#YeangderHeritage Rd 3 What They Said

Sat 29 Apr 2017

#YeangderHeritage Rd 3 What They Said

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Yikeun Chang (Kor) – Third Round 68 (-4), Total 206 (-10)
My goal was to avoid the mistakes because it was playing easier than the last couple of days because the wind wasn’t blowing as strong. I was trying to play my ball to the middle of the green and give myself a chance for a two-putt par.
I was looking at the leaderboard out there and I knew some players would go low. There are four par fives that you can reach in two shots. If you can score there, you will already be four-under.
Yikeun ChangI’m leading now so I’ll stick to the same game plan and try to go low. If I’m lucky, I will be holding that trophy. It would mean a lot of I can win tomorrow. I haven’t won anything since turning professional except the Qualifying School last year. It will be less stressful because you keep your card and you get to play in many more tournaments. I’ll try hard tomorrow.
I was frustrated I didn’t birdie hole 13. I three putted that hole. I had a 30-footer putt and my second putt was from 27 feet! There was a ridge and I hit my first putt way too hard and it kept going down.
Gavin Green (Mas) – Third Round 66 (-6), Total 207 (-9)
I hit it pretty solid and gave myself a lot of birdie looks. I made some mistakes but covered up well. I putted solid and had looks for eagles on two par fives. It was solid all around.
Yeah, my putts didn’t drop the first two days and the conditions were easier today. You know where the wind was coming from today and that helped. I’ve been striking the ball well so hopefully I can keep it up.
I knew it was going to be a driver everywhere when I saw the weather! I knew I was going to be more aggressive. I started off with a birdie which is always nice. I was really comfortable and calm.
It is going to be a good final round. This is far from over. There are so many good players still in the hunt. Anybody can shoot a low round and just haul themselves up into contention because of the calm weather.
It is going to be a scoring final round. It is important that I remind myself that not everything is going to drop. I have to give myself as many looks as I can and if everything drops, there’s a 59 but if it doesn’t, hopefully I’ll get a score in the 60s.
Shiv Kapur (Ind) – Third Round 67 (-5), Total 208 (-8)
It is nice to be in contention after all that I went through last year. Lying on the hospital bed you think about putting yourself back into contention. It is nice to be back, feeling fit and seeing my name on the leaderboard.
I had liver abscess and had to go for surgery. I was out for three months (since September, 2016) and came back a little sooner than I should have. I was pushing my body really hard but now I finally feel that things are back to normal. I’m just glad to be back and playing golf.
That’s why we play golf. You want to be competitive. It has been a frustrating last couple of years, losing my card in Europe and falling sick after that. It has been testing times for me. Let’s hope that tomorrow is a good day as well.110217_MMC_Shiv Kapur (IND) 04
It was a pleasant surprise to see the good weather today! I don’t think I got the best end of the draw in the first two days but I knew you had to make birdies as the scoring was really good. I think it will be the same on Sunday and it will be a birdie fest. I have to make sure the putter stays hot.
Miguel Tabuena (Phi) – Third Round 66 (-6), Total 208 (-8)
I hit my career’s first albatross and it came when I needed it most. I was happy with the way I was playing especially on the first nine holes where I was two-under.
I told myself that you can’t shoot any higher than three or four-under or I won’t have a decent chance. I hit a terrible shot on the par three 11th hole with my six-iron and was left in the bunker. I birdied the next hole.
On my albatross hole, I hit a good drive and had a six iron for my second shot (188 yards to the pin). I told myself that this ball was going to bounce like crazy and it did. It bounced to about 15-feet of the hole and rolled in. I thought it went over but I heard people clapping and shouting. That put me in contention but I didn’t want it to affect me. I didn’t want to be too excited.
I did not know how to react when the ball went in actually. I saw players hitting that shot on the PGA Tour and it is funny how they react sometimes but I didn’t know how to react because it is my first time.
It is actually funny because I had the same shot and club in the pro-am which I eagled. So I told myself this can’t be too far off and it went in the hole which is better.
It was super calm today. I told myself three or four-under should be my worst round today. I’m happy I did better.
Poom Saksansin (Tha) – Third Round 67 (-5), Total 208 (-8) 
I hit my irons very good. I kept driving the ball on the fairway and didn’t have any bogeys on the card because of the good weather. I injured my back and I stopped playing for quite a while. I needed sometime before I can play good golf again.
I hurt my back because I practised with driver too much! I rested for about two to three months without playing any golf. I got injured in October. I had to lose weight as well because the doctor said I can avoid getting injured again if I lose weight. Before my injury, I was about 87 kilograms and now I’m 76 kilograms. How did I lose weight? I don’t eat “delicious” food and run a lot.