#ATQS-Rd 3 What They Said

Fri 15 Jan 2016

#ATQS-Rd 3 What They Said

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Hua Hin, Thailand, January 15: Read what players are saying following the third round of the Asian Tour Qualifying School presented by Sports Authority of Thailand on Friday.
David Lutterus (Aus) – Third Round 65 (-6), Total 206 (-7)
I holed a lot of putts today. That was the main difference for me compared to the last two rounds. I played my wedges very well too. I got to get my swing better though. Overall, I putted really well. The conditions were a little bit lazier today. It got a lot windier on the back nine. I just kept the ball in play, especially on the front nine.
I wasn’t thinking much out there. I was just thinking about my golf swing. My short game is good and I am chipping great. I just hope to keep up the good form for tomorrow. I am feeling good with my game right now. Hopefully I can continue to hit it good and hole some putts again tomorrow.
I have been playing on the PGA Tour China series last year as I wanted to try and get back on the PGA Tour. The goal is to play on both sides this year. It would be great to get back on the Asian Tour.
Janne Kasker(Fin) – Third Round 69 (-2), Total 208 (-5)
It was a little bit tricky with the wind out there but I expected that as we tee off a little bit later today. My aim for the stay even-par through the front nine and try to be more aggressive on the back which was more scorable. I made three birdies in a row from 10th but dropped a few shots unfortunately. Overall, my putting was solid. I made a bunch of 10-footers for birdies and a 20-footer putt on nine for bogey save. It would be mentally tougher if I had missed that. I sank a seven-footer for birdie on the last as well.
I am happy to put myself in a good spot. I just need another solid round tomorrow. It’s my second time playing in the final stage of the Asian Tour Qualifying School. I missed the halfway cut by one shot last year. I am happy to be inside the cut line of top-40 and ties right now. I am surprised that I don’t feel nervous at all. I gained a lot of confidence from last year. I played well on the ADT with two wins and I had one top-five finish on the Asian Tour as well.
I feel like I deserves a chance to be on the Asian Tour next year. I have been keeping that in mind. Last year was one my full year playing in Asia. I played on the ADT and I liked it a lot. Overall, I had a good season although I didn’t manage to finish inside top-five on the ADT Order of Merit.
The ADT is a very good Tour to play on. It helps you get used to the playing conditions in Asia. Playing in Asia is very different from playing back home in Europe. Having played one year on the ADT definitely helps a lot.
I really want to win this qualifying school before coming here. The goal is to finish as high as possible tomorrow so as to get into more tournaments this year. I hope to finish inside top-five. I am based in Hua Hin for one year now.