April 27, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas
--Melissa Loh has improved her scoring average each of the past three years, and has a career-low mark of 76.46 this season.
The Singapore native has four top-20 finishes in her last six tournaments, including two top-10 results.
Loh recently sat down with GoFrogs.com for an interview.
What brought you to TCU from Singapore?
"Coach (Angie) Larkin saw me play at a tournament in San Diego and liked what she saw, so we just went from there."
Did you have any culture shock coming from Singapore to Texas?
"It wasn't really that bad because in Singapore we are exposed to American life. I spoke English there and they speak English in school so, I was used to it."
How often does your family get to see you play?
"They came over in March for my birthday and got to see me play in two tournaments." (Tiger/Wave Classic and Betsy Rawls Invitational)
What do you like most about playing for Coach Larkin?
"I like that she is really passionate about the team and she makes it fun."
What is your team nickname?
"My nickname is cheeseburger, because when I was a freshman all I ate were cheeseburgers."
What is your major?
"I am a psychology and accounting double major."
What do you like to do away from the golf course?
"I really like to play pool and Guitar Hero."
How do you think you have played so far this year?
"I've had some good tournaments and bad tournaments. Overall, this year has probably been the best year I've had so far."
How are you feeling heading into the NCAA Regional Championships?
"I'm playing pretty well and hitting the ball well. I saw my swing coach a few weeks ago. We have been working on some things so I'm feeling pretty good."
What is the biggest strength of your game and something you need to work on?
"My biggest strength is staying positive and calm no matter what happens. It keeps me focused on what I have to do. My weakness is probably my irons and my approach shots. I don't hit as many greens as I would like to."
How have you grown as a player since coming to TCU?
"I've increased my strength after working with the strength coaches here. I have also improved at the mental part of the game because Coach Larkin is big on that."
What has been your most memorable moment during your career at TCU?
"Just traveling to tournaments and playing a lot of good golf courses. Spending time with the team is always really fun."
How have you enjoyed TCU and being a regular student?
"I like the campus because it is really nice. I also like to play ultimate Frisbee and that keeps me relaxed."