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Lexi Thompson cards career best

Updated: September 20, 2012, 8:53 PM ET
Associated Press

PRATTVILLE, Ala. -- Lexi Thompson made a little more history Thursday in the Navistar LPGA Classic, opening her title defense with a career-best 9-under 63 to match the tournament record.

Last year, Thompson became the youngest champion in LPGA Tour history at age 16, winning by five strokes. Fifteen-year-old amateur Lydia Ko broke the record last month in the Canadian Women's Open.

Thompson had nine birdies in her bogey-free round on the links-style Senator course at the Robert Trent ...

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