King's Cup Rd 4 What They Said

Sun 19 Jan 2014

King's Cup Rd 4 What They Said

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Prayad Marksaeng (Tha) – Final Round 66 (-6), Total 276 (-12)
I feel proud because both the King’s and Queen’s trophies are in Thailand. It makes me especially happy and proud because I’m the first Thai to win two of these very important trophies.
I made par on 12 and I saw that I was trailing by a few strokes. I told myself that it is fine because I can still chase the leader. Then I eagled the 13th hole and Rikard bogeyed the same hole. That was the turning point in the round.
I started from three shots back and honestly, that isn’t a problem because anything can happen on this golf course. I felt really good at the start of the round and I got off to a great start when I birdied one and two.
I wasn’t very worried in my round today except for the 11th hole which is a very difficult hole to play on. I made par there and the rest was just routine golf.
I’m getting older and this is my eighth Asian Tour win. I want to win as many more as I can before I turn 50.
Rikard Karlberg (Swe) – Final Round 67 (-5), Total 277 (-11)
It was what I’ve been talking about, the mental aspect of my game. I’m happy with how I played today but unfortunately I made a mistake on 13. I didn’t make any putts after that. I had a lot of good chance and if I didn’t make the mistake on 13, I might have won. I felt great out there. I swing the way I wanted and hit the shot that I wanted to do.
It is a great way to end the Asian Tour season. Obviously I wanted to win but I’m so happy I can be out there in contention and almost pulling it off. It was good fun. That’s the most important thing.
Anirban Lahiri (Ind) – Final Round 68 (-4), Total 279 (-9)
It was a good solid round of golf for me. I had it going early on then I lost it through the middle of the round. I should have made a couple more birdies but I’m really happy with another solid week. Lots of positives that I can take back from this week.
I needed something like that (eagle on 17) because I couldn’t get the round going. It has been a great season for me to finish on a high. Hopefully I go out and work more on my fitness and game and come back stronger for the new season.
I still had to play good coming into this week. I played consistently right through. I really look forward to it. I don’t know what I will bring to the team, humour maybe? (jokes) But I’m going to give it my best.
Darren Beck (Aus) – Final Round 72 (even), Total 289 (+1)
It has been a tough week, knowing that you have to shoot a low round. With the wind blow
Anirban Lahiri of India Anirban Lahiri of India
ing as hard as it has didn’t make things easy. I played reasonably well but didn’t make any birdies. I knew I had to shoot three or four-under to save my card and that isn’t easy.
I’m going to go home and think if I will go back to Qualifying School. I will take a bit of time off and think about it. Sometimes you say a lot of things when you are frustrated so at this time, I’m still thinking if I should play Qualifying School or maybe take a year off.
Chan Kim (Usa) – Final Round 72 (even), Total 293 (+5)
To honest I thought I didn’t do enough out there. I’m lucky that it is enough to finish inside the top-60. I didn’t feel that confident with my putting out there.
It means a lot to me to retain my Tour card and not having to go back to Qualifying School. Now I will be able to play in a few co-sanctioned events (with the European Tour) and I’m really looking forward to the new season.
I’m glad I don’t have to go back to Qualifying School. I actually turned in my application already just in case I missed the grade!