Player Diary: Se Ri Pak
Se Ri Pak, winner of the 1998 Women’s Open, finished the championship
at 18-over 302. She shared her thoughts with www.uswomensopen.com:
I had a bad day, just a really bad day. Everything just went badly.
I hit a really bad shot on the 14th and just nothing worked for me [Sunday].
The course was incredibly firm, from fairways to greens, everything
was as firm as could be and made it very difficult to control the ball.
I'm really glad to get out of here after four grueling days, but I
am disappointed as well. I worked so hard for this championship all
year and had a bad week. There's nothing you can do about it now, but
it is just difficult to think about right now.
At the same time I am glad it is done, over. It's not my last tournament
or last Open; there are many more to go and I will take some positives
It was a pretty good experience to hang in there and control my emotions
over four days. Good days, bad days - you can't always have good days.
This week I was hoping to handle the situations that presented themselves,
so from that standpoint I have learned a lot. I have learned I need
to work harder on different aspects of my game.
My wrist is still hurting with the firm ground, but the problem was
not my wrist, but my game [Sunday].
I will go to the doctor to have it checked out, but will I'm sure I
will be fine.