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Pro golfer seeks prom date on Facebook

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(Source: Lexi Thompson Facebook) (Source: Lexi Thompson Facebook)

(RNN) - Spending hours a day on the 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.

Lexi Thompson, a card-carrying member of the tour, posted a video on her Facebook page asking for a date to take her to the prom on May 18.

But not just any guy makes the cut. She's 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 17-year-old 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 you're 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, all expenses paid.

So, professional athlete for a date? Check. Free trip? Check. Where do you sign up?

Guys can submit a photo with "your story in the caption demonstrating how you most embody the core values of the military including respect, honor, and integrity," to her Facebook page.

Fans will help choose the winner, with 25 percent of the online vote going toward the final decision. Thompson gets the rest of the say.

Thompson became the youngest winner in LPGA history when she ran away from the field at 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.

This week, Thompson is in action at the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic in Mobile, AL.

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