Brittany Lincicome goes way low, shoots season-best 61

Jay Busbee

It's not often you find yourself on the tee of your 18th hole with a score of under 60. (For some, it's a miracle to make the turn under 60.) But Brittany Lincicome just had that opportunity at the CVS/pharmacy Challenge. And while she just missed that magic number 59, she still carded a 61, the year's best score on the LPGA.

"The only time I looked at the scorecard was when we made the turn," Lincicome said. "I knew I was 5-under at the turn. I did not look at my little sign there or scorecard or keep track of anything. When I got done I had to look to see what I had shot today."

Lincicome -- no relation to Tim Lincecum -- recorded an impressive 11 birdies and no bogeys at the Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, Calif. And had she made that eagle, it would have been her greatest achievement since ... well, since carding another key eagle on the 18th, one that won her the Kraft Nabisco last year. In that tournament, she went from defeat to victory with a single swing, leapfrogging past Kristy McPherson to take down her first major.

Thursday's round didn't have quite the same resonance to it, but it nonetheless will stand as one of Lincicome's best ever. She hasn't yet enlightened us with her innermost thoughts on Twitter, but that's fine. Long as she stays focused. It's a long tournament, Brittany!