Rayong, Thailand, January 11: Read what players are saying after day two of the Asian Tour Qualifying School Final Stage on Thursday.
Sangpil Yoon (Kor) – Second round 69 (-2) – St. Andrews 2000, Total 137 (-5)
I didn’t start well today. I made a triple-bogey on the second hole but I told myself not to let it affect my game. I was confident of making more birdies coming back. I got back to one-over-par after the front nine and my father told me I can make more on the back nine.
I felt confident over there and managed to pick up three more birdies on my way home. I got lucky with the par on my last hole. I chipped it in from about 10 feet at the right edge of the green. It was a good finish.
I played only 10 holes at the Rayong Green yesterday because of the suspension. I returned early this morning to complete the remaining eight holes where I made three birdies and made one bogey. It has been a long day, having played 26 holes today but I felt good with how I played.
I only had one hour to rest before heading out again. I didn’t start the second round well but I am happy with how I bounced back from it. The fairways are very wide at Rayong Green Valley but the greens are small.
Whereas at the St. Andrews 2000, the fairways are narrow and the greens are big. The two courses are very different so you need to have a good strategy out there.
Thammanoon Sriroj (Tha) – Second round 66 (-5) – Rayong Green Valley CC, Total 137 (-5)
My tee shots and iron-play were very good today. I think that was the key to my 66. I hit one shot out of bounds today but other than that, I think I managed to hit all the fairways.
The playing conditions are better today compared to yesterday where we had the rain delay. I think the Rayong Green Valley Country Club is slightly easier compared to the St. Andrews course which has very tight fairways.
I eagled the 10th hole after chipping it in from about 40 feet. That was the highlight for me today. My game has been good so I thought I come and try out here this week. We have a very strong field. There are a lot of good and young players out here.
I will just play my own game and see what happens.
Sorachut Hansapiban (Tha) – Second round 71 (even par) – St. Andrews 2000, Total 138 (-4)
I didn’t finish well today. I dropped two shots in my last three holes. But overall, I am still happy with where I stand. I came back this morning to finish my first round and sign for a 67.
I putted really well. I sank long putts on hole one, two and seven and chipped in from about 20 yards for birdie on hole eight. That gave me some confidence heading into the second round today.
This is my third time attempting the Qualifying School. I hope my past experiences will help me achieve a good score this week.
Andrew Martin (Aus) – Second round 72 (+1) – St. Andrews 2000, Total 139 (-3)
I came back this morning to complete my first round and sign for a 67 which was good. This afternoon wasn’t bright. I was happy probably to get into the clubhouse with a 73. It’s been a long day. It has been pretty good so far. Three more rounds to go. I am hoping for some good golf to come.