#PerthIntl Rd 2: What they said

Fri 26 Feb 2016

#PerthIntl Rd 2: What they said

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Perth, Australia, February 26: Read what leading contenders have to say about their second round at this week's ISPS Handa Perth International.
Peter Uihlein (Usa)
Four-under-par 68, 11-under-par 133 total
It's always good finishing like that. Yeah, pleased with my two days' work and hopefully keep it going Saturday and Sunday. I putted well. I holed some really nice putts. Made a nice putt on 3. Really, I guess 8 and 9 were two really nice putts that kind of topped off the day a little bit. I holed some long ones. Missed some pretty easy ones, as well, but it was a pretty efficient day really, so it's nice. It's still windy, so it's still tough and the greens are much softer and a little smoother which is nice. You can kind of get after it in the morning, so some of those tucked pins, you can be a little more aggressive. It played definitely a little bit softer, and yeah, but the wind was still up. So, it still made you think a lot around the course, which is always fun, which is a good test. I think really anything under par around here in that wind was always going to be a good score. Yeah, like I said, putted well, so that was nice, and I holed some good ones for par, good ones for birdie. So, yeah, any time you can putt well, really, it's going to be -- it's always going to be a good day I guess.
Brett Rumford (Aus)
Seven-under-par 65, 11-under-par 133 total
 It was tough, it was really tough. The wind was fairly benign when we started then it started to pick up from about the 10th which certainly made things interesting on the back nine. It was just one of those days where you had to keep grinding, concentration had to be premium, and that's the kind of pressure this golf course puts on you.
Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa)
Eight-under-par 64, 10-under-par 134 total
Yeah, doesn't feel really different to the way I played yesterday.  Gave myself a lot of opportunities, and today just made a few putts.  I made good putts both days, but yeah, you have those rounds where just don't make any. I feel like obviously you've got to get yourself in the fairway and off the tees, but it's pretty wide and you can attack a little bit off the tees.  But I had a good start today.  I went 3-under through four, and then sort of just slowed down quite a bit. The birdie on 12 I felt got me going a bit in the right direction with two par 5s and a drivable -- sorry, not two par 5s, but a drivable par 4 and a par 5 coming up where the wind today was very helpful.  I just did what I did yesterday.  Just same clubs, putting myself in positions, and you know, a few occasions, I just hit it a bit closer.  My birdie opportunities were a bit closer.  But I read the greens well and put nicely.
Mardan Mamat (Sin)
Three-under-par 69, Six-under-par 138 total
Yeah, I'm very fortunate to have a good finish today. Birdied 17 and 18. The wind was blowing in different directions today.  It's a bit downwind and I had a driver and pitching wedge.  Hit about like 12, 15 feet for birdie (on 18).  Made a nice finish. I had time the first five holes to get used to the wind changed directions, so I think after the five holes, I'm getting used to it and fine after that. If it changes, then you've got to make some adjustment about where to aim and where to get a spot.  Overall I'm happy with the way I played. I'm very pleased the way I'm striking the ball and putt this week.  The first two days, I think I'm putting better. It's nice to be back in Karrinyup.  I think it's a very good set up for the tournament and good event for all the three tours coming together. I'm going to be 50 in two more years, so I'm very happy, very fortunate to be in this position.