September 25, 2022
Rogers, Arkansas, USA
Pinnacle Country Club
Q. Two great rounds from each of you. Start with you, Celine. Couple of eagles on the scorecard taking advantage of those par-5s. We have a lot of highlights but tell us, for you what was the shot or putt that stood out?
CELINE BOUTIER: I think my putt on 18 was -- it was our 9, but 18 was pretty cool. It was about seven feet downhill and I wasn't sure which way it was going to break. I decided to go inside right and hit a really solid putt and made an eagle there. Was pretty nice.
Q. Early on I know you were frustrated, at least showing it outwardly with that putter. Tell us how you feel reading these bent grass greens?
CELINE BOUTIER: Yeah, I definitely feel like I hit a lot of good putts but just a little bit of a misread and just missed few on the edges.
So it was kind of really got me, but then just managed to give myself more opportunities and drained a few in the middle of the round that really helped me to get more confidence.
Q. I was teasing that none of us here are morning people, but got off to such a hot start. Collecting birdies a long the way. How did you plan to attack this golf course? What was it like going off split tees first thing?
LIZETTE SALAS: It was really weird. You know, coming into a weekend on a good note and you wake up at 5:30 in the morning. Is it what it is, and you kind of take advantage of the calmer conditions in the morning.
And, yeah, I think it was so early I didn't have any other embarrass to think of anything else. So, yeah, really glad to perform this well, and when you're playing with another solid competitor like Celine it kind of helps. Yeah, it was a good group and a solid day.
Q. How encouraging is this? I know the foot is starting to bother you, but to post a number like did you in the final round, what does that mean to you?
LIZETTE SALAS: Yeah, I think the current is turning a little bit for me. I had a good solid week training with my coach in California, and I feel like I let a lot of things out. We went back to work and the old -- I guess the old tricks in the bag are now working, so we're just going to keep that momentum going and hopefully have another good week next week.
Q. Good playing by both of you. Thanks for the time.
LIZETTE SALAS: Thanks.
CELINE BOUTIER: Thank you.
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