Lincicome talks keys to playing well this week

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Brittany Lincicome holds the championship trophy after winning the ShopRite LPGA Classic at Seaview Resort's Bay Course on June 5, 2011 in Galloway, New Jersey.

LPGA.com caught up with last year's winner, Brittany Lincicome for a quick Q&A. Lincicome talks about the keys to playing well at ShopRite LPGA Classic and her favorite holes.

LPGA: Are you excited to return as defending champion?
LINCICOME: Absolutely anytime you're defending champion it is always a fun feeling. This is my eighth year on tour and I still need to learn to handle my nerves a little better when being called to the first tee as the defending champion. Don't let it go to my head, still play your own game and still compete that week and not get overwhelmed.

LPGA: What is the key to playing well at Seaview?
LINCICOME: Driving it straight. There are a couple of par fives that you really need to take advantage of. Being a long hitter, I remember last year needing an 8-iron because it was straight down wind and I had hit a really good drive, and just taking advantage of the par fives.

LPGA: What are your favorite holes?
LINCICOME: The par fives! The first couple of holes are not easy especially into the wind. My favorite holes are definitely the par fives and the least favorite holes would have to be the par threes because they are long and you have to hit on the right side to catch the slopes

LPGA: What are you looking forward to that week?
LINCICOME: Going back to Seaview and being called defending champion. Being in the fun town, the fans are always welcoming there and we stay right on property so it is really convenient.

LPGA: Do you do anything else outside the golf course?
LINCICOME: Maybe a little gambling, but I don't think I ever did that last year. After you golf all day, you are tired and want to get home to have some dinner then you go to bed after a long day. Maybe I'll try to do that this year.

Topics: Lincicome, Brittany, ShopRite LPGA Classic

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