#PanasonicOpen Rd 2 What They Said

Fri 22 Apr 2016

#PanasonicOpen Rd 2 What They Said

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Kodai Ichihara (Jpn) – Second Round 65 (-6), Total 134 (-8)
I created a lot of birdie chances and converted. That’s what you need to do for a low score and I did that. It was nice. It was a good round today, but my confidence is still high after shooting a good score in windy conditions yesterday (round 1).
I have to focus shot by shot. I really want to get back on the Asian Tour so I can’t make silly mistakes. The bogey on seven was a bad mistake because I bogeyed the same hole yesterday.
Shiv Kapur (Ind) – Second Round 67 (-4), Total 135 (-7)
It was pretty good with the way the wind was blowing. It was tough to pick where the wind was coming from and the pins were tucked in some corners. All in all, I’m pretty please.
Obviously for a golfer, the round could have been better. I didn’t finish as well as I would like to. If you gave me a 67 at the start of the day, I would have bit your hand off.
It was a combination of being confident and driving the ball really well. The bogey I made was from the middle of the fairway. It was tough to predict the wind. Sometimes it is all over the place. You got to make putts to have a good score and I did that. The greens are just so good here.
I love the wind. I hope the conditions stay like this during the weekend. I’ve been playing in Europe for the last 10 years and you play in a lot of wind. I’ll be pretty happy to see a lot of wind in the weekend.
I’ll do the same. You know the old cliché of golf, one shot at a time. Just need to keep the mistakes off the card. It is tough to get the wind right. It can get quite frustrating when you have a short iron in your hands and you make bogey.
All the credit goes to the wife. I can’t deny that. Ever since I got engaged, I’ve been playing well.
Wu Ashun (Chn) Second Round 71 (E), Total 138 (-4)
It was windy so I’m happy with how I played. It is not always windy in Japan but it was almost the same condition as last week. It was good to get some experience.
I’ll be happy if it stays windy during the weekend. I think that will give me a chance to make a move up the leaderboard.
Honestly, I played really well but it was so cold on my back nine and I didn’t take a sweater because it was so sunny before I teed off. I’ll definitely have a sweater with me tomorrow!