Stacy Lewis wins, donates her earnings, $195000, to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

In Gee Chun had seven birdies and a single bogey in her first round of the Cambria Portland Classic

Lewis stated at the start of the week that she would donate her entire prize money from the tournament to the relief fund for victims of the devastating floods in Houston, where her husband Gerrod Chadwell is women's golf coach at the University of Houston.

From The Woodlands in the Houston area, Lewis has pledged to give her tournament earnings - first place is worth $195,000 USA - to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Chun In-gee finished runner-up to Stacy Lewis by one stroke at the Cambia Portland Classic in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday (local time).

Lewis played brilliant, inspired golf breaking through to end her three-year winless spell.

Lewis owned a four-shot cushion at the turn, but a Chun birdie on 12 sliced her lead to two and another birdie at 16 made it a razor-thin, one-shot edge.

Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak havoc across Texas, forcing over 43,000 people to evacuate their homes.

Lewis, who did well to avoid dropping shots on both the final two holes, admitted the final day was "much harder" than she had anticipated before clinching her first LPGA Tour title since 2014.

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Former world No. 1 Miyazato, who went into the round two shots off the pace, birdied and bogeyed twice each to tie for 14th with six others.

"My swing felt a lot better", Lewis said. "Anybody who has seen me play knows that's not normally me, but I haven't anxious about anything", said Lewis, whose husband is a golf coach at the University of Houston. When I said that I had the goal of winning the tournament and you've got to get a lot of things right to go your way.

"We're going to be able to help people rebuild houses and get their homes back", Lewis said.

"That's unbelievable", she said.

The 19-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont., fired six birdies and an eagle to jump up the leaderboard from second to first place, where she was tied with first-round leader In Gee Chun of South Korea and American Stacy Lewis at 10 under. Chun missed a short birdie putt at the par-4 14th, and pulled to within a stroke with a 45-foot birdie at the par-3 16th.

"Felt like any hole I could make birdie on". It's her 12th LPGA victory overall. "It's nice to see yourself do that again". She also is only 20 points between Ryu for player of the year.

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