#YeangderHeritage Rd 2 What They Said

Fri 28 Apr 2017

#YeangderHeritage Rd 2 What They Said

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Natipong Srithong (Tha) – Second Round 67 (-5), Total 138 (-6)
It has been a while since my putting was this good. I changed to a new putter and I feel more comfortable. Today it was only windy but yesterday it was cold, rain and windy! On this golf course, you need to hit the ball on the fairway to get a chance to score.
My performance on the Asian Tour last year was not good because my short game was not good. It is slowly improving now so hopefully I can continue to play well. I’m still pursuing my degree in law. I missed my final exams last year because of a tournament so I have to complete six subjects this year to graduate.
Natipong SrithongI putted good today. I holed about three 15 footers. Putting is tough here because the greens are grainy. Yesterday was really tough because it was raining and windy. It was quite tough today but I told myself that I can make birdies here because there are a lot of short holes.
I feel more comfortable in Asia this year. I’m hitting the ball a lot better as well. I had a lot of missed cut last year because my putting was poor. I worked a lot on my putting during the off-season so the putts are dropping and it is easier to shoot lower rounds.
I grew up in Korea until I was 10 years old before moving to Los Angeles. The Asian Tour is a good Tour and my motherland is in Korea so I thought it would be easier to travel around.
Danthai Boonma (Tha) – Secondd Round 69 (-3), Total 138 (-6)
I’m happy with my score because the weather is nice but it is still very windy. I like putting on these greens. It is perfect for me because it is almost the same as the greens in Thailand. I want to keep to the same plan because it was tough these two days and my plan worked. I’ll continue to do the same for the weekend.
John Catlin (Usa) – Second Round 68 (-4), Total 140 (-4)
It feels great. I’ve been working really hard on my game. I had full Asian Tour category in 2015 and 2016 but I felt that I didn’t prepare well enough. I was a good amateur player but there are a lot better players on the Asian Tour. I felt like I couldn’t compete here yet so I worked on my game.
I won my first four-day paid event last year on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) in Indonesia and that gave me the confidence that I used to have. I haven’t had a chance to tee it up in an Asian Tour event since so it was nice to get the call and receive the invitation.
When I played the ADT here last year, two players finished 20-under-par so I came here expecting to make birdies. We teed off yesterday and it was raining, it was windy and I was thinking, this is not Chinese Taipei because the weather is usually nice.
I hit the ball really well today. It was nice to start hitting it that solid again. I have to change mind-set and aim for as many birdies as I can. I’ve got no problem with that. I like making birdies just like all the other professionals.
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Shiv Kapur (Ind) – Second Round 70 (-2), Total 141 (-3)
Given the conditions it was pretty good. I think I played a little better then what my score would suggest. I left a couple of shots out there which is a bit disappointing. Tee to green I was solid and I gave myself some chances.
It was tough. Yesterday was really cold and I felt like I was in Europe again. Maybe it worked to my advantage. I’ve got the weekend coming up and I look forward to it.
It is always tough to putt in the wind especially the shorter putts. To trust yourself to putt in the wind is a bit of a challenge. It is tough to make putts here but if the conditions become a little calmer you can see a lot of low scores.
I like the conditions to stay tough because of the way I’m hitting the ball. Whatever the conditions you have to go out and play good golf.
Gavin Green (Mas) – Second Round 70 (-2), Total 141 (-3)
It was a very mixed round! I made the easy holes become tough. I didn’t chip it very good. My short game was a bit off but I capitalised on the par fives which always helps. I stayed patient through the round.
I stayed patient and hit really good irons which is a plus because you have to hit it really solid in the wind. We teed off and it was blowing quite hard but now it is dying off. At least I’m in the weekend and we are all going to play in the same condition.
It was tough to judge the wind because it kept turning around. Once we got on 10, the wind direction was more consistent. The wind is not supposed to be strong the next two days but I’m okay playing in windy conditions. It is just tough when it starts to swirl.
Eagle on the 13th hole: I knew where the wind was coming, hit a good drive and a five iron to five feet for eagle.