Aree Song, 17, of Korea, is among the early leaders, at even-par 71. Aree is the 1999 U.S. Girlsí Junior champion and was the low amateur at the Womenís Open twice, including the 2003 championship, where she finished fifth. She is playing in her fourth U.S. Womenís Amateur. Her best finish was in 2000, when she made it to the semifinals.


How did the weather delays affect you?

I wasnít too loose when I started again. I just didnít get quite the same flow back.


How did you play after the weather delay?

Two bogeys, one birdie.


How were conditions after the delay?

The course really played a lot different. The greens were slowing the ball down. When the ball landed, you could hear a splash.


How did it feel to finish so well at the Womenís Open this year?

I think the main thing was the experience for me. Itíll be so good for me down the road when I get in that position again.


Whatís the difference between an event like this and the Womenís Open and events like that?

I donít think thereís much of a difference. The main thing is that itís match play. You take it day by day, more than at stroke play tournaments.


What kind of player will succeed here, in these weather conditions?

A good one. Someone who is patient.



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