#IMGOLF17 Rd 2 – what they said

Justin Rose (Eng)- 14-under-par through 16 holes
It was actually a trickier day today. The wind blew. The squall was threatening to come earlier in the round. The win was really picking up, it was changing direction towards.
And obviously it is always tricky after a rain delay. I warmed up, went out again, there was a bit of a back log on the par three tee. It was hard to find a rhythm. The first 14 holes were good. I played really well. Very happy with that but obviously struggled with the delay and waiting. Hope to come out tomorrow morning and finish strong and build a third round after that.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha) – Second Round 64 (-8) Total 132 (-12)

Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand

Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand

I have been hitting it good all week and playing some good golf. I am happy with the 5 birdies in a row that I made and only missed two birdies putts overall. The conditions were good at the start but at the end it was very hot and humid. I saw Brandt pull out and I just wanted to keep myself hydrated and take care of my body. I will just play my own games and keep myself up there on the leaderboard with the next two rounds.

Phachara Khongwatmai (Tha) – Second Round 69 (-3) Total 134 (-10)

My plan today was to play the same game I played yesterday. It wasn’t easy to make birdies today, I missed a couple of irons on some holes but my short game saved me. My chipping has been the strongest part of my game and helped me to go low today. After 36 holes I am not thinking about anyone in front of me or behind me and I will just focus on my own game.

Choo Tze Huang (Sgp) – Second Round 71 (-1) Total 137 (-7)

Played alright today, didn’t’ make as many putts as yesterday. Made one bad mistake on the 11th hole. It was a bad double bogey but other than that I just kind of hung in there and kept making sure I was in play and keep giving myself a chance. I made a couple of putts coming in. Overall still a good round, no complaints. Just happy I bounced back from being one over after 11. I am just trying to stay calm. Staying patient and lowering my expectations a little bit. Instead of hitting it to 20 feet and thinking why is it not closer. Telling myself as long as I am on the green I have chance and get some momentum going. I have played enough Asian Tour events to know what to do and just play the same as if it is an ADT event or local tour. It is the same mind set, the same focus. Just go out there and post a score.

S. Chikkarangappa (Ind) – Second Round 67 (-5) Total 139

S Chikkarangappa of India

S Chikkarangappa of India

It was a much needed round, I am very happy with how I played. Nine-under puts me right up there and I am really looking forward to the next two rounds. The season has not been good for me, missed close to about 15 cuts this year, probably one of the worst in my golfing career. But its okay there have been a lot of positives which I will take over next year, so hopefully I can end the year on a good day. I just went back home and met Anirban (Lahiri) to have a chat with him and get some things off my mind. I also met with a psychologist have been thinking a lot about my card and I haven’t been enjoying myself. I have been enjoying myself the past two days and I think that was what made a difference.