Queen's Cup Rd 4 - What they said

Sun 08 Jun 2014

Queen's Cup Rd 4 - What they said

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SUNDAY, JUNE 8
THAWORN WIRATCHANT (THA) – FINAL ROUND 66 (-5), TOTAL 272 (-12)
It’ll be 20 (wins) soon ... just joking! It is so meaningful to me, whether it’s a small or big tournament, every tournament, I am always trying my best. There was pressure this morning as I wanted to go out there and play some good golf.
I knew I had to play well on 18. I wasn’t very confident as I made bogey on 17. I knew I had to make birdie on 18 to win. I aimed for the green and if it didn’t get on the green, I knew it would be around the green which would give me a birdie chance. So I was confident from there onwards.
The putt for birdie, I felt that I had to make it a one-putt. I felt that I could make it. It was hard to say where I was in control. Siddikur played well and Poom was always there. Today, I think I got lucky.
After finishing, Poom talked to me about his pressure which he never had this feeling before. He wasn’t in control but he will learn in the future.
Queen's Cup 2014POOM SAKSANSIN (THA) – FINAL ROUND 72 (+1), TOTAL 273 (-11)
Although I didn’t win, I am still happy. There was pressure, I couldn’t control my ball flight. It was like a bird, it was going everywhere. Thaworn told me to try to calm down. He was trying to help me. On the fifth hole, he came over to me but I still couldn’t hit and putt. Just made pars. On 16 and 17, I managed to get some birdies back (to draw level). But on 18, I got pressured again. It was not easy. I tried to hit a hook shot into the green but hit a duck hook into a bad spot. It was so bad. But I nearly chipped it in, just a bit short at the end.
I think I can maybe do it, and win on the Asian Tour, maybe. My heart needs to be stronger. Maybe I need more experience. My driver is still a little short, I carry about 250 yards. If I can carry 260 or 270, it will be very good.
I’m going to play on the Asian Development Tour in Malaysia next week and another tournament the week after. I’ll try to go to Malaysia to win as my game is good now.
SIDDIKUR RAHMAN (BAN) – FINAL ROUND 72 (+1), TOTAL 274 (-10)
Everything was bad today. It was very disappointing, especially on hole 18. I still had a chance to get a birdie but unfortunately I got a bogey. It made a big difference. The ball didn’t want to go in today. Hitting was okay, I was happy with that. Made a chip in birdie but I didn’t get any chance. On the last moment, I had a chance but it didn’t happen. It’s okay, it’s part of the game.
Thaworn deserved it as he made some big putts. It was awesome putting by him.
Choo Tze Huang of Singapore Choo Tze Huang of Singapore
CHOO TZE HUANG (SIN) – FINAL ROUND 68 (-3), TOTAL 278 (-6)
Extremely thrilled. Played good today, same thing. Made two bogeys today, one was a three putt and one was the par three 13 where I hit it left every single day and I hit it left there again today. A little bit annoying but I kept my head down and kept plodding away which they did in the last few holes where I made three birdies.
I was thinking about the top-10 in the last few holes. After missing the green on 17, I told myself that I needed to get up and down to give myself a chance and I knew a birdie on the last hole would guarantee the top-10. I’m very thrilled.
I can take a lot of confidence from out of this week, knowing that I do have the ability to compete with these top guys out there. I just need to keep working hard and try to get better and be out here more often.
My wedge and my iron play can get better. It’s been good the last couple of months but I feel I can improve further on that.
I played the ADT in Templer last year but missed the cut. But the way I’m playing now, just keep to the same strategy. Just go out there and give myself chances for birdies. Nothing will change with the way I do, the routine and the way I think will be the same. I’ll just play with a bit more confidence. I’m looking forward to next week. I have no expectations as I just want to go out there to play.