HARRISON, N.Y. -- Lexi Thompson got red-hot in the final round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.
The 20-year-old was so hot in fact, that whispers of something in the very low 60s at par-73 Westchester Country Club began to circulate after Thompson played the first 13 holes in 8 under with eight birdies and had two par 5s left to play.
As it would turn out, Thompson made a bogey at the par-3 16th hole and parred the two par 5s coming in, settling for a best-round-of-the-week tying score of 7-under 66. She had a stretch of six birdies in seven holes beginning on No. 7.
"Overall, I had a consistent day," Thompson said. "I hit some good iron shots out there and dropped a few putts on top of it. So it was a fun round. My caddie, Benji, and I, we just had fun in between shots and was very relaxed."
The final day rally had Thompson alone in third place at the time her final round ended.
"It was an amazing week," Thompson said. "It was a whole different atmosphere than the last few years. It definitely felt like a major championship, not only the fans, the venue here at Westchester Country Club. The course is in great shape for us. But PGA of America, KPMG and Zurich did an amazing job for the tournament."