Ha Neul Kim Interview (First Round)


By USGA
June 27, 2013

June 27, 2013

An interview with:

HA NEUL KIM

CHRISTINA LANCE: We are here with our clubhouse leader, our final leader of the day, Ha Neul Kim from Korea, with an amazing 6 under 66, six birdies, no bogeys. Ha Neul, how did you feel out there? You played very well.

HA NEUL KIM: I had six birdies today. They were all within tap in range, so I felt like my putting wasn't really tested, but my tee to green I was very good.

Q. You seem a little stunned that you're actually in the lead. Is that true?

HA NEUL KIM: I was very nervous coming in, and I thought in the practice round that the course was very difficult. Before playing today I thought that even par would be a very good score for me.

Q. Can you tell us a little bit about your golf background? When you started to play and, up to now, what's been the biggest moment in your career as a golfer?

HA NEUL KIM: I was 12 when I started at Gold Country Club. I was at the driving range for a year at the age of 12, and then after a year, I started playing at Gold Country Club near Seoul.

Q. What is the biggest win?

HA NEUL KIM: The Hite Cup on the KLGPA. It's a major in the KLPGA. In 2011.

Q. Have you been following Inbee's year so far, and would you be surprised that you're actually beating her by a shot after the first round?

HA NEUL KIM: When Inbee shot 6, she said to herself, wow, how did she shoot that score? And then she went out and beat her.

Q. It is your first Women's Open: Were you nervous? Were you excited? How did you feel coming in to this week?

HA NEUL KIM: I'm enjoying myself. I'm just happy to be here and to be playing in this big event. I'm not really thinking about winning or results but enjoying the moment.

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