Q-School What They Said - Final Rd 4

Sat 15 Feb 2014

Q-School What They Said - Final Rd 4

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February 15: Read what players have to say after the final round of the Asian Tour Qualifying School presented by Sports Authority of Thailand.
Lam Chih Bing (Sin) – Final Round 64 (-7), Total 274 (-11)
The key for me today was the first six holes. I had a great start. I didn’t start well for the past two days. I set a target for myself at even par. I’m glad I did much better than that today. I got to a very hot start. I was -4 through six holes. I hit with a fifth iron to about 12 feet for the eagle on the fifth. The reason why I am here to play the Qualifying School this week is to get a better status on the Asian Tour for the 2014 season. I am very happy to regain my full status after missing out on the card for the last two years.
It has been a great week for me. I played solid although I hit the ball really bad yesterday. I’m very pleased to be able to turn the game around today. Although I won on the Asian Tour before, I don’t think it gives me an edge over the rest out here. I think these young guys are fearless these days and there are many good players around but I supposed experience counts as well.
Wolmer Murillo of Venezuela Wolmer Murillo of Venezuela
Wolmer Murillo (Ven) – Final Round 70 (-1), Total 280 (-5)
If I were to tell you what happened in my day today, you may not believe it! I started off three-over-par on the front nine and managed to recover with one eagle, three birdies and one bogey on the back. It was indeed a day of high and lows for me. I reminded myself to keep calm and relaxed during the game. I told myself not to despair after the front nine and I kept to my own pace.
I’m very pleased to get my Asian Tour card! This is my second attempt in the Qualifying School and I’m glad I got the job done this week. I missed out on the card last year but I gained a lot of experience playing on the Asian Development Tour (ADT). I think the Asian Tour offers a lot of opportunities and I’m very excited about the upcoming season right now.
Hamza Amin (Pak) - Final Round 67 (-4), Total 277 (-8)
It feels awesome. It is very difficult to explain. I think I deserve it because I put in a lot of work in the last few months so it is nice to know that I’m finally on the Asian Tour.
I knew I had to play under-par or I won’t be able to make it. I birdied the second hole but bogeyed the third. Everything was going fine until I made back-to-back bogeys and I was back on the number again. I was able to make some putts coming down the stretch and finished on eight-under.
I reached four-under after 12 holes and I told myself that I don’t need to do anything crazy. I just aimed for the middle of the green and took my par.
I feel so good. My whole family will be really happy. I know my dad (Taimur Hassan) has had sleepless nights. This journey has been so long but it is so fulfilling after finally earning my Tour card!
CHA AM-THAILAND-150214-CASSIUS CASAS-001Cassius Casas (Phi) – Final Round 68 (-3), Total 279 (-6)
It feels great to earn my Asian Tour card because I haven’t played regularly on the professional circuit in five years. I was the National Coach for the Philippines in the last five years and I concentrated on that.
I finished my contract recently and I decided to sign up for the Asian Tour. I won an event in the Philippines last week and at the end of last year. After those two victories, I told myself that I’m ready to sign up for the Asian Tour and this is my time!
I’m 47 years old this year but it doesn’t matter. I feel that my game is good enough to play on the Asian Tour. Age is only a number (laughs).
I see a lot of young players on the Asian Tour now but I have a lot of experience. I won over 80 local events and I’ve been playing golf for many years. My game is at a level where I want it to be and I’m happy with how I performed this week.