Lewis played brilliant, inspired golf breaking through to end her three-year winless spell.
Lewis won after announcing before the tournament started that she was going to donate her winnings in Portland to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.
“We are going to be able to help people rebuild houses and get their homes back,” Lewis said.
KPMG, one of her sponsors, announced it was going to match Lewis’ winnings in the relief effort.
When Lewis walked off the green, her husband, Gerrod Chadwell, surprised her.
Lewis’ family moved to suburban Houston when she was 11 years old.
“When I said that, I had the goal of winning the tournament,” Lewis said.
Lewis said Saturday that she felt an unusual calmness as she played for Houston.
He moved the team to he and Stacy’s home, and then he kayaked with the men’s golf coach into the team facility at the flooded Golf Club of Houston, where they salvaged clubs and office equipment.
“I’m excited to kind of get that monkey off my back and know I can do it, that I can hit the shots I need to and hit the putts when I need to,” Lewis said.