1, -14 (270) – Thidapa Suwannapura (gained with birdie on first playoff gap)
2, -14 (270) – Brittany Lincicome
three, -13 (271) – Brooke Henderson
SUWANNAPURA EARNS FIRST LPGA VICTORY IN PLAYOFF WIN AT MARATHON CLASSIC
For a lot of the afternoon, Thidapa Suwannapura was ready. However the ready was price it.
After one playoff gap, she notched her first LPGA Tour victory on the Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I.
Suwannapura, who completed about an hour earlier than the ultimate group, noticed her 14-under par rating maintain up as Brittany Lincicome lipped out for a birdie on her 72nd gap to get to 15-under and likewise completed at 14-under.
“I did not think or expect that 14 would be good enough, because I know there were two par-5s coming in on 17 and 18, and it’s a good opportunity for them to make birdie,” stated Suwannapura. “I was just chilling in the clubhouse, you know, being silly and stuff, trying to relax, just watching the Golf Channel and see what they’re doing. Now, like, oh, I have to go warm-up and try to win the tournament.”
Lincicome noticed her second shot within the playoff discover the water in entrance of the inexperienced, however nonetheless toughed out a par save. Nevertheless, Suwannapura made a birdie after enjoying the par-5 18th in textbook vogue.
She discovered the golf green along with her tee shot, laid as much as a cushty yardage, and knocked a chip to simply 6 toes. She drained the birdie, center-cut, and pumped her fist in jubilation earlier than being doused in water by her supportive household.
Nevertheless, after closing out her ultimate spherical going eagle-birdie to shoot a 6-under-par 65 (tied for the spherical of the day), she lastly discovered the winner’s circle.
“I think it’s just everybody tries their best out here,” stated Suwannapura. “You know, the golf course is not that easy. You know, she tried her best. I tried my best. I just feel like today the luck was on my side.”
LINCICOME HEADS TO PGA TOUR EVENT WITH GREAT RESULT
Brittany Lincicome was lower than inch away from going into subsequent week’s Barbasol Championship on the PGA TOUR on the very best of highs. A victory was to not be, nonetheless, as her birdie strive on the 72nd gap horseshoed across the gap and finally lipped out. She completed at 14-under.
Lincicome stated, regardless of being an expert on the LPGA Tour for greater than a decade, she was very nervous standing over that putt.
“I was shaking so bad. I had to take so many deep breaths. So it’s kind of cool to have those nerves, but learning how to play through them after 12 years of being a pro… 14 years of being a pro, I still haven’t figured it out, so that’s a little disappointing,” she defined. “(The putt) caught a lot of the hole, so I feel like I hit a pretty good putt for how nervous I was. I really haven’t seen one that aggressive in a long time, so that was just unfortunate really.”
Her runner-up end was her finest consequence since she captured the season opener within the Bahamas.
Lincicome will turn into the primary girl since 2004 to play in a PGA Tour occasion subsequent week in Kentucky. She stated she leaned on suggestions from Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster who stated if she wasn’t nervous, she wasn’t human.
“I still have the drive. I still want to compete. I still want to be the best that I can be. And I guess if I didn’t have the nerves, I should probably give up the game,” she stated.
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Brittany Lincicome, USA (68-68-67-67–270)
“This golf course is sneaky tight. I don’t get to hit very many drivers, but even the 3-woods and the hybrids off the tee, you have to keep it in play, and there are a few holes out there that I just pray I get through with a par, and we try to birdie the others.”
Brooke Henderson, Canada (67-66-69-69–271)
“Sometimes golf is weird. Sometimes it just doesn’t go your way, and that was kind of me the last four holes. The rest of the way I played really well, so I’m happy.”
Austin Ernst, USA (68-71-67-66–272)
“I definitely feel like I could have posted a little bit lower score. I was hoping to get it to 14 or 15, and kind of give (the leader) something to look at, since I saw she was already at 14. It was something to think about kind of coming down the stretch. But we’ll see how it all shakes out. I don’t think it’s going to be good for a win. But it was a really solid week, and I love this golf course. I feel like it suits my game well, and that’s why I always like coming back here.”
Stacy Lewis, USA (68-73-72-66–279), on enjoying her ultimate spherical earlier than maternity depart:
“I honestly haven’t even thought about it. I’ve been such into the rhythm of playing. It will be a little bit strange, but I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to having a little bit of a break and just kind of rest a little bit.”
RICOH WOMEN’S BRITISH OPEN QUALIFYING FINAL RESULTS
The Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning & O-I is the ultimate alternative for LPGA gamers to earn a full exemption into the 2018 Ricoh Girls’s British Open. After 72 holes, the highest 5 LPGA Members not already exempt into the season’s fourth main, no matter total standing within the Marathon Classic subject, will earn a visit to Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
The next 5 gamers have certified for the 2018 Ricoh Girls’s British Open: Marathon Classic winner Thidapa Suwannapura, Daniela Darquea, Celine Herbin, Mina Harigae and Mel Reid.
Thidapa Suwannapura is the sixth Rolex First-Time Winner of 2018, becoming a member of Jin Younger Ko, Pernilla Lindberg, Moriya Jutanugarn, Annie Park and Nasa Hataoka
Previous to her win, Suwannapura’s finest end was seventh on the 2014 Kingsmill Championship
Suwannapura is the third participant from Thailand to win on the LPGA Tour, becoming a member of Ariya Jutanugarn and Moriya Jutanugarn
Suwannapura’s 270 is the bottom 72-hole rating of her LPGA profession; her earlier finest was 273, which she shot on the 2016 JTBC Founders Cup
Thidapa Suwannapura was enjoying in her fourth Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning & O-I; previous to this week, her finest end was T45 in 2017
This was Suwannapura’s 16th begin of the 2018 season; previous to this week, she had a finest end of T18 on the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G
Brooke Henderson was enjoying in her third Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning & O-I; she missed the lower in 2017 and completed T38 in 2016
This was Henderson’s 18th begin of the 2018 season; previous to this week, she gained the LOTTE Championship presented by Hershey in April and had 5 different top-10 finishes
Brittany Lincicome was enjoying in her 11th Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning & O-I; previous to this week, her finest end was T7 in 2008
This was Lincicome’s 14th begin of the 2018 season; previous to this week, she gained the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic and had three different top-10 finishes
CME GROUP CARES WEEKENDS EAGLES
CME Group Cares Weekends is a season-long charitable giving program that turns eagles into donations. For every eagle recorded throughout weekend play (Saturday and Sunday) all through the 2018 LPGA Tour season, CME Group donates $1,000 to this system’s complete donation depend. On the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship, the stakes are even increased, because the donation has been raised to a beneficiant $5,000 per eagle. The cash raised will go in the direction of a charitable pool and be cut up evenly between Wounded Warrior Challenge® and Brilliant Pink®.
The weekend on the Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning & O-I noticed 5 eagles, together with one from Thidapa Suwannapura at No. 17 on Sunday that propelled her to her first LPGA victory. That interprets to $5,000 raised, and $211,000 raised on the yr.
LEADERS TOP 10 COMPETITION
Ariya Jutanugarn continues to guide the LEADERS Prime 10 competitors with 10 top-10 finishes, adopted by Jin Younger Ko with eight. Brooke Henderson earned her seventh top-10 consequence along with her third-place end on the Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning & O-I.
The LEADERS Prime 10 competitors awards a $100,000 bonus to the LPGA participant with probably the most top-10 finishes by way of the completion of the Blue Bay LPGA (Nov. 7-10). Within the occasion of a tie in complete top-10 finishes, the award will go to the participant with probably the most official wins, adopted by most second-place finishes, third-place finishes, and so forth., till the tie is damaged.
IN OTHER NEWS
DAVIES COASTS TO 10-SHOT VICTORY AT INAUGURAL U.S. SENIOR WOMEN’S OPEN
Dame Laura Davies delivered a peerless Royal Command Efficiency to present the inaugural U.S. Senior Girls’s Open a runaway first champion as she crushed the sphere by 10 strokes at Chicago Golf Membership on Sunday.
5 photographs away from her closest challenger Juli Inkster in a single day, Davies had stated that the event was hers to win or lose however she made certain there could be no last-day stumble with two birdies in her first 4 holes earlier than closing with a bogey-free, 5-under 68.
On a sun-splashed day in Illinois, Davies overpowered the par-five holes with birdies on all 5 of them and capitalized on her beautiful iron sport whereas making key putts at any time when she wanted to as she posted a 16-under complete of 276.
It was the 85th skilled victory worldwide for the LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame member, and one which she will definitely treasure due to her all-round dominance after beginning the week as a pre-tournament favourite alongside Inkster.
“It’s great, seeing this trophy paraded down for the very first time, and I get my name on it first,” a beaming Davies stated throughout her winner’s press convention with the gleaming U.S. Senior Girls’s Open trophy shut by to her proper. “You know, this championship will be played for many years, and there will only be one first winner. Obviously quite a proud moment for me to win that.”