Q. Congratulations, sensational 8‑under par round. That’s got to feel pretty special? ROBYN CHOI: Thank you. Yeah, I just had a really good few stretch of holes, back‑to‑back eagles, so that really helped me. But no, I just really tried to keep steady today. I knew how low this course could like ‑‑ we can shoot […]
Q. Congratulations, sensational 8‑under par round. That’s got to feel pretty special?
ROBYN CHOI: Thank you. Yeah, I just had a really good few stretch of holes, back‑to‑back eagles, so that really helped me. But no, I just really tried to keep steady today. I knew how low this course could like ‑‑ we can shoot on that course, so just tried to ‑‑
Q. So it started on the seventh?
ROBYN CHOI: Yes, the seventh. Yeah, I went eagle, eagle, birdie, birdie, birdie, yeah. Yeah, from the seventh, yeah, I just made a really big putt on seven and then I was just lucky the second shot on eight just went in the hole, yeah. It was a lucky day.
Q. From how far?
ROBYN CHOI: My second shot?
ROBYN CHOI: That was about 124. It was like into the wind so I just hit like a punch 7 and I think it was like one bounce and in, yeah.
Q. How long was the putt on seven?
ROBYN CHOI: Seven was maybe like a 40‑footer maybe.
Q. A bomb?
ROBYN CHOI: It was a long one.
Q. Have you had a stretch like that in your playing career before?
ROBYN CHOI: No, no, this is my lowest round I’ve had in a tournament and practise round. Yeah, I’m pretty excited today.
Q. What does it feel like?
ROBYN CHOI: I’m excited actually, like just going into the weekend just being in contention. I mean, I haven’t had that in my professional career yet, so I’m looking forward to tomorrow, yeah.
Q. Have you looked at the leaderboard around you, the names around you?
ROBYN CHOI: Well, I’ve had a little glimpse on No. 10, like when I was on the 10th hole, just where I would be, but no, I haven’t seen a scoreboard yet.
Q. You’re obviously playing well enough. Will the nerves be a factor?
ROBYN CHOI: I guess nerves are something we always have to play with, but I mean, trying to play with that and controlling it is probably what we have to do. I’m hoping I could hold onto that tomorrow.
Q. You played a few LPGA Tour events obviously, but this is one that’s presenting you with a really big opportunity for the rest of the season. Has that dawned upon you?
ROBYN CHOI: Yeah. I mean, if I could play well and then like, you know, best outcome would be winning and then getting my card like that. But I don’t really want to think too much ahead of myself. I’ll probably play one shot at a time tomorrow and we’ll see where it lead me.
Q. What have those experiences been like as a young pro?
ROBYN CHOI: Well, I mean, on the LPGA, I sort of, like I was really like on the cut line, just missing cuts. I really sort of played for the experience, I guess. I wasn’t really up there against all the like world‑class players. I think that has really given me a good experience, I guess, like just I mean, to play, like today I think it came from experience from last year, just playing against world‑class players and just seeing them pretty much every week.