Fila Golf’s Stacy Lewis Victorious at Emotional Kraft Nabisco Championship
First-Time LPGA Tour and Major Winner Showcases Luxury Sportswear Collection
(MONTREAL) – Fila Golf sponsored player Stacy Lewis won the Kraft Nabisco Championship – her first LPGA Tour victory and a “major” tournament nonetheless – competing in apparel from the sport brand’s 2011 collection.
Fila Golf’s superior performance fabrics kept the 26-year-old cool, dry and comfortable at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. Specifically designed to enhance athleticism without hindering the body’s natural motion, Lewis wore Fila Golf’s Athena Polo and Calgary Bermuda Shorts while firing a final-round 69 to steal the lead from defending champion and World No. 1 Yani Tseng.
“I was proud of the way I hung in there and made some key putts, especially on 17,” says Lewis about her clutch 18-foot putt from the fringe. “I know I can play with the best players in the world now.”
Culminating with a traditional victory leap into Poppie’s Pond, the win boosts Lewis inside the Top 20 in the Rolex World Golf Ranking and positions her for a spot on the U.S. Solheim Cup team
Adding to the drama of Lewis’ win, was the death of her grandfather during the Kraft Nabisco Championship Pro-Am last Wednesday. Lewis is accustomed to overcoming adversity, having battled scoliosis since age 11 and playing with a metal rod and five screws in her back, she still reached All-American status while attending the University of Arkansas and earned SEC Golfer of the Year in 2008.
“Stacy’s unyielding competitive drive aligns perfectly with Fila Golf’s mission to design and manufacture top-of-the-line golf apparel,” says Nancy Robitaille, Fila Golf principal designer. “Not only did Stacy look stylish on the course, but she performed her best despite numerous obstacles to achieve her dream. As we celebrate the centennial of the Fila brand, we are thrilled about Stacy’s accomplishments on and off the course.”
Crafted from Fila Golf’s premium, 100-percent cotton and eco-friendly recycled polyester, many pieces boast wrinkle-resistant, moisture wicking, quick-drying and antimicrobial properties.
In stock year-round for immediate order and program fulfillment, Fila Golf’s complete line of apparel retails from $20 for accessories to $140 for outerwear and is worn in competition by professionals around the world. The Fila brand, which has an exceptional history of innovative design, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2011.