9 August 15:25 (BST)

GO: HALL (GBR), DAVIES (GBR) - 'The start is key here'

GLASGOW - Comments from Britain's Georgia HALL and Laura DAVIES following their 4&3 victory over Isi GABSA and Leticia RAS-ANDERICA (GER) in group A of the women's team competition at the Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course on Thursday.

Georgia HALL (GBR)

On approaching their shots:

"I think how we approach the shots and greens is really key. A lot of the tee shots are fairly simple but its important to pick the right club going to the greens because it is so firm out there, which will hopefully leave ourselves on the right side of the hole."

On partnering with Laura DAVIES:

"It's been really fun. Laura has a very good sense of humour. She's really great to play with. I never feel under any pressure when I get a bad shot. The four of us, the caddies as well, are getting on very well."


On the pair's performance:

"We were just cruising along. Georgia hit a really good par on 8 - that was a tough pin. Then we had a drive on the 9th which gave us the eagle putt, which is always nice. Then we had a lovely wedge into 10, which was really tough, but Georgia lined it up and it went in.

"She's lined up three this week and I've got them all so it's been a good combination. That was a really big turning big point in the match."

On playing with British Open champion Georgia HALL:

"When you're playing with someone who's just won a tournament, you already know they're in great form, you can just see the confidence there.

"She saved us out there early doors, made some really nice pars and then I had a little run in the middle of the round which helped. And then Georgia finished them off in the end with a birdie and really good par on 15.

"Georgia's the British Open champion, you can't really tell someone who has just won a prestigious event anything. Georgia knows what she is doing and I know what I'm doing, so we try and keep out of each other's way."

On the importance of a good partnership:

"It doesn't matter where your partner hits, if you're needed then you have to step up and hit a good shot, which is what we’ve done. We haven't hit a bogey yet."

On going forward in the championship:

"The start is key here. You have to get off to a good start. Tomorrow it would be nice to try and be up by the 4th tee so we can turn our backs to the wind, which will hopefully result in a few more birdies."

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