FJT Alums Shine on Tour
Florida Junior Tour alumni, Lexi Thompson and Blayne Barber accomplished career highlights this past weekend, February 28-29. Thompson became the first American to win the Honda LPGA Thailand and Barber earned his best finish on the PGA Tour at The Honda Classic!
Lexi Thompson, of Coral Springs earned her seventh career victory at the Honda LPGA Thailand at 20-under par! Lexi is the first American to win the LPGA Thailand in the ten year history of the tournament and her six stroke victory propelled her past Stacy Lewis in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings taking the third spot. At the young age of 21 years old, Thompson has earned over four million dollars since her career on the LPGA tour began in 2012.
On the PGA Tour, past State Junior Champion, Amateur Champion, and 2006 Junior Player of the Year, Blayne Barber finished in good company at The Honda Classic. Barber, who is from Lake City and in his fourth year on Tour, tied for third at The Honda behind two of the top players in the world, Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia. This marks Blayne’s best finish on the PGA Tour at the age of 27,earning him $353,800.
Blayne and Lexi are just a few of the past FJT standouts who have seen success on the next level. See some of the highlights from FJT Alum throughout 2015, including PGA Rookie of the Year Daniel Berger (2008 FSGA Junior Match Play Champion) & 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open Champion Brooks Koepka (18 FJT starts).
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