#ABMO2017 Rd 4 What They Said

Dylan Frittelli (Rsa) – Final Round 67 (-4), Total 268 (-16)

It is good for me to finally win a play-off. It has been three on the European Tour and one on the Sunshine Tour which I’ve lost. I’m proud of the way I played the 18th hole. I hit a good drive there which pretty much sums up the week. Just great ball striking and putting pressure on the rest of the field. Putting held on at the end.

The conditions were tricky. It was similar to yesterday. We had a bit of knowledge of how it was going to play like coming off Saturday. I felt comfortable so Saturday definitely prepared me.

I made a few crucial decisions. Hitting driver on 10 was big and hitting the green on 14 was huge. Those two were probably the biggest positives for me.

This is my fifth week and I’ve been to Turkey, Dubai and Hong Kong. I have my fitness trainer with me and he has kept me fit and strong. I’m feeling good. I’m playing the Joburg Open next week and I’m looking forward to that. Hopefully be strong and be in contention on the weekend again.

This is validation of all the hard work I’ve put in. It means a lot to win today. Some guys might say, ‘oh you won against an easy field in Austria’. Well I’ve won a tri-sanctioned event against a very strong field today.

Arjun Atwal (Ind) – Final Round 68 (-3), Total 268 (-16)

I didn’t know read the line in my second shot (play-off), didn’t hit a good shot and didn’t hit a great putt. Dylan obviously did the right thing and deserves to win. I’m happy with the way played this week but right now I’m just disappointed to lose the tournament.

You don’t get many chances especially at my age. I’ll take a lot of positives out of this week but right now I’m really mad.

To be honest, I haven’t been in that situation in a while. To be fair, I think I handled myself quite well. The tee shot (play-off) was okay. I still put myself in position to make birdie but I didn’t pull through.

Miguel Tabuena (Phi) – Final Round 71 (E), Total 272 (-12)

I can’t complain with the round. I had no pars in the first five holes. It was a really colourful scorecard but I’m proud with myself with how I grinded it out there. I didn’t give up and I believe I’ve been rewarded with a good result.

The fans were great. Playing with Dylan, I learnt so much from him especially a player with his calibre.  It was nice to end this week on a high note. I wish I won but overall it was a good week and I take back a lot of experience.