POI Rd 4 What They Said

Sun 09 Nov 2014

POI Rd 4 What They Said

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S.S.P. Chowrasia (Ind) - Final Round 66 (-6), Total 276 (-12)
After the Avanatha Masters win, I was working hard for win to boost my confidence. It was almost three years.  I take a lot of positives from this win.
I lost two times in play-offs but it never crossed my mind. I was only focussed on making the birdie putt in the first play-off hole. Whenever I lose something, I wait for something better to happen. I had the belief to win on the Asian Tour again.
Even though I lost my card on the European Tour, I was still high on confidence. I learnt various shots on the European Tour and it was a great experience to play against the top players.
At the start of the day, I was thinking if I could hit a four or five-under, I will have the chance. I was looking to catch the leader. I played very well on back nine. The hat-trick of birdies proved to be the turning point.
I will now be going to Barcelona for the final qualifying stage of European Tour
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Mithun Perera (Slk) - Final Round 70 (-2), Total 276 (-12)
I’m happy with my finish. I’m so excited to be in the play-off. Now I believe I can do something on the Asian Tour. I came close but it is a good and new thing for me because this is my first play-off on the Asian Tour. Chowrasia made a good putt on the last and he deserved to win. I will try and get one trophy this year.
I struggled with my Order of Merit rankings but at least now I put some money in it. I’m still trying to save my card and this will give me a lot of experience towards a busy end to the Asian Tour season. I want to compete against the golf course and not the other players. That’s my goal.
Rahil Gangjee (Ind) – Final Round 71 (-1), Total 276 (-12)
Everybody had a chance to win today. I did good but Chowrasia but played better than all of us.
It's a learning process. I take a lot of positives from this week. It gives me the momentum for the rest of the season.
I knew the momentum would swing through the final day and I just told myself to play normally and not to worry too much about the leaderboard. However, I missed out on a couple of chances towards the end and that just took the game away from me.
It was a tough contest at the end with lot of contenders and SSP played the best golf to come through.
Shubhankar Sharma (Ind) – Final Round 71 (-1), Total 277 (-11)
I learned a lot this week. I came into this week to play well and have a good finish. I never imagined that I would be in the mix and be in the last
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group. I was leading through nine holes so it is a big positive for me.
I’m still in the early stages of my career and I played well in this Asian Tour event. I’m very happy and this gives me a lot of experience going into my coming years. Now I know how to handle myself if I’m in this position again.
I tried to keep my eyes away from the leaderboard the whole day and I was very happy to be leading after nine holes. I told myself to stay focus. I didn’t play too well on the back nine but I’m still very happy.
I’m quite calm on the course. I hit one or two bad shots but I was still okay. Playing on the ADT has given me a lot of confidence. I played in 10 events and nine outside of India. It is good to play against the international players because it helped me know more about the Asian Tour and about the courses outside of India.
The Indian boys who do not have an Asian Tour card should play on the ADT. They should definitely play on the ADT because it is a great platform and they have some really good players. The scores are as low as the Asian Tour. It also helps them get them on the Asian Tour if they do well.
Panuphol Pittayarat (Tha) – Final Round 72 (E), Total 279 (-9)
I came out here to get as much confidence as I can and I did just that. Coming down towards the end of the year, you have to move on the Order of Merit. I moved a bit and I’m very happy. For the rest of the year, my goal is to make all the cuts and I started the ball rolling this week. I will try my best towards the end of the year now.
This result takes a bit of pressure off me. I would say that it will take half a monkey off my back. I won’t chill but I will try my best to get more good results.