May 2, 2021
Republic of Singapore
Sentosa Golf Club
Quick Quotes (2)
Q. Just going a little bit more in-depth, what was the mindset like today? You said you had been progressing and your confidence has been building, but in the back of your mind, did you think you could pull out what you pulled off today?
HANNAH GREEN: I had no idea what was happening in the leaderboard. Hyo Joo played really well and had a really low round. I thought when Inbee made birdie on 12 she was going to be the leader and she was the one I needed to beat.
And yeah, I made a really sloppy par on 14 and kind of just thought my chances were over when I saw the leaderboard, but to have a hole out on I guess 15 -- or 14, was really nice. Gave me a little bit more confidence.
But yeah, I don't know, I felt like I wasn't really playing that great even though the score was all right. So yeah, a bit bummed to finish that way. But you know, I guess I put myself in that position but hopefully it's not the last time. Hopefully I can learn from it and do the opposite and maybe make two birdies coming in.
Q. I think also on top of that, take me through that hole-out there. You talked about how you didn't know what was happening with the leaderboard, but that move was mainly the move of the day for anyone.
HANNAH GREEN: Yeah, it's funny, I was saying to my caddie, I finally hit a good drive on that hole and got it down to where I should be. And I had about 64 meters to the pin and all week I had not had a yardage from that distance and I was like, "Oh, I'd better take a five more practice swings. I haven't had this yardage for a long time."
And sure enough. I hole out and we just started giggling and laughing at each other. So I said, "Oh, maybe I should lay into that more often," blah, blah, blah. So that was definitely a big momentum switch. I know that when I don't play well, I kind of get in my own shell and stay away from everyone.
So Nate did a good job of trying to pick me back up and just start conversation. So I'm really happy with doing things on the golf course, so not long, not far away.
Q. I was going to say you just talked about how you didn't feel like you were playing great and here you are having an incredible day, on top of that, second place in Singapore, the first time you've been here, you were coming off a third place, and even not playing at your best, you're at the top of the leaderboard. Heading into Thailand next week, what does that do for your confidence?
HANNAH GREEN: I don't want to sound obnoxious, but it is nice I'm not playing my best and getting these results. I've heard it's a bit warmer in Thailand and a hillier course, so my No. 1 goal is to make sure that I make every round and make sure that I'm keeping hydrated. I feel like my driver was a little bit off this week, so if I can get that into gear, I feel like I can be up on top again.
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