#KingsCup Rd 2: What they said

Fri 29 Jul 2016

#KingsCup Rd 2: What they said

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Pattaya, Thailand, July 29: Read what leading contenders have to say after their second round at the King's Cup presented by PTT Group.
Sattaya Supupramai (Tha)
Even-par 70, Seven-under-par 133 total
The conditions were very difficult as compared to yesterday. It was tough in the afternoon as it was windy and the greens were very firm and fast. I tried my best already and the only thing I can do is to look forward, not back. I just want to take each round as they come and not get distracted. If I can maintain my focus, I should stand a good chance.
 
Terry Pilkadaris (Aus)
Three-under-par 67, Seven-under-par 133 total
I just kept the ball in play all day and that was key to my bogey-free round today. I hit it well and didn’t miss much of the greens. Even if I did, it was an easy chip shot back. I’m feeling good. I’ve done much work with my coach on the wedges and short irons and I actually hit them really close to the pins which was really good. You don’t have to mark them and just have to tap it in which is always a good thing. That really took the pressure off me. I’ve travelled around the world, chalked up the air miles and I’ve been keeping my options, keeping several Tour cards so that there’s always something to fall back on. A win would meant a lot. I played well in India and didn’t finish it off. I played well in Mauritius as well and didn’t win again. So I haven’t won for a while and it would be nice to get back in there.
Joachim B. Hansen (Dan)
Three-under-par 67, Six-under-par 134 total
I hit several solid shots and hit it very close to the pins today. I was very hot with my putter too. I’m a little disappointed as my game was very solid at the start but after about seven holes, I started hitting several bad iron shots. I wasn’t sure what was going on then too. It would be nice to keep my European Tour card again this year and I’m really looking forward to playing this weekend. The weather’s nice but it a bit too hot when the sun’s up and it’s pretty humid too. I just got to keep putting well and strike the ball a bit better, then I would be okay.
Lin Wen-tang (Tpe)
Four-under-par 66, Five-under-par 135 total
The conditions were tougher today as it was very windy. My putting was good but I had some trouble reading the lines on the greens. The greens are difficult to read. Your first shot is very crucial as you got to get that shot onto the fairway. If not, you’ll be in trouble. Holes nine and 16 are the toughest holes. You got to be very careful there and like I said, your first shot has to be very accurate to get you closer to the greens. I do not want to put too much pressure on myself. I just want to enjoy my game and catch-up with my friends on Tour.
David Lipsky (Usa)
Three-under-par 67, Four-under-par 136 total
I’m pretty satisfied with my round because it was a tough day out there today. I didn’t finish great as there were some tough holes coming in. The last hole was always a toss-up as it can go either way. I knew getting some birdies before that would be crucial but overall it was ok. It was very difficult on hole as obviously they converted that hole from a par-five to a par-four. The green is also rock hard and down wind and really hard to hole. I just need a rest and keep doing what I’m doing. I always love coming back to Asia as I’ve been playing well here and I’m loving it.
Scott Barr (Aus)
Two-under-par 68, Four-under-par 136 total
I’m playing okay although I haven’t been driving the ball that well. It’s actually a tricky golf course, which is tough to get it close to the greens. For me, nine is a really hard hole as I need to hit the ball really hard to get it to fly over the bunker at about 320 yard. I’m confident. I’m enjoying playing golf and there’s a change of attitude. As you get older, you approach things differently and it has been good.