August 22, 2021
Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland, UK
Q. Currently one back and we all know the AIG Women's Open is special to you, how pleased are you today knowing you needed a low one?
GEORGIA HALL: I thought 5- or 6-under was needed today so I'm very happy with the way I played. Had some good eagles that helped me along the way and fingers crossed it is enough but we'll have to wait and see.
Q. Talking about those eagles how important was it and how much of a challenge was it to stay patient out there?
GEORGIA HALL: Yeah, some pins were tucked today and obviously the weather was pretty kind to us, not too cold, not a lot of wind. I know there's some chances out there. I holed some putts today which I holed absolutely none yesterday so I was happy to get some in on the front nine and managed to par my way in, which was always good.
Q. And you're one back standing on the 18th tee, do you change your strategy at all?
GEORGIA HALL: Not really. I just kind of tried to hit straight down the middle. If I birdie it, then that's great. Obviously I tried to hit it close but the second shot on 18 is quite demanding. I was fairly happy with how I played the hole.
Q. At any given moment, did you get those 2018 feels at all?
GEORGIA HALL: Yeah, definitely, walking down the last. Obviously in a very different position walking down the last as what I was three years ago, but it's still, you know, the best feeling in the world contending at a tournament.
Q. An eventful round, certainly, wasn't it, and was it just going to be, probably come up a wee bit short?
GEORGIA HALL: I don't know. The last three holes, anything can happen. I think I'm only one behind at the moment. But yeah, fingers crossed it's enough, but if not, I'm proud of the way I played.
Q. Obviously two eagles and kind of good response with the back-to-back bogeys as well on the front nine, was it just head down and keep trying to move forward?
GEORGIA HALL: Yeah, I knew there's some good chances on the back nine, especially with the tee moved up on 11, so I just tried to stay positive. I didn't hit a bad shot on one of the bogeys. I was too long, and I unfortunately three-putted. But yeah, I'm happy with the way I played.
Q. No matter what happens, you're going to take a lot away from this week in terms of majors going forward.
GEORGIA HALL: Yeah, definitely. Whenever you're contending in a major, I'm very happy to be, even to have a chance now to win it is very special at Carnoustie, as well.
Yeah, I'm very happy with the way I played, so that's all I could ask.
Q. What's the strength of your game this week; what's pleased you most?
GEORGIA HALL: My driving has been pretty good, very consistent, so that's helped me hit a lot of fairways to then make the birdie chances.
Q. You know you had to go low when you came into today. How pleased were you that you executed?
GEORGIA HALL: Yeah in, my head, I thought 5- , 6-under is probably needed. It all depends on what the leaders do obviously but you know, I had a very good back nine and managed to par my way in, so I kind of played the way I wanted.
Q. Those last three holes, anything could happen. So are you just going to wait around?
GEORGIA HALL: Well, they are very long. I had 3-iron, 4-iron, 5-iron into the last three holes, so that's all hitting the fairway, as well.
Yeah, anything can happen. Definitely wait around because I don't want to miss something (laughing).
Q. Probably a week off and then Solheim, which you're pretty used to now, Solheim. Excited to play in that?
GEORGIA HALL: Yeah, of course and also it's great to see so many Europeans do well at the moment. Yeah I think we are going to have a strong team and quite a different team to last time but very excited to get going.
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