Saturday, July 30th, 2016


NBC Notable Quotes
RICOH Women’s British Open
Third Round
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Woburn Golf Club, Woburn, England

**Live coverage of the final round of the RICOH Women’s British Open airs Sunday on Golf Channel from 9-11 am ET and continues on NBC from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET

On Ariya Jutanugarn, leader at 16-under par after three rounds (6-under 66 on Saturday)
Rich Lerner – “She is just pouring it on.”
Karen Stupples – “She is totally dominating the golf course.”
Judy Rankin – “Such a tremendous putter. I love the stroke and the speed with which she rolls the ball.”
Lerner – “It has been a pleasant walk in the English countryside for Ariya Jutanugarn.”
Rankin – “Her putting has been so solid. Really quite the display of golf.”

On the leaders potentially breaking Karen Stupples’ Women’s British Open record of 19-under par
Stupples – “I wouldn’t be at all surprised. I’ve been saying it all week that this golf course sets up for somebody to break that. Through three rounds, I was only 11-under par, so Ariya is truly beating that at the same stage. I can’t see the condition of the golf course changing that much on Sunday.”

On Mirim Lee, in second place at 14-under par (3-under 69 on Saturday)
Rankin – “You have to think that this race is between Ariya and Mirim Lee. Whether the other players will be able to play a part will have to do with what the leader and the first chaser do.”
Lerner – “She is right there heading into Sunday.”

On Catriona Matthew, 4th place at 10-under par (1-under 71 on Saturday)
Rankin – “She has lost her confidence a little bit on the greens. Started out really stroking the ball well earlier today.”
Tom Abbott – “A game of two halves for Catriona today.”

On Stacy Lewis, in 5th place at 9-under par (2-under 70 on Saturday)
Rankin – “She is playing really well. You can’t not have the thought that she is playing well enough to go really low tomorrow.”

On Shanshan Feng, T6 at 8-under par (2-over 74 on Saturday)
Jerry Foltz – “It just hasn’t been her day. Her good shots haven’t turned out well and her bad shots have paid the price.”

On the women’s golf coming up in the Olympics
Rankin – “41 players in this field will play in the Olympics. There is so much enthusiasm with the women and young women who are competing in the Olympics”

On Woburn Golf Club hosting the RICOH Women’s British Open
Foltz – “The fans have been quite numerous and so appreciative and so knowledgeable. Polite as could possibly be. It is a pleasure to be here amongst them and trying to win this coveted title.”
Rankin – “Anytime you play in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or Ireland you get fans that know when a golf shot is good, know when a golf shot is hard, and so on. I don’t know if everyone here plays the game but everyone knows the game.”

 -NBC Sports Group-