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How excited are you that this year’s U.S. Women’s Open is in your backyard? I am so thrilled that the U.S. Women’s Open is so close to my hometown of San Jose! I am so excited for every- one to see that NorCal has some of the best courses on earth, and that we are more than a dotcom haven! I have tons of friends and family that still call the greater San Jose area home, so I am looking forward to spending time with them!


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How familiar are you with CordeValle? What would you tell fellow players to expect? I have played CordeValle a couple of times before. I love the course. Its beautiful rolling fairways and demanding greens will provide a great challenge to the competitors.


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How’d you get into golf? My father introduced my siblings and myself to the game of golf when I was just shy of 12.


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Where did you play growing up and when did you know you were good enough to play for a living? I grew up on the range of Santa Clara Golf &Tennis, which sadly is now the parking lot for the new Levi’s Stadium! I spent most weeknights pounding balls on the range and then eventually made my way to the course there. Great friendships were forged and lessons taught. I was 15 when I knew I was good enough to play golf for a liv- ing, but I didn’t know about playing professionally until I was 17. I just knew I was going to play golf for the rest of my life.


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Was it scary for you to turn pro at 18 years old? It was a very thrilling time for me. I knew what I wanted to do for a living, which was play golf. I was practicing and preparing for a tour- nament on what is now the Symetra Tour on my 18th birthday and just turned to my father, who caddied for me for 3.5 years and said “I guess I’m a pro now that I’m 18!”





I think the NCGA did a wonderful job supporting golf when I was growing up.”


photo caption SPRING 2016 / NCGA.ORG / 45


PHOTO: AP


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