Classy LPGA Tour player donates entire winning check to hometown Houston

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And when KPMG, one of her sponsors, offered to match the donation, suddenly the Houston-based former world No.1 had a whole new support base.

"It was probably one of the easiest rounds of the year, to be honest", Lewis said.

She wanted to help. Trying to win was the last thing I was thinking about - I was thinking about that check.

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.

"I was feeling great", Moriya said.

"I finished without being able to find my rhythm".

So Sunday was a win-win-win, with Portland getting to see one of the game's premier players returning to the winner's circle in the process. "But you've got to get a lot of things right to get that to go your way".

After the final putt dropped and Lewis hugged her caddie, she walked toward her husband, University of Houston women's golf coach Gerrod Chadwell, who had flown into Portland as a surprise days after he had to do his best to assess the physical state of his program.

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"I was fine until he showed up and then I started crying", she added. You think you got it pretty tough.

The couple lives at the Golf Club of Houston - the site of the PGA Tour's Shell Houston Open - in Humble, Texas. "Back nine just a little rush, a little rough sometimes".

She rode a flurry of early birdies to take control of the tournament in Saturday's third round.

"I kind of resigned to the fact that whatever was going to happen was going to happen", Lewis said. "I have been hitting solid and (gave) myself a lot of really good chances for birdie". "To make that up-and-down on 17 and then to hit that shot out of the bunker on 18, it's something you dream about".

Chun also parred the final two holes in a 66. Chadwell flew in to OR and surprised his wife after the final putt dropped. Chun was another stroke back after a 69.

Chun cut the lead to two with birdies at the par-5 10th and 12th.

Henderson eagled on the par-4 11th hole. A trio of golfers are just two shots back heading into the weekend including Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Ai Miyazato - who is playing in her final LPGA Tour event on U.S. soil prior to retiring, and Moriya Jutanugarn. There has just been a calmness about me this week. Lewis closed out with a two-putt par at the last.

A week well-played on and off the course, Stacy Lewis. I really enjoy play with Stacy. You don't record a dozen runner-up finishes when you're in a slump.