NAPLES, Fla. – Brittany Lincicome won a major at year’s start and moved into position Thursday to close out her year with a near major.
With a 4-under-par 68, Lincicome finished in a tie for third at the CME Group Tour Championship, two shots behind the leader, Austin Ernst.
“Being here in Florida, CME being one of my sponsors, I really, really want to do good, being the last event of the season,” said Lincicome, who makes her home in Seminole, Fla. “I had a good start to the year, kind of very boring middle, and it would be nice to get one more good finish before it's done.”
The CME Group Tour Championship may be the most coveted title outside the women’s majors. Winning would be a nice wedding gift for Lincicome and her fiancé, Dewald Gouws, who are getting married in December.
“It's really exciting,” Lincicome said. “After this week, we're going to wind down and start getting the seating charts and the final details together, which will be fun. And, obviously, Thanksgiving coming up, it will be a good time to put the clubs away for a month or so and not feel guilty.”