#Taiwan_Masters Rd 3: What They Said

Sat 01 Oct 2016

#Taiwan_Masters Rd 3: What They Said

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Panuphol Pittayarat (Tha) – Third Round 74 (+2), Total 212 (-4)
It was a tough day in office. The wind picked up since morning. It was one of those days when you go out and try to scramble. I strike the ball well but didn’t hole enough birdies.
I’m in a very good position for Sunday. It was one of those days when it will be rough. I told myself to have fun and learn from it. Everybody is playing in the same conditions so I’m not complaining.
To be honest, I think I’m ready to win. I wasn’t thinking about the result but I’m ready to win my first trophy.
I didn’t know what everybody else was doing until the 18th green. It is a good thing because you just focus on your own game. It is hard, it is very hard to focus with the wind. The golf course is tight and sometimes you need to hit against the wind.
Lu Wei-chih (Tpe) – Third Round 71 (-1), 213 (-3)
I birdied four out of five par fives today so that was good. I had a nice 21-feet birdie on the par three eighth hole as well. The wind is very strong so I played low ball flights. It is normal for the wind to be blowing this hard here. I’m used to it because this is my home course. When it blows, you can’t judge where the wind is coming from.
If you asked me a few years ago if I can win, I will tell you that I’m confident. But after my surgery, now I have a different mind-set. I just want to focus on my own game.
Nicholas Fung (Mas) – Third Round 71 (-1), Total 214 (-2)
Today is definitely a different Tamsui as compared to the first two days. I’m happy with my score under these tough conditions. I had a lot of up-and-downs so I was quite lucky. I was too aggressive on the first hole and that’s why I made bogey.
My caddy told me that this is an entirely different condition and a three-over might be a good score. I didn’t be aggressive, I just tried to put on the fairway and two putt. I calmed down after the first hole from there and I returned with a one-under.
At the moment, I’m not too far away. I don’t want to think so much. I want to go out and play. I don’t want to think about winning. When I do that, I put too much pressure on myself. In my position now, it is easier not to think about winning because I’m the one chasing them.
Miguel Tabuena (Phi) – Third Round 74 (+2)m Total 214 (-2)
It wasn’t an easy day at all. The winds were unpredictable. It reminded me of when we played in Mauritius. Overall my game is solid. I missed some short putts but saved some as well. You have to be patient. The winner of this tournament will be the one who is most patient. Hopefully it will be me.
Every shot out here is money. You can’t give up here because you don’t know what the rest of the field will do. You can’t force anything and take your bogeys if you have to. You need to keep creating chances.