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1/7 – Alexis Thompson

GOLFWEEK STAFF

Thompson, of Coral Springs, Fla., won her first major amateur title Jan. 6 at the Dixie Amateur. Thompson finished at 7-over 291 at Palm-Aire Country Club in Pompano Beach, Fla., to finish eight shots ahead of 15-year-old Shelby Coyle.

Thompson, No. 18 in Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings, successfully defended her title at the Doral-Publix Junior Classic two weeks earlier.

Jennifer Hirano, No. 35 in the Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings, finished third at the Dixie after a final-round 71.

Honor roll:

• Ginger Howard, 13, shot 1-over 73 Jan. 6 at TPC Sawgrass’ Valley Course to win the FCWT/Golfweek Invitational at Sawgrass by a shot over Optimist International champion Catherine O’Donnell.

• Kaitlin Drolson shot 3-over 147 Jan. 5-6 to win the FCWT PGA West Classic by five shots. Drolson had seven birdies in her first-round 71, and an eagle on the par-5 11th on the final day.

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