#SingOpen Rd 2 What They Said

Fri 20 Jan 2017

#SingOpen Rd 2 What They Said

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Sentosa, Singapore, January 20: Read what players have to say following the second round of the SMBC Singapore Open on Friday.
Younghan Song of Korea Younghan Song of Korea
Adam Scott (Aus) – Second Round 67 (-4), Total 135 (-7)
The scores are pretty good. I putted really well which is nice. I hope to hit the ball a little bit better on the weekend and make a few putts, keep going in the right direction and have another run at the title.
I got off to a great start when I won here the first two times. It’s just one of those courses that I feel very comfortable on. I feel very comfortable with the place as well. I always feel like I am coming back to my second home in Sentosa.
I think I got myself into a very nice posture to get over the ball. That’s why I was able to hole putts out there. It’s something that you are always searching for. It’s nice to make a nice free stroke without thinking too much.
I don’t know how I managed to do that but I did it and I kept it going over the last two days. I hope to keep doing it for the next two rounds too. You got to take advantage of that good feeling when it happens. I just managed to do that.
Gavin Green (Mas) – Second Round -2 through 15, Total -7 through 15
I have been hitting it quite well. I just managed to hole some putts today. I have been missing a lot of putts in the last couple of months but it’s starting to drop these two days. I am just taking it as it goes. I just have to try and keep hitting good shots and we will see what comes. I am a little more comfortable with the course now, compared to last year. I just feel like the experiences from playing in the big events help a lot. You got to keep playing and give yourself chances.
Quincy Quek of Singapore Quincy Quek of Singapore
Quincy Quek (Sgp) - Second Round 68 (-3), Total 136 (-6)
The week has been going very well for me. Actually I did not expect myself to play today as it was raining and there were dark cloud all over. I was expecting it to be like last year where I came out on Friday to play just one hole and 35 holes on Saturday. But overall, I’m glad I was be able to squeeze in my last hole in fading light. At least I don’t have to come back early tomorrow and can have some extra hours of sleep.
I want to try to play my front nine a little bit better over the weekend. You have to be very patient with your game when you play on this course. You cannot take anything for granted here. You can’t really try to chase the score here. I believe my game is good enough to be in contention. It just tightening up the loose ends and stringing four good rounds together. I’ve always been taught to stay in the present and focus on moving forward.
In between feeds when baby is sleeping, my wife will be probably be watching me in action on TV.
Angelo Que of the Philippines Angelo Que of the Philippines
Angelo Que (Phi) – Second Round 69 (-2), Total 136 (-6)
I feel good with how I have played these two rounds. I hit it really good yesterday and I managed to continue that form when we restart this morning. Unfortunately, I wasn’t hitting it as good in the second round but I was getting away with a lot of breaks. I holed a lot of putts and made a lot of up and downs. I think to shoot a two-under par in this condition is pretty good for me.
I am satisfied with how I played. Holes 5, 6 and 7 are playing pretty long today. I made really good up and downs on five and six for pars and they really help, especially on a long day like this. I kept to my momentum and it helps me in my last three holes.
It is nice to see my friends on the Asian Tour coming back this week. It’s been pretty lonely for me playing in Japan because I am still quite new on that Tour. Seeing them here this week was a bless.
Pavit Tangkamolprasert of Thailand Pavit Tangkamolprasert of Thailand
Pavit Tangkamolprasert (Tha) – Second Round 71 (even-par), Total 137 (-5)
It was really tough when I started out in the morning. It was raining and very windy. I was three-over after my first four holes but I managed to recover and turn in 35. I stuck to my game plan and got better from there. The birdie on 15 was a good confidence booster. I was able to get back on track after that.
I am putting good at the moment. I have been putting well since last year actually. I am happy to be able to bring over my good form into this year. My driving has not been as good this week though. You need to hit good tee shots to score on this golf course. It can get very difficult if you miss the fairways. I love the greens here. It’s almost like the greens in Macau when I won.
I last played in the Singapore Open 10 years ago. It was my first professional tournament outside of Thailand. I remember getting through the Monday qualifier and played in the event but I didn’t make the cut. This week is my second time. It has been a long time.
The conditions are superb here and I am thrilled to be able to play alongside world class players here in Singapore. I feel very different now compared to 10 years ago. Obviously the game is much better now! I have gained more experiences over the years too. It’s always nice to come and play in Singapore. I used to play here a lot when I was an amateur.
There has been a lot of changes these 10 years. It hasn’t been easy to get to where I am right now. Winning my first Asian Tour event in Macau last year has given me a lot of confidence in my game. Playing and winning on the Asian Development Tour earlier has helped a lot in my career too.
Nicholas Fung of Malaysia Nicholas Fung of Malaysia
Nicholas Fung (Mas) – Second Round 71 (even-par), Total 138 (-4)
This is my first time making the cut at the Singapore Open. I missed the halfway cut in my last four attempts. I am very happy to make it into the weekend and put myself in a good position too. I came back this morning to finish four holes from the first round and I birdied the 15 which was not an easy hole. It was a good start to the day. I gained some confidence from there.
I played really good last year, put myself in good position for a few times. I am glad I carried over that good form into this year. It’s been a great start to the season. I am very excited and looking forward to play in the last two rounds.
I didn’t think too much playing here, having missed the cut four times before. I told myself to just do what I need to do and not think so much. I am glad it worked out. My mental game is stronger now.