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.
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.
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
“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.
- 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
Kingsmill Championship, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA
|2||In Gee Chun||-15|
|5||Sei Young Kim||-9|
|10||So Yeon Ryu||-7|
|19||Mi Jung Hur||-4|
|37||Sun Young Yoo||-1|
|44||Wei Ling Hsu||E|
|44||Sung Hyun Park||E|
|51||Na Yeon Choi||1|
|56||Laura Gonzalez Escallon||2|
|61||Nicole Broch Larsen||4|
|61||Sarah Jane Smith||4|