King's Cup Rd 3 What They Said

Sat 18 Jan 2014

King's Cup Rd 3 What They Said

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Mo Joong-kyung (Kor) – Third Round 70 (-2), Total 207 (-9)
I’m still feeling fine after 54 holes. The winds blew really hard today so it was pretty tough out there. At the start, I didn’t expect the winds to be so strong. I knew it would be strong but didn’t expect it to be that strong. I managed to figure out how to combat the winds and I played pretty well coming down the stretch. I’ve won before and I know what it’s like to be in the final round and playing the game of your life for the last 18 holes. I just got to do what I’ve got to do which is to play each hole at a time and give myself lots of chances
Prom Meesawat (Tha) – Third Round 72 (even par), Total 208 (-8)
The wind was so strong especially on my first seven holes. I tried to control my tee shot and put it in a good position. My putting wasn’t great. I missed some short putts. I still made a good recovery with an even-par round.
It is a very good position to be in. Anything can happen. The door is still open for many players like myself, Angelo Que and Chapchai (Nirat). I just want to play against the golf course and stick to my game plan.
I won’t do anything differently. I’ll try to hit the fairways and find the greens. You really need to be patient out on this golf course especially when the wind is blowing so hard.
It is going to be very special if a Thai player can win this tournament. It is going to be very good for Thai people right now to have something to cheer about.
Angelo Que (Phi) – Third Round 67 (-5), Total 208 (-8)
I was hitting the ball so much better. It was like how I was hitting in the first round. I putted very well because I read all the lines. I’ve played in windy conditions before and it helps when you know how to play in this condition.
This is the windiest for the whole week. I played in the British Open and the wind was strong and it was colder. Back home, I play on a course with similar wind. Through my experience of playing on the Asian Tour, you need to know how to play in different conditions. You never know when you might play in a typhoon or calm weather conditions.
I won’t say that I feel like a king. I just feel happy I can shoot five-under in this condition. I’m not surprised, but just happy. I’m not going to think about the win. I just want to go out and have fun. I had a good group today. I played with Marcus (Both) and Chapchai (Nirat). That takes the pressure off.
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Thitiphun Chuayprakong (Tha) – Third Round 74 (+2), Total 215 (-1)
I’ve come to Hua Hin on many occasions but I have never experienced these sort of windy conditions before. It was a tough day in office but I’m still comfortable with my position. I just need to shoot under-par to give myself a chance to improve on my Order of Merit ranking. It won’t be easy but if the wind continues to blow then I know I will have a chance. I think my game plan works well and I just need to keep to the plan.
Chan Kim (Usa) – Third Round 75 (+3), Total 223 (+5)
It was definitely very windy today and the winds started picking up at hole 11. The finishing stretch was pretty tough with the strong winds. I need to shoot an under-par score and I’ve set a personal target to finish inside the top-45, given my position right now. Growing up in Hawaii, I’ve definitely played in windy conditions but this week is another level altogether as far as the winds are concerned as they really made the course very tough.
Steve Lewton (Eng) – Third Round 77 (+5), Total 223 (+7)
It was very windy and I struggled judging the wind. Sometimes it was gutsy and sometimes it kind of dropped. But it certainly blew harder in my closing holes.
The Order of Merit race was on my mind yesterday but not so much today. My main goal was to make the cut and now that I have done that, I have better a chance at keeping my card.
This is probably one of the most difficult round of golfs that we had to play this year. I’ll just go as low as I can.