VIENNA -A familiar face direct from the LPGA Tour makes her annual visit to the Mid-Ohio Valley today when professional golfer Brittany Lincicome spends an afternoon playing an 18-hole exhibition round at Parkersburg Country Club as part of the 41st annual Rotary Sour Mash Memorial.
The 26-year-old native of St. Petersburg, Fla., treats this appearance as a family reunion of sorts since her father, Tom, graduated from Parkersburg High School, and her mother, Angie, was raised in Point Pleasant.
Lincicome, along with PGA professional Scott Davidson from Parkersburg Country Club, will compete in the exhibition against a featured foursome of Chad Mildren, Steve Wilson, Ross Draber and Mike Lewis beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m.
A clinic conducted by Lincicome on the No. 1 tee box will kick off festivities at 8:45 a.m. The field for the Sour Mash Memorial golf tournament begins its round with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. An awards banquet and reception is scheduled for PCC at 3:30 p.m.
"Parkersburg Country Club and hopefully the area looks forward to seeing Brittany Lincicome," Davidson said. "We always enjoy having her come back and get reacquainted."
Known as one of the longest ball strikers on tour, Lincicome made headlines with her most recent exploits on the links. Last week in the first round of the U.S. Women's Open at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wis., she reached 13 greens in regulation and made five birdies while posting a 3-under par 69 to take a share of the lead with Cristie Kerr and Lizette Salas.
Sour Mash Memorial - Time to Tee It Up
- Registration by 8 a.m.
- LPGA Tour professional Brittany Lincicome will conduct a clinic at the No. 1 tee at 8:45 a.m. today
- Shotgun start for tournament field at 9:30 a.m. today
- Lincicome and playing partner, PGA professional Scott Davidson from Parkersburg Country Club, will play an exhibition round of 18 holes against a featured foursome consisting of Ross Draber, Chad Mildren, Steve Wilson and Mike Lewis beginning at 11:30 a.m. today
- Awards banquet and reception follows at PCC at 3:30 p.m. today
Day 2 of the tournament was not so kind to Lincicome as she made six bogeys and two double bogeys as part of her round of 80. She barely made the cut then two days later rebounded with a 71 to finish in a tie for 18th place, which enabled her to pick up $45,263 in prize money.
Lincicome's second largest payday of the season left her sitting in 27th place on the money list at $275,110 and moved her into 15th place in the Rolex rankings.
In her quest to become a four-time member of the United States squad which competes in the biennial Solheim Cup, Lincicome ranks fifth among American women. The next Solheim Cup is scheduled for Denver, Colo., in August of 2013.
Lincicome is still seeking her first victory of 2012 after having won twice the previous year. Her best finish this season on American soil occurred in April when she tied for fourth at the Mobile Bay Classic in Mobile, Ala.
Now in her eighth season on tour, Lincicome has five wins to her credit, including one major. She will be forever remembered for "the shot" which led to an eagle on the 18th hole in the final round of the 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship.
The Sour Mash Memorial is a joint effort by the Parkersburg and Wood County rotary clubs. This year's honoree is Doug Adams, who spent a majority of his career in Vienna as president and CEO of Ohio Valley National Bank. He was considered as one of the most involved and influential leaders in the Mid-Ohio Valley in recent history.
Each year, the Sour Mash committee recognizes its grant recipients. This year's list includes Artsbridge, Family Crisis Intervention Center, Gabriel Project of West Virginia, Mid-Ohio Fellowship Home, Parkersburg Catholic High School and Vienna Public Library.
Scholarships also are provided to students through the Bryce-Lietzke-Martin Scholarship Fund.