King's Cup Rd 3: What they said

Sat 29 Nov 2014

King's Cup Rd 3: What they said

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Read what leading contenders have to say following their third round at this week's King's Cup.
Anirban Lahiri (Ind), Four-under-par 68, Total -16, 200
I’m actually surprised to find myself in the lead as I didn’t play well today especially on the front-nine. It was quite a struggle there. It felt like every step I took, I took two steps back again. But I’m really happy I managed to grind it out and on the back-nine, I hit lots of good shots and the game came back there. It has been a tough day and I’m happy to be in the lead. I knew Thaworn was off to a hot start and I was struggling on the front-nine which was why I thought he could have got to seven, eight or nine-under for the day because he can get really hot. I was just trying to catch up and stay up and it was really nice to finish off with an eagle as I really needed that boost. I really enjoy playing with Thaworn. He’s a fantastic person to play with and he is a legend obviously. It’s always fun to watch him play. I’ve been around for a little while and we’ve become good friends so there’s a lot of laughing and joking. Maybe not so much tomorrow, but it’s a mutual respect and it’s fantastic.
Thaworn Wiratchant (Tha), Six-under-par 66, Total -15, 201
It was a good start and I was glad I took all my chances there. I’m looking forward to playing in the final group. I want more wins. 17 titles is not enough and I’m going for more. It’s going to be an exciting day tomorrow as anything can happen and may the best man win.
Sutijet Kooratanapisan (Tha), Seven-under-par 65, Total, -13, 203
It was a good round but I’m not sure how I’ll be tomorrow as I think I’ll be nervous. I will probably turn to meditation to calm myself down before I step onto the first tee tomorrow. I’m not really an aggressive player. I like to play steady golf, hitting it nicely from tee to green. I just have to keep playing the way I did and hopefully I can keep my focus tomorrow as I’ll be playing in the last group. The level of competition is definitely higher at an Asian Tour event and every player has a good chance to win. Hopefully, I can stay calm and do well tomorrow.
Prom Meesawat (Tha) Five-under-par 67, Total -12, 204
It was not nice to open with that bogey but I managed to pick myself up and fought back really well. It was a 67 today but I still left a couple of shots out there for birdie especially on 10 and 15. Hopefully it’ll be fun tomorrow. Usually it’s get windy during this time of the year on this golf course. So I’m quite surprise it has not been too windy the last few days and the conditions were not too difficult. It’ll be an advantage for all the Thai players as we have been playing on this golf course on numerous occasions. I’m going to go out and enjoy like what I’ve done for the past couple of months. I want to see the trophy kept in Thailand as it’s going to be great if any of us Thai players win. It has been a good season for me and I still have a good chance to catch Lipsky and I’m going to be my best for the rest of the season.