Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A New Champion

This years 2008 U.S. Women’s Open provided us with plenty of excitement. Paula Creamer and Stacy Lewis gave us great hope of an American winning the open two years in a row, but Inbee Park gave everyone a run for their money by finishing the tournament nine under to be the youngest U.S. Women’s Open Champion. It is always exciting to watch a first time winner play their best to win on a tough course in tough weather conditions.

Stacy Lewis was one who also made her mark by finishing in third place in her first event as a professional. She graduated from the University of Arkansas and overcame back surgery after she graduated high school. We will be seeing her a few more times this year through sponsor’s exemptions, and Hopefully she will be playing full time next year with an LPGA tour card.

The most memorable moment for me was Annika’s hole out from 199 yards for eagle on her final hole. It was another great U.S. Open and I can’t wait to see what happens next year.

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