Lexi Thompson became the second youngest winner in Ladies European Tour history following a victory at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters today. Thompson will join the LPGA Tour as an official member beginning in 2012. Earlier this season, she became the youngest winner in LPGA history at the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic. The win marks her second professional victory in the last three months.
South Korean Amy Yang, the youngest winner in LET history, was aged 16 years, 6 months and 8 days when she won the ANZ Ladies Masters in Australia as an amateur, in 2006. Thompson is nearly four months older this week.
Thompson started the day one shot clear of the field and lost her lead to South African Lee-Anne Pace after seven holes, but quickly re-established her lead by the turn and won the event by four strokes at 15-under-par 273. Other LPGA Tour members in the top 10 included Sophie Gustafson (-10), Becky Morgan (-9), Pernilla Lindberg (-9), Allison Walshe (-7), Julieta Granada (-7), and Caroline Hedwall (-6).