In the Winner's Circle with Lexi Thompson

Lexi Thompson
Photo Credit: Stanley Chou/Getty Images

IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE with LEXI THOMPSON
2013 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club- East Course

October 13, 2013

Born: Coral Springs, Fla.
Lives:
Coral Springs, Fla.
Birthdate:
February 10, 1995 – currently 18 years, 8 months, and 3 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour:
Won the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic as a non-member
Turned Professional:
June 2010

  • VICTORIES
    • LPGA: Second-career victory; first as an LPGA Tour member Previous wins: 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic
    • Made 43 starts in between her two victories
  • MONEY
    • CAREER: With the $300,000 first-place check, Lexi moves into the 137th spot on the LPGA Career Money List with $1,555,652
    • SEASON: Lexi has earned $944,631 this season and moves into 7th on the 2013 LPGA Official Money List
  • OF NOTE
    • Becomes the third Rolex First-Time Winner this season joining Jennifer Johnson (Mobile Bay LPGA Classic) and Ilhee Lee (Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic)
    • Marks the first time in her two-year career she recorded all four rounds in the 60’s (67-63-66-69)
    • Earns 40 U.S. Solheim Cup points and moves into first on the points list with 93 points
    • Records highest finish by a winner this season in relation to par 71 with a 2-under 69
    • Becomes the 13th different winner on the LPGA Tour in 2013
  • TOURNAMENT SPECIFIC
    • Sets record for winning score at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia with 19-under-par 265. Previous best was 15-under set by Inbee Park (2012) and Na Yeon Choi (2011)
    • Improves on her T30 finish she had in her only previous appearance at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia in 2012 
  • 2013 IN A NUTSHELL
    • 19 events, 16 cuts made, $944,631 earned, 1 win, 5 additional top-10s
    • Previous best finish was a third place finish at the Evian Championship
    • Ranks second in driving distance (271.431 yards) and second in eagles (11) 
  • 2012 RECAP
    •  23 events, 19 cuts made, $611,021 earned (21), 4 top-10 finishes
    • Recorded season-best runner-up finish at the Navistar LPGA Classic where she also recroded a career-low 63 in the first round
    • Ranked second in driving distance with a 272.06 driving average, second in eagles (8) and second in Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year points

Topics: In the winners circle, Thompson, Lexi, Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

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