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Youngest Winners on LPGA Tour

LPGA Tour Records: Youngest To Win

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Lydia Ko at the 2012 Canadian Women's Open

Lydia Ko won the 2012 Canadian Women's Open when she was only 15 years old, making her the youngest LPGA winner.

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There have so far been 12 instances of a golfer winning an LPGA Tour tournament before turning 19 years old. Those 12 wins by golfers younger than age 19 are:

  • Lydia Ko - 15 years, 4 months, 3 day (2012 Canadian Women's Open)
  • Lydia Ko - 16 years, 4 months (2013 Canadian Women's Open)
  • Lexi Thompson - 16 years, 7 months, 8 days (2011 Navistar LPGA Classic)
  • Lydia Ko - 17 years, 3 days (2014 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic)
  • Lydia Ko - 17 years, 3 months (2014 LPGA Marathon Classic)
  • Marlene Hagge - 18 years, 14 days (1952 Sarasota Open)
  • Marlene Hagge - 18 years, 2 months, 15 days (1952 Bakersfield Open)
  • Lexi Thompson - 18 years, 8 months (2013 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia)
  • Lexi Thompson - 18 years, 9 months (2013 Lorena Ochoa Invitational)
  • Paula Creamer - 18 years, 9 months, 17 days (2005 Sybase Classic)
  • Morgan Pressel - 18 years, 10 months, 9 days (2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship)
  • Jessica Korda - 18 years, 11 months, 2 weeks (2012 Women's Australian Open)

Note that the two victories by Hagge above were both only 18-hole events. Today, those tournaments would be considered "unofficial," but in the early days of the LPGA 18-holers were not that uncommon and the LPGA recognizes Hagge's wins as official.

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