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Lexi Thompson makes history at Navistar LPGA
September 18, 2011

History was made today when COBRA PUMA GOLF professional, Lexi Thompson, won the Navistar LPGA Classic by 5 strokes and shot 17 under. At only 16 years old, Lexi became the youngest professional player in history to win on the LPGA, PGA, Men’s European and Nationwide Tours.

Lexi took control of the tournament early, putting up scores of 66, 68, 67 and 70. Taking the lead in the second round, Lexi consistently lead the pack by 4 or more strokes, thanks to her amazing play and amazing distance off the tee. Using her COBRA clubs, Lexi hit 63/72 greens in regulation, made 22 birdies and led the ladies in driving distance with 276.63 yards.

“This is what I’ve been working for,” said Thompson. “My driver felt great, I was striping it off the tee. My COBRA clubs help me play my best throughout each round. I’m so excited to have my first LPGA Tour win, it feels great!”

“We are so excited for Lexi,” commented Bob Philion, President of COBRA PUMA GOLF. “Her impressive skills were put on display with extreme distance and precision in her game while her youthful attitude shone through in her colorful style. Lexi’s win this week is a game-changer for women’s professional golf and COBRA PUMA GOLF is proud to be part of Lexi’s ground breaking victory.”

Lexi wore her favorite style, the PUMA Golf Novelty Duo Swing Polo, for 3 of the four rounds and matched them to her PUMA Golf skirts and Cell Fusion shoes. Lexi’s looks not only looked great, but helped her perform on the course with Smart Quill® and Duo-Swing technology for great traction and ease of movement.

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“I love my colorful PUMA Golf clothes,” Lexi said. “They are so comfortable and I can move easily in them through my whole round. I love all of the colors, but I think I’ll wear blue on Sundays from now on, it’s my good luck charm!”

Joining the LPGA Tour and winning has been a dream of Lexi’s since she was a little girl. Lexi’s family, Scott and Judy (parents) and Nick and Curtis (brothers) have been supportive of her dream since she was a young girl but never backed down on education. Lexi is home schooled through her local high school’s program and has the same academic education as her peers. She has been dually conquering high school and professional golf, exceeding in both worlds. Lexi’s brothers have played golf with her since she was young and now as a professional, Lexi’s dad is her caddie.

“I am so proud of Lexi,” said Scott Thompson. “This has been her dream since she was a little girl. As a father, I couldn’t be happier. I am so glad to be able to support her and join in her excitement as her caddie. I’ll remember this day forever.”

Lexi achieved Medalist Honors in the first round of Qualifying School this past July when she topped the leaderboard by scoring 23 under and winning by 10 strokes. Now, the question to be answered is whether or not the LPGA will grant Lexi her 2012 Tour card for the win without finishing the final two rounds of Q-School. COBRA PUMA GOLF is launching the LetLexiPlay campaign to rally fans in support of Lexi earning her 2012 LPGA Tour card for the win. To join the conversation, follow @cobragolf and @pumagolf on Twitter and use #LetLexiPlay.

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