Jakarta, October 27: Read what the players have to say following round two of the Indonesia Open.
Panuphol Pittayarat (Tha) – Second Round 65 (-7), Total 133 (-11)
I had a good round today and just stuck to my routine. I didn’t really have a good start because I three-putted my second hole and made bogey. But I kept smiling and I kept hitting greens and moved on from that hole. My putting was good today which helped. Started off the year good and then slowed down during the last five tournaments.
I am more comfortable now with my ball striking and confident in my swing. Played well on all of the par threes today and hit good shots on the 8th, 12th and 17th to make birdies there. I did not do too well on the par fives. I was quite annoyed when the suspension came because I was thinking about that short putt I had on 17th for birdie, but I managed to tap it in.
I think I was not warmed up enough on the last hole and ended up with a bogey. I am going to stick to my routine, stick to this rhythm and keep smiling.
Good start today with four birdies when I started on hole 10. I had one double bogey on the 17th hole. I just kept playing and did not think about my double bogey. I think I got lucky with my putts today. I made one good long putt on the 13th hole from about 16 feet.
I am just going to enjoy my game tomorrow and continue to do what I have been doing.
Rattanon Wannasrichan (Tha) – Second Round 66 (-6), Total 136 (-8)
I had a great finish to the round. I closed with four birdies from the sixth hole. I hit my irons very good and everything else was good too. The course is in fantastic condition. I will stick to the same game plan for tomorrow. Keep hitting fairways and greens and make a lot of putts tomorrow.
This golf course feels similar to the Thai Country Club where I won my first Asian Tour title earlier in May. On the par-five sixth hole, I hit two shots on the green and made two easy putts. On the seventh, I hit it close for a tap-in birdie. On the eighth, I chipped it in from 10 yards! That was a lucky shot for me because it was downhill. On the ninth, I made a long putt from about 12 feet for birdie.
I am very happy with the way I played today. The greens and fairways are similar to the venue where I won in May. It’s not too long also. It wasn’t so windy today so it was an advantage. Winning my first title in May has helped my game a lot. I get to play in bigger events and I gained a lot of experiences.
Andrew Martin (Aus) – Second Round 65 (-7), Total 136 (-8)
My body feels better since I went to the physiologist this morning to get my hips and glutes fixed. It was a real solid round and I only wished I could have a had a couple more putts to drop. I hit everything good today, irons were much better today.
I have been hitting a lot of fairways this week and I felt more comfortable around the greens. Still two more rounds to go. Today was just a good round altogether, I missed an eagle putt on the 18th just from four feet. I made a birdie putt from 15 feet on the eighth. First time on this course and I like it, it sets up well for me since I am not a very long hitter.
Josh Salah (Usa) – Second Round 67 (-5), Total 137 (-7)
I played really well. I hit it solid. I didn’t really miss any shots, only on the 10th where I hit my iron shot into the bunker. That’s probably the only bad shot I have played out there. I gave myself a lot of looks. The first six holes I had great looks on every hole but I just didn’t make any of them.
I just told myself to stay patient and I birdied the seventh hole which got me going. I birdied three in a row there. I just played pretty solid on my back nine. The score could have been lower if I can roll in a few more putts.
The course is awesome. There wasn’t much wind yesterday so it was quite achievable. The greens are just perfect. The course is in a great shape. It’s fantastic. I felt really comfortable putting on these greens.
I wasn’t very pleased with my iron shot on the seventh. I pulled my eight-iron and hit it over the green. It was a downhill putt from about 30 feet and I made it. That gave me some confidence moving forward. I wasn’t really looking at the leaderboard. I was just trying to be as aggressive as I could.
I had the mentality of trying to birdie every hole. I just try and hit all the fairways and give myself a lot of opportunities. This is my first time playing on this course. I feel that all the courses in Indonesia seem very Americanized to me. It kind of feels like you’re almost playing in Florida.
I am very comfortable with that. I felt like I have been playing well on the ADT but I haven’t had anything to show yet. I feel like my game’s coming along nicely. I know I can win and I have the confidence with myself. I just need to put together four good rounds and continue to make birdies and have fun out there.
This is my seventh week in a row. I am just learning and improving every week so I guess that’s what helped me. The mentality is to treat it as just another round. I have played so much golf so it’s easy to get burnt out. I just try and not get mad much out there.
Johnson Poh (Sgp) – Second Round 69 (-3), Total 138 (-6)
I am very happy that I did not have any bogeys today and I made three birdies. Saved a lot of pars with making putts today. I kept myself patient and waited for putts to drop. I stuck to my game plan and was just hitting fairways and greens.
I made my first birdie on the 4th hole, hit it over the pin but made the putt. I had a par streak all the way till hole 16 and 17, hit it close on both, and made birdies on both. Josh and I were just playing our own games, he played really well today and his putting was the best part of his round.
It is the first cut I have made on the Asian Tour and I am very happy and excited. I don’t want to put any pressure on myself. I will stick to my game plan and see what happens and take it as a bonus.
Johannes Veerman (Usa) – Second Round 70 (-2), Total 138 (-6)
I started really early today. I had to finish my 18th hole from the first round. I played solid. I didn’t hole as many putts as I did yesterday but I still played pretty well. I am in a good position heading into the weekend and that’s where I want to be. I want to give myself a chance and I am excited.
I am playing well right now so I am looking forward to the weekend. I had a chip-in from the bunker pin high right on my second hole today, which is the 11th hole. My chipping was really good today but I guess what was good was my consistency off the tee.
My iron shots were nothing great but I haven’t hit any bad shots so that’s something to be proud of.