No. 5: Molder & Lewis

by Tre Baker  on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 6:40 am  

This story is from the archives of ArkansasSports360.com.

Former Arkansas Razorback Stacy Lewis - playing in one of the biggest tournaments on the Ladies Professional Golfers Association's schedule - won the Kraft Nabisco Championship in April.

The media played up her back story of struggling with scoliosis and losing her grandfather the day before the tournament, but even without those challenges, Lewis was due for a big win. She played with a cold methodical skill and beat Yani Tseng, one of the top LPGA golfers, by three strokes.

In October, Bryce Molder had to sink a 12-foot put on No. 18 to get into a playoff and then went six holes with Briny Baird at CordaValle in St. Martin, Calif., to determine which one would finally win his first PGA Tour event. It was Molder, who developed his game as a youth at Chenal Country Club under the tutelage of Dan Snider, who took home the trophy and the biggest check of his life in winning the Frys.com Open.

Molder became the first Arkansan to win a PGA Tour event since John Daly captured the 2004 Buick Invitational in a playoff. We're looking forward to more wins from this duo in 2012.

 

 

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