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American Lewis almost great again at U.S. Women's Open

American Lewis almost great again at U.S. Women's Open
From Reuters - July 15, 2017

BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (Reuters) - On a leaderboard dominated by South Koreans and topped by China's Shanshan Feng, American Stacy Lewis made a spirited charge to put a home country name into the mix at the U.S. Women's Open on Saturday.

But the surge that catapulted Lewis within a shot of the lead midway through the third round ended in an embarrassing collapse at Trump National Golf Club.

Former world number one Lewis, winner of 11 LPGA Tour events, ran off four birdies in a row from the seventh hole to reach seven under par for the championship, one behind Feng at the time.

President Donald Trump, owner of the 500-acre complex, proudly watched the player passing his glass enclosed, private viewing suite wearing a red baseball cap with his slogan, "Make America Great Again", brandished on the crown.

During that glorious run by Lewis, it looked like a prophecy come true.

But on the 11th hole, the 32-year-old Lewis gave back most of the strokes gained on her birdie binge.

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