RHONDA GLENN: This is the highest level you've reached in golf. You've
been to the quarterfinals of the 2000 WAPL, but this is an entirely
BECKY LUCIDI: Yes.
RHONDA GLENN: Stephanie Parel says you are a lifer in the WAPL.
BECKY LUCIDI: Yeah.
RHONDA GLENN: You have reached the quarterfinals there in 2000.
What is the difference playing and competing in this compared to playing
competing in that?
BECKY LUCIDI: Well, you like to have the same mind frame because you
want to go in each tournament expecting to win but as far as this tournament
being different, the competition is as good as it gets. These are the
best ams in the world. You saw how many countries are represented here.
But it's just ‑‑ it's the best of the best here so it makes
it that much more difficult.
RHONDA GLENN: At what point today did you feel as if I am going to
win? I know you were 5 up at first; obviously you must have felt that.
That's a dangerous thought, isn't it?
BECKY LUCIDI: Yeah, it is. I started off well. I won the first four
holes and then I was 5 up going into 9 and then she hit it in there
tight, and I just and I came just over it and I was left on 9. I don't
know if you ‑‑ I had no shot, and so I gave her the
hole, but ‑‑ I am sorry, what was the question?
RHONDA GLENN: Just tell us how it went after at that point
BECKY LUCIDI: I started off well. Actually both my matches today
started off really well in the beginning. Then right around the middle
of the turn both of my opponents started playing well. Like I think
Emily had four birdies in a row. In the morning Liz had like three
birdies in a row or something, so I kind of capitalized on the front
part or the first part of the match. They kind of came through in the
middle. But I was fortunate enough so that I had a strong enough lead
in both matches in the morning, to kind of finish it out and win.
Q. Was there a point where you are saying in the second match
here we go again; it was almost deja vu for you?
BECKY LUCIDI: Yeah, it was, on 14. I am not a big fan of that hole.
That's where ‑‑ I knew ‑‑ I knew
I had a good shot at 15 to reach it in 2 and I didn't think that that
was a possibility for Emily, especially after seeing her tee shot, she
didn't quite catch it all. I felt better after that.
RHONDA GLENN: Why don't you like 14?
BECKY LUCIDI: I don't know. It's a great driver hole. I just don't
like the approach shot that much. I will love it tomorrow though.
That will be my favorite hole out there. (Laughter).
Q. Talk about this morning's match 30 on the front nine?
BECKY LUCIDI: Yeah!.
Q. Is that some of the best nine ‑‑
BECKY LUCIDI: I think that was my best nine ever.
Q. 3 of the first 4 birdied?
BECKY LUCIDI: Yeah, 1, 2 and 4.
Q. What was ‑‑
BECKY LUCIDI: I had to put everything in too. No putts were given.
I was hitting it close the first part then I felt really strong about
my putting, and confident that I knew where it was lined up it was going
RHONDA GLENN: First time this week you felt that way?
BECKY LUCIDI: Kind of. I felt well strong about my putting all week,
but I felt really good about it today.
Q. Kind of know in that first match ‑‑ well probably
even this afternoon too that look, even though you got this lead I
am sure you have heard of each of your two opponents you knew that
there was no way they were going away?
BECKY LUCIDI: Yeah, they don't give up. Any girl in this tournament
just because you are 4‑down after 4, the tournament is not over
by any means or the match isn't over.
RHONDA GLENN: Do you know Lindsay?
BECKY LUCIDI: We're good friends.
RHONDA GLENN: Joking around friends?
BECKY LUCIDI: Yeah, exactly.
RHONDA GLENN: Looking forward to playing against her?
BECKY LUCIDI: I am. She's going to want to beat me just as much as
I want to beat her. It will be nothing but good sportsmanship and fun
out there tomorrow and good golf because I know she's really playing
well. She almost had a hole-in-one on 7 today.
Q. How do you put the friendship aside?
BECKY LUCIDI: You know, you just ‑‑ obviously when you
are hitting your golf shot you are not thinking about your friendship
so it's kind of , I don't know, automatic.
Q. Did you get hit by a car or something?
BECKY LUCIDI: Yeah.
Q. Last year?
BECKY LUCIDI: Yeah.
Q. Tell me that story.
BECKY LUCIDI: In November, November 30th actually Friday November
30th I was riding my bike to school because the school we go to everybody
lives in about a two‑block radius. It's not a very safe neighborhood.
And I was riding my bike to school in a bike lane and a car hit me from
the back left and I landed on my right side and it broke my arm head
of my radius bone.
Q. How long did you have to take off?
BECKY LUCIDI: Six weeks.
Q. Someone told me ‑ I didn't see it ‑ on 9 you
stopped your swing. Does your shoulder still ‑‑
BECKY LUCIDI: Yeah, pops out sometimes and on 9 on the tee it popped
out right there so I just ‑‑ I can't swing down because
it's popped, so, it's easy to stop.
Q. No big deal you just pop it back in and ‑‑
BECKY LUCIDI: Well, here it's goes, but like you see you see this,
like how you can do that. When you take it back you can just feel it.
You can't swing. It's my right shoulder, I am just double‑jointed
on that side.
RHONDA GLENN: What do you do?
BECKY LUCIDI: I get up to the top of my swing and you can just feel
this move here, so I just stopped ‑‑
RHONDA GLENN: It's okay once you stop?
BECKY LUCIDI: Yeah, it rarely happens.
Q. Still get sore? After 36 and you have taken 140 swing today....
BECKY LUCIDI: I don't mean to sound like an old man or a golden retriever
but sometimes my elbow hurts when it rains, seriously, you know. But
it does. The weather bothers it sometimes. But nothing extreme by
any means, just a little sore.
Q. It was just six months off so basically during Christmas
BECKY LUCIDI: Yeah, I was ‑‑ perfect timing just finished
our last tournament, I couldn't have gotten hit by a car at any other
time. Perfect timing.
RHONDA GLENN: Six months off?
BECKY LUCIDI: Six weeks.
Q. What did you hit into 17 this afternoon?
BECKY LUCIDI: 9‑iron.
RHONDA GLENN: That's pretty good. Average length of your tee shot?
BECKY LUCIDI: Maybe 235, 240. Well, I don't know.
Q. I am not buying it.
BECKY LUCIDI: There was a lot of wind this afternoon too which helped
and a lot of these fairways roll so if you hit it in the correct spot
of the fairway you are going to gain yardage. I don't know it's probably
further than that.
Q. You and Liz this morning, who was further?
BECKY LUCIDI: We were pretty much neck and neck, I think for the
most part. She got me on a few holes. I got her on a couple.
Q. How much does Ed Connors the caddie helped you?
BECKY LUCIDI: Extremely, he's helped me so much. He's been caddying
here since 1963, so he knows pretty much every inch of this golf course.
Q. He read putts for you as well?
BECKY LUCIDI: Yeah, he tells me what he thinks and I just take at
that and do with it as I want. Sometimes I listen. Sometimes I don't
when I should, but you got to go with your gut most of the time.
Q. You carried your own bag for the qualifying but you picked
him up for the match play?
BECKY LUCIDI: Right.
Q. What driver are you hitting?
BECKY LUCIDI: A VFT Callaway.
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