Thompson Wins 2009 SALLY
TitleJanuary 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
Story compiled by USGA Digital Media
staff writer David Shefter.