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Brittany goes-back-to-back under lights

 

As darkness descended Brittany Lincicome sank a birdie putt under lights on the 18th hole to successfully defend the LPGA's season-opening Pure Silk-Bahamas Classic on Sunday.

The 32-year-old American, who jogged from hole to hole on a good few back-nine holes in an attempt to beat the darkness on the Paradise Island Ocean Golf Club, birdied three of the last four holes to finish with a 12-under par, three-round total of 207, that put her two strokes clear of Taiwan's Hsu Wei-Ling (68) and three in front of world No 1 Shanshan Feng (71) and South Korea's Amy Yang (70).

"My putter saved me all day," the delighted, 32-year-old American said after being sprayed with shaving cream during an on-course celebration.

"I made a lot of great par saves and birdies and I'm just on cloud nine."

The 23-year-old Hsu teed on on Sunday with a one-stroke lead and looked to be playing with the kind of momentum that would see her through to victory after saving par on the difficult par-four 16th.

Here her shot from off the green took a couple of hops when it found it before striking the pin and falling into the hole.

However she would miss two short putts on the back nine, one for a birdie on the 14th that would have given her a two-stroke lead, and another for a bogey on 17 that dumped her out of the lead at a critical moment.

The Australian Open in Adelaide starting on February 15 will be the next LPGA event.

LEADING FINAL-ROUND SCORES
(par-73 )

207 Brittany Lincicome (USA) 74 67 66
209 Hsu Wei Ling (TPE) 73 68 68
210 Amy Yang (KOR) 72 68 70, Feng Shanshan (CHN) 70 69 71
211 Danielle Kang (USA) 70 73 68
212 Nelly Korda (USA) 72 71 69, Bronte Law (ENG) 72 71 69, Lexi Thompson (USA) 72 69 71
213 Brooke Henderson (CAN) 68 73 72
214 Laetitia Beck (ISR) 71 73 70
215 Ryu So Yeon (KOR) 74 71 70, Caroline Masson (GER) 74 71 70, Azahara Munoz (ESP) 74 71 70, Lizette Salas (USA) 73 72 70, Hannah Green (AUS) 74 70 71, Mariah Stackhouse (USA) 74 68 73, Michelle Wie (USA) 73 69 73
216 Austin Ernst (USA) 75 73 68, Mo Martin (USA) 74 73 69, Alena Sharp (CAN) 75 71 70
217 Carlota Ciganda (ESP) 71 81 65, Liu Yu (CHN) 73 75 69, Gaby Lopez (MEX) 75 72 70, Erynne Lee (USA) 73 73 71, Paula Reto (RSA) 73 73 71
218 Olafia Kristinsdottir (ISL) 77 73 68, Pernilla Lindberg (SWE) 75 74 69, Lee Mi Rim (KOR) 74 73 71, Charley Hull (ENG) 74 72 72, Ryann O'Toole (USA) 74 69 75.

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