U.S. Women's Open

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Southern Pines, North Carolina, USA

Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club

Leona Maguire

Quick Quotes

Q. Well, wonderful finish, birdied three out of your final four holes, including the last two. How does that finish kind of make you feel going into tomorrow?

LEONA MAGUIRE: Yeah, I think it's a course you have to stay really patient on, obviously going to have to take your chances where they come, and feel like I did a really good job of hitting a lot of middles of greens, and it was nice to hole that long one on 6 and hit one close on 8 to finish. Some good momentum heading into tomorrow.

Q. How did you feel the course played today and going into the afternoon? Did you feel any wind and how much did the heat factor in?

LEONA MAGUIRE: Yeah, it was warm, the ball was flying. The wind was a little swirly so we just had to pick our moments. It's firming up a little bit, maybe not quite as much as we would have thought, but yeah, you just have to hit good quality golf shots, and for the most part I did that today.

Q. You only missed one fairway today. Do you feel like you drove the ball pretty well?

LEONA MAGUIRE: Yeah, I did. I just had one loose drive on the second, but other than that I felt like I drove it really nice, and that sort of set me up for hitting a lot of the shots into the greens then that I like.

Yeah, it's that kind of golf course; you hit a lot of fairways, a lot of greens, and try and roll in a few.

Q. This is your fourth U.S. Open. What's so special about this tournament and being able to play in this?

LEONA MAGUIRE: Yeah, it's the biggest event on the calendar. Obviously this year with the massive purse increase everybody wanted to be here and everybody wants to be here for the weekend.

I've never shot I don't think even par or under par in any U.S. Open, so today is a big step forward for me and obviously nice to be back in North Carolina again. There's a few Duke people supporting me today and a few Irish people, so yeah, it's nice to be back.

Q. What do you do with the quick turnaround and being able to go out in the morning?

LEONA MAGUIRE: Quick bite to eat and get to bed early pretty much. Yeah, it's a quick turnaround but it'll be nice to be out in sort of the cooler weather tomorrow morning.

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