Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Lincicome among lead trio

MOBILE, Ala. — Brittany "Bam Bam" Lincicome expects long drives and low scores from the jammed leaderboard in the final round of the Bell Micro LPGA Classic.

In other words, more of the same.

Suzann Pettersen shot 7-under 65 Saturday for a share of the lead with Lincicome, of Seminole, and Se Ri Pak. Pettersen followed two birdies with an eagle on the par-5 sixth and joined Lincicome (67) and second-round leader Pak (68) at 13-under 203 on the Crossings Course at Magnolia Grove.

Six players were within two shots of the lead.

"With all those names at the top of the leaderboard, nobody's going to back down," said Lincicome, 24, the long hitter nicknamed "Bam Bam".

"Nobody's going to shoot a high number. A lot of the long hitters are at the top. Sixty-five would be nice (today)."

It was enough for Pettersen to make a big move. She lost by a stroke to Yani Tseng in the Kraft Nabisco Championship and has gone 35 holes without a bogey.

There will be a two-tee morning start because bad weather is forecast for the afternoon.

Na Yeon Choi (66), Jee Young Lee (66) and Azahara Munoz (67) were 11 under. Michelle Wie (76) dropped to 5 over, last among 73 players to make the cut.

PGA: Brett Wetterich birdied his final three holes for 4-under 68, and Jimmy Walker and James Nitties shot 67 to join Matt Jones atop the field at 7-under 137 after two rounds at the rain-delayed Texas Open in San Antonio. Officials will try to get in the final 36 holes today. Tim Petrovic (68) of Dade City was a stroke back, along with Garth Mulroy (67), Charley Hoffman (70), James Driscoll (68), J.B. Holmes (70) and Pat Perez (66).

CHAMPIONS: Dan Forsman had two eagles on his way to a tournament-record 10-under 62, leaving him a stroke behind leader Bobby Clampett after two rounds of the Regions Charity Classic in Hoover, Ala. "I knew on the back nine that I was having a special round," Forsman said after erasing the mark of 63, done seven times. Clampett, 50, a TV analyst, shot 64 to finish at 15-under 129, the best 36-hole score in the history of the event, on the Ross Bridge course.

EUROPEAN: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano three-putted the last hole to slip into a tie for the lead with Pelle Edberg at 4-under 206 after three rounds of the Mallorca Open in Son Servera, Spain

Lincicome among lead trio 05/15/10 [Last modified: Saturday, May 15, 2010 8:52pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. 247Sports: Berkeley Prep's Nicholas Petit-Frere top OT in nation


    Berkeley Prep offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere already is widely considered the best player in Tampa Bay.

    Berkeley Prep rising senior defensive end Nicholas Petit-Frere (78) performs a pad drill during spring football practice at Berkeley Prep in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, May 12, 2017.
  2. Full disclosure: My AP Top 25 ballot


    Now that you've seen the preseason AP Top 25, here's what I submitted in my first year as a voter. The AP doesn't give us many guidelines in the preseason. I didn't try to predict how …

  3. AP Top 25: Alabama first, FSU, UF, Miami and USF all in top 20


    As expected, Alabama will start the season at No. 1 in the AP Top 25.

  4. HomeTeam 25: Football rankings for Tampa Bay


    Armwood High School quarterback Devin Black (7) hands the ball off to running back Larry Anderson (13) during the Spring Football Jamboree in Seffner, Fla. on Thursday, May 18, 2017.
  5. Ex-Florida Gators QB Treon Harris will start at Tennessee State


    Former Florida Gators quarterback Treon Harris is a starter again.

    At Tennessee State.