Alexis Thompson to make pro debut at NJ tourney

GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Fifteen-year-old golf phenom Alexis Thompson will make her professional debut June 14-20 at the ShopRite LPGA Classic at the Bay Course at Seaview in southern New Jersey.

Thompson will head to the Galloway Township course immediately after representing the United States in the Curtis Cup which is being played June 10-13 at Essex County Club in Manchester, Mass.

In 2007 as a 12-year-old, she became the youngest player to qualify to play in the U.S. Women's Open. She qualified again in 2008 and 2009.

Thompson was recently named Golfweek's 2009 Women's Amateur Player of the Year and the 2009 Junior Girls Player of the year.