Kingsmill Championship: American Lexi Thompson wins tournament with record 20-under-par score

Lexi Thompson
Thompson won her eighth career LPGA title on Sunday

American Lexi Thompson earned her first victory of the year with a tournament record 20-under-par score at the LPGA Kingsmill Championship in Virginia.

The 22-year-old had looked set to take the first major of the season at the ANA Inspiration last month, before a rules breach cost her victory.

Thompson was was given a four-stroke penalty when a TV viewer spotted an infringement and emailed officials.

But she carded a final round 65 in Virginia to take a five-shot victory.

In Gee Chun of South Korea earned her third runner-up finish of the season with a bogey-free 67 on Sunday.

Thompson, ranked fifth in the world, started her final round three shots ahead of the field and recorded six birdies to card a record 264 for the tournament.

It was her first victory on the LPGA Tour since a 2016 victory in Thailand.

Meanwhile New Zealand's Lydia Ko held on to her world number one ranking despite a disappointing final day as a two-over par 73 left her in a four-way tie for 10th.

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