King’s Cup Rd 2: What they said

Read what leading contenders have to say following their second round at this week’s King’s Cup.

Anirban Lahiri (Ind), Five-under-par 67, Total -12, 13

I’m happy with the way I’m playing. It wasn’t quite as good as it was yesterday. I made some mistakes today by missing some greens but I’m still feeling comfortable on the golf course and the position I’m in. I made a couple of dropped shots today, missed more greens than I did yesterday but overall it has been pretty solid. I got off to a great start but sort of hit the wall after that and didn’t make many birdies and three-putted in the middle. But I’m happy with the way I finished, especially those two birdies in the last four holes to pick myself up.

Andrew Dodt (Aus), Five-under-par 67, Total -10, 134

I struggled a little bit yesterday but scored well. I hit it a lot better today and holed some new putts. Anything you can shoot a good score like that, the confidence goes up and I’m looking forward to the weekend. It’ll be a good challenge. Confidence is a huge thing in golf and if you can ride that momentum, you can go a long way. I feel like I’m in a pretty good spot at the moment so I’ll try to push Anirban on the weekend and we’ll see where we end up.

Jakraphan Premsirigorn (Tha), Seven-under-par 65, Total -10,134

I’m just playing for fun and not giving myself any pressure. This is my third Asian Tour event after Samui and Chiangmai. I missed the cut in Chiangmai and I’m happy I’ve got a chance to play in the weekend rounds now. I’ve been playing a lot at home as I want to prepare myself for Qualifying School in January. My ADT win in Sarawak was a big confidence booster. There’s still a long way to go but I’m learning and getting better in each tournament I play.

Thaworn Wiratchant (Tha), Five-under-par 67, Total -9, 135

Who says I’m old? Still young boy. I’m still enjoying my game every day and that’s important. I love my golf and that’s what keeps me going which includes trying to get another win again this week.