Mobile, AL. - Stacy Lewis was pushed to the wire en route to winning her second LPGA Tour title, during the final round of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic.
The former Arkansas Razorback was in the heart of Alabama and Auburn country, as she fought off Lexi Thompson throughout the final round.
Lewis would prevail, carding a final round score of three-under, 69. Giving her a four day total of 17-under, 271 for the victory.
The 27-year old came out swinging in the final round, posting back-to-back birdies on her first two holes, taking her to 16-under.
She added another birdie on No. 6, making the turn at 33.
Her only shot that she gave back was at the par-four, 15th. However, she regained that stroke back on her very next hole.
Lewis would go for the green in two on the par-five, 16th. Though she came up just short and left of the green.
With one of her best shots of the day. Shed chipped the ball to within a foot of the hole, for a kick in birdie to go back one-up on Thompson. Who had birdied the hole minutes before her.
Lewis would go on to par out on her final two holes. Closing it out on No. 18, to claim her first victory, since winning the Kraft Nabisco Championship in 2011.
"I'm getting more comfortable in this situation," Lewis said after her round. Earning the $187,500 winner's check. "I think that's a lot of it, and it's definitely been coming. I lost in a playoff in Australia, so I knew I was due."
Thompson, would make it tough on her, forcing her to her earn it on Sunday. Finding perhaps, some sort of redemption from her final-round fall last year at this very event.
In 2012 however, she didn't flinch under the pressure given a second shot. Closing with third and fourth rounds of 66 and 65.
The 65 on Sunday, tied her career low in a bogey-free round.
"l wouldn't take last year's Sunday round back for anything, because I learned so much from that," said Thompson in her post round press conference. "I knew what not to do and how to prepare for it. It was a really big learning experience for me."
Thompson said she didn't check out the scores coming onto No. 18. "I looked away," she said.
All she missed was Lewis taking a safe approach onto the 18th green, and two putting for the victory.