HK Open Rd 2: What they said

Fri 06 Dec 2013

HK Open Rd 2: What they said

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Read what leading contenders have to say following their second round at the Hong Kong Open.
Jbe Kruger (Rsa), Four-under-par 66, Total 133 (-7)
I think, you know, it was always coming.  He was in the hospital for a long time.  I think our country lost a real-life hero. I'm wearing this in his honor, I think he was probably one of the best people, presidents, I've ever seen. I think God took care of that.  You know, I played well.  I swung it. I probably swung it the best I've swung it in a long time.  I didn't miss many greens.  The putts didn't want to go in. You know, on the back nine, if I can make putts like that, you have to know that it's God's hands, it's definitely there.  So I must say, all the glory goes to Him.
Alex Cejka (Ger), Three-under-par 67, Total 135 (-5)
Overall I'm pleased.  I didn't really play that well yesterday but my short game was excellent.  Today was a little bit tricky with the wind.  I hit much better shots.  I was grinding towards coming in the last couple holes.  The wind was swirling. I had some bad club choices, but you know, I see myself up there on the leaderboard, so I take it no matter what. I finished the Web.com two months ago, and I was a little bit sick at home and it was too cold to practise, too.  So I got a late call here to this tournament, so I wish I would have practised a little bit more at home.  But you know, I guess it's working what I'm doing right now.
Shiv Kapur (Ind)Four-under-par 66, Total 135 (-5)
It was quite breezy out there.  The last couple of holes, the condition got benign, but for the majority of the round, it was quite windy and it was tough to pick up the wind because it swirls a lot through the trees. Greens are getting a bit firmer.  It was quite tricky and I played quite nicely.  At the start of the day, if you had said 66 in those conditions, I would have taken. Yeah, it's good.  It's a bunched up leaderboard and it's going to be anybody's game come the weekend so I know I have to keep doing what I'm doing.  If I can play the way I have and shoot 66 or better on the weekend, then I'll be in pretty good position.
Angelo Que (Phi), Three-under-par 67, Total 136 (-4)
Like yesterday, I started well and basically did the same thing so I’ve no complains. I’ve been putting so well. I bogeyed those two holes only because of bad shots as I didn’t hit them that well. Making five birdies in a roll on this course is pretty amazing. I haven’t done that in a while. I’m still up there and still pretty close. I’ve had a lot of confidence the whole year and I think this has been one of my most consistent
years. I’ve been putting the best so far and hopefully this week will turn out to be a win for me.
Prom Meesawat (Tha), Even-par 70, Total 136 (-4)
I had a good start on the front nine but I was  a little bit disappointed with my back nine today.  My putting has not been very good and I’ve been struggling with my tee shots. The greens are very very fast.  Sometimes when you have an uphill putt, you really try to go for it.  When you pass it, you’re faced with a scary putt for the ball to come back. Especially on some holes like the 18th, it can be very tricky. But anyway, the golf course is in good condition this year. I’ve never finished inside the top-20 here before. SO hopefully, I can do better this week.