I think that Samantha has been taking it to a higher level all year long. Mentally, she's at a higher level and has developed on the golf course maturity wise to where she knows she doesn't have to be at her best all the time to compete and win. But she certainly goes into each event knowing that she has what it takes and never questions herself.
This tournament gives us the opportunity to move up and secure our spot in the rankings. There are teams behind us who are looking to move up as well. In the big picture we can't get caught up with who's in the rankings. We have to go and play the game of golf. The field is a motivating factor in terms of preparation, and one that we get fired up for in the schedule, but when it comes down to the competition, it comes down to playing one shot at a time and doing our best.
I like the group we have going. This group has played against great competition on the national level and has a lot of confidence. It is the same group that has come off the course breaking records in the fall, and that will be huge in making this a tournament where we're just picking up where we left off, rather then starting over. We try to foster that mindset with the preparation we do on an indoor and outdoor basis, to go in feeling like we haven't missed a beat, but at the same time it's going to be a field that, if you are missing some beats, it's going to show up on the scoreboard.