Tag Archives: Avnet LPGA Classic

May
2
2011

Lexi Thompson bumped into the learning curve

On Sunday in Mobile, Alabama, Alexis (Lexi) Thompson faced her first opportunity in her ripe age of 16 to close a professional event, the Avnet LPGA Classic, and to become the youngest winner in history. Who wouldn’t have loved to see Lexi make history? It sure would have been a boost for women’s golf and could only help the LPGA’s sponsor woes. But Lexi’s youth and inexperience hampered her efforts in the final round. Perhaps it just wasn’t her day. And maybe she should make a caddie change.

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Apr
29
2011

Sandra Gal hopped on the birdie train on Friday

Sandra Gal rolled in five birdies in the last eight holes to fire a five-under 67 for a one-shot lead over Amy Yang at the Avnet LPGA Classic in Mobile, Alabama. Gal, who won the Kia Classic last month, posted a two-day total of seven-under. After the round, she popped by the Royal Wedding Reception at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear. I found this picture, via the LPGA’s website, rather humorous:

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