GLENN : Congratulation. What a great week for you. You played great.-
PARK : Thank you.
GLENN : -- so beautifully. I know you weren't as pleased with the way
you played today compared to the way you played yesterday. But there
had to be some real high points to this round as well as some low points.
Tell us about that.
PARK : Well, high point -- I think the biggest high point today was
that putt on No. 13 , where I made that what
was it like 25-footer, 20-footer. I got to within 1-up, but I guess
the momentum was just on her side today. I just didn't pull it off the
way I'd like to.
GLENN : How do you feel about your performance overall? Did you come
here expecting to win or did you surpass your expectations?
PARK : I just came here to have fun and learn more and get better at
this game. Golf is not perfect. You can never perfect it. I think I
played very well this past week. I think I played very well the past
couple of days but not today (laughs), but
What did you find out about yourself this week, maybe that you didn't
know that you had -- anything to take specifically from this event?
PARK : I learned that I can make a lot of birdies (laughs)
. I learned that my game is improving slowly as time goes
on. I know it's not going to go backwards; it going to go forwards.
I am just going to keep on improving.
How does it make you a sharper competitor going against this caliber
of player all week?
PARK : I am just the same 'ole girl. I don't really think of myself
as a runner-up at the U.S. women's Amateur .
I just think of myself as the same person, practice harder and try to
get there some day.
What weren't you happy with today?
PARK : I wasn't happy with my iron shots. Yesterday my iron shots were
near perfect and today I didn't hit any decent shots today. I just couldn't
play my irons today. That's the biggest disappointment that I have today.
Was it frustrating a couple of times -- I think was 9, 10, 11 she gave
you some openings by missing the green. Then you missed the green also
-- if you could have stuck one in there it might have put a lot more
pressure on her?
PARK : Yeah. I don't know my swing, it felt good, but I guess I just
didn't trust it well enough. I know she gave me a lot of openings but
I just didn't take advantage of them and I think that's just another
way that I learned something about my game that I have to take advantage
when I can and just zone in when you have to.
You won three straight holes to even the match. What are you thinking
at that point?
PARK : I am thinking this is going anywhere. It could go to me or her,
and I felt pretty good after I made that putt on number, No.
5 but unfortunately I made a bogey after that one. That's
Did that little run there back to even affect you on the next hole where
you bogeyed it?
PARK : No, I think I just got a little bit unlucky on my third shot.
I was almost pin-high and I just rolled all the way off the green. It
was into the wind and my ball just spun back because that's what it
usually does. It spins like mad.
GLENN: Her ball mark hit -- I was standing behind the pin, it hit just
a little bit short of the pin and then took one skip beyond the pin;
then it started going back.
PARK : It was unlucky, I think.
Were you ever nervous today?
PARK : I wasn't nervous. I was just -- I just kept thinking I can do
this, I can do this. Unfortunately nothing really went my way today.
I could have played better, I know that. But I just learned that --
I just learned a couple of things that I should improve on, my mentality
side and just practice harder, that's it.
Going to be a junior in high school. Are you going to win one by the
-- are you going to win one of these things by the time you are done?
PARK : With high school?
PARK : Oh, definitely (laughs) .
What about high school?
PARK : High school matches.
GLENN : Win one before you finish high school, Bob
PARK : Yeah, it is possible.
GLENN : Have you ever played in front of this many people?
PARK : Yeah, there was a good crowd at the U.S. Open .
Especially on the last hole. The crowd doesn't really bother me. They
actually -- they pump me up a little bit. I know I can hear all
the guys out there supporting me today and I am disappointed I let them
GLENN : Feel a little better about the gallery today than you did the
PARK : Yeah.
What part of her game impressed you?
PARK : Her short game. Her short game was very good today, or it must
be good all the time because I never played with her before. This is
the first time I ever played in the same group with her. I never seen
her play. I didn't know what to expect and her short game was sharp.
I was very impressed with that.
GLENN : What about the bunker shot that you hit though on the 9th hole
this afternoon, the 27th hole, you had no room --
PARK : That was impossible. (Laughs) .
knew if I let it on the green it is just going to roll 20 feet by so
I just opened the club as much as I can, opened my stance and made a
very, very small swing and it came out perfect.
GLENN : Then you hit a great chip on the next hole after you went over
the green on No. 10 . I mean, that was a scary
looking lie where the gallery had trampled in...
PARK : It was a hard pin; grass was running against my ball and it was
very, very hard to catch it clean, but I caught a little too clean but
it rolled by, but I made the putt coming back, so...
This is your last event for the summer other than Solheim Cup
PARK : No, I have a couple of AGA events to go to.
Is that going to seem rather easy?
GLENN : Seems like a big deal to you after this.
PARK : Oh, yeah. I am still a junior golfer. I have to -- in order
to be a good amateur I have to be the No. 1
junior golfer. I have to reach one step at a time.
GLENN : What day does school start?
PARK : I have no idea. Because we just --
PARK : 9 -12.
PARK : I am actually moving to another part of the city, or another
town, so I have no idea when school starts.
Where are you moving TO?
PARK : I am going to Rancho Cucamonga , California .
Does that mean you are going to go to a new high school?
PARK : Yeah, new high school, new friends.
Do you know which one?
PARK : No. No idea.
GLENN : You are to be congratulated. Thank you for being so gracious
to come in and talk to us.
PARK : Sure.
GLENN : Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
PARK : I have fun doing this.
GLENN : We had fun having you, Jane . We look forward to seeing you
a lot of years down the road.
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