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
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
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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