November 12, 2022
Belleair, Florida, USA
Pelican Golf Club
Q. All right, here with Carlota Ciganda after her second round at the Pelican Women's Championship. Take us through a little bit of your round. It's different today. What was maybe more challenging about the course?
CARLOTA CIGANDA: Yeah, started pretty solid with a couple birdies in the first three holes. I mean, I hit the ball great. Hit a lot of greens. Played really good, very solid.
The back nine was a little tough, not making any birdies, and then three-putted the last for a bogey. I mean, it's golf. I'm right there, and I think I have a good chance tomorrow. I think that's what you want on Sundays.
Q. Speaking of tomorrow, with only 18 holes rather than 36 when the cut is about to be made, how does that change your mentality at all or game plan?
CARLOTA CIGANDA: Yeah, I think I just have to keep doing the same. I'm playing good. I think I'm playing good enough to win tomorrow, so I think just do the same. Give myself lots of birdie opportunities and hope it's enough to have a win on Sunday.
Q. What have you been learning about this course throughout the week that's helping you find those birdie opportunities?
CARLOTA CIGANDA: I think it's important to be in the right place on the greens because they are quite slopey.
But other than that, I mean, off the tee, just hit your targets pretty wide, and second shots -- the ball is stopping pretty good where it lands, so just get your lines right and try to hit them right there.
Q. I know you mentioned your ankle yesterday. How is that holding up after two rounds? What does the in-between look like as far as treatment and recovery?
CARLOTA CIGANDA: Yeah, it's fine. Like when I play I don't really feel it, to be honest. It's been better every day. It is swollen now when I go and I take all the tape, so I ice it and have some treatment as well.
When I'm playing it's fine. I'm just have to be careful when I walk on the small hills. Other than that, it's fine.
Q. Is it a full brace or just tape?
CARLOTA CIGANDA: Just tape.
Q. What's been the best part of your game this week?
CARLOTA CIGANDA: I think tee to green. I've been hitting lots of greens. Very good off the tee. Second shots really good. I think if I can make a few putts tomorrow I'll be right there.
Q. What's the role of experience tomorrow? You have a couple young players up on the board. You're very experienced. Where does that play tomorrow?
CARLOTA CIGANDA: Yeah, I think the young players, they are so good nowadays, so I just have to do my thing: Try to hit my targets, be in the present, stay patient, and, yeah, hopefully I can have good Sunday.
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