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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Lexi Thompson is the 2017 Kingsmill Championship Winner

LPGA Winner

The winner of the 2017 Kingsmill Championship is Lexi Thompson, who at 20 under overall surpassed the 72-hole record on the River Course record held by Annika Sorenstam from 2008. The previous record was 19 under. From the beginning of the 2017 Kingsmill Championship, Thompson led the way.

On Wednesday, Thompson skydived to her first tee for the Pro-A with a takeoff from the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport. This was to highlight her charitable partnership with the SEAL Legacy Foundation.

After the first round of tournament play on Thursday, Thompson never looked back and led the leaderboard throughout the tournament.

Thompson is 22 years old and turned professional at age 15. In 2011, Thompson became the youngest-ever winner of an LPGA at 16 years, 7 months and 8 days old.

Thompson’s win was her eighth title and is her first at the Kingsmill Championship.

The Kingsmill Championship is an LPGA event played at Kingsmill Resort on the renowned River Course. Previous winners include Grace Park, Sei Ri Pak, Cristie Kerr, Karrie Webb, Suzann Petersen, Annika Sorenstam, Jiyai Shin, Lizette Salas, Minjee Lee and Ariya Jutanugarn. Kerr is the only player to win multiple times with three wins. Since the Kingsmill Championship’s inception in 2003, this event has contributed over $1.5 million to local charities and organizations.  Prior to the LPGA event, Kingsmill Resort hosted an annual PGA event for 22 years.

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