Manulife Financial LPGA Classic Second Round Notes and Interviews

Manulife Financial LPGA Classic
Grey Silo Golf Course
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Second-Round Notes and Interviews
July 12, 2013

Inbee Park
Catriona Matthew
Angela Stanford
Anna Nordqvist
Belen Mozo
Brooke Henderson


Rolex Rankings No. 13 Catriona Matthew shot 7-under 64 to claim the second-round lead at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.
Matthew carded an eagle and five birdies on Friday to move to 15-under par and takes a three-shot lead over first-round co-leader Angela Stanford into the weekend. Rolex Rankings No. 1 Inbee Park shot 67 on her 25th birthday and is five shots off the lead at 10-under par. The South Korea native is within striking distance to claim her fourth-consecutive LPGA Tour win.

Matthew opened her round with four-straight pars but got things going on the par 5 5th hole. The 19-year LPGA Tour veteran sank a 25-foot eagle putt and followed it up with a birdie on No. 6 and 8 to move to 12-under before the turn.

“I played really well again, you know, gave myself a lot of chances,” said Matthew. “Good chances at 1, 3 and 4 that I missed by 10 feet and holed a good eagle putt on 5. I mean, it feels really good. I've holed a lot of putts. I've given myself a lot of chances, so I wouldn't say I've really holed many super long ones, but every time I give myself a chance, I'm kind of taking advantage of it.”

Matthew would go on to pick up two more birdies on Nos. 11 and 16 before closing out with a four-foot birdie putt on the 18th to move to 15-under par. She missed only one fairway and one green in regulation on Friday and said she felt her work on the greens was her strength of her round.

“I don't know. I mean, I would say first time here, obviously suits my eye a little bit, maybe just got the speed of the greens,” said Matthew. “I think that's the important thing. When you're holing putts, it all seems quite easy.”

American Angela Stanford trails Matthew by three shots and said her ball striking stood out to her in her round. She finished with a 4-under 67 that included five birdies and one bogey.

“Ball striking for sure, giving myself some chances,” said Stanford. “And actually the putts have finally found the bottom of the hole. But I think just my confidence comes from how I hit the ball, and I've been hitting it really well this week and I know what's going on in my golf swing and swing thoughts are good. So any time I'm feeling this way, I can't wait to try to make the putts.”

A group of five players are in a tie for third at 11-under par including two-time LPGA winner Anna Nordqvist, 2011 U.S. Solheim Cup team member Ryann O’Toole, Spaniard Belen Mozo and South Koreans Meena Lee and Chella Choi.


Top of her game:
Catriona Matthew’s two-day tally of 15-under-par 127 leads the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic by three shots over Angela Stanford. Her 36 hole score is shy of the raw score and in relation to par all-time records on the LPGA (see below). Nonetheless, Matthew’s 36 hole tally of 127 is the best in career by a whopping five shots. The Scot previously shot 132 through two rounds at the 2005 Wendy’s Championship for Children, where she tied for ninth, and the 2003 LPGA Corning Classic, where she finished third.

LPGA 36 hole scoring records

In relation to par

-20, 124 (65-59) Annika Sorenstam, Moon Valley Country Club, Phoenix, Ariz., 2001 Standard Register PING, par 72
-18, 126 (63-63) Annika Sorenstam, Seta Golf Course, Otsu-shi, Shiga, Japan, 2003 Mizuno Classic, par 72
-17, 127 (66-61) Karrie Webb, Walnut Hills Country Club, East Lansing, Mich., 2000 Oldsmobile Classic, par 72
-17, 127 (65-62) Wendy Ward, New Albany Golf Club, New Albany, Ohio, 2001 Wendy’s Championship for Children at par 72
-17, 125 (60-65) Paula Creamer, Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania, Ohio, 2008 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic, par 71

Raw score

124, -20 (65-59) Annika Sorenstam, Moon Valley Country Club, Phoenix, Ariz., 2001 Standard Register PING, par 72
124, -16 (64-60) Meg Mallon, Dell Urich Golf Course, Tucson, Ariz., 2003 Welch’s/Fry’s Championship, par 70
125, -17 (60-65) Paula Creamer, Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania, Ohio, 2008 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic, par 71


See you at St. Andrews:
Three players punched their tickets to next month’s RICOH Women’s British Open at the historic Old Course at St. Andrews with their 36-hole performance this week. Ryann O’Toole (131), Nicole Hage (134) and Momoko Ueda (135) claimed their spots with the top three scores of eligible players. Two more players will earn their ways into the major championship field; the tie break will be based on 54-hole scores. Four players are currently tied for the final two spots heading into tomorrow’s third round.


TV Times:
The Manulife Financial LPGA Classic will air live on Golf Channel from 2:30 p.m. ET to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Finish time is slated for 5:30 p.m. both days.


Cut it out!
73 players at 3-under-par 139 made the 36-hole cut at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, tying the lowest cut in LPGA history (see below).

Low 36-hole cuts in LPGA history
141 (-3), 1997 State Farm Rail Classic, Springfield, Ill., 70 players, par 72
141 (-3), 1998 State Farm Rail Classic, Springfield, Ill., 82 players, par 72
137 (-3), 2003 Welch’s/Fry’s Championship, Tucson, Ariz., 79 players, par 70
141 (-3), 2005 Wendy’s Championship for Children, Dublin, Ohio, 72 players, par 72
141 (-3), 2008 LPGA State Farm Classic, Springfield, Ill., 73 players, par 72
141 (-3), 2009 LPGA Corning Classic, Corning, NY, 74 players, par 72
139 (-3), 2012 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, 73 players, par 71


Nice form for a Friday: Anna Nordqvist, Suzann Pettersen and Austin Ernst shared low-round honors with Matthew on Friday after their rounds of 7-under 64. Nordqvist followed her first-round 67 with an eight birdie, one bogey performance and heads into the weekend in a tie for third. It was her lowest second-round raw score of her career by one shot. Her 36-hole total of 131 beat her previous career best of 134 at the 2009 Safeway Classic.

Pettersen and Ernst each shot 68 in Thursday’s first round and are five shots off the lead. They’re in a tie for eighth at 10-under par. Ernst, a 2013 LPGA Tour rookie, shot her career-low round of 64 on Friday beating her previous best of 66 which she shot twice this season. She also posted a low 36-hole total (132), besting her two-day low score of 139 at the LPGA LOTTE Championship by seven shots.


Birthday girl:
When world No. 1 Inbee Park made the turn at the 18th hole on Friday, she received one of the most memorable birthday presents she’s ever received. The entire grandstand area surrounding the 18th green broke out in a “Happy Birthday” serenade to Park and the South Korean was very appreciative of the Canadian hospitality she’s received all week in Waterloo.

“I've never had that many people wishing me Happy Birthday ever before,” said Park. “I'll remember my 25th birthday forever. It was a great moment. A lot of people here are very nice to me and, you know, singing Happy Birthday to me was very special. That was a nice day.

“I was really surprised with the crowd today, especially being Friday,” Park. “I think LPGA is getting more fans and people in Canada are really excited about golf so I'm really happy to play here. I'm looking forward to the weekend for more people.”


On pace for scoring records
: Soft greens and scoring opportunities have been a hot topic throughout the first two rounds of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic and the field is on pace to shatter the previous scoring records from event’s inaugural year in 2012. After two rounds last season, Inbee Park held the lead after rounds of 69-64 for a 133 total at 9-under par. That mark is six shots more than current leader Catriona Matthew who is at 15-under 127 after 36 holes. Matthew said she thinks the winning score will be under par well into the 20’s.

“I think it's great fun,” said Matthew. “After my last round at U.S. Open where it was a grind and par was a good score. This is fun to have chances. You’re getting it in there close and giving yourself lots of birdie chances. It’s good for a us once in a while. Tough to say. It depends what the wind does. Who knows, I’m at 15 and there are plenty of birdie chances out there. I’d say you certainly need to be in the 20’s.”

Five-time LPGA Tour winner Angela Stanford said she thinks the Canadian crowd appreciates the straightforward setup. She said tough tracks are good for majors, but low rounds are what draws the average spectator into the action.

“I think any time players can go low, fans like that,” said Stanford. “I think it's a lot better for the spectators. I think majors are meant for the scores around par, but I think on our usual every week events I would love to see us go a little bit lower because I think fans like to see birdies rather than people making bogey and pars.”


Solheim Cup mode:
Fifth-year LPGA Tour member Anna Nordqvist has been playing solid golf throughout the 2013 season and is peaking at the right time on the schedule, just as an event that’s been circled on her calendar comes up in August. Nordqvist, a Eskilstuna, Sweden native, is on track to make her third European Solheim Cup Team this summer when the biennial team event will be played in Parker, Colo. at Colorado Golf Club.

After her round of 7-under 64 on Friday, Nordqvist said it’s definitely on the players’ minds who are in the hunt to make their respective squads. She played alongside Americans Lizette Salas and Morgan Pressel in the first two rounds in Waterloo this week and said there was definitely some friendly banter. She said she got it the worst since her current Cobra staff bad is sporting a red, white and blue color scheme.

“I played with Lizette the first two days, it was fun, and you talk a little bit about it,” said Nordqvist. “They're giving me a little crap about having the American colors on my golf bag right now. I'll make sure I change.”

Nordqvist is having one of her best season’s on Tour performance-wise since her rookie season in 2009 when she earned both of her LPGA Tour wins. She has six top-15 finishes in her last seven starts this season including a season-best third place finish at the inaugural Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. After her eight birdie, one bogey performance on Friday, Nordqvist said she likes where her game is going.

“So I made a bogey on 4, but I fought back and just started to hit it really good, hit my irons really good today and gave myself a lot of chances,” said Nordqvist. “It's just a matter of getting it to the hole. But no, I finished really good, hit a lot of birdies on the back so I'm just very happy with the direction my game is going. And me and my caddie had a good day out there.”


Ace Alert!
I.K. Kim got a hole-in-one on Friday when she holed out from 162 yards on the 9th hole. Kim used a 6-iron for the ace which marked her third hole-in-one on Tour and first since 2010.


Go Red Day
: Friday was designated as Go RED for Women’s Heart Health Day at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in support of the event’s official charity, St. Mary’s General Hospital. All tournament proceeds will benefit a new arrhythmia program for heart health at the hospital. All players, staff, volunteers and fans were asked to wear red to raise awareness for women’s heart health. All pin flags were a red on Friday and caddies also sported special red bibs for the cause.


Tweet of the Day:
“Wearing red today for healthy hearts at @ManulifeClassic! #gored #beactive #healthyhearts #lpgaongc @lpga” –Morgan Pressel (@MPFoundation) snapped a picture on the range of her caddie wearing a red bib in spirit of “Go Red Day”


Of Note…
Brittany Lang shot even-par 71 and finished below the cut line at 2-under, losing the chance to defend her only LPGA Tour title this weekend....Australia’s Lindsey Wright withdrew during the second round of play...Jane Rah was disqualified after signing for an incorrect scorecard


INBEE PARK, Rolex Rankings No. 1

Q First of all, Happy Birthday. What about that reaction at the 18th hole when they sang to you, how did you feel about that?

INBEE PARK: I've never had that many people wishing me Happy Birthday ever before. I'll remember my 25th birthday forever. It was a great moment. A lot of people here are very nice to me and, you know, singing Happy Birthday to me was very special. That was a nice day.

Q What about the crowds? Obviously they're getting bigger and bigger for you and very supportive today?

INBEE PARK: Yeah, I mean, I was really surprised with the crowd today, especially being Friday. I think LPGA is getting more fans and people in Canada are really excited about golf so I'm really happy to play here. I'm looking forward to the weekend for more people.

Q Just take us through your round today. Another good one. You're five shots off the lead and tomorrow is moving day?

INBEE PARK: I mean, today I played okay, but nothing was that sharp, you know what I mean? A couple shots here and there I left out, but two more days, still a lot of golf. I mean, this golf course is very scorable, and a lot of people are going on birdie streaks. It's tough to follow that many birdies all four days. I'm trying my best to get it out there. Yeah, you just can't stop on this golf course.


CATRIONA MATTHEW, Rolex Rankings No. 13

Q Birdied the last, right?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: Yeah.

Q So you got it to 15, leader by three, so just take us through the day.
CATRIONA MATTHEW: Yeah, played really well again, you know, gave myself a lot of chances. Good chances at 1, 3 and 4 that I missed by 10 feet and holed a good eagle putt on 5 or 6? That was 5.

Q How far was that putt?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: Probably 25, 30 feet. I made a good up and down for birdie on 6. And then 8 I have to think of that one yeah, I just hit a 5 iron off the tee there and then 9 iron on to maybe 12 feet, putt that one for birdie. Then 11, had a rescue and then a 50 degree wedge to about six feet and holed that one. Then 16, I hit a 3 wood off the tee and then 50 degree to maybe 10 feet and holed that one. Then 18, hit 3 wood, 3 wood just through the back and chipped down to about four feet, holed that one for birdie.

Q How good does it feel to be playing so well, to be rolling in so many putts?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: Yeah, I mean, it feels really good. I've holed a lot of putts. I've given myself a lot of chances, so I wouldn't say I've really holed many super long ones, but every time I give myself a chance, I'm kind of taking advantage of it.

Q You're playing this course like you've been playing it all your life. Why are you so comfortable out there?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: I don't know. I mean, I would say first time here, obviously suits my eye a little bit, maybe just got the speed of the greens. I think that's the important thing. When you're holing putts, it all seems quite easy.

Q Just so I understand, you missed three makeable putts on the front nine?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: Yeah, nearly holed out on one actually, had to get a hole repaired. Probably hit the pin and went about 8 feet. Then on 3 I missed from maybe six feet, and then 4 I missed from probably nine feet.

Q So it was a great round. Do you still think, wow, what it could have been?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: Yeah, I suppose it evens out. I was lucky, I did hole one for eagle. So I think it evens out.

Q How does 30 under sound for a winning score?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: I would certainly take that, but I'll take another couple rounds under par.

Q How exciting is it for the players to have this sort of birdiefest going on, so many players at 10 under, better, what does it feel like?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: I think it's great fun. After my last round at U.S. Open where it was a grind and par was a good score. This is fun to have chances. You’re getting it in there close and giving yourself lots of birdie chances. It’s good for a us once in a while.

Q. What do you think will be the winning score?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: Tough to say. It depends what the wind does. Who knows, I’m at 15 and there are plenty of birdie chances out there. I’d say you certainly need to be in the 20’s.


ANGELA STANFORD, Rolex Rankings No. 19

Q Is the course much different than yesterday?
ANGELA STANFORD: I didn't think so. I mean, the fairways might be drying out, but the greens were a lot softer than I expected.

Q So you could get aggressive with the pins again?
ANGELA STANFORD: Yeah, did it rain last night?

Q No.
ANGELA STANFORD: Yeah, I was surprised that they were still that soft because I thought the fairways were rolling out a little more.

Q Did you play last year?
ANGELA STANFORD: Um hmm.

Q How does it compare to last year?
ANGELA STANFORD: I think the firmness of the greens last year made it a little bit tougher. You had to kind of pay attention to where you were landing it. This week they're so soft that you can kind of go pin hunting.

Q Yeah, really no defenses so far?
ANGELA STANFORD: So far.

Q You never know when the wind is going to kick up?
ANGELA STANFORD: Yeah, I think the wind, you know, it's been blowing, but I think if it blows a little bit harder and the greens dry out a little more, it might be a little tougher.

Q What's been the key for you? I know at one point you were 24 for 24 in fairways. I don't know if you missed any coming home?
ANGELA STANFORD: Ball striking for sure, giving myself some chances. And actually the putts have finally found the bottom of the hole. But I think just my confidence comes from how I hit the ball, and I've been hitting it really well this week and I know what's going on in my golf swing and swing thoughts are good. So any time I'm feeling this way, I can't wait to try to make the putts.

Q Being the ball striker you are, Angela, would you prefer a course like this where you can make a lot of birdies or would you prefer something maybe like a U.S. Open course, something along those lines?
ANGELA STANFORD: I think it's a good mix. I think any time players can go low, fans like that. I think it's a lot better for the spectators. I think majors are meant for the scores around par, but I think on our usual every week events I would love to see us go a little bit lower because I think fans like to see birdies rather than people making bogey and pars.

Q Shooting out of the roof and bunkers?
ANGELA STANFORD: Yeah.

Q Did getting an early tee time today help because you were out yesterday afternoon and right back at it this morning?
ANGELA STANFORD: Yeah, maybe. I thought the greens kind of got bumpier at the end yesterday so they were a lot smoother and faster starting out this morning. I could tell towards the end of our round they were starting to get chewed up a little bit.

Q You've won five times on the tour. How will that experience help you over the next two rounds over somebody maybe who hasn't experienced a tour victory yet?
ANGELA STANFORD: I think it's different every time. I'd like to say that I have that experience, but I haven't been in this position since I guess last year, early last year. So if anybody ever tells you they're not nervous playing with a leader, whatever, they're crazy. So there will be a little bit of nerves. But I think just knowing that I feel pretty confident in different areas of my game, that will help.

Q Looking back, was the first tournament win you had, tour victory, your toughest?
ANGELA STANFORD: For sure. No, I take that back, probably the second one because the first one you never know, is it luck or did I really do that? And then the second one kind of confirms. So I think a lot of people press to win that second one.

Q The way the leaderboard is, everyone seems to be getting in the double digits now. Does that make it even more difficult for you over the weekend just the way it's crowding up there?
ANGELA STANFORD: I don't think so. I mean, I think you're going to have go low if you want to win. Everybody knows that. So I think the more, the merrier. It's great for the fans so it will be good for TV.

Q Care to venture a winning score?
ANGELA STANFORD: Better get close to 20 is what I'm thinking, might be over 20 if the greens stay soft. If they start drying out and firming up, then maybe not, but it will be close to 20.

Q They're supposed to be just like this all weekend, so
ANGELA STANFORD: Perfect.


ANNA NORDQVIST, Rolex Rankings No. 20

Q Just talk about how the day went, dryer conditions?
ANNA NORDQVIST: Yeah, I mean, it's a bit windier this morning so the first couple holes played a little harder. So I made a bogey on 4, but I fought back and just started to hit it really good, hit my irons really good today and gave myself a lot of chances. It's just a matter of getting it to the hole. But no, I finished really good, hit a lot of birds on the back so I'm just very happy with the direction my game is going. And me and my caddie had a good day out there.

Q People are kind of talking about this course maybe being a little too easy considering the wetter conditions yesterday. Do you think it's going to firm up and be a little tougher?
ANNA NORDQVIST: I definitely think I played in the afternoon yesterday and you could kind of sense it was getting a little firmer. Yeah, it is playing a bit short and you can be aggressive into the greens, but you've still got to get it down. And this week whoever has four good rounds is going to be up there. So I feel good halfway through and it's just a matter of keep making birdies.

Q Going into the weekend, are you getting into Solheim Cup mood yet?
ANNA NORDQVIST: A little bit, you know. I played with Lizette the first two days, it was fun, and you talk a little bit about it.

Q Any trash talk?
ANNA NORDQVIST: Yeah, they're giving me a little crap about having the American colors on my golf cart right now.

Q Oh, yeah, you're red white and blue?
ANNA NORDQVIST: I'll make sure I change.


BELEN MOZO, Rolex Rankings No. 163

Q So 11 under, tied for the clubhouse lead. Another good day. Just tell us how it went.
BELEN MOZO: Overall it was a very solid day. My putter is just working this week and I'm very glad, I'm very relaxed. I'm actually in shock that I am so relaxed. I'm having so much fun and I just love competing, so this is where I want to be and where I this is what I practice for. So some of the shots I'm missing, but I don't care because it's normal. As long as my putter works, that's fine.

Q Is the golf course drying up at all out there? Is it playing a little tougher than it did yesterday?
BELEN MOZO: It is drying a little bit. There's a few greens that we are playing with a little roll, but still not as last year. It's a different golf course.

Q How would you compare this year to last year?
BELEN MOZO: Last year I think the wind was a major factor and the course was so dry that, I mean, you've just got to be really aware of where to position the ball from the tee because the wind and the rolls on the fairways can trick you.

Q Really there's no defenses this year with the wind or anything along those lines?
BELEN MOZO: No, not much. Today we played really early. We never had wind. The little wind we had it didn't affect my ball at all so it was good, it was a good morning.

Q We talked yesterday about relaxing and having fun out there after yesterday's round. Is that something you've struggled with in the past tournaments?
BELEN MOZO: I did. I mean, I'm a Spaniard girl and I'm very passionate, emotional, so I get very pissed and I get I just get also very excited. So I learned through all these years that I have just got to keep it a little bit low, a little bit low key. And I lost my confidence for the last two months and it wasn't just technique or anything. It was just, I don't know what happened, and I guess I was just not having fun. I was just thinking too much, and the simpler the better. I have a very simple swing. Growing up I've always had only one coach and not a lot of technique changes in anything in my swing. So the simpler the better. I know how to make birdies here, so I just try to go out there and don't have a lot of thoughts and just swing freely.

Q (Inaudible) event that caused your lack of confidence?
BELEN MOZO: Actually it is. I just got worn out. I played too many tournaments in a row without going back home and so it got to a point where it became routine and I wasn't just going with a lot of passion to practice and everything. My weeks off I did not go back home, and I stayed on the West Coast and that wasn't good. I learned from my experience. Even though it was my third year on the tour, I'm still making a lot of rookie mistakes. You know, I started getting very worn out the middle of the season and I played bad and then that brought the bad confidence low confidence.

Q So you've got to learn to pace yourself?
BELEN MOZO: Yeah, I mean, we're girls. I think guys are tougher. Girls need to go back to their family and their boyfriends and do a little girl stuff.

Q We're wimps too.

Q When did you take the time off?
BELEN MOZO: I didn't. I just didn't I mean, I didn't take time off and then it all snowballed because I had surgery on my shoulder, left shoulder, 2009, and I had to pull out from ShopRite. I believe the injuries are mentally most of the time and I was just not in it and my shoulder was bugging me and I just didn't want to risk it. So I pulled out from ShopRite and rested that week. That was a few days, not a lot, because then I had to get ready for the next one.

Q You're still looking for your first tour win. You're only 25. Do you think
BELEN MOZO: 24.

Q 24, sorry. You're still a youngster on the tour. Do you think that tournament inexperience, if I can put it that way, will help you as the pressure builds in the third and fourth rounds?
BELEN MOZO: I didn't quite get the question.

Q You haven't won yet. Do you think that inexperience might help you as the pressure builds here?
BELEN MOZO: Well, there's always a first win, right? And you've just got to think that because it's going to be my first win if I'm able to pull it off. You've just got to know that you know how to play golf like the other ones. I mean, W's help because you're in that position more often and you know how to calm yourself. But if I keep playing how calm I am during all this time, I'm going to be fine. I have my brother on my bag. Again, I love being in this position. It's too bad I wasn't more this year because I know I should have been, but I just love it. So I'm going to go out there and just enjoy it because it's truly a cool experience.

Q What's your brother's name?
BELEN MOZO: Jesus.

Q Can you spell that?
BELEN MOZO: It's like Jesus.

Q How old is he?
BELEN MOZO: He's 29.

Q He has been on your bag for how long?
BELEN MOZO: Two years, but he caddied for me When I was amateur too, and he probably knows my game better than I do well, not really. I know my game a lot.

Q Just don't guess pissed?
BELEN MOZO: No.

Q (Inaudible)
BELEN MOZO: (Inaudible) get a little tricky on you. You definitely have to play good. I'm playing very well, hitting the ball really long and straight believe it or not. But, yeah, I will say.

Q As a player do you prefer the tougher courses or the ones where you can score a lot?
BELEN MOZO: I don't know. Most of the times when you're playing good obviously you want a tough course because you don't care. When you're playing good and you have confidence, you don't care how the course is set up, but the more birdies you make, you'll get more confidence built up and maybe you start playing better.


BROOKE HENDERSON, amateur


Q (Inaudible.) How does it feel?

BROOKE HENDERSON: It's great. Definitely got some putts rolling in today, which was definitely better. Started at one over through two, so I wasn't too sure how the day was going to go, but I made a long putt on 3 and there was a lot of fans around so it definitely got the adrenaline going. And from there I was able to make some birdies and finished out 18 for birdie to finish out 6 under for the tournament.

Q How much has the crowd support meant to you this week?

BROOKE HENDERSON: It's been amazing. Lots of family and friends, people I know personally, and just everyone out there is so happy and wishing me all the best.

Q What are your hopes for the weekend?

BROOKE HENDERSON: Just trying to lower that score, keep it in the red and see if we can maybe get to 10.

Q Was this one goal, just making the cut, was that one of your goals?

BROOKE HENDERSON: Yeah, definitely.

Q So it feels great to have done that?

BROOKE HENDERSON: Yeah, it's good.

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