She had been the runner-up a dozen times since then.
Stacy Lewis made a big promise, and she delivered in a major way.
"Felt like any hole I could make birdie on".
"You know, when I said that I had the goal of winning the tournament-you got to get a lot of things right, to go your way", Lewis said standing off the 18th green.
Though the win was all about helping others, Lewis also heaved a sigh of relief for getting "the monkey off my back" and knowing she could "hit the shots when I need to and hit the putts when I need to".
Henderson was one of only two golfers now tied for 20th or better to shoot over par on Saturday. "I knew I was going to have at least a 5-footer, and just hit one of the best putts I've hit on that back nine".
Finishing second in tournaments, "sometimes it's your fault, sometimes it's not", she said. She hit a good lag putt and when the three-footer that was left went in, Lewis had won and the money was going to Houston.
Prior to the tournament she signalled her intentions via twitter, and was nearly overcome with emotion as she came to terms with what she'd accomplished.
He had flown to from Houston to Portland Sunday to surprise her.
Piller shot a 4-under-par 68 on Sunday to move to 13-under for the week.
The 19-year-old Indian rookie, Aditi, had three birdies against one bogey.
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"Definitely had the momentum (this week) and hopefully it'll carry over the next two weeks", she said.
However, her tie for third was her seventh top-10 finish of the year, and she's seemingly done everything but win so far in 2017.
"Just kind of handed over control and said, 'Take me".
Chun is playing the event for the first time. "It's great. It's very great experience".
"I had a lot of solid shots on the course". "I just want to stay positive and just think about what we're doing good and just keep working on it".
Gaby Lewis (Razorbacks) started the day tied for fifth but finished in a tie for 24th after a 2-over 74. And after Sunday, In Gee Chun is just one second-place result away from matching that total.
The South Korean was bogey-free the final 53 holes.
If Lewis can hold onto her lead this morning, she would collect the winner's cheque of US$195,000 (US$264,000).
However, Lewis will face stiff competition from two-time defending champion Brooke Henderson and In Gee Chun - who is looking for her first win on the season.
"It was a little up and down today", Henderson told media following her round. "Stacy play was good, too". It's really been special to me.