History was made today when COBRA PUMA GOLF professional, Lexi Thompson, won the Navistar LPGA Classic by 5 strokes and shot 17 under. At only 16 years old, Lexi became the youngest professional player in history to win on the LPGA, PGA, Men’s European and Nationwide Tours.
Lexi took control of the tournament early, putting up scores of 66, 68, 67 and 70. Taking the lead in the second round, Lexi consistently lead the pack by 4 or more strokes, thanks to her amazing play and amazing distance off the tee. Using her COBRA clubs, Lexi hit 63/72 greens in regulation, made 22 birdies and led the ladies in driving distance with 276.63 yards.
Lexi wore her favorite style, the PUMA Golf Novelty Duo Swing Polo, for 3 of the four rounds and matched them to her PUMA Golf skirts and Cell Fusion shoes. Lexi’s looks not only looked great, but helped her perform on the course with Smart Quill® and Duo-Swing technology for great traction and ease of movement.
Joining the LPGA Tour and winning has been a dream of Lexi’s since she was a little girl. Lexi’s family, Scott and Judy (parents) and Nick and Curtis (brothers) have been supportive of her dream since she was a young girl but never backed down on education. Lexi is home schooled through her local high school’s program and has the same academic education as her peers. She has been dually conquering high school and professional golf, exceeding in both worlds. Lexi’s brothers have played golf with her since she was young and now as a professional, Lexi’s dad is her caddie.
Lexi achieved Medalist Honors in the first round of Qualifying School this past July when she topped the leaderboard by scoring 23 under and winning by 10 strokes. Now, the question to be answered is whether or not the LPGA will grant Lexi her 2012 Tour card for the win without finishing the final two rounds of Q-School. COBRA PUMA GOLF is launching the LetLexiPlay campaign to rally fans in support of Lexi earning her 2012 LPGA Tour card for the win.