King's Cup Rd 1: What they said

Thu 27 Nov 2014

King's Cup Rd 1: What they said

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Read what leading contenders have to say following their opening round at this week's King's Cup.
S.S.P. Chowrasia (Ind) Seven-under-par 65
I’m pleased with how I’ve played as I shot a really low number. It was unfortunate on the last hole as I hit a good tee shot and again a second shot. But I three-putted there. Indian players are doing very well this year and I’ll try to win my first title abroad this week. My season has been very good. I didn’t play well at Q School in Europe but I’m doing well in Asia. That third win in New Delhi has no doubt built up my confidence and I’ve been playing well. I’ve no complaints about this golf course. It’s excellent with nice fairways and tees. Everything is beautiful.
Anirban Lahiri (Ind) Seven-under-par 65
I played really solid today right from the start and gave myself lots of chances. I took a couple of them but also missed a few but overall it has been a good day. The course was playing accessible today and I’m glad I played well. There’s still a long way to go as it’s just the first day and I’m happy with my start. I’ve got to keep pushing on from here.
Kalem Richardson (Australia) Six-under-par 66
I was actually a little frustrated as I could only manage to turn at one-under. I was hitting the ball well and giving myself chances which I just couldn’t convert. But when I got to the back-nine, I told myself I got to do better and make some birdies. I start with one right after the turn and played really solid from there. I’m trying to pump myself up for a really good finish this week as I’ve been playing really well and getting myself into contention.
Danthai Boonma (Tha) Six-under-par 66
Nice way to get my professional career going with a round like this.  It’s a dream start and I’m really happy. I’m used to this golf course too as this was our training base for the Asian Games where we won the team bronze medal this year too
Phiphatphong Naewsuk (Tha) Six-under-par 66
I’m seeking my first professional win this week and I’m really confident as I’ve played on this golf course many times. Of course, this is an Asian Tour event and the level of competition is higher and it would be good if I can stand on my own against the region’s best players.