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STARRING ROLE: Top-ranked Stacy Lewis is getting used to the spotlight.

“I guess I’m just more comfortable with who I am and more comfortable being in front of people,” Lewis said. “I mean, certainly I think the kid that went to college and didn’t speak unless spoken to would not be up on this stage right now. It’s something I’ve had to learn how to do, just when you play good golf.”

The 28-year-old Texas won consecutive tournaments this year in Singapore and Phoenix to take the No. 1 spot in the world. She won the 2011 Kraft Nabisco for her first LPGA Tour title and had four victories last season to become the tour’s player of the year.

On Monday night at the pro-am party, she wore a one-shoulder patterned dress and heels.

“That’s probably the place I’m least comfortable because it’s not my style at all,” Lewis said. “I’m more comfortable in jeans, a T-shirt, and flip flops. I’m getting used to it. Having some help from my sisters, that definitely helps the process a little bit.

“But I realize it’s part of what makes this tour successful and part of the deal when you get to the top. You kind of have to do it. I actually picked out that dress all by myself. They should be pretty impressed with that.”


DIVOTS: Fourteen-year-old Angel Lin shot a 67 in the Legends Junior Challenge on Tuesday to earn a spot in the field. Lin is from Arcadia, Calif. … The event, first played in 1972 as the Colgate Dinah Shore, became a major in 1983.