On Sunday, September 18, Lexi Thompson made history. Winning the Navistar LPGA Classic at only 16 years old made Lexi the youngest professional in history to win on the LPGA, PGA, Men's European and Nationwide Tours.
Lexi took control of the tournament early, putting up scores of 66, 68, 67 and 70. Taking the lead in the second round, Lexi consistently lead the pack by 4 or more strokes, thanks to her amazing play and amazing distance off the tee. Using her COBRA equipment, Lexi hit 63/72 greens in regulation, made 22 birdies and led the ladies in driving distance with 276.63 yards.
Lexi achieved Medalist Honors in the first round of Qualifying School this past July when she topped the leaderboard by scoring 23 under and winning by 10 strokes. Now, the question to be answered is whether or not the LPGA will grant Lexi her 2012 Tour card for the win without finishing the final two rounds of Q-School.
COBRA PUMA GOLF signed Lexi in June, 2010 when she was 15 years old. Lexi was the first athlete to sign with both the COBRA and PUMA brands and is now the first COBRA PUMA GOLF athlete to win on Tour.
Joining the LPGA Tour and winning has been a dream of Lexi’s since she was a little girl. Lexi’s family, Scott and Judy (parents) and Nick and Curtis (brothers) have been supportive of her dream since she was a young girl but never backed down on education. Lexi is home schooled through her local high school’s program and has the same academic education as her peers. She has been dually conquering high school and professional golf, exceeding in both worlds. Lexi’s brothers have played golf with her since she was young and now as a professional, Lexi’s dad is her caddie.