CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters: Rd 3 What They Said

Sat 04 May 2013

CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters: Rd 3 What They Said

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Daisuke Kataoka (Jpn) – Third round 66 (-6), Total 205 (-11)
I’m striking the ball very good. My putting was normal but it was great today. I never changed anything, somehow I just felt more confident with my putting. I’ve mastered the speed of the greens and that made my round slightly easier.
This is my first time leading. When I looked at the scores, I saw many good players chasing me so I hope to have some luck to win! It won’t be easy.
Ernie Els (Rsa) – Third round 68 (-4), Total 206 (-10)
I really played good golf today. The first day was obviously good but today I felt good. My body felt good and my concentration was pretty good as well. I just try to hang in there. I hit a lot of good shots, missed a lot of putts and in the end I grinded out a 68 which I feel is really coming around. I’m looking forward to tomorrow.
If you play well, you feel that you should be shooting a low score. But it’s still quite tricky as you still have to make those putts. The pin positions were a lot tougher today and there was a bit of breeze. With Thongchai playing well yesterday, I just made a few mistakes and it can be tough to get the momentum going again. But thankfully for us chasing him, he had a slow day and we now have a host of players that can win tomorrow. So it should be a great day. It’ll be tough to break away from the chasing pack and it’s important to stick to your game plan. It’ll be interesting to watch tomorrow and the crowd will have a great time. I was pretty consistent the whole day.
I played well and today was one of those days where I try to stay in the tournament. I was trying to get to 12-under today. That didn’t quite happen but it’s okay, I’m one shot behind and I just wanted to stay in the m
Daisuke Kataoka of Japan Daisuke Kataoka of Japan
ix which I managed to do today. It’s really wonderful to see the crowd out there today. There were locals, expats from South Africa and a nice mix of people. It’s really nice playing in front of them. I had a great time this week There was lots of good food. The traffic sucks but other than that, I think Jakarta is great!
Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) – Third round 67 (-5), Total 206 (-10)
I played unbelievably well today. I was a little unlucky yesterday as I couldn’t get the putter working. Otherwise I would be able to shoot under-par rounds the last three days. I hope to get more fortunate on the greens tomorrow and if I can do that, I don’t see why I won’t win tomorrow. The weather’s okay. There was a little bit of a breeze which helped a lot. When you come to this part of the world, you expect such conditions , so it’s no problem at all for me. I’m pretty sure I’m one of the best ball strikers here so I know that I’m not going to miss a lot of fairways. I’m going to give myself lots of opportunities and I’m very confident that I can post a good score tomorrow.
Rahil Gangjee (Ind) - Third round 68 (-4), Total 209 (-7)
I’m really happy today because it was pretty hot out there. There was not much breeze and I think the leaders are feeling the pressure too. So if I can keep going like this, three, four under I can have a really good finish and maybe win. Saturday has always been my nemesis but I think I managed to overcome that one today.  So I’m really happy about that. If you can carry that momentum, that will be great because as you play this golf course, it’s so hot and it’s tiring. You need to keep your energy levels up and take lots of fluids. So it’s really important to keep yourself hydrated. It was a little windy yesterday and that helped to keep the temperatures down. But it was really steamy out there today so you tend to sweat a lot more and drink lots more. But the thing is if you drink too much water, you’ll feel bloated especially when you swing the club, so you’ve to strike a balance.
Anirban Lahiri (Ind) – Third round 69 (-3), Total 210 (-6)
It was quite a bad way to start off the round. It was so hot and humid especially when we were warming up in the morning. It got windy as the round progressed, the back-nine was quite breezy and the heat didn’t become much of a factor after that. I was hoping to do better today so I was a little disappointed. But I think as long as I’m within four shots I still have a good chance. A good low round tomorrow can put anybody back in the game.  I finished fifth last year and I got off to a similar slow start. I’m in a similar position this year and hopefully I can go out there play some positive golf and make some good putts.