#HeroIndianOpen Rd 3 What They Said

Sat 19 Mar 2016

#HeroIndianOpen Rd 3 What They Said

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S.S.P. Chawrasia (Ind) – Third Round 68 (-4), Total 202 (-14)
I feel that today I played very well and made some good putts. On the 10th and 12th holes I had to make saves. I think on the 12th I was very lucky to make a chip to make a par. It felt great to see the ball going into the hole.  It helped me to hold the score. Those two holes made a lot of difference.
On the back nine, few putts didn’t go in even though I played pretty well on the front nine. To have a a bogey-free round was very good for the final score. If you don’t make bogeys, then the birdies count even more.
The first birdie on the first hole was about a 12 footer, then on sixth the second shot was pretty close to the pin. On the seventh, I made a long putt from around 20 feet or more and on the eight I had a two-on for a two putt.
Terry Pilkadaris of Australia Terry Pilkadaris of Australia
Going into the final round, I will follow the same process that I have been for the last three days. I have been focusing on the hitting the ball straight because it creates more chances. I hope to keep doing that tomorrow also.
I have played here at the Delhi Golf Club quite few times. So, I know how to play here. Honestly, the Hero Indian Open is a very important tournament for me and for sure I want to win it because I have finished second over here four times. My next goal is to play in the Olympics, so if I manage to win over here, I will make it to the team.
Terry Pilkadaris (Aus) – Third Round 73 (+1), Total 204 (-12)
I left a lot of my putts short. I couldn’t get the pace of the greens. Yeah it was downhill putt and it was a normal tournament pace putt (par save putt on 17). I was scratching my head and trying to get the speed right. It was one of those days.
That’s golf, that’s the beauty of the game. One day it is good and one day it is off. There were a couple of big momentum changes. On number 10, S.S.P. was all over the place and I thought I got a chance, I got a 15 footer for birdie and he got a 14 footer for par, I missed mine and he holes his.
He got into trouble on 12 but what a fantastic chip shot to hole that. He putted well. He putted fantastic. I see Anirban Lahiri is lurking. There will be a few people popping up. I just need to worry about my game and try to do the best I can.
Anirban Lahiri (Ind) – Third Round 67 (-5), Total 206 (-10)
I’m happy, I played quite solid. I didn’t drop a shot and barely missed a couple of greens. I had quite a few chances but I didn’t roll the ball as much as I would have liked. I could have made a few more putts from 10 or 15 feet.
Jeunghun Wang of Korea Jeunghun Wang of Korea
All in all, I’m happy I got it to double digits and give myself a shouting chances tomorrow. I didn’t birdie the two par fives on the back nine. It has been frustrating on the back nine. I haven’t made my share of birdies on the back. Hopefully I can make up for that tomorrow.
I have a chance. This is Delhi Golf Club and pressure does funny things to people out here. I can’t control the weather or how anybody is playing. I’m happy with how I played today so hopefully I can back it up with a better final round.
Jeunghun Wang (Kor) – Third Round 66 (-6), Total 207 (-9)
I putted and hit the ball really good. I’m just disappointed I dropped one shot today. That was disappointing. It is a tough course but I played well. I think I have a chance to win this week. I’ll try my best. I did really good today so I don’t have any regrets.