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Lincicome to compete in Hooters Tour event

TAVARES, Fla. – Brittany Lincicome will play in a men’s tournament next week as part of her preparations for the LPGA season.

The long-hitting Lincicome, a three-time winner on the LPGA, has entered the NGA Hooters Tour’s Bridgestone Winter Series event at Deer Island Golf Club.

She will be the first current LPGA player to play in a Winter Series tournament.

“(The LPGA) finished in December, and I need to keep playing to get ready for next season,” Lincicome said Friday. “This will be my seventh year on the LPGA tour and I still get nervous when I tee off (in the LPGA season-opening event) in Thailand. This tournament is close to home and has a lot of competition in it. I think it’s a great way for me to get some of the nerves out before our season starts.”