Q: First 16 events, four cuts. The scoring last week, did that give you a little bit of confidence coming in here?
BILLY HURLEY III: Yeah, it did. I finally started hitting it solid in the middle of the club face last week. I was a couple swings away from a top 10 last week, and this week to come out here and hit it solid again and get the putter going was fun.
Q: How much did it mean to play here locally and what this tournament means to the military?
BILLY HURLEY III: Well, this tournament is just fantastic in the way they honor our military. They really made an intentional choice to do that, so it's a special one to me, and certainly being here, about an hour from where I grew up and an hour from where I live now, it's a special place to play.
BILLY HURLEY III: I feel good about the way I played overall. Obviously any golf tournament you want a couple back here and there, and three-putted two times on the back nine, not that they were easy putts by any stretch of the imagination, but wish I could have gotten those two down in two putts and would have had a third place finish or something. But overall to get my first top 10, first top 5 on the PGA TOUR is a fun week.
BILLY HURLEY III: Yeah, a little bit. You know, it was one of those things where it was like, I'm going to have to play a super round of golf for that to happen, so we'll just see.
BILLY HURLEY III: Absolutely, I mean, there's nobody else out here who's served in the military, and to be the first service academy graduate to earn a PGA TOUR card and play out here full-time is something that I don't take lightly and feel a responsibility to work with the military.
BILLY HURLEY III: Yeah, I mean, everybody was very supportive, and it was a lot of fun to play in front of people who were really cheering for you.