WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Brittany Lincicome was on a roll, on and off the golf course. She birdied the first six holes in her fourball match with Brittany Lang against Carlota Ciganda and Mel Reid and ended up making 10 birdies in the first 15 holes. Yes, the U.S. won the match, but the Europeans still took them to the 18th hole. Afterward, with a vodka-cranberry drink planted firmly in hand, Lincicome went through her round, although she left it to Lang to remember the lengths of each of Lincicome’s six consecutive birdie putts. Lincicome couldn’t remember a time in her career when she’s ever made that many birdies in a row. “I feel like maybe four or five, but never six,” she said. “Like, six
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The U.S. and Europe split their morning foursomes on Day 2, and then the U.S. dominated afternoon fourballs for a commanding 10 1/2 to 5 1/2 lead. Here's a recap of the matches so far. Day 2 afternoon fourballs: U.S. 3, Europe 1 MATCH 13: Brittany Lang-Brittany Lincicome (U.S.) def. Carlota Ciganda-Mel Reid (Europe), 2 up: Easily the best match of the week and one that Europe did well to get to the 18th hole. Lincicome started with six straight birdies and made 10 in the first 15 holes. Lang dunked a wedge for eagle on the seventh hole. Europe was 10 under, and lost. MATCH 14: Jodi Ewart Shadoff-Anna Nordqvist (Europe) def. Lizette Salas-Angel Yin (U.S.), 4 and 2: The
When Doug Ghim's winning putt dropped on the 17th hole of his U.S. Amateur semifinal, he immediately realized he has a second chance at a missed opportunity. Ghim narrowly lost the chance to play in the Masters in 2014 when he blew a lead on the final hole of the U.S. Public Links Amateur, a failure that annoys and motivates the University of Texas senior to this day. After reaching the final of the U.S. Amateur along with Doc Redman on Saturday, he is almost certain to get an invitation to play at Augusta next year.