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Thompson's win a boon for young player's appeal

Thompson's win a boon for young player's appeal

As Lexi Thompson made her to the 18th green in the final round of the LPGA Kingsmill Championship on Sunday evening, fans in the grandstands rose to their collective feet and applauded the best cumulative performance on the River Course since Annika Sorenstam's 2008 win. They joined the army of vocal fans that followed Thompson around the course all afternoon.

After Thompson hit the green, a calligrapher wasted no time penning her name on an oversized ceremonial winner's check for $195,000. Finishing a tourney record 20-under par, the Florida native would have had to six-putt to blow the lead that ended up five strokes better than Korea's In Gee Chun.

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