June 10, 2021
Daly City, California, USA
Lake Merced Country Club
Q. Take me through 15 first, how big that was and what went down on that hole.
ALISON LEE: Yeah, I was very upset after 14. I just made a really dumb mistake. Tried to make par and ended up making a double, so I was obviously a little bit upset on the tee box, and I hit a really good drive.
I hit a good drive, a good second shot. I hit a 5-iron in. Yeah, just turned out great, and I had a nice tap-in eagle putt. Definitely was an easy hole. Got back that double I made, so really happy with my round today and how I was able to finish.
Q. Did that kind of really propel you towards a good finish?
ALISON LEE: Yeah, honestly all day I was hitting it pretty solid, hitting my driver good, putting good, irons good. I feel like I've been in a pretty good groove the last few weeks, and so that one double bogey was very disappointing, but I would say overall I just had a really solid round. Really happy with that.
Q. Would you say maybe years past you would have rebounded differently from a double bogey like that?
ALISON LEE: I guess so. It all just depends on your mindset out there because I was hitting it really good today. I wasn't worried about -- obviously disappointed and upset, but I wasn't too worried about finishing up strong.
Q. Are you much of a goal setter?
ALISON LEE: Yeah, of course. I had very low goals and expectations for this year. At the beginning of the year I was just trying to play in events, trying to Monday into tournaments. Thankfully I played good in a couple, got through the reshuffle and I can basically play for the rest of the year.
I'm also just happy to be here and playing in the event, and really like how my game is right now, so I can take advantage of that.
Q. Have you changed your goals for the rest of the year?
ALISON LEE: Yeah, of course. I want to take it one hole at a time, one tournament at a time, honestly. Like I said, I'm just happy I'm playing good golf again. It's been a really tough last several years just trying to play good out here, and so trying not to set too many expectations for myself because that's what I've done in the past, and I think instead of worrying too much about the future, I just want to focus on what's going on right now.
Q. Do you feel like your game is at maybe one of the best points it's ever been?
ALISON LEE: Yeah, I feel good about my swing. I feel confident out there again, and that's honestly all you need. My swing feels really good. Been playing a lot of golf. This is like my fourth week in a row of events and I'm going to play two more. I normally don't do that, but originally at the beginning of the year I thought I had to play in as many events as I can to keep my card.
But you know, just trying not to worry about the future too much and just make as many birdies as I can basically.
Q. I think you hit 10 fairways today, 16 greens. Obviously you want to hit fairways and greens every week but especially out here on a course like this and with the wind, I would imagine that's a huge premium?
ALISON LEE: Yeah, for sure. This course is not the same as last week but very similar, a lot of doglegs. You need to be able to hit the fairway. That's just step one basically. In the past driver was my biggest flaw. I couldn't hit my driver. Right now I'm hitting it really good. I've gained some distance, as well. Yeah, mostly just thankful that I'm here in this spot and hopefully I can keep it going.
Q. You said you've added distance; weight room?
ALISON LEE: No, I've honestly lost weight, but I've gained distance. I think just gaining more confidence when I'm hitting my driver has just kind of allowed me to gain a little bit more swing speed.
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