North Texas LPGA Shootout. Stacy Scores -Seven To Win May 04 2014
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No one could even come close to that last round from Stacy, a magnificent -7 under par 64 to lift the North Texas LPGA Shootout trophy. She finished the tournament at -16 under par, a whopping six shot winning margin;
“It’s awesome, it’s relief more than anything. I’ve been so close the last few months, you know, maybe if I win one of those, I don’t get it done here. So I think it was all meant to be. Just to be here with my family. Considering what’s happened the last few months and being here in Texas, this is one of the best ones."
“I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, I kind of have these mini goals in the back of my mind, like a bogey free tournament or a certain number of putts, just kind of things that aren’t necessarily score related. So one of them was kind of taking a tournament and running away with it, and that’s what I’ve wanted to do it now for a year."
" So to be so close the last few weeks and then to come out and shoot 64, I mean I don’t even know what to say. It’s what I’ve always wanted to do, and just to do it here at home, in front of all these fans was pretty cool.”
Stacy will move ahead of Lydia Ko into the second spot in the Rolex Rankings. Lydia, who did not play in the North Texas LPGA Shootout, had moved to No. 2 after her win last week in San Francisco.
Meena Lee was in that distant second place, at -10 under par for her tournament, a dismal last round of -1 under par put paid to her chances of winning.
Michelle Wie kept up with her good form, carding a -4 under par 67 last round and claiming third place on her own at -9 under par. She remarked that she had enjoyed a good day, even though she made bogey on the last two holes;
“I was a leaderboard watcher. You know, there isn’t a leaderboard for a couple of holes, and I was tied for par, and I saw her, she was 14, and I made a couple more and a couple more, missed a birdie opportunity on 16 and I thought I had it on 17. I just nuked it over the green. So just hit a wall on the last hole. It’s a little disappointing for me, but at the same time four under par on the last day, you know, I’ll take it.”
“It’s great. You know, I feel like I’ve seen a lot of young girls, young boys out here. It’s great out here. And I think it’s a great opportunity to grow the game. You know, I think that our tour loves Texas, and Texas people love golf, and I think it’s a perfect fit.”