SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Anders Albertson birdied seven holes in a row at Panther Creek Country Club on Sunday afternoon en route to his maiden Web.com Tour title at the third annual Lincoln Land Championship presented by LRS. Albertson carded a final-round 63 and posted 25-under-par to beat Adam Long and Kramer Hickok by two strokes.
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June 4, 2018
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LPGA professional Brittany Lincicome to receive Exemption to 2018 Barbasol Championship
LEXINGTON, Ky. – LPGA professional Brittany Lincicome has accepted a Sponsor Exemption to compete in the 2018 Barbasol Championship, to be held July 16-22 at Keene Trace Golf Club outside Lexington, Kentucky. In doing so, Lincicome will become just the fifth female in history to compete in a PGA TOUR event, joining Babe Zahraias, Annika Sorenstam, Suzy Whaley and Michelle Wie.
Lincicome, 32, is an eight-time LPGA winner, including back-to-back titles at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic champion in 2017 and 2018. The six-time U.S. Solheim Cup Team member was the first professional athlete to be signed by Perio, Inc., the parent company of the Barbasol brand, in 2009.
“Brittany holds a very unique and special place within Perio,” said Tom Murray, CEO of Perio, Inc. “Signing Brittany nine years ago for a Pure Silk TV commercial has blossomed into a significant position for our company within golf (two tournaments and 32 professional golfers across the four major tours). Furthermore, her talent as a champion golfer and her character as an exceptional individual make her a most worthy Sponsor Exemption.”
One of the longest hitters on the LPGA, Lincicome looks forward to the challenge of competing at the Barbasol Championship. “I feel very grateful to Barbasol for its confidence in my abilities and for affording me the opportunity to play amongst the top male athletes in professional golf,” she said. “While I am aware of the strength of competition I will be up against, I am looking forward to the event and can only promise to put forth my best effort and be proud whatever the outcome.”
The Barbasol Championship, an official event in the PGA TOUR’s 2018 FedExCup Season, has selected the Kentucky Children’s Hospital as one of the primary charitable beneficiaries of the event, using its Birdies for the Bluegrass initiative to rally financial support for the cause. For more information on Birdies for the Bluegrass or to receive updates related to the event, follow @BarbasolChampionshipKY on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
For more information on Brittany Lincicome, please visit LPGA.com/players/brittany-lincicome/80142/overview.
For more information on the Barbasol Championship, please visit PGATOUR.com.
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SARASOTA, Fla. – The Web.com Tour announced today a new tournament set to debut on the annual schedule in 2019. The Suncoast Classic, which will be contested at Lakewood National Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, will be held the week of February 11-17, with 144 players competing for a $550,000 purse. A five-year deal is in place through 2023.
Nate Jones was honored at the 26th Annual Comcast SportsNet Sports Awards for his outstanding work in the community as well as his play on the field.
The PGA and Champion Tour clients of Orasi Sports, including Chad Campbell, Loren Roberts, Russ Cochran and Skip Kendall were welcomed into the Sterling Sports Management family along with their agent, Dennis Harrington. This strengthens Sterling’s position in the golf agency marketplace by adding a roster of well-known PGA & Champions Tour players to its list of marquee LPGA stars.
Dad: "I'm not sure he saved Luke's life. But I'm sure he had a hand in it''. Seeing professional athletes trying to buoy the spirits of sick kids has become almost commonplace. What’s not common though is to see one forge a lasting relationship with the child. Meet Jack Hannahan and his friend, Luke Strotman.
Congratulations to Katherine Hull who became the 1st golfer – male or female – to be inducted into the West Coast Conference Hall of Honor! This follows shortly after Katherine was inducted into the WGCA (Women’s Golf Coaches Association) Players Hall of Fame in 2012 and was the 1st female inducted into the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. http://www.pepperdinesports.com/sports/w-golf/spec-rel/031013aaa.html
Stacy Lewis continued her winning ways in 2013 by winning the prestigious tournament of champions called the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore. In so doing, Stacy took over the top spot on the LPGA's Money List and has taken dead aim at the world #1 ranking by closing the gap between her and Yani Tseng to just about half of one point. Here’s how the Associated Press covered the story:
After playing in the American League for 5 teams, Jack Hannahan is excited to be playing in the National League, where no DH combined with his versatility will make him a very valuable new addition. http://www.foxsportsohio.com/02/26/13/Reds-Hannahan-excited-to-play-without-th/landing_reds.html?blockID=870233&feedID=3725&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Nate Jones looks like he has picked up where he left off in his 8-0, .239 ERA 2012 season, impressing teammates and coaches at spring training. http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/white-sox/post/_/id/13481/jones-impressive-early-in-camp
Congratulations to Stacy Lewis on making history by winning the Rolex LPGA Player of the Year Award! In doing so, she became the 1st American to win the LPGA’s most prestigious award in 18 years. What a year; four tournament wins, almost $2 million in earnings, #3 in the world in the Rolex Rankings and two cars!
Here’s how one prominent golf publication covered it:
Electronic Arts announced that Stacy Lewis would be included in the newest version of their “Tiger Woods PGA Tour” golf video game. The 2013 Version with also feature 3 other LPGA players as well as the LPGA logo for the first time.
Congratulations to Brittany Lincicome and Stacy Lewis for winning a brand new 2013 Kia Optima Limited each. At the season ending CME Group Titleholders, Brittany was presented with her Kia Optima for winning the Kia Power Drive Award. This award recognized the LPGA Player who was the tour’s longest driver. This year, Brittany averaged 276 yards which was 5 yards further than the 2nd place finisher. Stacy was presented with her new 2013 Kia Optima for winning the Kia Drive to the Top Award. It goes to the LPGA player who finishes the season with the most Top 10 Finishes and in 2012, Stacy had 16 top 10 finishes in 26 events played.
Stacy Lewis partnered with Betsy King to win the ISPS Handa Heroes Charity Event. Stacy and Betsy earned a collective $60,000 for their charities Scoliosis Research Society (SRS.org) and Golf Fore Africa (GolfForeAfrica.org). Stacy followed this event by announcing that she would also donate a further $20,000 to the SRS.
CME Group announced that they have signed an endorsement agreement with Brittany Lincicome. CME Group is the world’s leading derivative marketplace and the title sponsor of the LPGA CME Group Titleholders which serves as the final event of each LPGA season. Brittany Lincicome is a 5 time winner on the LPGA Tour, including a major, a 3 time US Solheim Cup team member and has never finished outside of the top 3 in driving distance since joining the tour in 2005.
Congratulations to Stacy Lewis on winning the Navistar LPGA Classic in Montgomery, Alabama. With this win, she has not only swept both tournaments in Alabama, but she has strengthened her grip on the #1 ranking among American players and her #2 position in the Rolex World Rankings. In fact, Stacy is the only American player ranked in the top 10.
Congratulations to Brittany Lang for winning the inaugural Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Waterloo, Ontario! Not only was it Brittany’s first LPGA win, it was also the first ever professional win for the storied Duke Women’s golf program.
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