May 12, 2022
Clifton, New Jersey, USA
Upper Montclair Country Club
Q. Here with Anna Davis in her second LPGA Tour event. Good solid start. 2-under today. Had an eagle, one bogey, and one birdie on the card. Walk me through that eagle.
ANNA DAVIS: It was pretty solid. It was the most straight forward eagle you could have. It was like fairway, hit a really good shot into the green to, like, 5 feet and then made it.
Q. Obviously played at Palos Verdes a few weeks ago. This course is a lot different. How have you adjusted this week?
ANNA DAVIS: I have been here for a while. I've been here for a week now. I've only walked the course, like, twice, but obviously, looks-wise, it's so much different than P.V. It's not as hilly, so we like that, obviously. I don't know. It's kind of an easy adjustment for me. I don't have to make super big changes or anything.
Q. And then just greens have looked kind of quick. How did you find them today?
ANNA DAVIS: I think they're a lot more receptive than P.V., so comparing those two, but it's pretty -- when you say easy to spin the ball, but it's a lot easier to spin it. Let's see. Fairways are narrow, so I think for me if I hit the fairway, it should be pretty easy to make a par.
Q. So, Anna, just wanted to ask you, what have you learned now with five LPGA rounds under your belt compared to before you started?
ANNA DAVIS: Not to get ahead of yourself like in the first round because, I mean, this is a lot different from Junior Golf. You are trying to make a cut. And usually in Junior Golf when you have four rounds to play, it's like you're not trying to go for greens or anything. You're trying to play pretty conservatively in the first two rounds because you're not trying to make a cut.
But it's a little different, obviously, because you are trying to make a cut. I think especially playing my first LPGA event two weeks ago, I learned that you just kind of have to stay steady for sure, but it's just kind of a lot different.
Q. Is there anything in particular since you started playing out here that you have really felt that you needed to start working on compared to when you were playing Junior Golf?
ANNA DAVIS: I don't know. I don't think I figured that out yet. I'm sure there will be something where I'll be, like, I need to work on that, but I haven't really gotten there yet.
Q. And then before Palos Verdes you said how you have never been to Los Angeles, and now are you in the New York metropolitan area. You're in New Jersey, but near New York. Have you ever been to New York before or this area?
ANNA DAVIS: Yeah, but it was on accident. I just accidentally went through the city instead of going around it.
Q. So this happened this week?
ANNA DAVIS: No, that was a year ago when I was here.
Q. What were you here for?
ANNA DAVIS: An AJGA event. Yeah, yeah.
Q. Is there anything now that you are back here that you are interested in doing in this area?
ANNA DAVIS: So I don't have a car with us, so I'm being transported by the people. So, no, I haven't done anything. (Laughing).
Q. I think you and I were talking about this earlier. How much more comfortable do you feel now that you have one event under your belt like when you come into this event?
ANNA DAVIS: I definitely am a lot more comfortable because I know what to expect. I know what I'm doing and where I'm supposed to be going and stuff like that. I think it makes it a little easier too.
Q. Have you chatted any more to any of your friends that played Junior Solheim Cup with or chatted to any players out here, like, hey, what should I -- is there anything you need to -- tips, advice, anything like that?
ANNA DAVIS: I haven't run into people that I know. No, I haven't asked much for advice.
Q. Then just confidence from today. Obviously confidence from a couple of weeks ago. What will you carry with you into the rest of the week?
ANNA DAVIS: I'm definitely hitting it a lot more solid than I was two weeks ago, so the game is kind of not in shambles anymore. That's good. I'm a lot more confident going into tomorrow than I was going into the second day two weeks ago.
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