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January 08, 2010

Is Alexis Thompson the Next LPGA Superstar?

I know its not likely that a 14 year-old will become the next LPGA superstar... but Alexis Thompson is the most qualified youngster to come around since Paula Creamer.

At the ripe old age of just 12, Alexis Thompson became the youngest player to ever qualify for the U.S. Women's Open. To top that off, she also won the 2008 U.S. Junior Girls Golf Championship.

Impressive, yes... butt here's why I think Thompson has what it takes to become a successful LPGA superstar...

After 2 rounds at the U.S. Open she was in contention after two rounds, although she didn't fare to well on Saturday and Sunday she finished 34th. And this past October, Thompson shot a first-round 65, good enough to share the 36-hole lead with world No. 1 Lorena Ochoa at the Navistar LPGA event.

Will Alexis Thompson become an LPGA superstar or will she disappoint us like Michelle Wie? Only time will tell... and yes, I know the LPGA has a minimum age requirement of 18, or 17 if the birthday is close enough to the cut-off.

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