Brittany Lincicome made a birdie on the first playoff hole to best fellow countrywoman Lexi Thompson on the first playoff hole at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.
“It was pretty incredible,” Lincicome said.
“Just the leaderboard all week has been amazing, obviously a lot of Americans up at the top, obviously friends of mine, so to come down to the final stretch, I played with Lexi yesterday, and it was an awesome day. We had so much fun, and to obviously have the playoff today is a bummer, but it’s just incredible.”
Lincicome found her way into the playoff thanks to a clutch birdie on the 18th to close out her final round in 5-under, 68, and to post 26-under for the week. The win improves Lincicome to 2-4 all-time in playoffs with wins in her last two.
The win is the seventh of Lincicome’s career and first since the 2015 ANA Inspiration.
While Thompson was disappointed with the finish she was able to take some positives from the week in the Bahamas.
“You know, I played well all week, and my putter definitely saved me, and I made a lot of birdies out there, just a lot of positives to take from the week,” Thompson said.
“Brittany played amazing, amongst a lot of other players out there and it just got tough out there today, especially with three or four holes to go. That’s the hard stretch.”
Stacy Lewis finished third while Gerina Piller rounded out the top-4.
Melissa Reid was the best placed Brit, she finished on T13 at -15. Ireland's Stephanie Meadow slipped back down the leaderboard on day four, she finished in T31 after a final round 75.
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