Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2007 05:29 Thursday, 06 September 2007 06:38
While covering the CN Canadian Women’s Open Glen Erickson took the opportunity to ask Kira Meixner about her strategy at Mayfair, experiences with the RCGA, future plans, and reflections on the changing face of junior golf.
Talk about your strategy at Mayfair...
I had a different strategy on day two… I just played more aggressively and went for more pins than I did on the first day. It gave me a lot more chances for birdie. I didn’t make a lot of them but I wound up with some easy pars. That’s how I should play most of the time unless there’s a significant reason not to.
How much do you owe to the RCGA?
It would be much more difficult for me to be here without the RCGA because they offered me an exemption and also the British Amateur earlier this year. So, I’m grateful to be able to play here, it’s my second Canadian Open and I think it’s a terrific opportunity and experience.
I have one more year at Kent State in Ohio, so I head back next week and begin our fall season. I am just going to try and keep my game up and I have some things to work on, hopefully we’ll have a successful season.
What’s changed since you were a junior?
I have a different outlook. When I started and tried to get a scholarship, there weren’t many girls trying and the opportunity was there. I think now it’s becoming more competitive and I see more girls and women playing competitively. I think in my age group there are a lot of girls coming up… the younger girls are getting stronger and the future looks great.
Glen Erickson is the BC Interior Regional Publisher for Inside Golf and has also written for iG for the past four years.