Notes Lincicomes Bounty Ochoas Motivation

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GLADSTONE, N.J. -- Brittany Lincicome isn't going to give her caddie a cut of the $500,000 top prize for winning the HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship on Sunday.
 
That's one of the good things about having her father, Tom, as her caddie.

'I'll get him a steak or maybe I'll take him to McDonald's,' Lincicome joked after winning her first LPGA Tour title.
 
Normally, caddies get 10 percent of the winner's share.
 
Lincicome said she was a little worried about her father, who carried her bag for six rounds over four days on the hilly Hamilton Farm layout, including two rounds each the last two days.
 
'I didn't think he would make it for a while,' she said. 'But we gave him a banana and he was fine.'
 
MORE THAN MONEY
Besides earning $500,000, Brittany Lincicome also was given a solid white gold orchid necklace.
 
The design, which includes a cut diamond pendant, represents the national flower of Colombia, the home of last year's winner, Marisa Baena.
 
A sterling silver replica of the necklace with a ruby was to be given to the 64 players in the field.
 
Next year's design will probably be an orange blossom, the state flower of Florida, Lincicome's home. She was born in St. Petersburg and lives in Seminole.
 
ESSAY WINNER
A 7-year-old junior golfer from Matawan won a $5,000 college scholarship and the right to walk with Juli Inkster and Brittany Lincicome during the final round for winning an essay contest on 'Why They Love Golf.'
 
In her 99-word essay, Samantha Kelly wrote she loved golf because it forced her learn a lot of shots, allowed her to be outside with nature, could be played by men and women, was fun to play and was a quiet game that made her concentrate.
 
'When I grow up I hope to be a good golfer,' Kelly wrote.
 
MOTIVATED
Had it not been for a three-putt bogey from 65 feet on the 17th hole in the semifinal, Lorena Ochoa might have been playing in the final against Juli Inkster instead of eventual winner Brittany Lincicome.
 
Ochoa was 1-up when she left her birdie attempt 10 feet short. She missed the par putt, squaring the match.
 
Lincicome eventually won with a 20-foot birdie on the 19th hole.
 
'It's always better losing against the champion,' said Ochoa, who beat Paula Creamer 3 and 2 for third place.
 
'I had plenty of motivation,' Ochoa said of the consolation match that had an effect on the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings. 'I didn't want to be beaten by Paula. We're so close together and we have a good rivalry.'
 
Creamer has been battling a wrist injury and seemed satisfied with her performance this week.
 
'To get to the semis is pretty good for me right now,' she said.
 
CHIP SHOTS
Juli Inkster was 6 under in beating Paula Creamer 5 and 4 in the semifinal. She was 2 over in losing to Brittany Lincicome in the championship match. Lincicome was 1 under in the last match. ... Lincicome jumped from 22nd on the LPGA money earnings list to No. 6 with her win. Her $500,000 check gave her $764,806 in 14 events. Lorena Ochoa, who got a third-place check for $200,000, remains on top with $1,446,641.
 

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