Lincicome talks her way atop leaderboard


PHOENIX – Brittany Lincicome’s driver helped her overpower Wildfire Golf Club on her way to being the early leader in the clubhouse.

But that wasn’t the key to her 5-under-par 67 Friday at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup.

“If you know me, the more I talk the better I play,” Lincicome said.

Lincicome was using all her powers as a conversationalist, engaging her fellow competitors, Jiyai Shin and Gwladys Nocera, and even the walking standard bearers, a couple of high school kids.

“It doesn’t matter what I’m talking about, as long as I’m talking,” Lincicome said.