#ATQSchool Rd 3: What they said

Fri 13 Jan 2017

#ATQSchool Rd 3: What they said


Bangkok, January 13:

Read what leading professionals have to say about their third round at this week''s Asian Tour Qualifying School Final Stage presented by Sports Authority of Thailand.

Richard Green of Australia

Richard Green of Australia
Richard Green (Aus), Third round 68 (-4), Total -19 (197)
I didn’t quite hole the putts today but I still manage to hit the ball well off the tee into the fairways which is nice. So that’s what has been keeping me going and it’s been good so far. I hope the putts will drop for me tomorrow. But all in all, I’m in a good position for tomorrow and I hope to play steady golf tomorrow. My goal is to finish in the top-three at least and if I have the chance of winning tomorrow, I’ll be going for that.

Ben Leong (Mas) – Third round 68 (-4), Total -17 (199)
It’s always great if I can win the Qualifying School again. A win is a win and it’s definitely my aim to do that again tomorrow. I just have to maintain my focus and do what I’ve been doing the last few weeks. I have to give credit to Tun Ahmad Sarji for setting up the tournaments for us to be able to compete week in, week out back home in Malaysia. All those events really got me prepared for this week.

Daniel Zuluaga (Col) - Third round 65 (-7), Total -12 (204)
I played pretty good today. I hit several great shots and putted really well. I’m really excited about my chances of playing in Asia. I like it so much over here. There’s so much culture and things to see and do. I’m really happy over here. I really hope that I can get to play on the Asian Tour this year. I turned professional four years ago and I got full status on the PGA TOUR Latin America. I played pretty well last year and won my first tournament by eight shots in December. That was my last tournament before I flew over here, so I’m feeling really good and in the best of form. Before this week, my only trip to Asia was to Japan where I was playing in a junior world championship in Nagoya. This is my first visit to Thailand and I would probably base myself in Bangkok if I get my Asian Tour card.

Marcus Both (Aus) – Third Round 65 (-7), Total -12 (204)
I had a limited schedule simply because of my status on Tour last year which is different from the last 13 or so years. On the positive side, it allowed me to focus on my game and work on getting them to where I want them to be. This week has been solid so far and it seems like the work I’ve put in has paid off so far. But it’s not over yet as there are many good players who are really going very low and I just have to keep pressing on and see what happens. I’m not under any illusions that I’ll be that high up going into the last round but I’ve shown promise a few times last year and you never work. I’ve been working really hard the especially the last four weeks and I hope it’ll eventually pay off.