WILLIAMSBURG (WAVY) – Brittany Lincicome has won eight times on the PGA Tour, and though she’s performed well at Kingsmill over the past three years, she’s still waiting for that breakthrough at the River Course.
“I’m sure it’s still going to be an awesome test for us this week,” said Lincicome, who finished in a tie for eighth place at the 2016 Kingsmill Championship.
The last six straight champions at Kingsmill are in the field for this week’s Pure Silk Championship. Lexi Thompson, ranked seventh in the world, won in 2017, second-ranked Minjee Lee won in 2015, but the player to watch is clearly Ariya Jutanugarn. Ranked fourth in the world, she’s not only the defending champion, but has won two out of the last three Kingsmill events.
“I love this town, the area around her is really nice,” said Jutanugarn, when asked about her comfort level at Kingsmill. ” I love the resort here. I’m staying here this week, and the course is just amazing; really (challenging).”
The player who would love a repeat is Lizette Salas. Her win in 2014 remains her first and only win on the LPGA Tour.
“I’m still trying to figure out what happened that day, and try to apply it to every other golf tournament,” said Salas.
“I had the recording of my family watching (my win) in the living room, and everyone (was) screaming. My mom said that my dad just stepped away and found his little corner.
“He was a little teary and very emotional.”