Jakarta, October 29: Hear what they players have to say after the final round of the Indonesia Open.
Panuphol Pittayarat (Tha) – Final Round 65 (-7), Total 265 (-23)
It has been six years since my last win and I am very happy with this win. Eventhough played 25 holes today, it was a good day because I felt very comfortable out there playing with two Thais. It was a bad decision on hole four which I ended up with a bogey, but that was the only hole that I did not do too well on.
I just stayed in the present and did not think about what was going to happen. I came out this week with a new mentality to just enjoy golf and stick to my routine regardless of the result. Coming down hole 18, I totally did not know what I was shooting just took it one shot at a time. During the suspension, I got a bit of a rest and just went out to play. I tried to play every hole the same way and not think about the result and it works! So I will keep that mentality going into the next couple of tournaments.
Tirawat Kaewsiribandit (Tha) – Final Round 67 (-5), Total 270 (-18)
Best finish on the Asian tour this week and I am very happy. I know coco is a very good player so I just played my own game and tried my best. My putting on my back nine putting was not very good but overall, I did well.
I tried my best through every single hole and I did not look at the leaderboard once so that I could just played freely. I think the improvements this year were all due to my stronger metal game and that I can control my emotions better.
Jazz Janewattananon (Tha) – Final Round 67 (-5), Total 273 (-15)
Top three is always good. Last year I tried to keep my card at this event and I was trying too hard and was in a bad place. I came back this year with a different perspective and just enjoyed the beautiful course.
It’s a fun course to play but it was a tough tournament with the number of holes I ended up having to play today.
On hole seven, I hit in the bunker, then chunked it out, was left with 87 yards to the hole and I hit it in. The camera man behind the hole did not get the shot even though it landed in front of him, and he was pissed at himself for not getting any footage.
Rory Hie (Ina)- Final Round 69(-3) Total 277 (-11)
Two eagles in a round and I am very happy that it happened especially today. This round looked pretty bad from the beginning. I pulled my first shot left and it plugged in the bunker, ending up making double bogey. Then I pulled the first shot on my second hole and made bogey, so I was four over through eight holes.
After that, I just wanted to make it back to even par, so it was good that I birdied hole nine before I turned over. Then I kept struggling to start the back nine and hit it in the rough on hole 10. I chipped in on the 12th from 20 feet off the green and made birdie, which was the first time I chipped with a 3-wood and made it.
Hole 13 was my first eagle for the round, the pin was tucked way right and I aimed right at the pin, it ended up being 8-feet for eagle and I made the putt. Next hole I made a 15-footer for eagle. Last hole I played it perfectly and made the putt that was straight downhill and I trusted the line my caddy gave me.
My week has been up and down to be honest, there was a lot of good and a lot that I can take away from this week. Hopefully I can clean up the bad shots and be in contention next week.