Q. Is this the largest gallery you've ever played in front of?
HUNTER MAHAN: I don't think so. It's probably, I mean in 2000 I made it to the quarters and that was a pretty big gallery there.
Q. How did the size of the galleries compare on like quarters here versus quarters last time you were at the Amateur, pretty similar?
HUNTER MAHAN: Pretty similar. Pretty similar. I think with the matches we have, with Bill playing so many tough opponents I think the crowd was going to watch them. Because he had some great matches and played well. But the crowd's been excellent.
CRAIG SMITH: Just to have it down. Take me through the Amateurs you've played and how far you got.
HUNTER MAHAN: Played at Pebble. Missed the cut at Pebble. Made Baltusrol, made it to the quarters. Last year missed the cut. And this year.
Q. How long after Dustin's putt missed on 18 before you started thinking about the Masters?
HUNTER MAHAN: It was way before his putt. It's hard not to think about it. And I knew it's not up to me now. It's up to him if we're going to keep going on. And when I saw it miss, I just kind of just thought about it and it's something that's something that every amateur dreams of really. Because you don't get, chances are very limited to get there. And to have that almost like in the bank that you're going to Augusta is pretty nice.
Q. Have you been there?
HUNTER MAHAN: No.
CRAIG SMITH: You're in a very golf rich area. I notice that some of your fan club is already calling you. Tell us about that.
HUNTER MAHAN: Just excited. My coach is, I guess thinks pretty highly of me. He always, when we're playing a tournament in Augusta, college tournament, and he said he wanted to see me there because he knew I could do it. And that's pretty exciting to kind of fulfill that.
Q. Win or lose tomorrow, plans on turning pro?
HUNTER MAHAN: No immediate plans. Definitely staying my junior year, definitely staying for that. We got nationals on our home course so we can look forward to that and playing well there.
CRAIG SMITH: Anything else? All right. You're done.
HUNTER MAHAN: All right. Thank you.
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