NCAA Championship Day One Quotes
On the team's round:
"We had two good rounds with a 71 and 73. I am really proud of Spencer (Fulford) and Logan (Blondell) for those rounds. We also had a 76, 77, and 79. To compete at this level, you can't do it with two scores. We need to regroup and hopefully have to four good scores on the board tomorrow. The course is playing good, and there are some birdies out there."
On overcoming mistakes:
"You have to play solid all day. That is what the two guys did that played well, and just took what the course gave them. They didn't make any major mistakes. A couple of guys struggled a bit, and made a couple of mistakes."
On playing here before:
"I have played the course once, but none of my players had before. I played last year as a guest, so I had one look at it. The course is a phenomenal facility."
On The Honors Course:
"It is a great golf course. They have added some length since the last NCAA tournament. They are asking a lot of the players. You can't lose focus for a second or two."
Georgia Southern Senior Spencer Fulford
On his opening round:
"I played OK, got a few breaks. Like on 16, the ball was a foot from going in the water, it stayed up and I made a great par. Overall, it was pretty good."
On the slow start:
"A little bit of it was nerves. I started off well, made four great shots on No. 1. Made a poor swing on No. 2 and was 2-over through three holes. I was just like, 'There are a lot of birdie holes.' Luckily, I birdied the next two and played even after that."
Could you have shot a lower round?
"Maybe one or two shots lower, but not really. I got away with two good breaks so it was fortunate."
On representing the Southern Conference:
"It is extremely important. We know this is where Chattanooga plays all of the time. They usually beat up on us every year. Furman had a great year, but they are not here, so hopefully we can do them proud."
Thoughts on The Honors Course:
"This course is unbelievable. It is definitely in the top three. I have played Augusta National and then probably this course."
- Category: Golf
- Published on Tuesday, 01 June 2010 19:46