Macao, October 22: Read what players have to say following the final round of the Macao Open on Sunday.
Gaganjeet Bhullar (Ind) – Final Round 68 (-3), Total 271 (-13) – WINNER
I was absolutely blank after the bogey on the first hole. After that I just stuck to my plan and took my opportunities. Honestly it got simple after the bogey. I hit the ball well and made my putts. It was a tough start to the day but the last four days have been really hard. This is probably the only tournament where I’ve played in such windy conditions in all four rounds.
Every time you win wire-to-wire on the Asian Tour, you learn a lot. I want to grow as a player and you learn so much from winning and even losing. I’m glad that this is my eighth Asian Tour title and I’ve got so many more events to play on the Asian Tour. The next goal is to start thinking and preparing on the next victory.
I started working with my coach, Noah Montgomery, in the summer and we’ve been working really hard on my game. He changed a few technical aspects in my swing and that’s really helped me. Overall the attitude and my point of view towards the game and winning have changed. It has been my childhood dream to win the Order of Merit.
I’ve seen my heroes Arjun (Atwal), Jyoti (Randhawa) and Jeev (Milkha Singh) win the Order of Merit. I would love to do the same and the goal for the rest of the season is to play like how I’m playing and stay in the positive mood.
Angelo Que (Phi) – Final Round 68 (-3), Total 274 (-10)
It was good. I didn’t make any bogeys and it is always good not to make mistakes in the final round. Unfortunately I could have made more birdies but I only made two. It was still a good week for me, finishing second is a good result. The conditions were the same but I think the pressure of trying to win gets to you. It has been a good week for me. I’ve always enjoyed playing here so I’m glad I came back here after missing this event for two years.
Ajeetesh Sandhu (Ind) – Final Round 70 (-1), Total 274 (-10)
I would have taken this result at the start of the week. Gaganjeet Bhullar played really today so I’m happy with the result. It has been a good week and it was especially nice to play in the last group in the last two days. It was tense but I’m happy with the way it went. I started off pretty well but missed a few chances in the middle of the round. That pretty much threw me off the game. I was playing catch-up after that but all in all a good round and week. I’m playing really well and I want to continue what I’m doing.