Q. Juli, you talked yesterday about experience and how much that can help. How are your nerves compared to years past? Do your nerves go away a little bit?
JULI INKSTER: I think everybody gets nervous. You can't not get nervous. But, you know, I think I handled it pretty good. I -- i was just trying to take it one shot at a time. I know it's a cliche, but on an Open golf course, you just can't look ahead. I felt pretty calm out there really pretty much all day.
Q. I was curious about the conditions at the Holiday Inn Express -- kidding.
You did you get a sense today, noticing that the wind wasn't that strong, that this might be as easy as it gets for you --
JULI INKSTER: Yeah, I definitely -- the thing is, you play a practice round, and I played on Monday when it was just howling, and I played 9 holes late Tuesday afternoon, and I played 9 holes early, and the wind has been blowing all the time, so all of a sudden you get out there and the wind isn't blowing as much. You're thinking: Do I have the right club off the tee?
So it's a little bit -- you got to kind of back away and really think about what kind of shot and where you want to hit it because I definitely gear more down on my club selections off the tee because of the wind, but I definitely felt like there were some birdies out there, you just got to get the ball in the right place. I was able to do that a few of those holes.
JULI INKSTER: A little bit. You know, I just gear down a little bit on the downwind holes, and maybe took a little more clubs on the into-the-wind holes. Where I was hitting a 4 and 3-iron, I'm hitting 6 and 5-iron, so it was definitely a little better.
Q. Do you feel it was important to take advantage --
JULI INKSTER: An Open it's always important to have a good first round just to get yourself in the ball game. You know with an Open, if you can have -- it seems like in an Open, you're going to have one day where you're going to have a mediocre round, and you're off to a good start, and get yourself in position that really helps out.
It seems like a lot of times I feel like my first round I try so hard that I'm always trying to leave myself out of the hole, and today I was fortunate to get some birdies early and now I feel like I'm off and running.
Q. Is there any similarity between the way the course sets up now and when you played in the amateur?
JULI INKSTER: You know what? I have no idea. I mean, I just can't remember that far back. I hope it's the same outcome, but I don't know how it was set up.
MODERATOR: Great opening, thank you.
JULI INKSTER: Thank you.
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