TRANSCRIPT | Haley Moore, 2020 Vic Open, Round 1


Q.  Haley, first professional round, LPGA professional round as a pro, you started out pretty well.  Tell us how you did today. HALEY MOORE:  Yeah, I pretty much just stayed steady all day.  I just had two birdies.  My first hole I made a really good birdie putt and then made another good one on […]

Q.  Haley, first professional round, LPGA professional round as a pro, you started out pretty well.  Tell us how you did today.

HALEY MOORE:  Yeah, I pretty much just stayed steady all day.  I just had two birdies.  My first hole I made a really good birdie putt and then made another good one on a hole after that, and then coming up 18 I was just outside in the rough and I had a really good look into the green and I hit a really good shot into there, playing the wind properly.  Then I hit it to about eight feet and made the putt, so that was pretty cool.  Then just made the turn after that, just kind of really stayed steady.  Made a couple good up‑and‑downs on the front nine.

Q.  Did you know in your mind that this was a really, really good round for your first time out while you were in the middle of it?

HALEY MOORE:  Yeah.  I was just trying to stick with my game plan all day and not worry about looking at a scoreboard and seeing where I was.  I was just like everything’s going my way and just keep putting the pedal down and just get ready, just keep doing this tomorrow and the next days will be good.

Q.  Tomorrow, playing a different course, different mentality.  How do you take this and put it toward your second round?

HALEY MOORE:  It’s definitely motivating as the Beach course is a little tougher out there, and when I played it it was super windy so I know that when it is windy out there, it does play tough.  So just kind of stick with my game plan with my caddie and I and just really go attack pins that are attackable and then just play safe when I need to.

Q.  I know this isn’t your first time playing in Australia.  Seems comfortable for you down here?

HALEY MOORE:  Yeah, I love it down here.  This country’s absolutely amazing.  All the people are great and love all the golf courses and all the culture behind here.

Q.  Well, congrats.  Welcome to the LPGA Tour.  We’ll see you tomorrow.

HALEY MOORE:  Thank you.


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