Hee Kyung Seo (Final Round Flash)


By USGA
July 10, 2011

PETE KOWALSKI:  Currently leader of the championship, Hee Kyung Seo.

Q.  How were you able to play so well today with all these delays? 

HEE KYUNG SEO:  I was a little tired before going to start, but I was keep hydrating to my body and I was keep trying to my energy up, so I ate every time.

I could focus at the morning, and then, you know, fourth round in front nine, the shot I hit really good, but the putting rhythm was good.

So I just trust myself and just let it go, and I made lots of birdies, yeah.

Q.  How do you feel leading the U.S. Open with just a few more holes to play tomorrow? 

HEE KYUNG SEO:  Well, nobody knows what's gonna happen tomorrow.  I think they're going to [have] no wind in the morning, so I will just pray and wait.

Q.  Are you pretty excited with where you stand? 

HEE KYUNG SEO:  Yeah.  I can't believe now.  I feel like in the dream.

Q.  How difficult is it gonna be to watch tomorrow? 

HEE KYUNG SEO:  Well, I did my best and I did all my things, so even if I could not be winner, I don't mind.  I just did my best, and that's all.

Q.  Do you have a flight tomorrow? 

HEE KYUNG SEO:  Actually, my flight was tomorrow morning, but I think my manager change it.  (Smiling).

Q.  Was it weird to celebrate a little bit? 

HEE KYUNG SEO:  Not yet.

Q.  You gonna have a tough time sleeping tonight? 

HEE KYUNG SEO:  Well, I can sleep very well, so I don't worry about that, yeah.  Every time I go bed and sleep, yeah.

Q.  What's this day like?  I mean, to wake up 3‑over this morning and now you're finishing probably the U.S. Open champion, what is that like? 

HEE KYUNG SEO:  Um, like last few months I couldn't trust myself and I could not focus on my game.  I just struggled on my puttings and shots.

So after Wegmans I went to Niagara Falls and I went ‑‑ what was the ship name?  I mean, I went to Falls with my parents, and we were talking about you need to be ‑‑ you are No. 1 to us, so you need to trust yourself.

And then, yeah, when I was played well in Korea, I think I really 100% trust myself, so I was trying keep trust myself, and then it happened.  Yeah.

Q.  When you go to Niagara Falls? 

HEE KYUNG SEO:  After Wegmans, so yeah.

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