Stacy Lewis is first American since Betsy King to sweep LPGA triple crown
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Stacy Lewis is first American since Betsy King to sweep LPGA triple crown

Stacy-Lewis

It had been 21 years since any one did what Stacy Lewis accomplished on Sunday at the CME Group Tour Championship.

With her T-9 finish at the season-ending event in Naples, Fla., Lewis became the first American since 1993 to win the tour's money title, as well player of the year and scoring average awards in the same season. Betsy King was the last American to pull of the feat.


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Lewis won the Vare Trophy, the LPGA's award for the player with the lowest scoring average, for the second year in a row. She did it facing the stiffest competition for the honor in tour history, with a record four players recording sub-70 averages for the season.

The top-ranked American also won her second Rolex Player of the Year award in the last three seasons. Back in 2012, Lewis ended an American drought dating back to 1994 for the points-based award.

In 1994, Beth Daniel took both the Vare Trophy and Rolex Player of the Year trophies, but lost the money race to Laura Davies.

Lewis earned the three awards on the back of three LPGA wins in 2014, part of the 13 won by Americans during the 2014 campaign -- the highest number of American wins in a single LPGA season since 1999.

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