June 4, 2022
Southern Pines, North Carolina, USA
Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club
Q. Jin Young Ko, talk us through your round a little bit.
JIN YOUNG KO: It was very challenging today. I think was getting tired, so there was times that I was losing my focus, so I had a birdie chance but sometimes I missed it.
But I think the end was good.
Q. How did the course play today compared to yesterday?
JIN YOUNG KO: I think it was a little bit more challenging today. The green was a little bit firm I and the wind direction was different.
So I had to think really hard which club that I need to select.
Q. Has this course played easier than other Women's Open courses you've played in the past?
JIN YOUNG KO: Well, it's difficult for me to answer. If I say it's easy then it's going to be more challenging tomorrow, and if I say it's difficult then it won't be easy.
So it's very difficult for me to answer, so I think that I'm going to say it was difficult. (Laughter.) That's my final answer.
Q. Playing with Ingrid, what did you see from her today?
JIN YOUNG KO: It was very impressive. She was playing with a lot of high level of confidence, and looking at her, I kind of looked at myself when I was an amateur. I also was playing with a lot of confidence, and after turning pro I had to think about a lot of things.
So it was very impressive to see her, how she was handling herself. And reminding myself.
Q. And the chip in on 18, how can that give you some momentum going into tomorrow?
JIN YOUNG KO: Well it was very difficult the last one. If I was good it was par, but I didn't expect the result so I was ecstatic, euphoric, and so if I do well for the last four holes tomorrow I think that will have a good result.
Q. How has your experience been in Pinehurst and Pine Needles specifically?
JIN YOUNG KO: I think that both so hard. I said a chance to use the No. 4 course and I think there were some differences, but I would say they're both challenging.
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