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Kyle Stanley quotes on his opening round 72 at the US Open on Thursday

June 12, 2008

“I played steady and kept the ball in play, that was probably the key. I reached 15 greens in regulation because I drove it in the second cut of rough just once all day. I made one double bogey when I hit it in the sand and it was wet. It was a tough break. You can make up for a bogey, but it is tough to come back from a double bogey.

“I was happy with the way I played today, but there is a lot of golf let. Tomorrow I have a late tee time so I will get up, have breakfast and do a 45-60 minute workout in a gym. Then I will go to the course and do my normal routine. That will include a lot of work on the putting green.

“I had a lot of opportunities today. I missed five fairways, but I was in the second cut of rough just once all day. That allowed me to get to the green.

“I made a 20 foot putt for birdie on the fourth hole. On the 13th hole (playing 540 yards today) I hit driver and fiv- iron to the green and two putted. My best hole of the day was the par three 11th. It was playing 221 yards and I hit a high three iron to seven feet and made the putt for birdie. I just played steady over the last five holes to finish one over.”

“I am looking forward to tomorrow. It is a great opportunity.”