Q-School What They Said – Round 2

Thu 13 Feb 2014

Q-School What They Said – Round 2

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February 13: Read what players have to say after round two of the Qualifying School presented by Sports Authority of Thailand.
Nathan Holman (Aus) – Second Round 72 (even par), Total 135 (-8)
I’m a little disappointed because I didn’t get much going. I three putted the first hole and made a few more three putts. That was the damage today.
Springfield is a great golf course and I definitely look forward to going back there. Many Australians who have been over to the Asian Tour told me a lot of good things about this Tour. I heard great things about it and I think it is a great pathway for young players such as myself.
Kieran Pratt is a good friend of mine and obviously an Asian Tour winner. I talked to him and he said only good things about the Asian Tour so I decided to come over here and try it out.
I started playing golf with my dad at the age of 10. I played with Adam Scott in the third round of the Australian Masters and that is probably the highlight of my career so far. We talked quite a bit on how to go about professional golf. He just said to stick to what you know and go for it.
I’ve taken his word and try to put it into practice and hold on to it this week. It is good to be able to talk to him. It really inspires you.
I turned professional in October, 2013.
Wolmer Murillo (Ven) – Second Round 65 (-6), Total 137 (-6)
I was just putting my attention on the greens and I stayed focused throughout. My putting was great today. I saw this putting coach from Thailand before starting off yesterday. His name is Pon-pet and I’ve got a couple of friends working with him, such as Lindsay Renolds and Pavit Tangkamolprasert. I got to know him while I was playing on the Asian Development Tour last year. He gave me a couple of tips and I’m glad that worked out very well! I started to hole putts out there and I got more comfortable with my game as compared to yesterday.
I had an eagle on the par-five ninth from about nine-feet away with a six-iron. That made a difference today. I felt great. I was just playing my game and trying to keep up with my routine. Staying concentrated helps I guess and I was trying to get better and better shots.
Stuart Anderson (Can) – Second Round 70 (-1), Total 137 (-6)
I didn’t do as good today compared to yesterday at Imperial Lakeview. I think it’s a more difficult golf course here, especially the front nine from hole three to seventh. I didn’t make many putts today as well. But I guess it’s still good to be able to shoot under par. It’s been a great experience so far. It’s my first time here participating in the Asian Tour Qualifying School and my very first time in Thailand as well. I’ve enjoyed myself and I hope I can continue to play well over the next two rounds.
I’ve played all over the world including the Sunshine Tour and the Wed.com Tour. I thought coming to the Asian Tour would be something different for me.
Arie Fauzi (Mas) – Second Round 65 (-7), Total 139 (-4)
I had to accept the fact that I shot a 74 (opening round). I had a tough draw and didn’t play good in the last nine holes. I told myself to stay positive and took advantage of a hot start today.
I made birdie, eagle and birdie and continued the momentum. I eagled hole number two. I hit driver and five iron to 15 feet and made the putt.
The experience at Qualifying School last year has made me better prepared for this year. My preparations have been really good. Today’s round really showed why I’m here and that I really want to earn my Tour card. Even though I played badly on the last day last year, it was still a huge learning experience.
I realised that I didn’t find enough fairways. I need to work on my driving and get my ball on the fairways. I think that’s the key to play well.
Mathiam Keyser (Rsa) – Second Round 65 (-6), Total 139 (-4)
Yesterday was very bad for me. It was windy and I didn’t play well. Today I got to an awesome start and I played solid at Springfield Royal. It’s funny to see the contrast in my scores for the first two rounds! The greens are looking good and it was easy making putts out there today. I made very good tee shots today as well. Another two good rounds for me would be nice!
I’ve been in Thailand for more than a year now and I’ve played on the local Tour just to find my feet in Asia. I am hoping to bring my game up another level and Asian Tour sounds like a nice place!
Kim Byung-joo (Kor) – Second Round 68 (-3), Total 139 (-4)
I had a good round today. I played consistently. I just turned professional last year and it’s my first attempt trying to get an Asian Tour card this time. I am feeling very excited right now having made the cut. My friend Kim Bi-o is here with me this week and it has been really enjoyable so far. Hopefully I can continue to play well and secure my card for the 2014 season!
Tony Carolan (Aus) – Second Round 70 (-2), Total 141 (-2)
It was a pretty scrappy round. I’m making birdies as well as lot of silly mistakes because I haven’t played for a very long time. This is my first two competitive rounds since the first week of August. I just done about four weeks of practice and that’s about it. I’m going to make mistakes but hopefully I keep them away in the next two rounds.
I like to be a lot more aggressive but I’m not too confident with my driver! I’m going to make some tweaks to my driving later in the afternoon. Hopefully I can straighten it out because that’s what’s been holding me back.
Scott Hend doesn’t have much advice to give! He will be the first to say ‘Don’t listen to what I have to say!’
I know Scott’s game really well. He has got so much talent and even when he is playing poorly, I’ve got a 100% trust in him to shoot low numbers. This game is more mental than anything else. If I can get my mind strong then hopefully I can shoot some low numbers as well.