#YeangderTPC Rd 2 What They Said

Sat 10 Oct 2015

#YeangderTPC Rd 2 What They Said

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Miguel Tabuena (Phi) – Second Round 65 (-7), Total 133 (-11)
I’m happy with how I hit the ball off the tees. That is very crucial on this course. I feel very confident when I have my driver out. If I drive the ball well then I know I can shoot a low scores. I had an almost ‘perfect’ round. I had two or three birdies which lipped out.
I want to seek vengeance. Hopefully I can get it done tomorrow. I know I’m playing well at the moment. I won four times on the local tour. There are a few players behind me including home favourite Lin Wen-tang. But I’m not worried. If he can go low so can I.
It is important for me to start strong and I birdied the first hole today. I found the green in two shots and my 12-foot eagle putt lipped out. That birdie gave me the momentum.
Lin Wen-tang of Chinese Taipei Lin Wen-tang of Chinese Taipei
If I stick to my game plan and focus on myself and the course, then I can get it done. I’ve proven that four times this year on the local Tour. In the past when I was in the final group, I always played against the opponent and not the course.
Lin Wen-tang (Tpe) – Second Round 68 (-4), Total 135 (-9)
I missed some putts. I was very lucky because this is a challenging golf course. I’m happy with my result. I think I’ll give myself a score of 95 out of 100. I’m happy to be in contention but I’m scared as well because my boss (Emmet Hsu, the Yeangder Group Chairman) is the sponsor of this event and I want to win for him.
I want to relax. Somebody told me to shoot five-under tomorrow but I don’t want to think about a number. I just want to hit my ball and take my chances when it comes.
Natipong Srithong (Tha) – Second Round 65 (-7), Total 135 (-9)
Every aspect of my game was good. I holed most of my birdie chances and had only 26 putts. I’m very happy with my performances. I turned professional last month and this is only my second event.
I like this layout. The fairways are very narrow and it suits my game. I didn’t miss many greens and fairways. That’s the key to playing well here. I had one chip-in on the 11th hole from seven yards.
I’m very excited and nervous because I’m in position to win my first professional title. If I win, I will get an Asian Tour card and I don’t have to go to Qualifying School next year!
Natipong Srithong of Thailand Natipong Srithong of Thailand
Niall Turner (Irl) – Second Round 66 (-6), Total 136 (-8)
I played really well. I drove it nicely and hit my irons quite well. I was one-over after three holes but played really well after that. I was happy that we didn’t have to go out and play in that weather yesterday. I had a relaxing day.
My back is good and I’ve been fully fit in the last three months. It is a great feeling after what I’ve been through. To be honest I felt miserable in the first six month I was injured. I’m delighted to be back to be playing well.
The most important shot was a par save I made on the eighth hole. I hit a terrible tee shot and hit an average bunker shot before making the par putt from 15 feet. I played really well from there. That kept my momentum going.
Because of the rain, the greens are softer and you can fly the ball and stop it on. The ball was rolling really well. Yesterday’s rain definitely helped us a bit today.
I had a tear near my lower back and a few hip issues. It was an awful first six months in the year so I’m glad to be back and in condition. I’m fully recovered now. This weather (cold) is perfect because I usually struggle with sweaty arms and palms!
Three rounds are kind of a sprint. A shootout really. I was thinking if I can get a low one today then it will set me up nicely for the last round. There will be a huge amount of guys in contention.
This is the first time I’ve made the cut on the Asian Tour in Chinese Taipei! I really enjoy playing on this golf course. I’m about 190 centimetres tall.