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Stacy Lewis beats Chun In-gee in Portland Classic

Posted September. 05, 2017 08:50,   

Updated September. 05, 2017 09:05

Stacy Lewis (32) of the U.S. has made no win and acquired only the runner-up prize 12 times since June 2013, while Chun In-gee (23) won the runner-up prize as many as four times from September last year through last week this year.

Lewis was the winner in a duel between the two golfers, both of whom had long aspired to clinch a win. Lewis beat Chun by a one-stroke difference by posting 20 under overall at the Portland Classic of the U.S. LPGA Tour, which took place at Columbia Edgewater Country Club (par 72) in Portland in the U.S. on Sunday local time.

Lewis donated the entire prize money of 195,000 U.S. dollars from the event to help victims of Hurricane Harvey that hit the state of Texas. Lewis’ husband, who grew up in Texas since he was 11 years old, is the coach of the University of Texas’ female golf team. Her sponsor company, KPMG, has also decided to make a matching donation of the same amount to help flood victims.

Jong-Seok Kim kjs0123@donga.com