A round-up of the best quotes as women golfers return to the Olympic fold..

Charley Hull, playing it cool after shooting a 66

“I don’t really look at what I do. I just kind of get off the golf course and go to the gym. I don’t really analyze where I am. I just kind of think, oh, yeah, I played decent, another round tomorrow. I enjoy it. It’s a lot of fun. I just approach this week as any other week though, mentally as coming into the golf. I feel like I prepared quite well, played quite well coming into it and just having fun this week.”

Stacy Lewis, after tying the course record of 63
“I probably left the range a little bit mad, the swing not really there, not where it needed to be. And then just kind of something throughout the day, I don’t know if something seemed to click and I got some more confidence as the day went on. I think the putts going in definitely helped. Any time you see some putts go in, it frees up the swing a little bit more. But I don’t know, I didn’t expect this today as all.”

Inbee Park (below), the 36-hole leader after two 66s

‘’I think first coming here, I didn’t really know whether I was going to play this week or not due to the injury. Obviously didn’t expect much of a result. It was more of, you know, whether I can play or not. My mindset changed coming here. I just really try to enjoy and really try to show what I’ve just done for the last month.”


 World No 1 Lydia Ko, -3 and seven adrift

“I hit my tee shots very well. So it’s disappointing when you’re not holing many putts out there. I think the big key for me is to stay confident, focus on the shot I have in front of me, and at the end of the day, all I can do is try my best. I feel like there’s still a lot of golf to be played, and I feel like there’s a lower number than what I’ve shot the last two days. Hopefully that’s coming in the next two.”

Norway’s Marianne Skarpnord (-7) on her Olympic digs

“I’m staying in the Team Norway house. It’s great. We have the handball girls, they are doing really well, playing the semis against Russia today. There are a lot of girls and really happy; they are also nice people. Like we’re all here for the same reason, but just different sports and we understand each other. I think it’s just a really cool thing.
“When I first came there, I was thinking, God, this is like going to camp or something, border school or whatever. The food isn’t great. The beds aren’t great. The apartment isn’t great. But the atmosphere and the experience is better and a lot more than I would ever think that it would be. I’m loving it. I think it’s really cool.”


Park leads Lewis by one, Hull two back in Rio

Gallery of day two of women’s Olympic golf 

The best quotes from day one

Mark Townsend

Been watching and playing golf since the early 80s and generally still stuck in this period. Huge fan of all things Robert Rock, less so white belts. Handicap of 8, fragile mind and short game

Handicap: 8

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