Sixteen-Year-Old Wins Navistar LPGA Classic





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Youth seems to triumph over experience. Lexi Thompson won the Navistar LPGA Classic and became the youngest golfer to win an LPGA event. The youngster edged out her closest opponent, Tiffany Joh, 25, by five strokes after posting a two under 70.

Angela Stanford, 33 recorded a 66 to take third position and finished at eleven under while Brittany Lang, 26 and Karen Stupples, 38 came in fourth at ten under.

The previous golfer who held the record being the youngest player to win an LPGA event was Paula Creamer who was 18 when she set this record.

The family of the home-schooled sixteen-year-old from Springs, Florida is no stranger to golf.  Her father is a golf caddie and her brother is a PGA Tour member who has over $3 million in prize earnings.

Now the only question is whether Lexi Thompson will be allowed to join the LPGA Tour membership. Though the teen has obviously earned the right to become a LPGA member, the tour has an 18-year-old age requirement.

And though some golfers say that it is ridiculous to prove that Lexi deserves to be on the LPGA tour after she won the LPGA Navistar Classic and $195,000, she will have to play her way to the LPGA Tour 2012. Lexi will manage to qualify for the LPGA Tour only through her Q-School performance.