#ATQSchool Rd 4: What they said

Sat 14 Jan 2017

#ATQSchool Rd 4: What they said

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Bangkok, January 14: Read what Tour professionals have to say after earning their Asian Tour card at this week''s Asian Tour Qualifying School Final Stage presented by Sports Authority of Thailand on Saturday.
Richard Green of Australia Richard Green of Australia
Richard Green (Aus), Fourth round 63 (-9), Total -28 (260)
I guess the world has strange ways of repaying you for your misfortune. I’ve a lot to be thankful for. I started to work with a new coach in Australia and he has seriously helped me a lot in the last couple of weeks. I was really struggling towards the end of the year and the work we did sort of led up to this event. I really wanted to come here and play well and I’m glad I did that as I feel like my game is back to where it should be. It’s nice to have a season of golf ahead of me now. I’m busy again. At one stage towards the end of the year, just before the Australian Open when I got the news from the European Tour, I thought I would be out of job but now it looks like it’s going to be a busy year. I’m very happy with that. I had a good chat with Todd and he said that his first memory of me was watching me in the play-off where I won the Australian Masters back in 2004. It makes me feel a bit old but Todd got a wonderful future ahead of him and the golf he played all week is going to put him in good stead for the season and I know he’ll do very well in the future.
Todd Sinnott (Aus) - Fourth round 62 (-10), Total -28 (260)
The main objective was to come here and get my Tour card. I achieved that and 28-under is my best score that I’ve ever shot in four rounds. There was a disappointing spin at the end of the play-off but it’s okay. I got my card and that’s all that matters I’ve only been to China and Korea before this week and it’s going to be a whole new experience for me, traveling around Asia and play in some of the bigger events here. Finishing second will obviously motivate me to try to get the big win now. I grew up at the same golf course, Kooringal golf club as Richard Green so he is always someone I look up to. I remembered him finishing fourth at the British Open and seeing him win the Australian Masters.
BANGKOK_THAILAND_140117_BEN_LOENG_004Ben Leong (Mas) – Fourth round 68 (-4), Total -25 (263)
Although it was not the first place finish that I was aiming for, it was still a very satisfying week. I’ve no complaints about my week, finishing 25-under. Hopefully I can keep up my good form. I’m definitely going all out for that second win on the Asian Tour this season now that I got my status back.
 
Zheng Ou-yang of China Zheng Ou-yang of China
Zheng Ou-yang (Chn) - Fourth round 66 (-6), Total -21 (267)
I feel very happy and relieved now that the week is over and I finally managed to secure my Asian Tour card in my second attempt. I failed to make the cut last year and I’m really glad I managed to get the job done this week. Now that I got my card and have the opportunities to play on the Asian Tour, I guess I have to learn how to deal with the heat and humidity. It was very tough for me this whole week and I’m just pleased I managed to pull through. This is my first time going lower than 20-under-par in an event and it has really given me the confidence for the year ahead.
 
Sujjan Singh of India Sujjan Singh of India
Sujjan Singh (Ind) – Fourth Round 66 (-6), Total -18 (270)
It took me a few years for me to build up to this. I had a wrist injury a few years ago and my game just wasn’t there and I lost my card. I took a year off to work hard on my game and I felt I was ready for Q School this time around. I changed quite a few things and my approach toward the game. It’s a brand new game that I brought with me this week and I guess it’s working. It has taken a few years for me to get back to where I’m. I suffered that injury in 2012 and I tried to come back and play a little too early. That injury kept recurring and that obviously affected my form. But all that is behind me and I’m looking forward to 2017.