Moriya on heels of leader Lewis at Portland Classic

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GOLF: Stacy Lewis to donate Portland Classic winnings to Harvey victims

Meanwhile, Stacy Lewis, who has said she would donate all of her winnings for the flood relief efforts in her adopted hometown of Houston, Texas, is trying to ensure a big donation as she is tied for the lead through two rounds.

USA golfing star Stacy Lewis said watching the resolve of the victims of a tropical storm in her hometown of Houston, Texas, has spurred her to help out.

Stacy Lewis will donate any winnings she makes at the Cambia Portland Classic to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, and the motivation seems to be working.

Stacy Lewis of Team USA putts during the second day morning foursomes matches of The Solheim Cup at Des Moines Golf and Country Club on August 19, 2017 in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Chun is the defending champion of the Evian Championship, the final major of the year on the LPGA Tour, and said she's feeling good heading to that event in two weeks' time. Lewis began Sunday's finale three shots up on Moriya Jutanugarn and four on Chun, but the tournament went down to the wire as the runner-up fired a final-round 66. "I was hitting a lot of good shots, a lot of good putts ... they just weren't going on".

"I have been motivated", said Lewis.

She moved to Houston as a youngster and her husband is the women's golf coach at the University of Houston.

Things didn't get much better for the remainder of the day, as the 19-year-old (she turns 20 on September 10) from Smiths Falls birdied the par-3 eighth and 13th holes, but gave those strokes back with a double bogey on the par-4 ninth. Just what we're going to be able to do, we're going to be able to help rebuild houses and get their homes back.

American overnight leader Lewis posted eight birdies in her 65 to go 17 under. Chun missed a short birdie putt at the par-4 14th, and pulled to within a stroke with a 45-foot birdie at the par-3 16th.

But for it to actually happen after dropping from World No. 1 to No. 18 and not pulling off a victory in three years?

At the 18th, Lewis pushed her tee shot to a fairway bunker on the right but placed her second shot to the back of the green en route to making the closing par. She bounced back immediately, however, with a birdie on the very next hole. But there was, of course, the unavoidable fact that her last LPGA win was in June 2014, at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. "It's nice to see yourself do that again".

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