Blasberg, 19, of Corona, Calif., is among the early leaders with a 1-under-par
70. Blasberg, the NCAA Freshman of the Year, has played in five consecutive
U.S. Womenís Amateurs Ė in 1999 and 2002 she made it to the third round.
to be done with your round?
a relief. Itís been very hard out there today. The hardest part probably
was with that two-hour delay, just sitting around to play two holes.
They blew the horn and I made my putt and my group hadnít finished out
yet, so Iíve been sitting around for two hours just to sign my scorecard.
about your round today
got off to a good front nine. I was making putts, which isnít always
a given for me. It doesnít usually happen too much. I had a double bogey
on the eighth hole, and that hurt my score a little bit. I was consistent
on the back nine Ė all pars.
do the delays affect you?
hard on rhythm. You get in a rhythm out there, and I was hitting the
ball pretty good, and then I come out on the last two holes and Iím
just so tight and nothing was really working, so I got out of there
with a couple pars, thankfully. Itís got to be tough on some of the
girls out there right now, trying to get their swing back.
think I got lucky with my tee time, being able to get through most of
you playing a light schedule this summer?
usually have more tournaments, but they were junior tournaments before.
This year is my first amateur season and there really arenít that many.
The Trans was just a couple days ago and it was too hectic Ė I wanted
to get ready for this. I usually play a lot.
do you think of the course?
real demanding with the irons. The rough is really hard to get out of.
Itís not too long, but itís long enough. It suits my game pretty well.