Stacy Lewis Clinches Rolex Player of the Year

With her T4th finish at this week’s Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex and Jalisco, Stacy Lewis clinches this year Rolex Player of the Year and becomes the first American since Beth Daniel in 1994 to win the award.

After sinking her final putt on the 18th for a final-round 4-under 68, Lewis finally came to the realization of her amazing accomplishment.

“After I finally made my last putt there on 18, I think it finally hit me. It’s just crazy to think that there have been so many great American players and I am the one after Beth in 94. I it’s just crazy to even think of. I mean it’s an honor to win the award, and I think this will spur on with the rest of the Americans to get out and keep playing well because Solheim Cup is coming up.”

Fellow American and 2011 U.S. Solheim Cup teammate Angela Stanford couldn’t hide her excitement for her close friend.

“Well, I’m really happy for her,” said Stanford. “You know, she’s a great person, and probably has a bigger heart than she is player. I mean she’s just a great girl and I’m very happy for her. So I think it’s great.”

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