Justice was served Sunday at the Kingsmill Championship.
There were no insane LPGA officials to hand out the world’s first four-shot penalty to Lexi Thompson.
Sunday was Lexi’s day, Lexi’s day to dominate, Lexi’s day to blow away anyone with any thought of beating her for this championship.
“It has been tough the last two months,” Thompson admitted after she easily collected her eighth LPGA victory. Should have been her ninth and second of the season but there was that first-ever in golf four-shot penalty back at the ANA Inspiration.
There was no stopping Thompson this week. All she did was shoot 65-65-69 to set the stage for her final round domination of In Gee Chun, the only player within shouting distance of her.
Thompson smashed her drives, lasered her iron shots and made enough putts to shoot 65 for the third time in four days and set a tournament scoring record at 20-under par. Chun finished five back at 15, four better than third place Angela Stanford and five clear of fourth place Danielle Kang, who made it three Americans in the top four spots.
“I’ve been working so hard for this,” Thompson said, with some genuine emotion in her voice. “I felt really good coming in this week. This course sets up really well for me.”
Thompson also had the crowd firmly behind her and they showed up in droves, many peeved about that four-shot penalty.
Thompson heard them and thanks them.
“Means the world to me to have that support,” she said.
It was an easy victory march. There were only two bogeys on her scorecard in 72 holes, none on Sunday.