Monday, October 5th, 2009

14-Year-Old Tied For Lead in LPGA Tourney

October 3, 2009 by Jeff Greenwell  
Filed under Golf

I usually don’t write about the LPGA too often, except when they’re about to lose yet another tournament sponsor.  But this story is just too remarkable.  Think back to what you were doing back when you were a 14-year-old Grade 9 student, now compare that to Alexis Thompson, the youngster tied with four others, including golf star Lorena Ochoa, atop the leaderboard at the Navistar LPGA Classic.  Thompson fired a 3-under 69 on Friday to put herself amongst the leaders, as she attempts to become the youngest winner ever on the LPGA tour.

Alexis Thompson (Image: Zuma Press)

Alexis Thompson (Image: Zuma Press)

The current record for youngest winner on the LPGA tour is held by Paula Creamer, who won the 2005 Sybase Classic at the tender age of 18 years, 9 months.  If Thompson could manage to hold on and pull out a victory, she would obliterate Creamer’s record by a good four years.

Tournament play continues through the weekend.

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