#AfrAsiaOpen-Rd 4 What They Said

Sun 15 May 2016

#AfrAsiaOpen-Rd 4 What They Said

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Beau Champs, Mauritius, May 15: Read what players are saying following the final round of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open on Sunday.
Jeunghun Wang (Kor) – Final Round 72 (even par), Total 282 (-6)
I can’t believe that I’ve won two weeks in a row. I’m so excited right now and really happy that I have won. I probably had luck on my side today. I wasn’t even thinking about winning this week until the 16th. I missed a lot of putts so I thought I didn’t have any chance to win.
I hit my second shot into the 18th well, but it just went off the green. I was just trying to make par, but I hit the bunker shot close and gave myself an easy putt for a birdie. It was fantastic. I hope I can win three in a row, but next week is a really big tournament and it’s my first time in Ireland, so I’m not sure. I’ll be trying my best.
Of course I would love to make the Olympics. It’s crazy because I wasn’t even thinking about it until last weekend. It would be an honour to represent my country in Rio but I will have to play very well until then to qualify.
Siddikur Rahman (Ban) – Final Round 74 (+2), Total 283 (-5)
Well it was good until hole 15, but unfortunately I don’t know what happened. I had an O.B. the first shot and a good up and down but it’s really unfortunate, but I gave my best, so I leave the rest. It’s part of the game. I’m really happy with my round and I believe it’s a part of the game. Maybe I’ll have something good in the future.
Yeah I did visualize that my ball was going to go in the hole, so I could eagle it. I chipped well and you know the putt was not so good. I think it was not my day.
Well you know I didn’t even think I was going to be able to reach the second position. Before we came here I was really struggling with my golf. I’m really happy to get the second position.
I played really good this week but I don’t know what went wrong. I didn’t think I will lose the trophy but I am not blaming anyone. It’s probably a good experience for me. For the first time on the European Tour, I played in the leader group for the last two days. I didn’t expect that coming to this week.
I am very happy to how I finish still. This is a good boost for me on my world rankings. Hopefully I can get back in the running for Olympics. I will take the positives from this week. I am looking forward to the rest of the season and hopefully I can cap a good year.
Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel) – Final Round 75 (+3), Total 288 (even par)
I had a decent back nine with a nice eagle and birdie to finish with but it was a bit disappointing. I came into last round third and I finished third so it wasn’t the nicest day but it’s not that bad either.
It’s always the last few holes that are most crucial. I think from 15 onwards. That is the toughest in the last round. Anything can happen. Unfortunately Siddikur had a bad shot on 16 and everything changed from there. It proves that this is a great golf course and a great test for players. The wind played a big part but it’s a very well-designed golf course.
I’m attached to this course. I have been coming here since 1997 and I’ve seen golf has evolved here. I am very proud to be attached to this place.
Rahil Gangjee (Ind) – Final Round 71 (-1), Total 291 (+3)
I played solid the whole day until the double-bogey on 16. I am going to blame my friend for that because he has been telling me how he made double-bogeys on that hole this week! But no, I am still going to blame myself for that. I should have hit three-wood in but I hit a rescue instead. It just popped up and that was the end of it.
Overall, it was really solid for me today, especially the three straight birdies from the fourth. I am pretty happy with I played today. It was a good move up the leaderboard. If you can shoot under-par on this course, you should move up the leaderboard quite a bit.
I always enjoy coming to Mauritius. It’s half my home because my mother’s from Mauritius. It’s great to have her coming out to support me. I sank a 15-footer for birdie on fourth. It was like the fastest putt I ever hit in my life. I just touch it and if it hadn’t go into the hole, it would have gone at least 15 feet back. It was just amazing. It was down wind, downhill and down green and luckily, it went down into the hole!
I picked up some momentum from there. I had a great birdie on the next as well because the winds were blowing hard sideways from the right. I was hitting a five-iron to a tuck away pin. I hit it to about 15-feet and hole that putt. That was like catching two shots on everybody.
The other birdie on the sixth, I learnt from the last few rounds as I have been coming up a bit short. Today, I managed to get the yardage right and hit the shot right. I putted in from 10-feet there.
I managed to hole putts today and that was the key for me. That was what made the difference compared to the last few rounds. It was calmer when we started out but the winds picked up on the back which made it pretty tough.