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In Gee Chun, first round leader on Thursday at the Evian Championship, 63 (-8):

"I could see the putting lines very well, and I was so good rolling the ball on those lines. With more rain, everything is getting easier. After the Olympics, when I put a bit too much pressure on myself, I told myself to have fun on the course. I was still quite nervous this morning. Probably because there's a lot at stake here, Evian being the final major of the season."

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So Yeon Ryu, 66 (-5):

"You know, bogey-free round is always good. But my putting was not great compared to the other sides of my game. I expect to make more birdies the next three days. My eagle on 13? I hit a driver, a 3-wood to 240 from the hole and finished with a putt of a good 10 meters!"

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Albane Valenzuela, 2nd participation, 74 today:

"I was able to play other major tournaments this year, the ANA Inspiration and US Open, but Evian, in terms of organization, is really a cut above the rest. I really didn't play my best today. I started with three bogeys, but I stuck at it, I've always tried to make it. In the end, my scorecard is a bit up and down but I can still go after the cut."


Eun Jeong Seong, winner of the US Women's Amateur and US Junior Girls:

"This is my first major tournament outside the US. That takes a bit of getting used to because the game conditions are a bit different. The greens here are devious. Luckily, they were playing a little slower today because it was wet. I played solidly today and then I double bogeyed 18. But I think I'm still in with a chance to make the cut."


Annie Park, 64 (-7):

"Even though I missed the cut at my last two tournaments, I played pretty well. I felt I was on the right track. I hit some great shots today, and putted well on quite a few greens. It was a fun day!"

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Joanna Klatten (72 today):

"I've made a lot of progress in my game over recent times. The ball leaves the club better. Above all, I've corrected my quick hook tendency. I'm more relaxed on tee shots, feel better in front of the ball which makes me feel optimistic about the future. As for my putting, I'm working on a new, more vertical stance with Thomas Levet."