News and notes: KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open

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By Chris Ceman, Communications Intern

World Class Host

The tournament is hosted by Stacy Lewis, the No. 2 ranked
LPGA player in the world, who was a four-time All-American for the University
of Arkansas. The KMPG Stacy Lewis Junior Open is scheduled to take place less than 10
miles away from the LPGA’s NW Arkansas Championship, beginning the following
weekend. Lewis had held the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Rankings for four
consecutive weeks early in 2013, and now trails only Inbee Park for the top
spot.


Stacy Lewis Clinic (119)

One for Arkansas

The KMPG Stacy Lewis Junior Open is the only AJGA event
taking place in Arkansas, giving players from the Natural State a chance to put
themselves on the map. The KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open is a second-year event, which won the AJGA
Newcomer Tournament of the Year award in 2012. Of the 96 tournament players in
the field, 18 are from the state of Arkansas.

 

Low Scores, Low Prices

Along with KPMG, one of the tournament sponsors for the
tournament is the Bentonville Convention & Visitors Bureau. The host
facility, Lost Springs Golf & Athletic Club, is located near the heart of
Bentonville County, home to the first Walmart store, and now home to the
Walmart Museum!

 

Worldwide Event

The KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open has attracted talent from
all over the world. One player from Canada, three players born in Mexico, and
one player from Argentina are teeing it up in Rogers, Arkansas, against the rest of
the field. The combined distance between Rogers, Arkansas and the home cities of
the foreign-born players is a staggering 10,097 miles!