TRANSCRIPT | Robyn Choi, 2020 Vic Open, Round 2


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?

Q.  Yeah.

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.


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