Q. Take us through your round a little bit.
LYDIA KO: I mean it was ?? I didn’t start off very well. I made a bogey on the second hole, and then I came back with a good birdie on 3, but then made a bogey on 8 and I was suddenly at one over par for the Front 9. Bogeyed 10.
But I kind of grinded it out, made two birdies in a row and then made another bogey, then made another birdie. So it was kind of a birdie?bogey day, but I’m pretty happy that I finished 1?under.
Q. The shot on 17, what did you hit into there?
LYDIA KO: I hit an 8?iron.
Q. About 140?
LYDIA KO: Yeah, 143.
Q. Do you get the sense that people are getting to know you now with each tournament, each day that you play?
LYDIA KO: Yeah, definitely. You know, some people out there today, one of the guys were wearing a “go Lydia” shirt, and I would have never expected that, so I’m so thankful for all the people that have come out here. I mean, you know, we’ve been getting great support this week.
Q. How cool is it for you personally when you see stuff like that? Last year a lot of people didn’t know you.
LYDIA KO: Yeah. I guess kind of people know me more and more as I play more tournaments, and I guess the better I play, they’ll know me more.
This is really cool that a lot of people recognize me and clap for me. And I think getting the support has been tremendous.
Q. Do you think you can win this tournament? Can you get low enough do you think tomorrow?
LYDIA KO: It all depends tomorrow. I mean the leaders and the girls that are out there are still playing well, and definitely the girls that are four or five shots, you never know. A lot of the par?5s you can kind of get on for two and someone might make an eagle and that’s a two stroke right there.
Q. What do you think it’ll take for you to get there? Is it going to be 65, 66?
LYDIA KO: It’s definitely going to be a low one. I’m already four or five shots behind right now. I just need to play my own game. If I play well and somebody plays better, I can’t do much about it.
Q. How is the wrist?
LYDIA KO: My wrist is feeling better. I can still feel it, but I mean as long as it doesn’t get worse, you know, I gotta just kind of ice it.