Q. Looking ahead to tomorrow, with the conditions possibly being bad, what is your strategy then?
LORIE KANE: Well, if it's really wet, the key is to stay dry. That's when a very good caddy comes in handy in keeping yourself dry and yourself warm, if it was going to be cool. I thought it was going to be colder today. That's the biggest thing when playing in the rain is you have to try to stay try. I think we lucked out today.
Q. Holes two and five are birdie holes, so do you feel that if you don't birdie those that you're losing a stroke?
LORIE KANE: I definitely feel it is. I think on any golf course, you have to look at the par 5s, and those are the holes you start with. Making birdies on par 5s is a good way you can start a round.
Q. With the forecast being what it is for tomorrow, was it in the back of your mind that you needed to go low today?
LORIE KANE: I think, you know, if you ask that golfers tend to watch a lot of the Weather Channel, and, you know, if we ever retire, we will probably become weather people. That's how you plan your day by what you're wearing, how cold it's going to be, how many towels do we need, make sure the umbrella is there. All those things are like a little checklist. If you don't have them, and you're out there, you get caught, and it's a problem.
Q. But did you feel that you needed to go low?
LORIE KANE: Yeah, I mean, I thought we were going to have rain today, so I was trying to get as low as I could yesterday. I think this afternoon was lucky that we didn't have any rain. The wind settled down. It was quite comfortable to play golf out there today. It was a good way to play. I'm glad I have a low number.
Q. What would a win at this point in your career mean to you?
LORIE KANE: I come every week, Michael, to win. That is the goal starting Monday when you arrive in the city, and I'm here in Corning hoping to win.
Q. Do you have confidence in yourself now in your career going into the weekend with a lead that you didn't have in the past before you had won a tournament?
LORIE KANE: Yeah, yes, you know, I think the last number of years probably since my first win and then the other three, there is a difference in the confidence that I carry, and I will not lie to you, watching Annika on the TV, I'm very motivated by what she's done and watching her play. She's raising the bar, and I'm hanging on for dear life, but I'm going to make sure that I continue to get better.
Q. Has Annika inspired you in other ways besides what she's done this week?
LORIE KANE: I think, Michael, when you look at a top player and you try to, say, if she's out there looking at the guys, the way they practice, hitting shots, the time she spent with Tiger, I guess I look at the same thing. The top players coming out here, coming out on tour as late as I did, I looked to them to see what was different between my game and theirs. I know I have strengths and I need to continue to work on those strengths. One of the things that impresses me most about Annika is her mental toughness and the ability she has to push herself to the limit. I look at how I can be Lorie, not Annika, and push myself to be better and not be so hard on myself, as I can be; as anybody can.
You know, there may only be a few of you here, and you're not at Colonial, and you don't get to watch, but we do appreciate what you do for us here.
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