Lexi Takes the Plunge into Poppie’s Pond

Lexi Thompson Earns Kia Most Compelling Performance with First Major Win at the Kraft Nabisco Championship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 5, 2014 - Lexi Thompson clinched her first major victory after beating Michelle Wie at this year’s Kraft Nabisco Championship. Thompson, at age 19, became the second youngest winner at a major and has been named the Kia Most Compelling Performance for the month of April.

TWEET IT! .@Lexi earns April @Kia Most Compelling Performance w/“The Plunge into Poppie’s Pond”
#LPGAKiaAwards

Thompson fired a final-round 68 to take a three shot lead over Michelle Wie and win the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Thompson and Wie started the final round in a tie, but after a birdie on the first hole, Thompson quickly took control and cruised to her first major win.

The victory makes it Thompson’s fourth-career LPGA title, all of which have come when she slept on the lead heading into Sunday’s final round.

VIDEO: Lexi Kia Most Compelling Performance April

The 2014 Kia Most Compelling Performance Award winner will be announced at the season-ending 2014 CME Group Tour Championship following an online fan vote (fan voting begins October 1, 2014). Performances may include a single tournament, multiple tournaments, single-round accomplishments or record-breaking performances. Winners of the 2014 Kia Performance Awards - listed below – will receive an all new 2015 Kia K900, the brand’s first-ever luxury sedan, and the official vehicle of the LPGA.

Paula Creamer earned the award for the month of March with the 75-foot eagle putt that captured the HSBC Women’s Championship in Singapore. The victory ended a four-year winless drought, and marked her 10th career LPGA Tour win.

The 2014 Kia Performance Awards are:
  • Kia Power Drive – Won in 2013 by Nicole Smith; awarded to the player with the longest average driving distance
  • Kia Drive to the Top – Won in 2013 by Stacy Lewis; awarded to the player with the most top-10 finishes
  • Kia Most Compelling Performance – Won in 2013 by Beatriz Recari; recognizing a player with exceptional performances throughout the year; this award will be chosen by fans through an online vote
  • Kia Community Assist – Won in 2013 by Cristie Kerr; recognizing a player who makes exceptional contributions to charity organizations or community programs

Topics: Kia Performance Awards, Thompson, Lexi