Lindsey Weaver-Wright hasn’t had the year, or the career, that she has always wanted. But, the five-year LPGA Tour veteran has never given up, always fighting from course to course. Now, her perseverance is coming into play as Weaver-Wright finished solo second at the 2022 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer. After shooting a third-round 65 to force a playoff between herself and major champion Brooke Henderson, Weaver-Wright said the secret to her success this week was staying calm, a strategy she has had trouble sticking to in the past.
"I finished the last New Jersey tournament three weeks ago and was really unhappy and kind of in a low place,” she said. “But I just came out here -- I almost felt like a sense of calm coming out here, just didn't get as frustrated as I typically do. It's kind of strange. Never felt like that before really but it was nice not to get so worked up.”
Weaver-Wright started Sunday’s round in a tie for fifth after shooting two solid 68s on the first two days. Starting the round at 6-under overall, she played her way into contention with a birdies on four of the final six holes, including the par-5 18th. Minutes before she sank her birdie putt, Henderson finished her round with a birdie on 18 to take a solo -12 lead. Taking on 18 again in the playoff, Weaver-Wright landed her shot just off the green and needed a two-putt to complete the hole, while Henderson made eagle. Despite the loss, the 28-year-old was proud of her performance and is happy with the direction she is heading.
“I haven't been playing that great this year. I mean, solo second, my best finish ever on the LPGA and it's my fifth year out here, it's a huge milestone for me,” she said. “I’m just excited for the summer now.”