Brittany Lincicome wins the first LPGA Tour Major of the year, the ANA Inspiration tournament at Mission Hills in California.
Brittany holding the ANA Inspiration trophy, after taking a plunge into Poppies Pond. A final round -2 under par 70 gave her a -9 under par total, she Eagled the final hole to pull level with Stacy Lewis. Stacy also finished on that score after her last round -2 under par 70.
Brittany was overcome with emotion at her win;
“Super emotional, I’m standing here, physically shaking like a leaf still. It’s over and I’m still shaking.”
“The first time it felt fairly easy because I thought I was so far out of the tournament that I never had a chance, I wasn’t nervous at all.”
Stacy was obviously very disappointed, especially with the errant wind;
“The initial reaction is disappointed, obviously, but I played great and I hit some really good putts there, especially at the end.”
” I just played solid all day, so I have to remind myself of that and not get too frustrated. It just wasn’t quite meant to be today.”
“Once we got back in that corner around 13, 14, the wind just kind of went crazy on us.”
“Couldn’t figure out which direction it was going. It was changing directions. It changed when we were on 10. It changed when we were on 16. It changed when we were on 18, multiple times during the playoff.”
“The wind was all over the place. I think that was the biggest challenge.”
Morgan Pressel finished in third position at -8 under par while Sei Young Kim, who had a three stroke lead starting the final round fell to a +3 over par 75, to tie for fourth place at -7 under with Carlota Ciganda and Anna Nordqvist.