Lauren Stephenson’s LPGA career is off to a strong start.
The former Lexington High state champion and Alabama standout finished tied for eighth at the ISPS Handa Vic Open in Victoria Australia. She finished with a 4-under 285, shooting below 70 in two of her four rounds.
Stephenson earned $24,875 for her finish. It was Stephenson’s first tournament since turning professional after qualifying eighth at LPGA Q-School in November. She has full status on LPGA Tour this season.
Stephenson was a two-time, first-team all-SEC selection at Alabama and was the Golfweek Player of the Year in 2018. She was picked for the United States Curtis Cup Team and Palmer Cup team.
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At Lexington High School, Stephenson was a two-time state champion and was believed to be the first person in state history to earn all-state honors in girls and boys all-state teams in her senior season.