LEXI THOMP­SON IN VIC­TORY LANE

Golf Digest (Malaysia) - - In The News -

Amer­i­can Lexi Thomp­son be­came the first LPGA player to savour the tra­di­tions of the In­di­anapo­lis 500 af­ter win­ning the in­au­gu­ral Indy Women in Tech Cham­pi­onship pre­sented by Guggen­heim.

Af­ter sign­ing for a 19-un­der 197 and a four-shot vic­tory over Ly­dia Ko at Brick­yard Cross­ing Golf Course, she gave the fin­ish­ing line bricks of the In­di­anapo­lis Mo­tor Speed­way the tra­di­tional vic­tor’s kiss.

“I'm very happy that it was me,” said Thomp­son, who drove the pace car around the track at 122 mph. “It was such a great week over­all and it was a huge honor to be here in In­di­ana to be able to kiss those bricks. Def­i­nitely a mem­ory that I'll never for­get.”

She also en­joyed the milk drink­ing tra­di­tion on Vic­tory Lane that dates back to 1956.

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