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Lewis eyes honor at Ochoa Invitational

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Stacy Lewis will be trying to become the first American since 1994 to wrap up LPGA Player of the Year honors when the Lorena Ochoa Invitational tees off on Thursday.

Lewis can clinch the points-based award with a finish of eighth or better in the tournament, in which host Lorena Ochoa will be making her first LPGA Tour start since 2010.

Lewis has 214 points, 58 more than Korean Park In-bee, with two more tournaments remaining this season.

Lewis put herself on the brink of claiming the award with a victory in the Mizuno Classic last week. The last U.S. golfer named the LPGA Player of the Year was Beth Daniel in 1994.

“Beth Daniel ... told me that she would love for me to win that award so they can stop talking about her,” Lewis said. AFP

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