Kirby Dreher qualifies for 2013 U.S. Open

Dreher finished the first round at two over par and knew she was near the top of the leaderboard, and a round of one over on the second round helped to solidify her spot.

Accuracy off the tee was paramount as course conditions weren’t ideal, but Dreher says she was able to keep the ball in the fairways throughout the day.

“It was cold and rainy over the first 18 holes. The course was super tough and you had to hit a lot of fairways because they had the roughs so thick that if you hit it there, you couldn’t go for the green,” she explains. “That was probably the thing I did the best out there yesterday was that I hit a ton of fairways. My driver was definitely my best club in the bag.”

Dreher says her game plan worked perfectly, as she kept a level head throughout the round.

“My game plan was to stick to my routine and let whatever happens, happens,” she says.  “36 holes is a ton of golf for everybody and so much can happen, even over nine holes, so whatever I was at, at that present moment I had no clue what anyone else was doing, so I just had to stick to my routine and keep plugging along.”

This year’s U.S. Women’s Open will be held in South Hampton, New York. The tournament will tee off June 27 and will conclude on the 30th.