Lexi Thompson set to make LPGA Debut Down Under

Lexi Thompson, who made headlines by becoming the youngest player to ever win on the LPGA Tour claiming victory at the Navistar LPGA Classic has set her eyes on Australia to make her debut as a full member of the LPGA Tour.

Thompson also made history by becoming the youngest player in the Tour's history to be given a waiver on the age requirement of 18.

She will be teeing it up at the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open on February 9 - 12 at Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

An interesting choice of events as the now 16-year old Thompson, will actually end the event as a 17-year old with her birthday falling during the second round of play.

Not a bad birthday present for the young lady. First event as an LPGA Memeber, trip to Australia. That's what most 17-year olds get for a birthday present -- right?

Her agent, Bobby Kreusler said Thompson will actually be making her debut the previous week at the RACV Ladies Masters.

However, this event is not an LPGA event, she will still be making her official 2012 debut, just not as a member of the LPGA Tour.

Details, details.

Thompson has yet to finalize the rest of her schedule for her rookie campaign, though she does open up with three straight events beginning in Australia and ending in Thailand.

She still has a few more months of home-schooling to go before she graduates in May of 2012, making a solid schedule difficult at best, to set up before 2012 even begins.

Thompson has shown she can tee it up and compete with the best female golfers in the world.

I look for nothing to change and for her to definitely challenge for a few more titles this year as well as make a good run at Rookie of the Year in 2012.

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