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.
did the weather delays affect you?
wasnít too loose when I started again. I just didnít get quite the same
did you play after the weather delay?
bogeys, one birdie.
were conditions after the delay?
course really played a lot different. The greens were slowing the ball
down. When the ball landed, you could hear a splash.
did it feel to finish so well at the Womenís Open this year?
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.
the difference between an event like this and the Womenís Open and events
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.
kind of player will succeed here, in these weather conditions?
good one. Someone who is patient.