#QueensCupGolf Round 4 - What they said

Sun 19 Jun 2016

#QueensCupGolf Round 4 - What they said

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Scott Hend (Aus) – Final Round 67 (-4), Total (-15)
It’s good. I was looking at what Gunn was doing down the stretch there and I hit a couple of poor chips down the stretch, some poor choice of shots. I saw I had a two-shot lead coming down the last hole and I didn’t want to do anything stupid or ridiculous. When I saw he finished on 14-under, I just wanted to play solid.
Hit some nice shots on 11 and 12. I sort of put the bit between the teeth and got on 11 and hit driver up near the green. I took the hole on as I thought I needed to make a move. Prom was ahead of me and I chipped to four feet for birdie and on 12 hit another great drive to the middle and hit it to six feet for another great birdie there to sort of put me on level peggings there.
Unfortunately for Prom, he made a mistake on the par four 14th hole and I hit a good drive and made a birdie which was a big swing. From then on, as long as I stayed ahead of Prom, I need to check what the rest were doing.
Scott Hend of Australia Scott Hend of Australia
I lost the tournament in Wentworth, lost the tournament in Mauritius and had chances in China. That’s four times this year and I didn’t win. Whether this was my golf course or not, I’ve been playing very good golf and trying to not get down on myself. Four times you put yourself into position and you don’t finish it off, it’s a little disappointing. It’s nice to win again.
We’ll see on Tuesday when the rankings come out. There are three more weeks for the Olympic qualifying and my next big goal next week is to play well in the BMW International in Germany to get into the British Open.
These are all mini goals that are all attached. It’s like a tree, the roots are on the ground and the branches are on top. They’ve got to grow.
I’m 43 this year, who knows how much longer although I’m getting better with age. It’ll be nice to go the Olympics and play in the Olympics and be one of the first Australians to play in it since golf’s re-inclusion. It’s all these different things that you chalk up in your career and when you’re finished, you just sit back and say this is what I did.
I enjoy playing in Thailand, people are so friendly and I like the food. Just hanging out and relaxing with my mates here. I have a lot of friends who come here. I really enjoy coming out here.
Gunn Charoenkul (Tha) – Final Round 66 (-5), Total (-14)
I was striking it really good the whole day and I kept making good putts on the front nine. I could just see the breaks. On the back nine, I looked at the leaderboard on 11 and I said okay, I’ve got to do something.
I just couldn’t get the breaks right, I got the speed right but I missed a lot of chances, six or seven holes. I couldn’t make birdie until the last hole. Hit it close on 18 for eagle. I saw Hendy who found the fairway on 18 and I knew I had to make the eagle putt but I didn’t get the speed right. It was about 15 feet and it would have been nice to put some pressure on him.
I’m still not expecting anything from this. My swing is not perfect yet, a lot of changes that need to be made. I’m just going to concentrate on getting my swing in the right position. Hopefully if I can get it right, my performances can become better. Hopefully I can keep improving. I’ll keep working hard for sure.
Prom Meesawat of Thailand Prom Meesawat of Thailand
Prom Meesawat (Tha) – Final Round 72 (+1), Total (-12)
I was playing alright but didn’t make any putts. Hendy played good and hit almost all fairways. He had a good up and down on 13 and then I made bogey on 14. He played solid golf today but I can’t be too disappointed.
Nicholas Fung, Final round 67 (-4), Total (-11)
I was a bit tense at the start as I was aiming to finish top-five this week. Everything didn’t work early on and I tried to relax and be patient. Chatted a lot with my playing partners which helped. Finishing with 67 was nice and it’s also my first top-10 of the season. Finished strongly too with three birdies in the last five holes which was unexpected.
I’m very happy as this is my first time playing so well in Samui. Finished 12th in my first year here and then missed two straight cards. I just told myself to enjoy myself this week and it worked.
Hopefully this will get me some world ranking points and move me closer to Gavin. Anything is still possible. I’ve got one more tournament in the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship in two weeks time. I’m happy with my result here, my form is coming back and hopefully I can play well in Taiwan.
I haven’t been putting well this year. Took some lessons and the coach told me that I was thinking too much standing over the putts. I was trying to push myself to hole putts which didn’t work as it added more pressure. The coach told me to just read my lines and just hit the the putt. I think it’s been working as I finished top six and seven in ADT events and then top-five here.