Stacy Lewis to donate winnings to relief efforts

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She did it…first win in 3 years:

Stacy Lewis wins, donates her earnings, $195,000, to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Lewis grew up outside of Houston. Her husband, Gerrod Chadwell, is the women’s golf coach at the University of Houston. Lewis has said her family has been fortunate and their house is OK, but the Houston area has been ravaged by the disastrous effects of Hurricane Harvey.

She wanted to help. Before the event began, Lewis announced she’d donate her earnings from the tournament to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. She also put the call out to her fellow LPGA players, asking them to bring shoes to her so that she can donate them.

What Lewis did not know as she walked down the 18th hole with a one-shot lead was that her sponsor KPMG was going to match whatever amount she won. The winning check was $195,000, so $390,000 was donated.

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