LPGA Championship says goodbye to Rochester

Posted at: 08/18/2014 7:11 PM
By: Justin Granit

The Wegmans LPGA Championship provided an unforgettable goodbye on Sunday, but 72 holes weren’t enough to settle things.

Nearly four decades and 152 rounds of golf came down to a sudden death playoff. It was the perfect sendoff for the LPGA Championship, giving fans a few extra swings to savor. The goodbye is for now, but everyone is hoping it’s not forever.

Here is how the final round played out. Inbee Park and Brittany Lincicome tied after 72 holes, so they played the 18th hole over again.

Park chipped to within a few feet of the hole. The pressure was on Lincicome, but she missed it.

From there the defending champ Inbee Park can win it with a put, and, as cool as can be, Park repeats and wins the final Wegmans LPGA Championship.

Even in defeat, Lincicome shared her love for Rochester.

“I feel like I did most things that I like to do when I come to this area. I played in the Pro Am. Baseball is a big thing in my world, and I love going to the games in the community. It’s going to be a bummer to not come back next year,” Lincicome said.

The LPGA Championship heads down state next summer. Many of the golfers expressed that they want the tour to eventually come back to Rochester.