What Graduates Said

Sat 26 Jan 2013

What Graduates Said

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CHAN KIM (USA), FINAL ROUND, SIX-UNDER-PAR 65, TOTAL 272
I was in the cut line last year at the final round but ended up shooting four over and missed it. This time round, I’m in the cut line and my scores are even lower. I knew I needed to play well today, regardless of how many it was. I got off to a good start. I’ve missing a lot of short putts all week but finally make a putt on the 10th. Overall it was a good round. This week has been fun. I met a lot of new people. There are a lot of good players around. It was a really good experience. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Asian Tour. I live in the States but even in the States, a lot of people are talking about the Asian Tour. It’s a growing tour and I’ve heard of its good reputation. I play on the Challenge Tour in Europe as well but it depends on what the schedules are. I’ll be based in Korea for this entire season as I’ve got a couple of relatives over there. Hopefully I can get something going this season!
TIM STEWART (AUS), FINAL ROUND, TWO-UNDER-PAR 69, TOTAL 274
I really enjoyed playing on the Asian Tour after playing the full season last year but I also have to do some work like figuring out what I’ve done wrong through the year. I guess it has all been paid off now and I’m feeling good. That’s what I’ve been trying to do. I think there are a lot of things that I can take out from this week. I’ve to be patient with my game, stick to my game more often and plan what I want to do for the year. I am always looking forward to my first win, including this week. I will just work harder this year and whatever my results might be will be.
LIONEL WEBER (A) (FRA), FINAL ROUND, THREE-UNDER-PAR 68, TOTAL 277
I’m very happy to play in the Asian Tour Q-School this week. It has been my dream to turn a professional golfer and begin my career on a major tour like the Asian Tour. It’s just fantastic for me. I’m planning to turn professional so you will be seeing me in Myanmar next month (Zaykabar Myanmar Open presented by Alpine). I started playing golf at the age of six and I won the French Championship when I was 16. I was also the French Amateur Stroke Play Champion for 2012, as well as the Italian International Amateur Championship. I think this is a good timing for me to turn professional. I took part in the European Tour Q-school but missed by two shots. I’m happy to be able to play on the Asian Tour. I arrived in Hua Hin one month ago to train myself and get used to the playing conditions here. Perhaps that’s the reason why I am playing well this two weeks. I’ve never been here before in Asia but I do love to travel here.
CHOO TZE HUANG (SIN), FINAL ROUND, TWO-UNDER-PAR 69, TOTAL 281
I think I played really good today as per the last two days. I didn’t really feel the pressure until I was at the last hole. I just kept focusing on what I need to do and telling myself to take one shot at a time. I got ahead of myself a little bit after the 13th hole when I made a bogey on the 14th. I thought I should just remain composed and try to hang in there till the last hole. Overall I think I played really well and I can’t complain about it. We made mistakes out there but I’m happy I gave myself a chance to make it into the top 40. I really enjoyed myself throughout the four days here playing in the Asian Tour Q-School. I had a great start and my dad gave me a very good piece of advice that really helped me this week. He told me that this week is not a competition but a marathon because we’ve got four days out there. I was lucky enough to make the cut after the second day and I was able to give myself many chances over the last two days. I’m just pleased that I can put myself in that position. I’ll definitely have more events to play this year. I’m looking forward to getting better and I’ll try to make a mark on the Asian Tour.