U.S. Adaptive Open

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA

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

Kiefer Jones

Quick Quotes

Q. We have Kiefer Jones. Nice playing out there today. Can you talk us through your round?

KIEFER JONES: Yeah, it was not quite as pleasant as yesterday but kept the big numbers off the scorecard today. Felt like I didn't putt as well today as I did yesterday. It felt a little bit grindy at times, but it was good. Yeah, just didn't hit the shots I hit yesterday, but ended up shooting one better.

Q. How does it feel to be part of this first ever playing of the Adaptive Open Championship?

KIEFER JONES: It's special. Like I was saying to a couple people back home, it's the first time I've ever felt as close to like a Tour event as possible. I've been to a lot of golf tournaments before, nothing this spectacular, and to be told by every single person you meet, every volunteer, every spectator that they're so impressed with everybody and so inspired by everybody and what they're doing out here, especially some of the leaders at the top of the leaderboard there, that's some incredible golf. It's really fun.

Q. How rewarding is it to share the course with so many inspiring athletes with similar stories as you?

KIEFER JONES: Yeah, I mean, there's so much history here. Just to play here is special. But to be playing against some real incredible golfers who have gone through -- everybody has gone through different struggles, but they battle through it and everybody -- for their own story, everybody has got their own story and their own path that they did to get here. It's pretty cool.

Q. How do you think this championship will help amplify those stories in the adaptive community and bring them to light?

KIEFER JONES: I think it's going to go a long ways. For myself especially, I've already had quite a few people contact me asking, hey, how do I get into this event next year, so there's people that didn't know about it this year that already know about it and they're already looking at how they can get into it next year.

Just everybody doing their part to share this, get the word out, there's a lot of people that want to take part in this, as we know from how many people tried to get in it the first year here.

FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports
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