U.S. Adaptive Open

Monday, July 18, 2022

Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA

Pinehurst Resort & C.C. (Course No. 6)

Kim Moore

Quick Quotes

THE MODERATOR: Kim Moore, as of right now sitting in first place with a score of plus 4. Can you talk us through your round out there.

KIM MOORE: I mean, it was pretty ho-hum, a lot of pars, not a lot of birdies, nothing higher than a bogey, so just played consistent. I had a couple bad shots here and there, but didn't finish the greatest on either nine. But that's why we have another round, another two rounds. Hopefully I can improve on that.

Q. Just bigger picture, how does it feel to be a part of this championship? Obviously it's the first ever playing of it.

KIM MOORE: It's very exciting. It's very humbling, and it's been a long time coming. But I'm just excited to be here, excited to be a part of it, and I can't wait to see how this grows. But I'm just super excited to be here and very humbled, and I'm just -- you guys are doing great.

Q. How rewarding is it to share the course with so many other inspiring athletes?

KIM MOORE: I mean, this is where a lot of the pros that everybody knows have played, so just playing on a course like this is challenging and fun. It's just cool to kind of go through the holes and know that this player has played here, and it's just neat to really see the history behind the course and just the history behind this entire place.

Q. Has there been a moment the last three days where you just sort of sat there and were taken aback by what's here, with the history and what's being accomplished?

KIM MOORE: Yeah, when we had our welcome banquet, it was really cool just to see the magnitude of this event and how many people have been a part of this event to put it on and to make it successful. Being the first one, I know there's going to be opportunities to get even better, and it's just very exciting knowing that that's going to be a possibility.

Yeah, coming here, stepping on the range, having your name on the tee marker, that's all really, really special. Yeah, just every single day, just walking up from the parking lot, it's really cool to just be a part of it.

Q. Put on your coach hat quickly; what would you tell yourself as a coach going into round 2 with the lead?

KIM MOORE: You can't win anything on the first day, so just staying patient and playing one hole at a time. I always tell my players that bogeys don't kill you, so I've got to remember that. Just trying to learn from your mistakes and learn for tomorrow and hopefully put together another solid round.

Q. Have you told your players or what have you heard from your players about supporting you this week?

KIM MOORE: They're just excited. They're sending me texts: Good luck, Coach. I know they're watching. I know they're following along. But yeah, they're just excited for me.

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