Lewis needs a charge

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. – Stacy Lewis isn’t one to sugarcoat. When asked to sum up her season thus far, she didn’t hesitate: “Not very good.”

Lewis admits she has put too much pressure on herself. The rookie has made only five cuts in nine events and ranks 80th on the money list.

The 2007 NCAA Champion showed signs of life with a closing 67 at the Corning Classic and an opening 70 at State Farm. But she can’t explain the second-round 77 last week that resulted in a weekend off.

“I don’t really know,” she said. “I missed it in the wrong places and got frustrated.”

The good news is that this week is a major, and historically, Lewis does well at big events. While this marks her first McDonald’s LPGA, she tied for fifth as an amateur at the 2007 Kraft Nabisco and tied for third at last year’s U.S. Women’s Open, her first tournament as a professional.

Lewis started the year thinking Solheim Cup. To keep that dream alive, she’ll need to play well at the next two majors.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about this feisty Texan, it’s to never count her out.

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