#UBSHKOpen Rd 2: What they said

S.S.P. Chawrasia (Ind), Second round 66 (-4), Total 131 (-9)

SSP Chawrasia of India

SSP Chawrasia of India

It was a great round today.  I was five-under at one time but then three-putted 14. I hit a good tee shot, good second shot to within 10 feet. My first putt went pass the hole by about three feet and I continued to miss from there. But still, it’s a good score. I’m happy. I think the greens are very fast here and a little bit windy, of course.  That’s why I think the players are struggling. I’m just following my game plan.  Same thing, I’m playing last two days, exactly the same strategy. I don’t want to change anything.  I’m feeling more confident today than yesterday.

Poom Saksansin (Tha), Second round 68 (-2) Total 135 (-5)

I still feel very nervous each time I play in big events like this. This is especially so when I first tee off. I just hope to have a good drive each time I tee off. But I’m feeling good because I’ve been driving the ball very well these past two days. My irons and putting have been good. I just made a little mistake on the greens as I found it tough to read them

Micah Lauren Shin (Usa), Second round 69 (-1) Total 136 (-4)

The win in Manila was a confidence booster.  But I still have to play well here as it’s a different tournament. I still need to work hard and try my best to try to finish well. I’ve been putting really well.  I’m kind of disappointed with how I’m driving the ball right now but hopefully over the weekend, I can hit more fairways so that I can get more birdie chances.

Justin Rose (Eng), Second round 69 (-1), Total 137 (-3)

It wasn’t easy out there.  The course is playing I think really firm right now because it’s really tricky.  You miss greens, it’s very hard to get a ball up and down.  The lies around the greens are very awkward. Obviously with the wind gusting, it was hard to hit greens early.  Very hard to judge the ball in between the trees.  I think it was very cold and windy early in my round.         Love to have limited a couple of the mistakes, but overall I think it was kind of a fun round.  Disappointed to drop five shots but at least I made six birdies.  It wasn’t easy out there. But I feel like I’m in good position.  I think the lead is going to go away from us a little this afternoon.  It feels nicer conditions.  I’m sure there will be some guys that will play well this afternoon.  But to be only two back of the morning wave means I’m in position for the weekend.

Sergio Garcia (Esp), Second round 71 (+1), Total 140 (Even)

I played terrible the last two days.  At least I managed to hold it together to make the cut, but I didn’t feel comfortable at all with my swing, and didn’t putt that great.  It’s been a tough couple of days, but hopefully get better on the weekend. Obviously these weather conditions make it a little bit tougher, but you know, I had the idea that the course was going to play fairly difficult, even if the weather would have been with no wind. Mainly because the greens are firm.  They are not that easy to hit it close to the pin.  There’s a lot of tight drives there on the front nine more than anything.  That’s kind of it. Obviously I would love to play a little bit better, more like I played last week.  Hopefully I’ll be able to find it.