#WorldClassic-Rd 3 What They Said

Sat 14 Nov 2015

#WorldClassic-Rd 3 What They Said

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Singapore, November 14: Read what players have to say following the penultimate round of the inaugural World Classic Championship at Laguna National on Saturday.
Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh
Siddikur Rahman (Ban) – Third Round 69 (-2), Total 211 (-2)
It’s great to shoot a red number today after two 71s. Honestly, I really enjoyed my round today. I gave myself very good chances out there. I managed to grab those chances and came back with a low score. I am really happy with how I played today. It’s not an easy course. You have to be patient. It will be the same tomorrow. I think it will be both physically and mentally challenging tomorrow. It’s the final round. We are all tired. I think whoever has the strongest stamina and a good mental game has the chance to win tomorrow.
Nicholas Fung (Mas) – Third Round 69 (-2), Total 211 (-2)
It’s really difficult. We started late today and it got windy out there. The course conditions just get tougher and tougher. I managed to keep my ball in play and I think that was the key today. It’s anybody’s game tomorrow. I think anyone who shoots a low score tomorrow will be the winner. Tomorrow, I will try to play like how I have been playing these few days. I will try to keep my ball in play and tell myself not to make anything worse than a bogey when I hit a bad shot. I will remind myself not to be greedy and get aggressive out there tomorrow.
I’ve played here many times before. You need a lot of local knowledge to play well here, especially on the greens. I think every hole is tough! The key is really to keep your ball in play and put your ball in the right position all the time. If you place it on the wrong spot, it will be an easy bogey or double.
Nicholas Fung of Malaysia Nicholas Fung of Malaysia
Chikka S. (Ind) – Third Round 67 (-4), Total 213 (Even par)
My scores have been improving everyday which is great. I knew I had to shoot a good number to make the cut. I was confident enough with my game to play well here. I have been playing well. I didn’t putt well on the first day and even yesterday, the putts were not falling in but I made sure I hit a lot of greens to shoot a one-under in the second round. Today, I holed some putts and I am very happy with the way I played. I know it’s a difficult course and the greens are tricky and there are a lot of slopes coming into play out there. But I like this kind of challenge. It suits my eyes and I really enjoyed playing out there for the last few days.
It’s been great since I won my first Asian Development Tour (ADT) title last year. I went on to get my Asian Tour card for this season and won the ADT tournament again on home soil last month. I played good last week too but I just didn’t manage to hang in there on the last few holes. I know my game is in shape and I am very confident with how things are going. I believe in myself and I am really looking forward to the rest of the season. The wins on the ADT gave me a great boost of confidence really. Hopefully I can play well in the few big events coming up.
Danny Chia (Mas) – Third Round 70 (-1), Total 215 (+2)
Chikka S of India Chikka S of India
It’s always nice to shoot a red number, especially on this golf course. The wind picked up a little bit today and there were some really tricky pin positions too. I am happy with my one-under. I wished I had holed more putts as I missed a lot of birdie opportunities out there. I have been hitting the ball solid for the past few weeks and I am still hitting it good. My putting was just off for the past three weeks but overall I’m happy with how things are going.
It’s a totally different format from the Causeway Trophy which we played here last year. The course plays longer at the Causeway Trophy because we used the back tees. It was a matchplay then which is very different from stroke play. You can get very unlucky and make big numbers. It’s very difficult to gain back the strokes on this course. I guess it will be defence and attack at the same time again tomorrow. We will see how it goes.