LIVE FINAL HOLE COVERAGE OF 2015 ANA INSPIRATION—LINCICOME WINS PLAYOFF!

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By admin April 6, 2015 00:57

LIVE FINAL HOLE COVERAGE OF 2015 ANA INSPIRATION—LINCICOME WINS PLAYOFF!

Reporting by Dan Poppers

PLAY OFF IS OVER!

LINCICOME WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

—————PLAY OFF ACTION—————

PLAYOFF CONTINUES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

18TH HOLE:

LEWIS ON THE TEE. LEWIS TEE SHOT IN THE ROUGH.

LINCICOME’S TEE SHOT ALSO IN THE ROUGH.

LEWIS SECOND SHOT INTENTIONALLY SHORT; NO CHANCE TO GET ON ON 2.

LINCICOME ALSO LAYING UP DUE TO BAD POSITION IN THE ROUGH. HER LAY UP LANDS IN THE ROUGH. IT WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR HER TO SPIN THE BALL CLOSE TO THE FLAG.

ADVANTAGE LEWIS, IN MY OPINION. LEWIS TO HIT FIRST FROM THE FAIRWAY. LEWIS SHOT LANDS ABOUT 15 FEET LEFT OF THE HOLE.

LINCICOME’S SHOT PREDICTABLY DID NOT STICK WHEN LANDING ON THE GREEN. BALL KEPT ROLLING TO THE BACK EDGE OF THE GREEN.

FAMOUS WALK TO THE GREEN BY THE GRANDSTANDS: NO WINNER YET TO GIVE EXCLUSIVE CHEER TO.

LINCICOME GETTING READY TO PUTT FROM THE FRINGE. 25-FT. PUTT NOT HIT HARD ENOUGH. SETTLE A FOOT SHORT. SHE TAPS IN FOR PAR.

LEWIS CAN WIN BY MAKING HER PUTT. ABOUT 12 TO 15 FEET FOR THE WIN. COMES UP SHORT LEFT BY INCHES.

PLAYOFF CONTINUES!!!!!!!!

18th HOLE AGAIN.

LEWIS READY TO HIT TEE SHOT. RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE IN THE FAIRWAY.

LINCICOME READY TO RIP IT. SHE’S ALREADY HAD AN EAGLE ON THIS HOLE TODAY. DRIVE NESTLES THE RIGHT SIDE STAYS IN THE FAIRWAY. SHE HAS THE POWER TO GO FOR THE GREEN IN 2. WHETHER SHE DOES IT OR NOT, WE’LL FIND OUT IN A MINUTE. LEWIS WILL HIT FIRST.

GETTING DARK. MIGHT BE LAST HOLE TODAY IF THERE ISN’T A WINNER.

LINCICOME LOOKS RELAXED, SMILING, CHATTING WITH HER CADDIE.

LEWIS IS OVER THE BALL READY TO HIT. SHE’S LAYING UP. EXCELLENT SHOT LANDS IN THE FAIRWAY.

LINCICOME IS LAYING UP TOO. PROBABLY A SMART MOVE. SHE TOOK THE SAFE SHOT. WE’LL SEE WHETHER OR NOT THAT WAS A SMART MOVE. LINCICOME ALSO LANDS IN THE FAIRWAY.

IRON PLAY WILL DETERMINE WINNER OR ANOTHER PLAYOFF HOLE.

LEWIS HAS A 100 YARD SHOT. IT’S IN THE AIR. LANDS 6-FT SHORT OF THE FLAG. VERY, VERY MAKABLE PUTT THOUGH SHE IS NOT THRILLED WITH THE OUTCOME.

LINCICOME’S SHOT LANDS JUST A FEW FEET SHOT OF LEWIS’.

NOW IT’S A PUTTING GAME!!!!!!!!!

LINCICOME EYING HER PUTT WITH CADDIE INPUT. OVER THE BALL. STRIKES IT. BARELY SLIDES BY LEFT LIP. HOW IT STAYED OUT IS A MIRACLE. VIRTUALLY PERFECT SPEED.

LEWIS CAN WIN BY MAKING HER PUTT. SHE SOULD BENEFIT FROM LINCICOME’S PUTT. LEWIS STRIKES HER PUTT AND HER’S TOO SLIDES BY LEFT EDGE. ALMOST PERFECT. CARBON COPY OF LINCICOME’S PUTT. THEY BOTH OVER-READ THE BREAK.

PLAYOFF CONTINUES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CARBON COPY SO FAR OF FIRST TWO PLAYOFF HOLES ON #18. BOTH PLAYERS HAVE LAID UP.

BOTH PLAYERS ARE IN THE FAIRWAY READY TO HIT THEIR THIRD SHOTS TO THE GREEN. LEWIS IS READY TO HIT FIRST. THE BALL LANDS SHORT IN THE FRONT OF THE GREEN. BALL IS NOT ON THE SURFACE.

LINCICOME BALL LANDS WITHIN 6-FT FOR THE WIN. YET, LEWIS COULD KNOCK IN HER CHIP. YOU NEVER KNOW.

LINCICOME IS SMILING, APPEARS VERY RELAXED. LEWIS IS HER SERIOUS SELF. LEWIS CHIP IS ABOUT 65 TO 70 FEET. COMES UP WAY SHORT. HAS 8 FEET LEFT TO MAKE PAR.

LEWIS HAS NOT LOST HER TURN. SHE NEEDS TO MAKE TO STAY IN THE GAME. SHE MISSES SHORT! ALL LINCICOME NEEDS IS A TWO-PUTT FROM 6-FT OR SO.

 

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FINAL ROUND REGULATIONS SCORES

T1 — BRITTANY LINCICOME  -9

T1 — STACY LEWIS  -9

2 — MORGAN PRESSEL  -8

T4 — CARLOTA CIGANDA  -7

T4 — ARIYA JUTANUGARN -7

T4 — KIM SEI YOUNG  -7

7 — LEXI THOMPSON

LIVE FINAL HOLE COVERAGE OF 2015 ANA INSPIRATION

Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA April 5, 2015   HAPPY EASTER GOLF FANS

Long hitting BRITTANY LINCICOME, starting the day at 6-under, just eagled Hole 18 to tie for the lead at -9 with Stacy Lewis who just teed off on Hole 18.

Stacy Lewis just laid up on the 18th Hole, lying 2. Needs birdie to win; par to tie.

Leader going into the final day, Sei Young Kim, just fired her fairway wood to the 18th green; she carried the green and lies 2 on the back edge. She will need to knock in that shot for an eagle and tie for the lead.

Lewis stands over her shot with her caddie trying to figure out the wind. She strikes the ball and the ball flies over the pin and rolls back several feet toward the pin. She has about 12 feet for the win. One putt and Lewis is ANA INSPIRATION  Champion for the second time.

Lewis crosses the famous bridge to the island green at Mission Hills. Lincicome stands in the wings preparing for a playoff, knowing it might not happen. Lewis is a veteran champion and knows how to control her nerves. Making her putt — better than a 50/50 chance Lewis will sink it.

Kim is chipping for her eagle on 18. Great chip, however, it slips by the hole 6-feet past. She will not win her second major in her young career. As many great players have said, by losing this tournament, she will become even a stronger player in the future. No fun at all losing with a 3-stroke lead going into the final day but this young rookie will win many more tournaments including her share of majors.

Lewis has one of the more important putts of her career coming up. As usual, she’s taking plenty of time to figure out her putt. But once she gets over the ball, she pulls the trigger fast. She misses left of the hole; never had a chance. PLAYOFF TIME IF STACY MAKES COMEBACK PUTT. It’s only 2 1/2 feet but………missable. Great stroke, right into the center of the hole. PLAYOFF STARTS SHORTLY. Stacy Lewis (2011 ANA champion) & Brittany Lincicome (2009 ANA champion) in PLAYOFF. TWO FORMER ANA INSPIRATION CHAMPIONS match play so to speak for the win!

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