OSCAR ALVAREZ: Well, I think playing this tournament representing Columbia definitely helps, but nothing like this. Playing the U.S. Open is something I always dream about, and now that I'm here, it's just really good.
OSCAR ALVAREZ: I took it up when I was five years old just because my parents do. There's no public course in Columbia. There's only one but it's in the capital, and I'm from a city where there's only four clubs. Because both my parents play golf, that's the way I got into it.
OSCAR ALVAREZ: I think I'm going to finish my school. I've got two more years. I mean, you never know, but right now I don't think so. I'm just going to get my degree and when I get out of school turn pro.
OSCAR ALVAREZ: For me I played in the morning, I shot 68. I was leading by 4. Then in the afternoon I shot 77. I finished bogey, bogey my last two holes. Obviously I didn't think I would make it after shooting 77. But in the playoff I made par and he made bogey, so that was pretty exciting.
OSCAR ALVAREZ: We play tough golf courses at home but nothing like this. This is the toughest golf course I've ever played, just perfect, good shape. It's pretty different than anything else I've played before.