Lexi Thompson wins the Meijer LPG Classic at Blythefield Country Club, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Lexi fired in a final round -6 under par 65 to capture the Meijer LPGA Classic title, with a tournament total of -18 under par, giving her a one shot victory.
This was Lexi’s fifth LPGA Tour win, and she was so excited, and praised the good weather for helping her;
“It feels amazing.”
“It still hasn’t really hit me yet because everything happened so fast. But it was a great day out there and we had perfect weather for it, so couldn’t ask for anything more.”
“Really the whole day I was just trying to play my own game.”
“I was just trying to focus on my own game, focus on my pre shot routine and having fun in between shots and I think that’s what helped me shoot 6 under today.”
“I had been working on the mental side of the game with John Denny down in South Florida and that has helped me out tremendously just to relax and have fun instead of just grinding 24/7 on the golf course.”
“It’s helped me out a lot. I knew it was coming, I was just trying to be patient.”
“It’s definitely momentum going into the next week being a major and going over to the British Open.”
Gerina Piller made her way up the leaderboard Sunday shooting a final-round -7 under par 64 to finish Tied second, with the leader at the start of the day Lizette Salas, both at -17 under par for the competition.
Gerina said she got off to a quick start and putted well;
“You know, I think I just got off to a really good start.”
“On the first tee, for me, that tee shot’s a really difficult one because it narrows up as far as you hit it.”
“So hitting it in that fairway and getting it up there in two and making birdie to start off the round, I think that was huge.”
“Just kind of carried that momentum and just hit really good shots and putted well.”
“You know, just coming out here and just giving myself a chance to win, I’ve never won before, so that’s a success in my own book.”
“I just keep doing what I’m doing. Like I said, the rest will take care of itself.”
Lizette saw her four shot lead crumbling away early as Lexi birdied three of the first five holes, while she could only respond with par’s, she had a last round -1 under par 70;
“It just didn’t come off to the start that I wanted.”
“And obviously I can’t control what Lexi does and she played an amazing day of golf, so really proud of her.”
“Hopefully this week will impress Captain Juli Inkster with the way I performed.”
“Solheim is on my mind and it’s a primary goal, but in order to get there you have to hit good golf shots and you’ve got to make putts, so I’ll make sure to be doing that in the following weeks.”