Lewis shoots 65 to win NW Arkansas Championship

Stacy Lewis hits from the 10th tee box during the second round of the NW Arkansas Championship golf tournament on Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Rogers, Ark. (AP Photo/Beth Hall)
Beth Hall

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) Stacy Lewis made a 7-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday in the NW Arkansas Championship to finally win an official event in her adopted state.

The top-ranked Lewis, who played at the nearby University of Arkansas, earned an unofficial win in the rain-shortened 2007 tournament as an amateur. On Sunday, she closed with a 6-under 65 for a one-stroke victory.

Lewis birdied three of her final holes for her third LPGA Tour victory of the year and 11th overall. She finished at 12-under 201 at Pinnacle Country Club.

Lydia Ko, Cristie Kerr and Angela Stanford tied for second.

Second-round leader Michelle Wie shot a 73 to tie for eighth at 8 under.

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