On January 25 -28 at Paradise Island, Bahamas – Brittany Lincicome earning her win after long while over front-line trio at Ocean Club Golf Course.
‘All stops were pulled out to ensure a Sunday finish. Players on the par-5 18th were waving players to hit to the green and light towers were brought in and placed around the putting surface. After Lincicome, Yang and Feng all hit the par-3,17th green, Yang rushed up, putted out then ran to drive off No. 18 so they could finish that hole even if the horn sounded to halt play.
While that was going on, Lincicome rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt to take a two-stroke lead then, after driving to the left rough on No. 18, jogged down the fairway to her ball. A lay-up, followed by a wedge from 71 yards to six feet and a final birdie putt allowed her to pick up her eighth LPGA win and defend’ her title.
‘Brittany Lincicome ran down fairway 18 to beat darkness and in the process cemented her eighth LPGA Tour victory on Sunday in the Bahamas. With all her success over the years, you’d probably be surprised to learn that she was outside the top 50 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings entering 2018. If she can wipe off the celebratory Pure Silk shaving cream, she’ll find a move from No. 53 in the world to No. 36.
It’ll be interesting to follow Lincicome the rest of the season. Last year after winning in the Bahamas, she only had two top 10s the rest of the season. In her championship press conference, Lincicome vowed to be more consistent this year. While she’s 32 and playing in her 14th year on Tour, Lincicome still has some unchecked goals to accomplish.
“I would like to be home and raise my kids (one day), so now is the time to kind of get after it and push myself to want to be better and, you know, get more wins,” said Lincicome.“I would love to win multiple times in one season, I would love to win the U.S. Open. There are a lot of things I want to do before I retire.”
Lincicome has not won multiple times on Tour since 2011 when she won the ShopRite LPGA Classic and the CN Canadian Women’s Open.
Although it isn’t a Solheim year, Lincicome is now the eighth highest ranked American in the world. There are now 12 Americans in the top 50. ‘
At the same manner, 4 among 8 of Thai ladies made into cut. Moriya Jutanugarn and Pornanong Phatlum ranked best at 31st by scoring even-par 219. Their lowest score were the final day at 70.