Gavin Green (Mas) – Final Round 71 (-1), Total 279 (-9)
It is a bit overwhelming to be honest with you. Part of it is because my grandfather played a huge part in my life and he wanted to see me win. I told everybody earlier this week that it would be huge if I won this week for him.
A lot of good players in the top-five were so close. Everybody was close until the end. We were all trying to push each other. It is a huge deal that the win came at this point in time. It will not come at a better time even though mum and dad are not here. They are busing helping grandma.
I bogeyed hole nine and 10 because of poor tee shots but I told myself that I was still in it. I stayed patient and took my chances. I hit it to seven feet on the 13th hole but missed my eagle putt. I gave myself a lot of looks so that’s good.
When I got to 16 I thought of playing the safe game but my caddy and I decided to stick to the game plan and got up and down for birdie. That was a huge birdie. I wasn’t confident with my line so I backed off and went with it. It was from six feet.
I didn’t know what the score was on 18. I knew I was close so I stayed to my game plan. While I was walking up the 18th green, I saw that I had a nice lead.
The defeat in Korea was hard on me. I was trying so hard but this is the game of golf. You can’t force it. After my grandad passed, I knew the win might happen this week or within this year. Before his death I didn’t think it will come this year.
He really wanted to see me win and I really tried to win it for him in Korea. I didn’t and he passed away. It was tough because he was in Malaysia. I think his death pushed me to try harder and win. He was definitely with me today.
Juvic Pagunsan (Phi) – Final Round 74 (+2), Total 281 (-7)
My putting let me down and you can’t do that in the final round. I’m hitting the ball solid so that’s the only positive thing I can take out from this week. I played with Gavin Green and his power off the tees is amazing. I think he has the potential to play on the PGA Tour.
Keith Horne (Rsa) – Final Round 71 (-1), Total 281 (-7)
It was a surprisingly good week and I manged to secure my Asian Tour card for next year so that was my first goal. I can’t complain about that. It was very disappointing on the last hole where I three-putted. I think that cost me about US$50k. It is amazing how that can happen until the last hole. It was nice to play solid all week. I putted a lot of better this week as well.
Scott Vincent (Zim) – Final Round 70 (-2), Total 281 (-7)
It was a great experience. It is my first time coming here. The layout is amazing and the greens are challenging but you knew that coming into the week. You had to be patient out there and not get mad when you miss short putts.
All in all I played really well. I played an amazing round on Saturday. That was probably the best round in my life. Today I started slow and had a bad shot on the fifth hole (double bogey). I bounced back with five straight birdies and got myself back into contention.
I wanted to win too badly but I’m happy to be in those positions and deal with the pressure. I can only get better from that.