Overcoming severe wind and rain from Hurricane Irene, Lewis began Sunday with three birdies on the first four holes. Staying dry and comfortable in Fila Golf's moisture-wicking Athena Polo, the 26-year-old Major Champion shot the day's lowest round, a five-under-par 67, for her eighth Top-10 finish in 2011.
"I thought if I can get to double digits under par and finish Top 10, it would be a pretty good week," said Lewis. "I really didn't picture this round coming."
In her second season as Fila Golf brand ambassador, Lewis relies on an array of premium, 100-percent cotton and eco-friendly recycled polyester pieces. Many boast wrinkle-resistant, moisture wicking, quick-drying and antimicrobial properties. The collection of performance-driven apparel enhances athleticism without hindering the body's natural motion.
"It's our goal to help elite athletes like Stacy play their best in any conditions," says Nancy Robitaille, Principal Designer of Fila Golf. "Despite rain and wind, Stacy remained comfortable and the result was a superb round and great finish."
I had the chance to email Stacy a few questions regarding the upcoming Solheim Cup, her time in Montreal/Canada and scoliosis. Sorry for delay in posting.
Welcome to Canada Stacy ! Montreal is a great city with a definite European flair. Is this your first time here and if so what's been the one thing you've enjoyed the most about being in Montreal.
Yes, I’ve enjoyed the meeting so many great people. I was unable to find time to visit downtown, but will have to do that next time.
You’re going to be part of the Solheim Cup, congrats. What format do you think will best showcase your golf skills and why?
Thank you. I like alternate shot because it is a harder format and really challenges. I was able to play this format in the Curtis Cup and enjoyed the team format.
I've done a few apparel reviews on my blog including FILA Golf what's one thing you look for in your apparel and why?
I look for functionality so that it allows me to play well without restricting me. I also want something that is stylish and flattering on me. I think Fila Golf fills both of these needs.
Both of my girls (10 and 8 years old) have been diagnosed with scoliosis. What words of encouragement would you give girls who are dealing with scoliosis at such a young age.