Lexi Thompson Wins LPGA Kingsmill Classic, Sets Course Record

Story By: Deborah Leung and Erin Zollars

Photos By: Sol Tucker and Benjamin Rogers Jr.

Williamsburg, VA–

Just a few days a go Lexi Thompson got to the see the course at Kingsmill from a different prospective, skydiving, today she saw it in record fashion as she ran away with the Kingsmill breaking a record previously held by Annika Sorenstam.

The 22-year old took command early in the week with an opening round 6-under par, 65 to take the outright lead in round one. Thompson posted another 6-under on day two and cruised on the weekend, posting 69 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead entering the final round and closing with a 6-under par, 65 to win by five-strokes ahead of In Gee Chun.

I had a great round today. I made a bogey-free round, but she play was so good,” said Chun. “Really enjoyed playing with her.  I learned a lot from her today. I want to say congratulations to Lexi and thank to all the spectators. I really enjoyed with them.”

For Thompson this was her 8th victory on tour and the first since the incident involving a overturned call that was viewed on in where Thompson was penalized by the LPGA for the infraction.

“I am really grateful for everything this week. This is one of my favorite places to play on tour and the course was in amazing shape,” said Thompson.

Defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn finished T-18 with four others at 4-under par for the championship.

 

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