Johannes Veerman (USA) – Second Round 69 (-3), Total 136 (-8)
I started off well when I hit a good drive on 10 and made birdie. I got off to another nice start which is good. The wind picked up a little bit more but I was still playing good golf. I dropped a couple of shots later but it was still a good result.
I missed a couple of short putts here and there but everyone’s going to miss putts on these tricky greens. I had a bad finish but on a positive note, I’m still in it for the win. I’m in good position for my first Asian Tour victory.
The conditions yesterday afternoon was really windy but today it was nice and calm. On the 18th hole I missed a short putt and missed three other putts from the same length.
It helps a lot to have my father on my bag. He’s always there to keep me comfortable. Sometimes when I have local caddy, they tend to talk a lot. I don’t like to talk a lot during my round so it helps that he’s an introvert.
Golf is a game where you have good and bad holes, you just got to know that the next hole might be one of the best holes of your life and you have to put one foot ahead of the other.
I feel good to be right in front but it iss only half way, it’s a long way to Sunday evening, and yeah it’s hard not to feel that way when you are in this position going into the weekend.
Jazz Janewattananond (Tha) – Second Round 67 (-5), Total 138 (-7)
Take the wind out, it is already a tough course but with the wind in play, this is a very tough course. I didn’t play that great last week so my two-day performance will be a confidence booster.
I’ve been playing so many weeks and the best thing that could happen to me is to miss the cut last week and have a good rest. My mind is a lot clearer and I feel fresh. I felt really tired last week.
I practiced for a bit but I think I slept for about 20 hours on Sunday. That’s when I noticed how tired I was.
Lu Wei-Chih (Tpe) – Second Round 70 (-4), Total 134 (-7)
I’ve been struggling with my putting so this week I’m using a new putter which is working for me.
My first nine was very good and I made some birdies. On the back, I got tired and my body was not steady so my tempo was a little off.
My best hole was the 14th hole where I hit my second shot short of the green and chipped it to about five yards past the pin. I had trouble reading the line on that putt but I still managed to make the putt and save par which I am very happy about.
My worst hole is the 17th where I three putted from eight feet. All in all, I still played two good rounds and being tied for second in this tournament is a pleasant surprise.
Dodge Kemmer (Usa) – Second Round 69 (-3), Total 138 (-7)
I was happy with all the birdies I made, seven again. It is tough to make birdies because it is tough out here. I need to hit more fairways and greens and eliminate those bogeys. I had a great save after hitting it out of bounds. I hit a bad tee shot but hit a good second shot to 10 feet and holed it. It felt like a birdie.
If I can keep making birdies and eliminate the bogeys, I will be okay. I feel good on the greens. I have the speed down really well and making good guesses on the greens.
Sattaya Supupramai (Tha) – Second Round 68 (-4), Total 138 (-6)
I feel good because before this week, I wasn’t able to play in the tournament but I go in last minute. I have no pressure. I just came to relax with my friends. I played here many times but it is a little bit different this week because it is so windy.
Every day is different so tomorrow I will adjust my game accordingly and stay relaxed. I will treat it like a new day. Everyone wants to win on the Asian Tour including me. I will try not to think about it too much and play my own game.
Liu Yan-Wei (Chn) – Second Round 70 (-2), Total 141 (-3)
It was really good for 17 holes but I double bogeyed the last which was really disappointing. I played really solid but didn’t play the par fives well. I like the course. I’ve putted well the last two days except for my last hole.
I think hitting fairways is key here and I hit a lot of fairways today. Hitting the fairways and greens is very important because the greens are firm.
(On his double bogey) I hit a poor tee shot to the right into the trees and it was a pretty tough pitch out of the trees. I hit it a little too far and had to lay up and it went over the green. I chipped it close but missed my putt. I never really miss putts since I putted so well the last two rounds.