"I've just been working on my consistency with my ball-striking and I've been working on my short game a lot, so it's finally paying off," she said. "Hopefully, I can continue that."
The date for her Coral Glades High School prom, Lance Cpl. Mark Scott of Naperville, Ill., came after Thompson asked military men between the ages of 18 and 20 to submit videos to her Facebook page. More than 100 did so, and she chose Scott, who received a Purple Heart after being wounded in Afghanistan.
"It was amazing," she said. "Prom was definitely worth taking that week off - that's for sure. I had a lot of fun. I was honored to take somebody from the service, especially a guy like Mark."
Hull's late charge
Katherine Hull figured the real competition Sunday was the battle for second place behind Lewis, and she claimed that spot on her last stroke of the day.
Hull, a two-time LPGA career winner, sank a 10-foot putt for birdie at the 18th hole to finish with a 68 and a 205 total, giving her second-place money of $139,572. A miss there would have cost her $33,190.
"I didn't know that," she said, "but I'm glad it went in."
A streak snapped
Yani Tseng, the world's No. 1 player, closed her final round with back-to-back birdies but still finished out of the top 10 for the first time this year.
Tseng, a three-time winner this season, tied for 12th place at 210 after a 72 with six bogeys, including four three-putt greens. This was her ninth event of the season.
Kim the ambassador
I.K. Kim matched the lowest round of the day with a 67 and finished in a tie for 25th, but she was a winner with Special Olympics.
Kim was named a new global ambassador for Special Olympics and, during a presentation Saturday, gave the organization a check for $102,300, a 50 percent share of the first-place check from her last win, in the 2010 Lorena Ochoa Invitational.