Alexis Thompson Comes Of Age, Winning The 2011 Navistar Classic

Lexi Thompson

I wanted to wait a day before I spoke about my feelings seeing Lexi Thompson become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history. At 16 years, 7 months and eight days of age, her win at the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic had me full of overflowing with superlatives at her record accomplishment. I thought a good 24 hours would diminish my urge to write a post full of Lexi cheerleading. It hasn’t. And really, why should it? She deserves all the accolades being showered on her.

This was no tepid, watered down field either. Yani Tseng was there. Cristie Kerr too. Suzann Pettersen, Paula Creamer and Stacy Lewis as well. None of them could stop history. Lexi is no stranger to historic feats. At 12, she was the youngest golfer to qualify for the US Women’s Open in 2007. Also in 2007, she was the youngest winner in Junior PGA Championship history and second youngest winner on the AJGA. She’s come close to setting the LPGA youngest winner record before. In 2010, she finished 2nd at the Evian Masters by one stroke. Earlier this year, 2011, she was tied for the lead at the Avnet LPGA Classic after 3 rounds, but was done in by a final round 78. This time, there would be no collapse.

There were other players and other stories from this event. On a personal level, I loved seeing Se Ri Pak go top 20 and Grace Park rally to finish in red numbers. But those things are put aside this week. It’s all about Lexi this week. What of the coming weeks, though? Is she the future of the tour? Is she a future #1? Or will she be just another great player? She seems to have all the tools to be great for a long time. Still, you just never know in sports. Maybe she has an injury. Maybe she burns out or finds an outside interest that takes time away from practice. Maybe Yani Tseng will continue her Hall of Fame trajectory and prevent anybody else from being #1. I’m just going to enjoy watching Lexi and see what happens. Hope for the best, naturally, but not put a mountain of expectations on her.

ALEXIS THOMPSON

TIFFANY JOH

MEENA LEE

BECKY MORGAN

PAT HURST

POS START CNTRY PLAYER TO PAR THRU TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL MONEY
1 1 USA THOMPSON, Lexi -17 F -2 66 68 67 70 271 $195,000
2 T3 USA JOH, Tiffany -12 F -4 68 75 65 68 276 $120,057
3 T11 USA STANFORD, Angela -11 F -6 73 69 69 66 277 $87,093
T4 T11 USA LANG, Brittany -10 F -5 71 68 72 67 278 $60,800
T4 T3 ENG STUPPLES, Karen -10 F -2 72 68 68 70 278 $60,800
T6 T6 USA LEWIS, Stacy -9 F -2 68 68 73 70 279 $40,753
T6 2 KOR LEE, Meena -9 F +1 73 64 69 73 279 $40,753
T8 T25 USA PRESSEL, Morgan -8 F -5 69 71 73 67 280 $29,469
T8 T19 KOR SHIN, Jenny -8 F -4 70 70 72 68 280 $29,469
T8 T6 USA JOHNSON, Jennifer -8 F -1 65 73 71 71 280 $29,469
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T11 T11 USA CREAMER, Paula -7 F -2 73 68 70 70 281 $23,071
T11 T6 ITA SERGAS, Giulia -7 F E 72 66 71 72 281 $23,071
T11 T3 WAL MORGAN, Becky -7 F +1 67 69 72 73 281 $23,071
T14 T25 KOR KANG, Haeji -6 F -3 73 72 68 69 282 $18,601
T14 T19 KOR PAK, Se Ri -6 F -2 72 68 72 70 282 $18,601
T14 T11 FRA NOCERA, Gwladys -6 F -1 73 66 72 71 282 $18,601
T14 10 USA INKSTER, Juli -6 F E 72 69 69 72 282 $18,601
T18 T35 KOR CHOI, Na Yeon -5 F -4 73 70 72 68 283 $15,144
T18 T35 USA WARD, Wendy -5 F -4 74 69 72 68 283 $15,144
T18 T25 KOR HAN, Hee-Won -5 F -2 74 69 70 70 283 $15,144
T18 T11 USA LINCICOME, Brittany -5 F E 72 70 69 72 283 $15,144
T18 T11 KOR SEO, Hee Kyung -5 F E 71 67 73 72 283 $15,144
T23 T25 KOR CHOI, Chella -4 F -1 69 73 71 71 284 $13,278
T23 T19 SWE HJORTH, Maria -4 F E 72 71 69 72 284 $13,278
T25 T43 TPE TSENG, Yani -3 F -3 68 73 75 69 285 $10,787
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T25 T32 KOR KIM, Song-Hee -3 F -1 74 68 72 71 285 $10,787
T25 T32 KOR PAK, Jin Young -3 F -1 70 69 75 71 285 $10,787
T25 T25 THA PHATLUM, Pornanong -3 F E 78 68 67 72 285 $10,787
T25 T25 KOR YANG, Amy -3 F E 69 71 73 72 285 $10,787
T25 T19 USA MACKENZIE, Paige -3 F +1 68 74 70 73 285 $10,787
T25 T19 KOR PARK, Inbee -3 F +1 71 69 72 73 285 $10,787
T25 T19 NOR PETTERSEN, Suzann -3 F +1 68 72 72 73 285 $10,787
T25 T11 USA BOWIE YOUNG, Heather -3 F +2 73 69 69 74 285 $10,787
T34 T53 KOR PARK, Grace -2 F -4 73 72 73 68 286 $8,085
T34 T43 KOR JI, Eun-Hee -2 F -2 75 71 70 70 286 $8,085
T34 T35 NLD BOELJON, Christel -2 F -1 72 71 72 71 286 $8,085
T34 T32 AUS HULL, Katherine -2 F E 70 70 74 72 286 $8,085
T34 T6 USA HURST, Pat -2 F +5 68 73 68 77 286 $8,085
T39 T63 USA FERRERO, Lisa -1 F -5 76 69 75 67 287 $6,573
T39 T43 JPN NOMURA, Haru -1 F -1 69 71 76 71 287 $6,573
T39 T43 USA DUNN, Moira -1 F -1 73 71 72 71 287 $6,573
T39 T35 COL URIBE, Mariajo -1 F E 69 74 72 72 287 $6,573
T39 T25 DEU GAL, Sandra -1 F +2 75 71 67 74 287 $6,573
T44 T43 USA KIM, Stephanie E F E 74 69 73 72 288 $5,686
T44 T11 USA BLUMENHERST, Amanda E F +5 68 71 72 77 288 $5,686
T46 T58 USA LEE, Jennie +1 F -2 74 68 77 70 289 $4,995
T46 T58 USA MCPHERSON, Kristy +1 F -2 75 70 74 70 289 $4,995
T46 T53 USA RANKIN, Reilley +1 F -1 70 73 75 71 289 $4,995
T46 T35 USA HARIGAE, Mina +1 F +2 72 70 73 74 289 $4,995
T46 T35 KOR LEE, Jee Young +1 F +2 73 69 73 74 289 $4,995
T51 T58 ESP MOZO, Belen +2 F -1 71 71 77 71 290 $4,207
T51 T58 ESP MUNOZ, Azahara +2 F -1 73 71 75 71 290 $4,207
T51 T53 KOR MIN, Na On +2 F E 75 70 73 72 290 $4,207
T51 T49 USA WALSHE, Alison +2 F +1 67 73 77 73 290 $4,207
T51 T49 USA HURST, Vicky +2 F +1 71 71 75 73 290 $4,207
T56 T63 KOR KIM, Birdie +3 F -1 70 73 77 71 291 $3,681
T56 T63 SWE GUSTAFSON, Sophie +3 F -1 75 69 76 71 291 $3,681
T56 T58 PHL ROSALES, Jennifer +3 F E 73 68 78 72 291 $3,681
T59 T63 USA KORDA, Jessica +4 F E 73 70 77 72 292 $3,234
T59 T53 CAN WHITE, Adrienne +4 F +2 72 71 75 74 292 $3,234
T59 T49 USA GRZEBIEN, Anna +4 F +3 74 72 71 75 292 $3,234
T59 T35 CAN RICHDALE, Samantha +4 F +5 69 71 75 77 292 $3,234
T59 T35 CAN SHARP, Alena +4 F +5 72 69 74 77 292 $3,234
64 T72 CAN SHEPLEY, Jessica +5 F -3 70 72 82 69 293 $3,024
T65 74 USA FRANCELLA, Meaghan +6 F -3 73 72 80 69 294 $2,892
T65 T49 CAN MELDRUM, Lisa +6 F +5 74 70 73 77 294 $2,892
T65 T43 SWE SJODIN, Karin +6 F +6 73 71 72 78 294 $2,892
T68 T70 CAN SHERLOCK, Stephanie +7 F E 73 69 81 72 295 $2,728
T68 T53 USA WIE, Michelle +7 F +5 74 71 73 77 295 $2,728
70 T63 USA BROWN, Sara +8 F +4 75 71 74 76 296 $2,630
T71 69 AUS KEMP, Sarah +9 F +4 74 72 75 76 297 $2,580
T71 T63 KOR KANG, Jimin +9 F +5 71 73 76 77 297 $2,580
73 T72 USA *JACKSON, Janie +11 F +3 78 67 79 75 299
74 T70 USA PARK, Jane +14 F +7 73 73 77 79 302 $2,530
Players below this line have missed the cut.
CUT ITA CAVALLERI, Silvia +3 72 75 147
CUT USA GULBIS, Natalie +3 72 75 147
CUT USA HART, Marcy +3 76 71 147
CUT USA KERR, Cristie +3 74 73 147
CUT USA KIM, Christina +3 78 69 147
CUT KOR KIM, Yoo Kyeong +3 73 74 147
CUT TPE KUNG, Candie +3 74 73 147
CUT USA LACROSSE, Cindy +3 76 71 147
CUT USA LEE, Jenny +3 75 72 147
CUT USA LEON, Taylor +3 73 74 147
CUT SCT MOODIE, Janice +3 76 71 147
CUT NLD SCHREEFEL, Dewi Claire +3 74 73 147
CUT KOR YOO, Sun Young +3 76 71 147
CUT USA BORDNER, Danah +4 74 74 148
CUT USA CARTER, Dori +4 73 75 148
CUT USA FUTCHER, Katie +4 76 72 148
CUT CAN KANE, Lorie +4 70 78 148
CUT KOR KIM, Mi Hyun +4 72 76 148
CUT KOR KIM, I.K. +4 76 72 148
CUT USA KIM, Mindy +4 74 74 148
CUT KOR LEE, Seon Hwa +4 71 77 148
CUT COL MORENO, Paola +4 75 73 148
CUT USA OH, Angela +4 76 72 148
CUT KOR OH, Ji Young +4 71 77 148
CUT USA SONG, Christine +4 73 75 148
CUT USA DIAZ, Laura +5 72 77 149
CUT USA FANKHAUSER, Mollie +5 75 74 149
CUT SWE FRIBERG, Louise +5 78 71 149
CUT AUS SMITH, Sarah Jane +5 73 76 149
CUT USA HAGE, Nicole +6 75 75 150
CUT USA HANNA, Allison +6 74 76 150
CUT TPE HUNG, Amy +6 76 74 150
CUT USA LEWIS, Amelia +6 75 75 150
CUT USA LINDLEY, Leta +6 74 76 150
CUT USA O’TOOLE, Ryann +6 76 74 150
CUT PRY GRANADA, Julieta +7 80 71 151
CUT USA JERAY, Nicole +7 77 74 151
CUT USA LOUDEN, Stephanie +7 77 74 151
CUT SCT MCKAY, Mhairi +7 77 74 151
CUT USA SWEENEY, Jaclyn +7 76 75 151
CUT USA TAMULIS, Kris +7 76 75 151
CUT USA FOUCH, Allison +8 78 74 152
CUT KOR LEE, Ilhee +8 76 76 152
CUT SWE LINDBERG, Pernilla +8 76 76 152
CUT USA REYNOLDS, Jean +8 74 78 152
CUT USA TSCHETTER, Kris +8 75 77 152
CUT USA BADER, Beth +9 73 80 153
CUT USA DUNCAN, Meredith +9 82 71 153
CUT ESP RECARI, Beatriz +9 78 75 153
CUT USA BUNCH, Ashli +10 75 79 154
CUT USA DELASIN, Dorothy +10 78 76 154
CUT USA KIM, Kimberly +10 79 75 154
CUT KOR LEE, Jeehae +10 78 76 154
CUT USA SUH, Jenny +10 80 74 154
CUT USA AVERYHARDT, Shasta +11 78 77 155
CUT FIN BLOMQVIST, Minea +11 77 78 155
CUT USA EWART, Jodi +11 77 78 155
CUT KOR HUR, M.J. +11 79 76 155
CUT USA AMMACCAPANE, Dina +13 75 82 157
CUT USA GLEASON, Jennifer +13 82 75 157
CUT USA JOHNSON, Christa +13 78 79 157
CUT USA JUN, Hannah +13 81 76 157
CUT USA PILLER, Gerina +13 81 76 157
CUT AUS WHITAKER, Alison +13 79 78 157
CUT USA GALLAGHER-SMITH, Jackie +15 81 78 159
CUT USA SMITH, Libby +18 81 81 162
WD USA SONG, Jennifer +4 76 76
WD KOR JEONG, Jimin +7 79 79
WD USA PRAMMANASUDH, Stacy +7 79 79
WD USA MAYORKAS, Charlotte +16 88 88
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