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16-year-old Lexi Thompson gets historic LPGA win

Lexi Thompson holds her trophy after winning the Navistar LPGA Classic. Lexi Thompson holds her trophy after winning the Navistar LPGA Classic.

At 16, Lexi Thompson has become the youngest player to win an LPGA Tour event.

The 16-year-old Floridian closed with a 2-under 70 on Sunday to win by five strokes at the Navistar LPGA Classic over Tiffany Joh.

Thompson shattered the age record for winning a multiple-round tournament held by Paula Creamer, who won in 2005 at 18. Marlene Hagge was 18 years and 14 days old when she won the single-round Sarasota Open in 1952.

Thompson, who turned 16 in February, led by five strokes entering the final round and built that to seven through 10 holes at the Robert Trent Jones Trail's Capitol Hill complex. Then came the teen's only big lapse on the pressure-packed day when she bogeyed the next two holes while Joh surged to within three strokes.

Thompson erased any concerns of a collapse with birdies on Nos. 16 and 17. 

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