August 19, 2021
Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland, UK
Q. You made contact on that 1st tee.
LOUISE DUNCAN: I'm not worried about tomorrow, making enough contact.
Q. The shot out there and the highlights.
LOUISE DUNCAN: Emotions were very nervous with a wee bit of excitement in there. And then when it started to go really well the nerves came back, heart rate went up.
But overall, really enjoyed it, and I'm already looking forward to tomorrow.
Q. A little spell in 12, 13, 14, that eagle at 14. How did you get that one?
LOUISE DUNCAN: Yeah, sure, hit it to about 50 feet and then just rolled in the putt nicely.
Q. 50? 15? 50 feet? Five-zero?
LOUISE DUNCAN: I can't remember, to be honest. It was quite a far putt. It was one of those that you don't expect to hole, but then you hole it. I'll take it every day of the week.
Q. You're riding right in the crest of the wave. How do you feel about this major lark? Quite easy?
LOUISE DUNCAN: Definitely won't be thinking that because it will come and bite me tomorrow maybe. Yeah,felt relatively relaxed when that happened, which set me up for a good wee finish.
Q. (Indiscernible) on the bag you talked about how important he might be. Was that the case out there?
LOUISE DUNCAN: Definitely. He kept me level headed and gave me a bit of support and made sure I made the right decisions.
Q. What did he say to you?
LOUISE DUNCAN: Just to trust it. Just to trust my swing, trust the shot, see the shot. Just all those sorts of things?
LOUISE DUNCAN: Yeah, that was huge. I felt it was actually bigger than the wee stretch of birdies and eagle. I think it was the par-3 16th. I holed a good par putt there, making up and down for my three. That was huge, yeah.
Q. Saw the cheers at the end there. Does that really cap a nice day?
LOUISE DUNCAN: Yeah, definitely they were special. A wee bit unexpected as well, but no, they were special.
Q. Nice to play with Georgia, is it? Former champion. Well, a young talent herself as well. Did you kind of pick up a few bits and pieces there?
LOUISE DUNCAN: Yeah, just chatted about normal things really. She made me feel dead comfortable and she was lovely. Really enjoyed playing with her and can't wait to get back out.
Q. Have you always been a fairly something hitter? **?
LOUISE DUNCAN: Not really sure, to be honest. I had an all right distance. There's longer people out there, especially in the amateur game. There's a few longer ones out there. I think I just try to hit it as hard as I can and straight, obviously.
Q. How far was the last for the straight shot?
LOUISE DUNCAN: 165, I think. So it was a good 6-iron to get there.
Q. And the tee time tomorrow, you're not going to have a chance to think about it too much?
LOUISE DUNCAN: It's definitely a good thing. Obviously means that I don't have to hang around in the morning. I can just get up and go and get finished.
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