#WorldClassic-Rd 1 What They Said

Thu 12 Nov 2015

#WorldClassic-Rd 1 What They Said

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Singapore, November 12: Read what players have to say following the opening round of the inaugural World Classic Championship at Laguna National on Thursday.
Jeungun Wang of Korea Jeungun Wang of Korea
Jeunghun Wang (Kor) – First Round 69 (-2)
Actually I was not even thinking of trying to lead this tournament. I was only concentrating on making par on every hole here. It was a bonus with the birdies but I hit some pretty decent tee shots too. This is definitely one of the toughest courses in Asia and you really have to be very focus. When you make a mistake, you got to recover fast as the greens are hard to read.
Sam Brazel (Aus) – First Round 69 (-2)
It was nice to play solid out there. The greens are pretty tricky and you got to be smart. I got away with a few and I played nicely on other holes. It’s not so much of a test off the tee but your second shot is definitely crucial. Putting is quite difficult as there’s always a danger of hitting it to the wrong spot.  But I putted nice and I managed to hit a couple of close shots and that made it a little bit easier. My form has been solid and I’ve been hitting the ball very nicely so it has been good.
Natipong Srithong of Thailand Natipong Srithong of Thailand
Natipong Srithong (Tha) – First Round 69 (-2)
This course is so difficult and to be among the leaders is really something I can be proud of. I managed to hit 16 greens today which is nice as it’s not easy. Every shot you make must be well executed and you’ll be punished if your ball lands on the wrong spot. It’s still early days but I’m telling myself if I can continue to remain calm and stay focus like what I did today, it should be a good week.
Scott Barr (Aus) - First Round 69 (-2)
It’s great to have the local knowledge and I would say it’s definitely an advantage. There are a bunch of holes through the back-nine which are really difficult and you got to be really patient. I was three-over after seven holes and I knew there were birdie opportunities on the front nine. Just one shot here can change the mood of the day as you can easily walk off with a double or triple. I’ve experienced that before here and that’s why I’ve learnt to be really patient with myself around here.
Miguel Tabuena of Philippines Miguel Tabuena of Philippines
Miguel Tabuena (Phi) - First Round 70 (-1)
I’ll take one-under anytime on this golf course. I had six birdies and five bogeys. You really have to trust yourself with the distance here. Your distance control has to be spot on and you got to take advantages of the par-four and five over. I managed to do that and I’m pretty happy with my round. It’s certainly not over. Players who are three or four over can jump up and players who are leading can slip down. There’s still a long way to go.
Berry Henson (Usa) – First Round 70 (-1)
I managed to sly the beast and I’m pretty ecstatic I managed to shoot under-par especially on my first attempt here. I feel that under-par is going to be a good score no matter what the conditions are. I’m quite happy with the way I handled myself today because I hit quite a few loose shots and I got lucky I managed to get away with either a bogey or par. I kind of plodded along really well and took advantage of my scoring opportunities. I think breaking par is going to be the story this week and if you can do that, you’ll be moving up the leaderboard. For now, I just super excited to be able to post a red number and I’m looking forward to doing better tomorrow.