Thompson Wins 2009 SALLY Title

January 19, 2009

Ormand Beach, Fla. - Reigning U.S. Girls' Junior champion Alexis Thompson, 13, of Coral Springs, Fla., rolled to a 13-stroke victory at the South Atlantic Ladies Amateur ("The Sally") this past Saturday at Oceanside Country Club.

Thompson, who in 2007 became the youngest U.S. Women's Open qualifier, carded an even-par 72 in the final round for a 72-hole total of 5-under 283. Former Kent State University standout Kira Meixner, who helped Canada finish fourth in the Women's World Amateur Team Championship this past October in Australia, was the runner-up at 8-over 296.

Two weeks ago, Thompson was the runner-up to Auburn University star Candace Schepperle at the Dixie Amateur. Thompson won that title in 2008.

Two-time U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion (2006 and '07) Meghan Bolger tied for sixth at 22-over 310 after shooting a final-round 77. Bolger also was a member of the victorious 2008 USA Curtis Cup team.

Seven-time USGA champion and 2008 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Carol Semple Thompson, who mother Phyllis passed away at the age of 87 a day after the event's final round, finished solo ninth at 313.

Story compiled by USGA Digital Media staff writer David Shefter.


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