I tried to play my own game without any expectations. I maintained my tempo throughout 18 holes.
We started early in the morning and the conditions were windier and unpredictable. I had to stop a few times before hitting the ball. I don’t want to think about winning tomorrow. I want to trust my judgement on the greens.
Tomorrow is going to be a different day and I have to adapt to the different conditions. My mindset would be to get the job done.
Ajeetesh Sandhu (Ind) – Third Round 68 (-4), Total 206 (-10)
I’m looking forward to tomorrow. I feel pretty good. I’ve been playing good for the last year and a half. I’ve been in contention a lot at home. That’s what you practise for, to contend for titles and this week is the same.
I’m playing a lot better as compared to the first two times I’ve been here. I’ve played a lot in Japan as well and that’s helped me judge the wind better. That’s key here because it gets so windy in Chinese Taipei.
I’m not going to change anything or worry about what anyone else is doing. If I play my own game, I’ll be contending and very close to winning. I’ve won three times on the PGTI including one this year.
It will be amazing if I can win tomorrow. It opens up so many opportunities and doors. Everyone is vying for that. It has a lot of importance but I’ll try and play my own game and see where it lands me. The more you put yourself in contention, the more experience you get. I think I’ll be ready for it tomorrow.
Johannes Veerman (Usa) – Third Round 70 (-2), Total 206 (-10)
The double on 17, not much went wrong there but it was bad timing. I walked up the 18th tee and told myself not to give up. There’s still so many holes left to play. I really committed to my shot and I made a great birdie there (6 feet). That turned my mood around because now I’m not starting from behind.
I was playing really good golf before the double bogey. I only had one bogey and was playing consistent golf. I just hit it in the bunker, left my chip just short and two putted. I’m tied in the lead and I’m feeling good. It is going to be a good dogfight out there.
When you are starting out playing on the Asian Development Tour (ADT), you want to try and make money and stay afloat. It turns from trying to make money to trying to beat guys. I’m not thinking about bank accounts and I want to beat these guys because their good.
I hit my driver very badly. I changed to a softer shaft this week so it has a bit too much spin in the wind. My swing is okay but the ball is moving too much in the air. I only found four fairways today. My recovery and short game saved me today. It was very tough and mentally tiring because I struggled so much with my driver.
Antonio Lascuna (Phi) – Third Round 69 (-3), Total 208 (-8)
My driver and irons were good. I left a lot of my putts short. I’ve been struggling with gout and only started practising two days before the Mercuries Taiwan Masters last week. Before that, I was out of action for two weeks. Now I’m feeling better