Lexi Thompson preps for LPGA restart against the men, finishes second

Lexi Thompson’s preparation for the LPGA restart included two stops on the Minor League Golf Tour against men.

On Tuesday, Thompson went toe-to-toe with Sunny Kim at Plantation Preserve Golf Club. Kim pulled away with a birdie on the last hole to clip Thompson by one in the two-day event.

Kim finished at 7-under 135 to earn his 71st title on the Minor League Tour. Thompson, who played from a shorter set of tees, closed with a 66 to finish at 136. Thompson won $1,124 for her efforts.

The 11-time LPGA winner actually won a Minor League Golf Tour event in 2011 at age 16 on the course she grew up on, Eagle Trace in Coral Springs, Florida. She played her first MLGT event in 2009.

Last week, Thompson finished tied for seventh at The Falls Club, carding a 69. Kim won that one too, posting a 63.

The LPGA will host a tournament for the first time since mid-February next week at the Drive On Championship at Inverness Club. Thompson is among the headliners of the event, along with Nelly Korda, Jessica Korda and Danielle Kang.

Thompson last competed on the LPGA at the new Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio where she tied for 15th.

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