Nerve-wracking win for Lincicome


Brittany Lincicome thought closing out under pressure would be less nerve-wracking after she won the Kraft Nabisco Championship two years ago.

It wasn’t.

That’s what Lincicome said after winning the ShopRite LPGA Classic Sunday outside Atlantic City.

“It definitely wasn’t,” said Lincicome, 25. “It was pretty much the same.”

Lincicome won the Kraft Nabisco with an unforgettable 3-iron hybrid into the finishing hole to set up an eagle. She won the ShopRite with an impressive up-and-down birdie from the jungle-like rough aside the 18th green at Seaview Resort's Bay Course. She chopped to 5 feet to set up the winning birdie.

“My hands were shaking so bad, my signature probably looks horrible,” Lincicome said of signing her scorecard. “The emotions are still the same.”

Lincicome’s one of the longest hitters in the women’s game. She’s nicknamed “Bam Bam.” Her short game ought to get newfound respect after she extricated herself from trouble to win. She was tied with Jiyai Shin before making that last putt to claim her fourth LPGA title, her first since the Kraft Nabisco victory.

“That chip shot, I could go out and hit a whole bucket of balls and not get it within 5 feet like I just did,” Lincicome said. “I was shaking like a leaf.

“I kind of closed the club face a little bit and took it steep like a bunker shot to pop it out of there and get it running. It came out absolutely perfect.”