#WorldCupofGolf Rd 3: What they said

Sun 27 Nov 2016

#WorldCupofGolf Rd 3: What they said

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Team China, Third Round 72 (E), Total  207 (-9)
Q.  Guys, how was that out there today?
WU ASHUN:  Yeah, we have some trouble from beginning but we are very, played very good after that.
LI HAOTONG:  Very good at recover.  We had horrible start, you know.  Yeah, I had so many bad shots today and I check to see my putter play very well and very stable.  That's why we're still shot even par.  So we need to do some work, we need to do some work.
Q.  Tomorrow obviously four balls, back to four balls.  Do you have attack in your mind or are you just going to stick to your game?
WU ASHUN:  For sure it's attack in mind because nothing to lose, you know.  Already behind a lot shot, so we just play and make a birdie.  Yeah, I think we can do that, yeah.
Q.  After that first two holes, what was on your minds and what were you saying to each other?
LI HAOTONG:  I think we're just kind of really relaxed because nothing can worse that, you know, worse than that.  So it's really worst start.  But we make couple birdies in a row and good comeback and good recover.  So I think looking forward for tomorrow.
Q.  Ashun, after double bogey, bogey, did you say anything to your partner to try to calm down the team?
WU ASHUN:  Yeah, yeah, we talked a little bit, when two holes finish, we start not very good.  So we say let's go, new tournament right now, new hole right now.  Nothing can be worse after two hole really.  So today the bad shot was done really and we have a lot of hole, a lot of chance still and just play simple golf and make some birdie, that's it.
Q.  Do you think it's better for you to be in the second last group tomorrow?
Li Haotong Li Haotong
LI HAOTONG:  Right, it's going to be way less pressure and especially I already played six weeks in a row and my body was real tired actually.  Just keep simple and try my best.
Q.  Do you think five shot lead into the four ball, is it too big a lead or what are you thinking?
LI HAOTONG:  I think it's really big lead actually, especially for four balls because everybody going to shoot low score and especially they are really good.  So I think just try our best and see what's going on.
Q.  Ashun, do you feel like after playing on Kingston Heath for a few days now you are knowing the golf course better, knowing the greens better that maybe tomorrow can be a really low round for China?
WU ASHUN:  Yeah, I think we really know the golf course right now and also wind and temperature.  The couple day was same wind, same weather and I think my partner, he's a good player to play the four balls and yeah, I think we can play tomorrow a good score and make a lot of birdie tomorrow.
Team India, Third Round 75 (+3), Total 215 (-1)
SSP Chawrasia
We started good, got to two under after five holes and then bogeyed six. And then we made a few mistakes. It wasn’t a good round. On 15, he hit it to the left and it was a tough bunker shot from there. He hit a good second shot into 16 which went over the green and then I hit a poor putter from the back of the green. Just made a double bogey there from out of nothing.
Chikkarangappa S.
We started really well but made some small mistakes. A couple of shots, we made some wrong decisions. I guess we could have finished better. We didn’t finish nice. Had a bogey on 15 and doubled on 16. If we had finished with pars, it would have been a lot better. Hope we can catch fire tomorrow, try to get a nice number to finish off the tournament. I think we’re playing solid. Just need to make some good decisions and go for it. 
Team Thailand, Third Round 77 (+5), Total 216 (E)
Thongchai Jaidee. Thongchai Jaidee.
Thongchai Jaidee
We played so bad, had two three putts and one bad hole. It’s a difficult week. We changed the strategy today by switching the holes that we were driving on. We changed the plan but it didn’t work. We wanted to be aggressive on the par fives but we got confused instead. It was the wrong game plan together. We can’t change anything. We’re just not in form. Golf you can never say anything. Sometimes it’s a good day, sometimes a bad day.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
A bit disappointing as we expected to play better than this. We have a good team but I think we’ve been playing too much golf around the world and the body is feeling a bit tired and we’re not striking the ball too well. It’s good to be here with Thongchai though. Hopefully we can go low tomorrow. We’ll just try to enjoy it and try to make more birdies.
Team Malaysia, Third Round 72 (E), Total 217 (+1)
Danny Chia
It was a good comeback today. Conditions were a bit easier as it wasn’t as windy. We also probably putted better compared to the first day. We stopped talking to each other after the dropped shots! (laughter)
We tried hard to not drop shots. We know that this format is so easy to drop shots. The double bogey, we misjudged the wind and got short-sided. It’s part of the game. I can’t expect my partner to flush it every time he hits it. When we missed it today, we missed it on the right side except for the third hole. Hopefully we can be aggressive on most of the holes tomorrow. If the putts start to drop, we can hope for a low score.
Nicholas Fung
We didn’t want to think about the early double and bogey. We just tried to do our best, tried to put the ball on the greens and tried to hole some putts. We hope to finish strong tomorrow in the fourball. If we can shoot five birdies each, that would be nice. I think we’re used to the greens now, know it better.