Brittany Lincicome won the ShopRite LPGA Classic with an impressive up-and-down for birdie from the thick grass on the 18th hole. She shot 5-under-par 66 on Sunday to record her fourth-career LPGA victory – a one-shot win over Rolex Rankings No. 3 Jiyai Shin and No. 4 Cristie Kerr – and claim the $225,000 first-place check.
With former LPGA Tour member A.J. Eathorne on her bag, Lincicome started the day two shots behind second-round leader Kerr and carded an eagle on the third hole to move into a day-long fight for first. Kerr started the day with birdies at three, five and six, but faltered with bogies at seven and eight, opening the door for Lincicome and Shin, who posted the clubhouse lead at 10-under-par with Lincicome in 18th fairway. Lincicome hit her second shot to the par-5 into the tall grass left of the 18th green, but managed to chip out to five-feet and sink the birdie. Kerr left a 80-foot eagle try short that could have forced a playoff, tapping in for birdie and a share of second at 10-under.
Lincicome played her final 38 holes bogey-free dating back to the 16th hole on Friday where she made double bogey. Her previous-best finish this season came at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, where she tied for second and punched her ticket to the CME Group Titleholders.