Suzie Fisher on the practice green at Royal Pines
Suzie Fisher on the practice green at Royal Pines

Fisher regroups after Open horror

By BRAD GREENSHIELDS

COFFS Harbour golfer Suzie Fisher has found that the best way to prepare for the ANZ Ladies Masters which tees off today at the Royal Pines Resort is to simply concentrate on this weekend. It sounds simple enough doesn't it? When you're coming off the worst performance of the season though, it's very easy to wallow in self doubt and pity. But not Fisher. She claims to have already wiped away the memories of her rounds of 82 and 83 at last week's Australian Open. Asked if she's already forgotten about her Royal Sydney nightmare, the 25-year-olds response was straight to the point. "I'm forgetting about what? What happened last week?" she said. "I've already forgotten about it." Based on the right-hander's form this season, Fisher has every right to go into her opening round this afternoon full of confidence considering that last weekend was the first cut all summer that she didn't make. "My build up this week has been pretty good," she said. "I got back from Sydney on Sunday and had a lesson at Coffs on Monday with Peter Peters. I had a practice round at Royal Pines on Tuesday and Wednesday and Peter was coming up (yesterday) to be my caddy." With a top 10 finish to her name this year as well as four other top 25 finishes, Fisher is sitting 25th on this year's Australian Order of Merit and the former University of Tulsa student believes that the improved results have come from a better understanding of her game. "I've been working with Peter for two years now on my swing and I think it's starting to work a little bit better under pressure," she said. "I've just been the same things other than that which is a lot of practice and working on my putting and chipping." The ANZ Ladies Masters will be Fisher's second visit to the Royal Pines layout and the familiarity is giving her a sense of confidence leading into this week's prestigious tournament. "The course here really isn't that hard," she said. "Last week Royal Sydney was an absolute beast but this one is a lot more forgiving."



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