Lexi Thompson Wins Kingsmill Championship

Lexi Thompson fired a final-round 6-under 65 on Sunday to capture her eighth LPGA Tour title at the Kingsmill Championship.

 
Thompson finished at 20-under 264 for her four rounds in Williamsburg, all of them sub-70 (65-65-68-65).

In Gee Chun, who posted a final round 4-under 67 to close at 15-under, finished solo-second, five shots behind Thompson.

With the win, Thompson earned $195,000, and moved from fourth to second on the 2017 LPGA Official Money List.


Turning Point

Chun was three shots back to start the day, and cut the lead to two after a birdie on the par-5 7th hole. But Thompson answered with a birdie of her own on the 9th, to get back to a 3 shot cushion, which she never relinquished.

After back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15, to go up 5, the final three holes were something of a formality, and a well-deserved victory lap, for the 22-year-old star, and fan favorite.


Top 5

1 Lexi Thompson -20
2 In Gee Chun -15
3 Angela Stanford -11
4 Danielle Kang -10
T5 Carlota Ciganda -9
T5 Sei Young Kim -9


Quotable

“Oh, it means the world to me. Annika [Sorenstam] has been a player I’ve always looked up to not only how she played on the course, but how she is off and how she gave back to the game. This is a huge honor. I wasn’t focusing on that and I didn’t actually know that until maybe last night.”
Lexi Thompson, commenting on breaking Sorenstam’s tournament record.


Lexi’s Scorecard


Bullets

  • Thompson earned 500 points and is projected to move from fifth to third in the Race to CME Globe with 1480 points
  • Thompson is projected to remain at No. 5 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings
  • Thompson has earned $700,202 this season and is now in second place in the money race

Final Leaderboard

Kingsmill Championship, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA

POSPLAYERTO PAR
1Lexi Thompson-20
2In Gee Chun-15
3Angela Stanford-11
4Danielle Kang-10
5Carlota Ciganda-9
5Sei Young Kim-9
7Gerina Piller-8
7Ryann O'Toole-8
7Madelene Sagstrom-8
10Suzann Pettersen-7
10So Yeon Ryu-7
10Shanshan Feng-7
10Lydia Ko-7
10Minjee Lee-7
15Moriya Jutanugarn-5
15Thidapa Suwannapura-5
15Brooke Henderson-5
15Anna Nordqvist-5
19Mi Jung Hur-4
19Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras-4
19Brittany Lang-4
19Ariya Jutanugarn-4
19Karine Icher-4
24Holly Clyburn-3
24Brittany Altomare-3
24Mirim Lee-3
24Marina Alex-3
24Tiffany Joh-3
24Austin Ernst-3
24Jacqui Concolino-3
24Brittany Lincicome-3
32Alena Sharp-2
32Vicky Hurst-2
32Amy Yang-2
32Nelly Korda-2
32Jessica Korda-2
37Sadena Parks-1
37Mo Martin-1
37Kim Kaufman-1
37Sun Young Yoo-1
37Bronte Law-1
37Kris Tamulis-1
37Su-Hyun Oh-1
44Pavarisa YoktuanE
44Cydney ClantonE
44Lindy DuncanE
44Candie KungE
44Wei Ling HsuE
44Sung Hyun ParkE
44Perrine DeLacourE
51Jane Park1
51Na Yeon Choi1
51Jackie Stoelting1
51Amelia Lewis1
51Pernilla Lindberg1
56Laura Gonzalez Escallon2
56Haru Nomura2
56Karrie Webb2
59Angel Yin3
59Jenny Shin3
61Dana Finkelstein4
61Nontaya Srisawang4
61Nicole Broch Larsen4
61Mariah Stackhouse4
61Sarah Jane Smith4
61Cristie Kerr4
67Katie Burnett5
68Giulia Molinaro6
68Katherine Perry6
68Ally McDonald6
68Lee-Anne Pace6
72Joanna Klatten9
73Emily Tubert13

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a Producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is producing a digital documentary on the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.



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