Her last name sounds like the soft drink and Carin Koch's four under par through six holes went down smooth and refreshing. Unfortunately for Koch, it was the final 12-pack of holes that left a bad taste in the TU graduate's mouth.
"I just had a few bad holes," said Koch. "I hit a couple of bad shots and didn't make the putts and missed a little short putt and just got completely out of it."
After firing four birdies, Koch's troubles began at hole number eight, starting a string of four consecutive bogies.
"You know you can never relax there's a lot of good holes," said Koch. "You know got it back at the end a little better."
After starting the day tied for 11th, she worked her way into her third straight top 10 finish of the season. The previous two years she cracked the top 10 only three times. Now she's working toward winning more tournaments.
"Playing in the last few groups on Sunday will help just to get used to that feeling again," said Koch. "The way I started today, if I continue that and do that a few times on Sunday that can happen."
By Kyle Dierking, Video Journalist.