Success in sight: Uriell is aiming for the LPGA Tour Card in Highland Oaks | Local

by | Dec 10, 2021 | LPGA

The first lap at Highland Oaks was delayed by more than two hours on Thursday morning due to heavy fog in the area.

Uriell was in the first group, originally scheduled to tee off at 7:30 a.m., so she got up with plenty of time only to have to wait until late morning to begin her round.

“I got up at 4:45 and then showed up and all we could talk about was, ‘Oh boy, we could have slept two more hours,'” said Uriell with a smile. “But it is what it is, you know?”

She said time seemed to be passing pretty quickly.

“I know it was two hours and 45 minutes, but the time passed because we were just hanging out and my caddy and I were just talking,” said Uriell. “We hit a few balls here and there and didn’t think too much about the fact that this was outside of my comfort zone in terms of my complete warm-up. It was mainly about staying relaxed. “

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Once on the course, Uriell locked in and played solid golf. She had two birdies on the first nine to make the turn at 2 under, but went back to a straight par after bogeys on 13 and 14 before making birdies on 17.

“The conditions are good,” said Uriell about the course. “The greens are rolling fast. The pin placements are tough. You need to land it on the right step and putt in the right places to have a good chance of birdies. But overall everything looks good. “