Gunning for the No. 1 Spot

Stacy Lewis
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Stacy Lewis tees off the seventh hole during round three of the Airbus LPGA Classic presented by JTBC at the Crossings Course at the Robert Trent Jones Trail at Magnolia Grove on May 24, 2014 in Mobile, Alabama.

Stacy Lewis wants to let her play do the talking. The 29-year old is faced with questions about fighting for the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Rankings each week and she would like to have her wins push her into the posi­tion rather than keep talking about it.

“Honestly kind of tired of hearing all the scenarios and hearing everybody talk about it,” said Lewis. “I would like to take care of that here this week, especially with the Open come up and all that, just would like to go in there without having to deal with all these extra story lines that people like to make.”

Lewis took over the top spot amongst the Americans in the world rankings after she won her third-career victory at the 2012 ShopRite LPGA Classic. She said there would be some nostalgic feelings this week if she would be able to reclaim the No. 1 ranking here.

“You know, it would be huge,” said Lewis. “I was only there for four weeks last year when I got there, so I nev­er really  - - it was so crazy those four weeks, I never got to enjoy it. So I definitely want to get back because I know kind of now more what to expect with it.” 

Topics: ShopRite LPGA Classic, Lewis, Stacy