By Christine Baker, TSB Contributor
After her first win on the LPGA Tour a little more than two weeks ago, McKinney High graduate Brittany Lang was welcomed home with a reception at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club. At the reception, Brittany was treated with a hero’s welcome.
People lined up to get their pictures taken and talk to the 26-year-old Lang, who won the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Waterloo, Ontario, on June 24. She took first place after shooting three straight playoff birdies on the par-5 No. 18.
“I was in shock at the win,” said Lang, who turned pro in 2005. “I couldn’t believe it, and I’m so thankful for all the support.”
She admitted to being nervous during the do-or-die playoff rounds of her win, but after the first hole or so, she got into the swing of things and felt better.
“I really need to have a few more wins to be comfortable,” Lang said. “I’ve had a bunch of second places but I really just want to get comfortable here.”
Even with numerous guests all trying to capture her attention, Brittany was grateful enough to talk to every supporter that approached her. She was bubbly and clearly excited and honored to be treated as a celebrity. To the younger golfers, Lang is famous and when they got the chance to meet her, it was like a dream come true. Kids took photos and got autographs from Lang and it was written all over their faces that they adored and aspired to be just like her.
“This is really cool!” Lang said. “This is the fun part, being here meeting and talking to everyone back home and seeing their support.”
Lang recently bought a house in McKinney and is happy to be home. But the life of an LPGA Tour pro doesn’t allow for much relaxation. The tour will now take her to France the week after next.
Top: Brittany Lang talks with guests
during the Welcome Home party at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club.
Right: Brittany Lang signs autographs for young guests at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club.