Barracuda Championship

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Truckee, California, USA

Tahoe Mountain Club

Carson Young

Quick Quotes

THE MODERATOR: First group out early in the morning. 15 for the day. How do you feel about it?

CARSON YOUNG: I feel great. I mean, there's a lot of good golf today. A lot of good mid irons and wedges. And just to get a lot of points on the board feels good. Especially after my start of 3-under through 1.

THE MODERATOR: Was this format was there a different style you were playing, maybe a little bit more aggressive with all the birdies on the scorecard?

CARSON YOUNG: I don't think so. I told myself before the round started just play my normal game and don't try to be anymore aggressive than normal. For some reason I just hit a lot of close shots and made 10 birdies today. So that will do in this format.

THE MODERATOR: Tournament debut here. One round through. What are you liking about the course so far?

CARSON YOUNG: I like the tree line. Seems like you got to hit your approaches well out here, which kind of suits my game for the most part. So far I can't say I don't like anything about the course. It seems like it's fitting me well and I'm looking forward to the rest of the week.

THE MODERATOR: Down to the final three events on the season. How would you kind of assess your season so far?

CARSON YOUNG: I would say I had a slow start, but I had a great past few months, so it kind has got me up near the top 100. My goal is to have a strong last three events and try to sneak inside that top 70 to make the playoffs. But if I don't do that I still feel good about the past few months. I've been playing well, I've been trending. Especially how I started this season. So I'm just looking forward to the last few events and hopefully I can make those playoffs.

THE MODERATOR: So you're trending. What part of your game are you feeling strongest about right now?

CARSON YOUNG: I'm driving the ball well, hitting a lot of fairways, and my putter's stayed, I wouldn't say hot, but it stayed pretty consistent the past few months. It hasn't gotten cold on me. I feel like I've gained a little shots here and there with the putter instead of losing strokes on the green like I do sometimes. But, yeah, I feel like my driving's really well, my irons are still there and so it's just the putter's been consistent for me. So that's what's been going great for me.

THE MODERATOR: You have the rest of the afternoon. Have you been able to explore go down to the lake at all? Any plans for the rest of the afternoon?

CARSON YOUNG: We explored Donner Lake earlier in the week. I think we're going to try to maybe go to Lake Tahoe this afternoon, maybe jump in and feel refreshed, sort of the cold plunge sort of. So hopefully we can do that today.

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