August 1, 2021
Galgorm Castle & Massereene Golf Club
Q. It was a very long day but you're an LPGA champion. Tell us how you're feeling.
PAJAREE ANANNARUKARN: Honestly, just speechless. I can't -- I really wanted to thank everyone along the way, those who believed in me from the very beginning. I wouldn't be and wouldn't have come this far without them.
Q. Tell us after the 6th hole where you triple bogeyed, how were you thinking when you got to the 7th tee?
PAJAREE ANANNARUKARN: Short-term memory. Yeah, it's just -- I just forgot, just kind of just stood up and told myself to keep trying, keep doing -- just do the best I can.
Q. You holed three great putts here on this 18th green. Were you nervous at all over them?
PAJAREE ANANNARUKARN: Obviously yes. I was nervous. I was actually surprised how I handled my nerves a little out there, yeah.
Q. How nice is it to have your friends here coming on the green celebrating with you?
PAJAREE ANANNARUKARN: It's really nice. I mean, it's always great to see them out here, especially such a special memory.
Q. A Rolex first-time winner on the LPGA Tour; when you hear those words, how proud are you to win this?
PAJAREE ANANNARUKARN: To be honest, I'm still really speechless, but just really soaking in right now. I'm really thankful for everything, everything that I've been through.
Q. You've had a great run as of late, a top 10 last week in a major championship. How much did that fuel you to find the winner's circle?
PAJAREE ANANNARUKARN: Like I said earlier, I just wanted to keep doing what I've been doing and really try to stay focused on my game, and obviously it turned out good.
Q. I heard you mention to Niall that you saw him in a One Direction concert in Thailand. Do you remember that moment?
PAJAREE ANANNARUKARN: Yeah, I went to his concert. It was really special to finally meet him in person, obviously.
Q. And even more special to win a tournament hosted by him?
PAJAREE ANANNARUKARN: Yes, definitely.
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