Teen Golf Pro Scores Prom Date On FB & Style Tips on Pinterest

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Spending hours every day on the driving range and the rest of your time traveling the world with the LPGA doesn't leave a girl a lot of time to score a prom date.

Seventeen-year-old Lexi Thompson, a card-carrying member of the LPGA, posted a video on her Facebook page last month asking for a date to take her to the prom on May 18. But not just any guy could make the cut. She was looking for a man in uniform. "For my date, I'm looking for somebody special and somebody who I respect, and that's why I'm choosing a guy from the service," the golfer said on the video.

In addition to military service, guys must be between 18-20 years old. Though not a requirement, her Facebook page says it's a plus if the guy is 6 feet tall or more since she'll be trading in her golf spikes for heels.

The winner will be flown to Fort Lauderdale, FL this weekend all expenses paid. So, professional athlete for a date? Check. Free trip? Check. Where do you sign up? Well the contest is now closed but fans helped Thompson choose the winner. On her Twitter timeline, Thompson wrote "I'm humbled by the responses. Each story was inspiring & you are all American Heroes in my mind."  So - who did she pick? Drum roll, please. 

I have decided to go to prom with USMC wounded warrior and Purple Heart recipient Lance Corporal Mark Scott from Naperville, IL. Mark's story was simply amazing!

Thompson became the youngest winner in LPGA history when she won the Navistar LPGA Classic last September at only 16 years old. Two weeks later, the tour approved her petition to join full time, waiving its policy that members be at least 18 years old.

All the career stuff takes a backseat, however, as Thompson preps for her big night. Again, the busy teen looks to social media for help. Fans can create an inspiration board on Pinterest with their favorite prom styles and even win a bag of designer goodies (deadline is 11:59 EDT May 16, 2001). For updates or to ask questions, follow Thompson on Twitter @Lexi and follow #Lexiprom

Pretty cool, huh?  Have fun, Lexi!

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