An Interview With In-Kyung Kim

 

              RHONDA GLENN:  Kind of a tough day out there for you, difficult.  What went wrong?

              IN-KYUNG KIM:  Well, I didn't make putts, yeah.

              RHONDA GLENN:  You didn't make your putts?

              IN-KYUNG KIM:  Yeah.  And she played really well.  She made a lot of birdies, so, I don't know.

              I was tired.

              RHONDA GLENN:  You were tired?

              IN-KYUNG KIM:  Yeah, this morning, I had a headache, but, yeah.

              RHONDA GLENN:  You had a headache this morning?

              IN-KYUNG KIM:  Yeah.

              RHONDA GLENN:  Do you think it was playing two rounds yesterday in the hot sun, did that make you tired?

              IN-KYUNG KIM:  Tired, yeah.  And she played really well.  She's a great player.

              RHONDA GLENN:  Well, you made quite a name for yourself this week.  You made a lot of friends and new fans who came out and watched you, does that feel good or how does it feel?

              IN-KYUNG KIM:  I really just feel like --

              RHONDA GLENN:  How disappointed are you, or how mad are you?

              IN-KYUNG KIM:  I'm not mad.  I played like not my best today.

              Q.  How frustrating is it when somebody is shooting 6-under the first nine holes?

              IN-KYUNG KIM:  She played 6-under?

                I don't know.  She played good.  That's perfect.

              RHONDA GLENN:  It's hard to beat that.

              IN-KYUNG KIM:  Yeah, like today my swing, my shooting was good, but I didn't putt.  That was the problem, I missed so many putts.

              RHONDA GLENN:  Thank you so much for being with us.  You were wonderful and you're going to be a great, great player and you're going to have many victories, many wins.

              IN-KYUNG KIM:  Thank you.

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U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

TICKETS – Admission and parking for all seven days of the championship are free of charge.

WHO CAN PLAY? – The U.S. Women’s Amateur is open to female amateurs who have USGA Handicap Indexes not exceeding 5.4. Entries closed June 15.

DEFENDING CHAMPION – Jane Park, 18, or Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., will defend the title she won in 2004.

THE FIELD – The 2005 field will include seven Georgia players. They are Laura Coble of Augusta, Jackie Beers of Bonaire, Alina Lee of Evans, Kyu Ri Ban of Duluth, Dori Carter of Valdosta, Diana Ramage of Fayetteville and Margaret Shirley of Roswell.

TELEVISION COVERAGE – Match-play rounds will be telecast on The Golf Channel Aug. 3-7 from 4-6 p.m., EDT.

OTHER PROMINENT PAST CHAMPIONS – Patty Berg, 1938; Betty Jameson, 1939, 1940; Babe Didrickson Zaharias, 1946; Louise Suggs, 1947; Beth Daniel, 1975, 1977; Juli Simpson (Inkster), 1980, 1981, 1982; Pat Hurst, 1990; Kelli Kuehne, 1995, 1996; Grace Park, 1998; Dorothy Delasin, 1999.

CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE CONDITIONS – The following mowing heights will be used for the championship: fairways 1/2"; tees 7/16"; collars 1/4". Putting greens will be prepared so that they are firm and fast; to measure approximately 11 feet on the USGA Stimpmeter. Intermediate rough: 1", width approximately 72" along fairways, width approximately 30" wide around putting greens. Primary rough: 2 1/4".

FUTURE WOMEN’S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP SITES – The 2006 U. S. Women’s Amateur will be conducted at Pumpkin Ridge G.C., North Plains, Ore., Aug. 7 – 13.

MEDIA CONTACT – The Media Center for the U.S. Women’s Amateur will be located in the main clubhouse at Ansley Golf Club. Rhonda Glenn and Beth Murrison will be the USGA staff members on site. The Media Center phone numbers are (678)639-7488 and (678)639-7494.

 

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