#MyanmarOpen Rd 4: What they said

Sun 07 Feb 2016

#MyanmarOpen Rd 4: What they said

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Yangon, February 7: Read what Shaun Norris and his closest rivals have to say about their week at the Leopalace21 Myanmar Open.
Shaun Norris (Rsa)
One-under-par 71, 24-under-par 264 total
The conditions were not easy from the start. When I stepped out of the hotel this morning, it was gusty and it was blowing. I knew scoring was not going to be easy. I tried to give myself chances early but I hit several bad shots in the wrong places. The wind really got me in the front-nine and confused me. I knew there was a couple of short holes in the back-nine and at the end of the day, they still have to catch me. I just told myself to get back into the swing of things and get my rhythm back. The birdie on 11 definitely got me going and the birdie on 14 was a bonus. I then turned and told my caddie, we actually don’t have to do too much, just play our game. They got to catch us. I’m looking forward to the year. Obviously it’s nice to reach a high point early in the year and I want to raise the bar higher for the rest of the season.
Azuma Yano (Jpn)
Four-under-par68, 20-under-par 268 total
Starting out, I knew that the seven shot gap was a gap too wide. So I was looking at second place, to be honest. It's a very good result and it's has given me an early season boost. I played well all week and have no regrets as this is a good event with a strong field from the Asian Tour.
Jeunghun Wang (Kor)
Three-under-par 69, 19-under-par 269 total
I thought I could give Shaun a run for his money especially at the turn. But I missed several birdie chances in my back-nine. I could only par the next four holes starting from 10. But when the next birdie came on 14, it was already too late as Shaun’s lead was too wide already. But it’s a good finish and I’m happy as this result is a good confidence boost for the rest of the season. It’s still early days but it’s also important to start off well.
Casey O'toole of USA Casey O'toole of USA
Casey O’Toole (Usa)
Five-under-par 67, 18-under-par 270 total
I got off to a slow start but came out playing really week over the weekend. I struggled a little bit today as the conditions were a little tougher but I had several good up and downs. I was grinding out pars on 11 and 12 and even 13. But I was able to make some putts coming in and I’m very pleased. It’s good to get off to a good start this year. It sort of carried over from last year. It’s a long way to go but still a good start. The ADT was kind of the best thing for me. I played with a lot of guys on the ADT and I feel like if I come out here and play good, I’ll be fine. I’m really comfortable out here simply because of the ADT and playing with the guys and the kind of courses out here.
 
Yikeun Chang (Kor)
Four-under-par 68, 15-under-par 273 total
I played well all week. Just a few mistakes but I’m happy with the results. I hope to do well for the rest of the season. You don’t get that many
Yikeun Chang of Korea Yikeun Chang of Korea
starts as a Q school graduate and I’m happy I got to play two events on the Asian Tour already. It’s tough to get your card especially for the first year. But I’m really pleased that I got into these two events. I’ve played well and I look forward to doing well for the rest of the events.
 
 
 
S.S.P. Chawrasia (Ind)
Two-under-par 70, 18-under-par 270 Total
SSP Chawrasia of India SSP Chawrasia of India
Despite getting a birdie on the first, I just could not going today. I missed a few birdie chances, twice inside 10 feet and once a four-foot par putt on eighth.
Honestly today my game was not as sharp as it was first three days. I did not hit close too many times.
Still it was nice to end the week with a birdie. On 18th I went into a bunker into the face and then got out from there into left rough. My third shot went just over. I had a 30-foot putt from edge of the green and it went in perfectly for a closing birdie.
I know I could have been better this week, but tied fifth is alright.
I am off home tonight and then to Kuala Lumpur for Malaysian Championships.
Congrats to Shaun (Norris). He held on to the lead despite a little stumble here or there. Yano and Park have him a good fight but this turned to be Shaun’s week after that great round yesterday.