#ShinhanDonghaeOpen Rd 2: What they said

Fri 30 Sep 2016

#ShinhanDonghaeOpen Rd 2: What they said

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Incheon, Korea, September 30: Read what leading contenders have to say following their second round performances at this week's Shinhan Donghae Open.
Thitiphun Chuayprakong (Tha)- Second round 64 (-7) Total 131 (-11)
I very lucky but I managed to hit the ball well. My tee shots were good and that made things a lot easier. I believe I’ve a good chance this week. But there are still two more rounds to go and I don’t really want to put too much pressure on myself yet. I’ve gained more confidence from playing in the US Open and I’ve been working hard on my short game which is really important.
Byeonghun An (Kor)- Second round 67 (-4), Total 132 (-10)
I putted really well although I had a bit of trouble on the back-nine as I made two bogeys there. I hit one into the water and the other out of bounds. Overall it’s alright. Not as good as yesterday but it’s still alright. I think the bunker placement plays to my advantage here. I can hit it over most of the bunkers out here especially the par-five. There are a couple of holes which suit my eyes, the greens are rolling nicely and the fairways are in good condition. Everything clicks nicely and that’s why I’m playing well.
Danny Lee (Nzl)- Second round 65 (-6), Total 133 (-9)
I tried not to panic after hitting two bogeys in a row. I didn’t really freak out as I know I was hitting the ball well and don’t want to put additional pressure on myself. I kept my attitude and managed to recover with two more birdies. We definitely had a blast out there especially when our round got a little bad. When I made those two bogeys in a row, Ben An tapped me on my back and encouraged me to get it back. Likewise when he hit it out of bounds, I was giving him the same encouragement. We are such good friends and hopefully we can play together again on Sunday.
Scott Vincent (Zim)- Second round 64 (-7), Total 133 (-9)
I just played pretty solid today. All in all I’m happy and I did not make any mistakes. It’s nice coming here where no one really knows who you are and you have no expectations. I’m just playing and so far it has been great. If I keep this up, hopefully I’ll move in the same directions as those top guys. A few of my friends back home told me to try for Q school. I gave it a shot and here I am.
Gaganjeet Bhullar (Ind)- Second round 66 (-5) Total 134 (-8)
I’ve been striking the ball really well the past two months. I hit about 15 greens in regulation yesterday and today I did pretty much the same. I’ve been giving myself lots of birdie opportunities. I made seven birdies today out of which five came within three feet of the pin. The goal is to repeat what I’ve done the first 36 holes. I was in the tournament winner’s category for the last six years and it’s important to get back into the winner’s circle again. You go through up and down in golf. I’ve been working hard on my game and I’m hopeful for the win to happen again.
Nicolas Paez (Usa)- Second round 68 (-3) Total 135 (-7)
I feel very good as I played exactly how I’m supposed to and played some pretty smart golf. I took advantage of my birdie chances and it was really a rewarding day. Just simple, smart golf. I prefer this kind of weather rather than the hot and humid ones. The greens are more firm and fast and reminds me of those conditions back in the States. So I really enjoy it. I was in contention on the ADT in Manila and that gave me lots of confidence and I’ve been playing well ever since then. I feel very good about my game.
Thongchai Jaidee (Tha)- Second round 68 (-3), Total 137 (-5)
I played well but I found the conditions quite tough. The fairways were very wet and I found difficulty in controlling the ball especially with the mud on it. I tried to attack the pins but I could not really control the ball. I hit the ball well but missed a couple of short putts because of my poor control of the ball.