Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. Thompson Triumphs. October 13 2013
Lexi Thompson triumphs at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia tournament at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.
18 Year-old Lexi Thompson / Getty Images
Lexi ran away from the field in the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia tournament on the East Course. Shooting a final round -2 under par 69, for her winning tournament total of - 19 under par, a four shot victory. Lexi also set a new scoring record for the event with her 19-under 265 total and shooting all four rounds in the 60’s for the first time in her career.
She said she was full of happiness, it had been 43 events since her last win at the Navistar;
“Just a bunch of happiness right now, that's for sure, words can't even describe the feeling I have right now. It's sort of like a rerun from Navistar, just having that feeling walking up to the 18th green, embracing the fans and just knowing you have the win under your belt. It means so much, especially to get it here in Malaysia. I mean, it took a little longer than I thought. But it's the top players in the world here, so it's not easy. Every tournament you have to shoot super low and you have to have your A game, and that's what I had this week.”
“I've worked so hard between this whole last year since Navistar, just working hard on my game, improving on my short game in particular, and just to have it pay off, it means so much to me, and it's just no stopping here, just going to continue to work hard and just going to try to win every tournament. I mean, that's the same attitude I have going into every event.”
Shanshan Feng finished in second place at -15 under par, her final round -4 under par 67 not enough to get close to Lexi;
Shanshan, who is just 24 said she felt old;
“I think she's making us look old. Going with her yesterday, watching her swing, she can swing like so hard and it doesn't hurt her body. I was like, oh, very nice to be 18. After the win last week, the pressure is off, and I got my confidence back and I'm really relaxed on the courses. I really enjoy playing now. I had a very good finish, it was birdie par birdie. Next week I'm off. I'm going home. I'm resting next week."
Suzann Petterson and Ilhee Lee tied in a distant third place at -12 under par.