her season earnings to $1,832,425, which would shatter the LPGA Tour record for most money without winning.
Suzann Pettersen won just over $1.5 million without a victory in 2010.
Lewis still has a couple of tournaments left, starting this week with the Toto Japan Classic. More importantly, she is among the top three in the Race to the CME Globe, meaning she would have a clear shot at the $1 million bonus in Naples, Florida.
Even so, it's been a frustrating year without a trophy. Lewis said she was slowed by changing golf balls, which took longer than she imagined, though her putting is the reason she remains No. 3 on the money list behind Lydia Ko and Inbee Park.
"You look at what I've done this year, I've had opportunities to make it a really good year," Lewis said recently. "Even as frustrating as it has been, you get a win and it kind of turns a pretty frustrating year into a pretty good one. I'd like to be in the top three going into CME so that I kind of control my own destiny there. I'm finally playing some good golf."
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