Wood and Lewis so close on last day charge
Mizuno players Chris Wood and Stacy Lewis were both close to wins on either side of the Atlantic this weekend.
After temporarily hitting the lead on Sunday, Wood, who has six top-three finishes on The European Tour, finally finished a shot back in second place. Wood was delighted with his performance, after he matched Peter Lawrie’s course record.
“It’s been coming for a while,” he said. “I’ve been playing really well lately and not getting the scores. It’s nice to play well and give myself a chance. I put it in the worst possible position off the tee on 17, but didn’t play a bad shot into the green – just didn’t get any spin. The 18th was a tough hole, so I was pleased with a par to close. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough in the end, but I gave it my best shot and that’s all you can do.”
Meanwhile Stacy Lewis (JPX-800 driver and JPX-800 Pro irons) put up a brave defence of her Nabisco title in California, outscoring the field with a Sunday best 66. In danger of missing the cut on day 2, Lewis rose to within 2 shots of a playoff.