HILL AFB — Brittany Lincicome, the No. 19-ranked player in the world on the LPGA Tour, made a stop Monday at Hill AFB’s Hubbard Golf Course to teach a few golfers some tips.
The purpose of her visit, which ultimately was to play on the course, was part of the Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah’s annual Commander’s Cup charity golf tournament.
The tournament has been an attraction to many professional golfers in the past, including homegrown talents Mike Weir and Johnny Miller.
The Heritage Foundation also supports the Hill Aerospace Museum by holding the tournament every year at the air base’s golf course.
For the first time ever, said retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Kevin J. Sullivan, the tournament will involve an LPGA Tour member, having hosted PGA and professionals annually in the past.
“We’ve had PGA professionals such as Tom Watson, Mike Weir and Johnny Miller join us for past Commander’s Cups,” he said.
“To have Lincicome, a five-time winner on the LPGA tour, including a major tournament win, in the tournament was a great opportunity for players to get out and meet one of the LPGA’s best right here on Hill AFB” the former Hill commander said.
Lincicome, a resident of Florida, started playing on the LPGA Tour in 2005. One of the longest hitters in the women’s ranks, Lincicome has claimed at least one victory in every season except 2005 and 2010. She has one major event victory, the 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship, and four regular tour event victories in her short career. Since joining the tour full-time, Lincicome has five other top-ten finishes in major events.
This season has included a pair of wins for the professional, including the ShopRite LPGA Classic in early June, and the CN Canadian Women’s Open in late August. She has made 16 cuts in 20 tournaments this season. Her best finish to date was a tie for second.
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