The President's Award is reserved for special accomplishment in national or international competitions by a Florida Resident.
Lexi Thompson - 2008
Lexi Thompson, born and raised in Coral Springs, Florida was awarded the President's Award in 2008 for her victory in the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. Lexi, 13 years old at the time, became the second-youngest winner in the history of the Championship after defeating Karen Chung, 5 and 4, in the 36-hole championship at Hartford Golf Club.
Over the past few years, Lexi has become one of the best female golfers in the world.
- Turned professional on June 16, 2010
- 6 LPGA Tour Victories
- 2014 Kraft Nabisco Champion (Major Championship)
- Solheim Cup Team: 2013, 2015
To view more on Lexi's professional career, please click here.
Ben An - 2009
Ben An, attended Brandenton Prep in Bradenton, Florida. In 2009, at age 17, Ben defeated Ben Martin 7 and 5 in the U.S. Amateur Championship at Southern Hills Country Club to become the youngest champion in the history of the event.
Similar to Lexi's success in women's golf, Ben has gone on to become one of the best male golfers in the world.
- Ranked 26th in World Golf Rankings as of January 1, 2016.
- Champion of BMW (European) PGA Championship
- Finished tied for 26th in 2014 Open Championship
To view more on Ben's professional career, please click here.