Lincicome, Tan share Women’s PGA lead at windy Aronimink
Brittany Lincicome watches her tee shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Newtown Square, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. – Brittany Lincicome and Kelly Tan each shot 3-under 67 on Thursday in windy conditions at difficult Aronimink Golf Club to share the lead in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Lincicome, a two-time winner of the major ANA Inspiration eight LPGA Tour victories, played bogey-free to stay even with Tan and keep her first Women’s PGA title in sight. One of the biggest hitters on the tour, she found her groove at 6,577-yard Aronimink, missing only one green. Tan’s previous best finish in a major came in 2016 when she tied for 30th at the Women’s PGA. The 2009 champion, Nordqvist is one of eight Women’s PGA Championship winners in the field that also includes all 11 winners this year on the LPGA tour.
Mel Reid hopes to keep the party going at Women's PGA
Reid, a 33-year-old from England, is among the contenders to win the Women’s PGA Championship at Aronimink. This is where Gary Player won his first PGA Championship in 1962, by one shot over Bob Goalby. Reid is a six-time winner on the Ladies European Tour but she was more than overdue for an LPGA Tour title. Last year, Hannah Green used a steely performance down the stretch at Hazeltine to make the Women's PGA her first career victory. She hopes to use the lessons learned there to be able to secure a second straight major championship.