February 26, 2023
Siam Country Club Pattaya, Old Course
Q. I mean, way to finish, 7-under 65 today. Janet was talking about the fist bump on last, but played really well. Evaluate your day.
LEONA MAGUIRE: Yeah, played really sold, probably the best I played all week. Nice to go bogey-free on a Sunday. Felt like I played really solid all week. Just six holes yesterday afternoon kind of cost me.
But it was nice to sort of finish with a birdie last night I think, and bring that momentum into today. Got off to a really nice start. Birdied the first two holes. Just hit some really nice shots today. Hit a few in close so didn't have to do too much work with the putter which was nice.
Q. What changed between maybe yesterday and the day before and today?
LEONA MAGUIRE: I mean, I feel like this course, it doesn't take much for it to go one way or the other. I hit a couple of not even bad shots yesterday afternoon and got really punished for them. Missed two fairways and was just screwed.
So, yeah, I mean, maybe lost a little bit of patience yesterday afternoon, so tried to take patient today. It was tough out there. It was windy. You kind of really had to commit to your targets and pick your shots. I felt like I took advantage of the par-5s as well this week, which you kind of have to do around here.
Q. Good momentum heading into next week, rest of the year. What will you take with you?
LEONA MAGUIRE: Yeah, I mean, to go three days bogey-free, I don't know if I've ever done that before, so hopefully more of the same next week. I really like these two events. This is a really good week. I like it here. I like the food. It's not too hot this year, which was nice.
I really enjoyed Singapore last year, too. It's a nice place to be, so looking forward to next week, yeah.
Q. You like this time of year. Obviously got the first win early in the season last year. But to go, like you said, bogey-free for 54 holes, what does that tell you about where your game is at the moment?
LEONA MAGUIRE: Yeah, I think it was solid. Yeah, I think my short game was really tidy this week, so any time I did miss a green I got it up and down or didn't give myself too much stress for par putts, which was nice.
So, yeah, just trying to fine tune everything. Drove it decently well this week as well. Yeah, just keep fine tuning everything really.
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