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Lewis Rallies to Win Mizuno Classic


Stacy Lewis fired an 8-under 64 to overcome a seven-shot deficit entering the final round and win the $1.2 million Mizuno Classic. The 54-hole tournament began Friday at Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club in Shima, Japan.

After posting four birdies and a bogey on the front nine for a 3-under 33, the 27-year-old reeled off six birdies - against a bogey - for a 5-under 31 on the home half. She finished in 11-under 205, one stroke ahead of second-round leader Bo-Mee Lee of South Korea, who closed with an even-par 72 after starting the day with a four-stroke lead.

Lewis started Sunday seven strokes behind Lee. "I don't think I've ever come back from this far," said Lewis, who won for the fourth time this year and earned $180,000.

"I didn't think the low numbers were out there until someone shot an 8-under yesterday. I just went out there today trying to make birdies and got 10 of them, which is pretty good."

"I didn't think the low numbers were out there until someone shot an 8-under yesterday. I just went out there today trying to make birdies and got 10 of them, which is pretty good."

Lewis still trails Park on the money list but says the player of the year honors are more important. "The money list for me is pretty much out of reach with two tournaments left," said the former All-American at Arkansas.

"My goal for this year is player of the yea, which forces Inbee to win the last two tournaments so to have that pretty much locked up is pretty cool."

Japan's Ayako Uehara closed with a 67 to end up in third at 207, while No. 1-ranked Yani Tseng posted a 68 to finish fourth at 7-under 209.

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