LPGA player to donate winnings

Stacy Lewis leads Cambia Portland Classic could donate nearly $200,000 to hurricane relief			Jonathan Ferrey  Getty Images

Stacy Lewis leads Cambia Portland Classic could donate nearly $200,000 to hurricane relief Jonathan Ferrey Getty Images

Every shot she hit at a flagstick Sunday, every putt she poured in at the Cambia Portland Classic did more than take her a step closer to the trophy at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.

She wanted to help.

England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff slipped out of contention at the Portland Classic after a one-over par 73 left her 10 adrift of leader Stacy Lewis.

Golf fans rallied behind her, cheering Lewis' run at the $195,000 first-place check. "I can't wait to get home to Houston and help my hometown recover". "That's more important than any win".

Lewis admitted with a smile that she was glad she didn't have to play any more holes up against Chun, who was 'making everything, ' according to Lewis, the eventual victor. Henderson shot her second-straight 5-under-par 67 yesterday and had the lead outright at 11-under thanks to an eagle two on the par-4 11th, but made a bogey on the par-3 16th to fall back into a tie at 10-under with Lewis and Chun. Lewis closed out with a two-putt par at the last.

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And of all weeks, Lewis ended it here. Her two biggest sponsors also stepped up, with KPMG matching her donation and Marathon Oil kicking in $1 million. Lewis' husband, Gerrod Chadwell, is the head women's golf coach at the University of Houston. He flew into Portland for the final round. She entered the week ranked 18th in the world. She and Chadwell bought a house in northeast Houston about a year-and-a-half ago. "Seems to be working so far", Henderson said. The U.S. golfer, Lewis, said she is going to donate all her earnings from this weekend to the hurricane relief efforts to her home town of Houston, Texas. "Everybody talks about it", said Lewis. "I have been hitting solid and (gave) myself a lot of really good chances for birdie". She parred every hole on the back nine. It's her 12th LPGA victory overall.

It was her first victory since 2014 and couldn't have come at a better time for Houston.

Saturday night, after backing up a second-round 64 with a 65, Lewis said a victory on Sunday for the folks back home would be "up there" with winning a major - and she should know, having captured the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship and the 2013 Women's British Open.

"I'm glad I don't have to play another hole", she said. "It's nice to see yourself do that again".

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