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June 28, 2008

Stacy Lewis



Q. You're making this look far too easy. 6 birdies today, no bogeys. 6 birdies yesterday. What's going on?

STACY LEWIS: I don't know. I'm just hitting the ball well and putting myself in good places. And today I finally got some longer putts to go in, and I don't know to tell you the truth.

Q. Nervous?

STACY LEWIS: Not really. It's just kind of -- I'm just trying to smile and have fun and it seems to be keeping the nerves away so far.

Q. The folks that are on the other part of the leaderboard are saying who is that? You're playing in your first professional event?

STACY LEWIS: Right. Well I played in some professional events before as an amateur and it's just I think those situations have really helped me to be in the position that I'm in right now.

Q. (Inaudible.)

STACY LEWIS: I just wanted to put myself in contention to win. And hopefully to go out there the last day and shoot a good score to win the golf tournament. I've done that so far so I'm pretty happy and just going to go try to enjoy tomorrow and see what happens.

Q. Where did you finish in the NCAA this year?

STACY LEWIS: 8th, I believe.

Q. (Inaudible.)


Q. You got your dad caddieing for you, what's that been like?

STACY LEWIS: It's fun. We have kind of been working this out over the last couple years. It was kind of rocky at first, but I think with any child/parent deal, but he's great. He knows my game really well and just, no, he gets more nervous than I do. So I just try to smile and play, do some jokes on him to keep him loose.

Q. What was the rockiest?

STACY LEWIS: We're just -- our personalities are so much alike that when he start first started caddieing when I would get upset he would get upset and that just doesn't really help you out very much. </ p>

But he's -- we have worked it out and he's great. He knows my game, he knows when I need help and when I don't and when to leave me alone and when to tell me like come on, you can do this. Things like that.

Q. Your back injury and just how serious was that? Was there ever any thought that you wouldn't play?

STACY LEWIS: Yeah, I have scoliosis, I found out I had it when I was 11 and then I wore a brace until I was 18 to hopefully not have to have surgery and then it turned out I still had to have the surgery. </ p>

So I had the surgery when I was 18. And then I couldn't play for six months after that. I couldn't bend or twist or lift anything over five pounds. So it was, it was very serious, the surgery, you could be paralyzed with the surgery, just the way it all worked out.

But I mean it was hard.

Q. How old?

STACY LEWIS: 18. Just out of high school. I red shirted my first year.

Q. You got two degrees?

STACY LEWIS: Yes, finance and accounting.

Q. Sound like the same thing to me.

STACY LEWIS: They're pretty close.


Q. (Inaudible.)

STACY LEWIS: Just little minor things. I really have to stretch a lot and keep loose. Things like that. But nothing major, no.

Q. Were there metal rods two on each side?

STACY LEWIS: I have one on each side, or just one, and then there's five screws into the vertebrae. So I mean it's probably that long (Indicating).

Q. How long would you say?

STACY LEWIS: Six inches.

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