#PanasonicOpenIndia Rd 3 What They Said

Sat 07 Nov 2015

#PanasonicOpenIndia Rd 3 What They Said

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Chiragh Kumar (Ind) – Thir Round 72 (E), Total 2015 (-11)
I stayed there and I fought hard. I’m not too unhappy with my result because the way I’ve been hitting the ball, it could have been worst. I made a bad swing on the 17th hole. I wasn’t swinging it good today.
I don’t know if it was my alignment or my rhythm but it was a little off. I hope it will be better today. I hit some good shots on the back nine. I birdied 13 (four feet), 14 (nine feet) and 15 (12 feet) and that got my round together.
Right now, I’m glad the round is over. There’s always pressure. It depends on how you deal with the situation. I want to go out there and enjoy it. I haven’t been in this position and make the most of it.
The way I was playing, I’m happy with the score I came back with. I was all over the place today. I’m not disappointed, I’ll take it as a positive.
I kept telling myself not to let the bad shots get to me. I kept grinding out until the very last hole. I stuck to my play and didn’t get defensive. You can’t let bad shots get to you.
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Siddikur Rahman (Ban) – Third Round 68 (-4), Total 206 (-10)
This is one of my favourite golf courses and I really enjoy playing here. I’m happy with my game. I made a good birdie on hole 18. It was a given birdie from four feet. It is very important to keep your ball on the fairway. That’s the key to a good score.
I don’t have a score. I just need to focus in the final round. I’ve been suffering with a lower back injury for a year and half. I’m still under treatment so I’m happy with the way I’ve been playing especially in the last few months.
Chikka S. (Ind) – Third Round 68 (-4), Total 208 (-8)
The Delhi Golf club is always special for me because I have a lot of memories out here. As an amateur I never made cut, and as I turned professional I started making cuts and started playing well. So I am really looking forward to tomorrow.
I am just going to stick to my strategy; the way I have been playing for the last three days. My tee shots have been really strong, that’s my strongest point right now. I am playing well. But I am struggling a little bit in reading the speed of the greens a little bit. But I guess tomorrow is the day for me to roll them in. I have been driving all three days so far well.
I have taken the woods out of my bag and I have been hitting just the three-iron. I just got this from my friend in the practice round. I have been hitting that club really well, getting up to 270-280 yards. That’s a big change for me this week.  It’s going long and it’s going absolutely straight. I have pretty accurate off the tee, except today when I went into the bushes just once.
Today, I just kept myself composed, unlike the first two days when I was unhappy with the way I was putting. But I managed to get my focus back and went with the momentum. At the Delhi Golf Club it’s not over till the last hole has been played.
For tomorrow I need to hole a few putts early in the round, after that I’ll give it all on the back nine. I am really looking for a win because I just made my card going through Q-school, but I am on the border. So I am really looking forward to a win here. I don’t have any score or a number in mind. I am just going to out there and think about every possible shot and try to stay in the moment.
Probably, I’ll ring Anirban (Lahiri), and get a few tips from him. He won his first Asian Tour event here at the Delhi Golf Club. So probably, I would like to follow in his footsteps.