#yeangdertpc Rd 1: What they said

Thu 30 Jun 2016

#yeangdertpc Rd 1: What they said

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Taipei, June 30: Read what leading contenders have to say following their opening rounds at this week's US$500,000 Yeangder Tournament Players Championship.
Namchok Tantipokhakul (Tha)
First round Seven-under-par 65
My driving accuracy was spot on today and I didn’t make many mistakes apart from that bogey on seven. This is a very challenging golf course especially the greens which you have to learn to read them well. I managed to do that today and it showed on my card. I’m just going out there to enjoy myself again like what I did today and hopefully I’ll be back smiling again.
 
Pariya Junhasavasdikul (Tha)
First round six-under-par 66
It has been a while since I gave an interview after a round. It’s good to be in this position. I’m playing well. My driver and irons are spot on. I missed a few putts and a couple of birdie chances but I made it up with an eagle on four. I’ll try to keep it up again as my ball striking is there and if my putter can cooperate a little more, I’ll be in for a good chance. I try to bring a positive mindset each time I show up at the golf course.
Casey O’Toole (Usa)
First round Five-under-par 67
To be honest, I’ve not been playing well these past couple of months. This is one of my lowest rounds so far and I’m definitely happy with how I’ve played. I thought I did a lot of things which were really good. Nothing really spectacular but just played a really solid round of golf. Hopefully it’s not a fluke and I can continue to do well.
Kevin McLister (Usa)
First round Four-under-par 68
I had a good day. I struggled to get into the hole a little bit but struck the ball really well which made up for everything. This is my first visit to Taipei and I’m enjoying the experience so far. The course suits my eye although the greens can be tough to read but it’s a challenge that everyone has to deal with. I had a rough week in Samui last week and I knew it was more of the golf course than how well I can play. I still believe a lot in myself as I know lots of good things will eventually come my way.
Quincy Quek (Sin)
First round Three-under-par 69
I’m pleased with how I’ve started, considering I only arrived yesterday. I’ve played here a few times and the greens are something which you can never take for granted here. I managed to play all 18 holes yesterday and it’s definitely an advantage to play the entire course before the tournament. My game is heading on the right track. I’m starting to get a little more patient with myself and I’ve been trying to make every shot count and I want to make the most of every opportunity that I get out here on the Asian Tour.