Thompson triumphs in Malaysia
American teenager Lexi Thompson claimed the second victory of her career in the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.
The 18-year old shot a closing 69 to finish 19 under par, four shots ahead of China's Shanshan Feng, who won the Reignwood Classic last week with an eagle on the 72nd hole.
"Words can't even describe the feeling I have right now," Thompson said. "It's sort of like a re-run from Navistar (her previous win in 2011), just having that feeling walking up to the 18th green, embracing the fans and just knowing you have the win under your belt.
"It means so much, especially to get it here in Malaysia. It took a little longer (to get a second win) than I thought. But it's the top players in the world here, so it's not easy.
"Every tournament you have to shoot super low and you have to have your A game, and that's what I had this week."
Thompson started the final day with a three-shot lead over South Korean Ilhee Lee, but that was down to one after she bogeyed the second and Lee recovered from a bogey on the fifth with birdies on the sixth and seventh.
However, Thompson birdied the 10th, 11th and 12th to stretch her lead to five shots and cruised to victory, with Feng carding birdies at the 16th and 18th to complete a flawless 67 and claim second place.
Lee and Norway's Suzann Pettersen finished joint third on 12 under par.