Front Nine With Women's Amateur Finalist Amanda Blumenherst
Stuart Hall sat down with finalist Amanda Blumenherst and asked nine questions about her life in and outside the game of golf.
1. Q: Where do you see yourself in the game of golf in five years?
A: “On the LPGA Tour — and hopefully having some success.”
2. Q: Still one day to go, but what’s been your favorite story — on or off the course — from this week?
A: “Probably when I made that short putt [on Saturday at No. 16] to get into the final.”
3. Q: If you could play with only three clubs in your bag, which three would you use?
A: “Driver, 8-iron and putter.”
4. Q: If you could be the Czar of golf, what one rule would you change or implement?
A: “You could move your ball out of a divot.”
5. Q: What’s one thing about yourself that would make people go “hmm … ?“ or find surprising?
A: “I don’t like chocolate.”
6. Q: Do you have an iPod? If so, what one song have you played the most this week?
A: “Yes, I have one. I actually haven’t listened to music on my iPod this week. But my songs are anything Rascal Flatts, ‘Life is a highway,’ ‘Mayberry.’ ”
7. Q: Is there a favorite quote that you adhere to or what’s the best advice you’ve been given?
A: “Definitely, the glass is always half full. Always having optimism.”
8. Q: Should you win on Sunday, you get a two-year exemption into the U.S. Women’s Open. When you hear U.S. Women’s Open, what immediately comes to mind?
A: “What comes to mind? … Winning.”
9. Q: Do you have a Facebook account and, if so, how many friends do you have?
A: “Yes. I actually don’t know how many friends I have. I just say yes to whoever asks.”