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Although she didn't win the LPGA Tour season finale, Stacy Lewis did walk away with one piece of hardware Sunday at the CME Group Titleholders.
Lewis captured the Vare Trophy for low scoring average on the 2013 LPGA Tour at 69.484 strokes per round, the first time an American won the award since Beth Daniel in 1994.
"As Americans, we hear about that all the time -- it's been 18 years or it's been 20 years or whatever it is," Lewis said. "I'm just glad to have that kind of checked off the list. We've got to get American golf on the map. That's been the goal and I'm just fortunate I've been playing good golf."
Lewis, with rounds of 71-73-63-71, finished the event tied for sixth and held off Norway's Suzann Pettersen for the scoring honor.
According to the LPGA, 2013 marks the first-time in tour history three players finished with sub-70 scoring averages including Lewis, Pettersen (69.696), and Inbee Park (69.869).
The Associated Press contributed to this report.