WHSM: Rd 3 What They Said

Sat 22 Jun 2013

WHSM: Rd 3 What They Said

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Pariya Junhasavasdikul (Tha) – Third Round 71 (even), Total 205 (-8)
I didn’t do anything much. Two birdies, two bogeys and that was about it. I didn’t take advantage of the par-fives. Having an even-par round is still okay. I didn’t lose any spots so hopefully I can take advantage of the par fives.
The conditions are getting tougher. The greens are getting firmer and the greens are rolling quicker. Some of the putts that look flat are rolling so fast it feels like it is going downhill. Tomorrow is going to be a big challenge.
I will try and take advantage of the par-fives. The par-three and par-fours are quite difficult. I want to try and hit it one shot at a time and try to make par. I’m not thinking about winning but if I can handle myself and hit even or under-par then I’ll be okay.
It should be exciting but I’m trying not to be. Anxiety can get to you and you will get nervous and pressure. I’m lucky to be with Baek again tomorrow so it will be nice walking 18 holes with him. Some days you go out and you feel a lot of pressure and some days you don’t. I hope I wake up without feeling any pressure.
Gavin is a good player. This is the first time I’m playing with him. He didn’t start well but he came back really strong. My hats off to him. Baek was teasing me because we shot the same score! We had some fun today. It is going to be a challenge tomorrow.
Baek Seuk-hyun (Kor) – Third round 71 (E), Total 206 (-7)
I was really unlucky there on 16. I hit a three wood just straight but it bounced high and ended up in the slope. I couldn’t get relief from the cart path. I tried to take it out and I thought it was good but it hit the edge of the cart path and came back. The bad thing just happened in one hole. I played really well like the first two days. I calmed down, played smarter, clever. Just one hole. I’m happy with this score. This course, anything can happen. Still have a good chance tomorrow. I don’t want to think about being champion tomorrow. I just want to play my game, enjoy my game especially
Baek Seuk-hyun and Pariya Junhasavasdikul Baek Seuk-hyun and Pariya Junhasavasdikul
when Pariya is my good friend. I didn’t have any pressure today and it was really fun.
Gavin Green (Mas) – Third round 70 (-1), Total 207 (-6)
I didn’t get the best of starts. I kind of stayed patient. Got to three over through four but birdied five and six but bogeyed seven and then closed out the nine in two over. I tried to push it a bit more on the back nine and made birdies on 11, 12, 14, 16 and 18. But I made a double on 17. I thought it was a good drive but just bad luck that it ended up in the slope. I didn’t think it would end up there. I’ve got to keep the same game plan again. If I have to go for it, I’ll do so on the back nine. But I’ll need a better start. Just need to stay patient throughout.
Anirban Lahiri (Ind) – Third Round 67 (-4), Total 208 (-5)
I’m happy with the way I played. I got off to a great start. I think I have to combine my two back nines together because I played well on the backside and good on the front today!
All and all four-under is a pretty good score out here. It was a little bit easier because it was a bit cooler. I was hitting the ball solid and placing my ball well especially on the front nine.
I’m happy that I’ve given myself a shouting chance. Three shots is not much on this golf course. On this golf course, you can’t really think about what numbers to shoot. You have to go out there and execute every shot so well. If you start getting ahead of yourself then you are finished. I’m going to go out there and take each shot as it comes.
IT was good that I got off to a solid shot. If you can get off to an early birdie start on the front nine, it is a good thing because you got two par-fives back-to-back. I need to get my act together and combine both the nines together.