YTPC Rd 3 What They Said

Sat 13 Sep 2014

YTPC Rd 3 What They Said

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MIGUEL TABUENA (PHI) - THIRD ROUND 65 (-7), TOTAL 206 (-10)
I hit good quality shots on the front nine but didn’t make anything. I went into the back and told myself to do what I’ve been doing and the putts started to fall. I birdied 10, 11 and 12 and I told myself to birdie two more to be up on the leaderboard.
I gave myself a chance and that was my goal. I’m really happy that I’m in the hunt going into the last round. If I do the same thing and do what I’ve been doing then I believe I have a chance. I believe in myself and I’ve been playing well this year. Hopefully this will be my maiden win.
I would like to thank my coach (Joel Altea). We started working together at the start of this year and he has been a really big help in my game. We’ve worked on the TrackMan which has helped in my game. My game eventually clicked and I believe I can do well tomorrow.
ANIRBAN LAHIRI (IND) - THIRD ROUND 68 (-4), TOTAL 207 (-9)
Anirban Lahiri of India Anirban Lahiri of India
I’m happy because I’m playing well. But I’m a bit disappointed because I was one-over par in the last five holes. I’m in a good spot and I’m looking forward to tomorrow.
I came in on Tuesday afternoon from the Switzerland so I had trouble sleeping. I probably had 15 hours of sleep in four days. I felt the heat on the back nine today and felt a bit low on energy. I’m going to go back, rest up and come back tomorrow.
The leaderboard is wide open. The golf course plays differently through the day. It is much softer in the morning and guys who went out early today had a good advantage. It will be interesting tomorrow because it is bunched up and it will be anybody’s game. You have to come out to play really good because there are so many good players here.
I was tired and didn’t hit the ball really well. I’m happy my short game saved me. Hopefully my game clicks and we will see what happens.
THAWORN WIRATCHANT (THA) - THIRD ROUND 68 (-4), TOTAL 207 (-9)
I’m feeling better from yesterday. It was a mixed round to be honest. I’m happy with where I am now. It is a very tight leaderboard so anything can happen especially on this golf course. I’ve won twice here but I won’t take anything for granted because this course can punish you especially on the greens. My best birdie was on the 12th hole (25 feet). I birdied the last from close range and that was good because it put me closer to the leader.
YEH WEI-TZE (TPE) – THIRD ROUND 65 (-7), TOTAL 208 (-8)
My iron-play was good today. I played really aggressively. I think that helped because I had a great start to the round with five consecutive birdies! My game is feeling good right now. I finished second in an event on the PGA Tour China Series last week and I was feeling good coming to this week. I’m surprised with my 65 today. It’s not an easy course so I’m happy with how I played.
Teh Wei-tze of Chinese Taipei Teh Wei-tze of Chinese Taipei
When I play here for tournaments in the past, there is surely one round that I won’t play well. I had a recent change in mindset. Right now, I just tell myself not to think so much about playing well. I have to try and stay focused out there, play hole by hole and don’t think so much about the scores.
I’m definitely hoping to better my result from last year but I will be happy with a top-10 finish. I accidentally stretched my back today. I hope it won’t cause too much a problem tomorrow.
I’ve been playing a lot on the Japan Golf Tour after I won the Malaysian Open in 2000. A win this week will be great as it will get me back on the Asian Tour again but I don’t want to think about that just yet. I will just try to play my best tomorrow.
WOLMER MURILLO (VEN) – THIRD ROUND 65(-7), TOTAL 211 (-5)
I came back to the Asian Tour this week from not playing any tournaments since the Queen’s Cup in Koh Samui three months ago. I didn’t do much during the break. I thought I would give myself some time off from golf as it has been a hectic first half of the year playing on the Asian Tour after getting my card at the Qualifying School.
That explained why I didn’t play well on the first day but it kind of worked out yesterday and today. I managed to regain my momentum and I got used to the playing conditions out there. I was chasing for a good round to happen and I am glad I did it today. I read the greens well and I putted better. It’s been kind of crazy today. I knocked a lot of long putts. I think the longest one was from 35 to 40 feet. I think I got the grip of the greens which explained the low score today.
It’s not easy to putt on this kind of greens here. I made a lot of long putts but I also missed a few short ones for birdies. I guess that is golf for you.
The season has been a bit rough for me. I think it’s not easy for Q-School graduates like myself to try and make the cut every week. Making it through the Qualifying School was tough enough already and having to play events back to back was something that I still need to cope with, especially with all the travelling. It’s just so tough at the start, especially when you’re trying to make money out of it. Having said that, I was still feeling excited every time I play on the main Tour. I managed to do well at the Queen’s Cup before the break so it was not too bad. It was challenging at the beginning but it was fun. I had a chance to play with Thongchai (Jaidee) at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters which was an amazing experience. I guess it will take a bit of time to adapt to the life on Tour.
I was barely practicing during the summer break. I was trying to stay away from golf because there’s so much golf from now on. I am hoping for a good result this week to get off to a good start for the remainder of the season. My aim is definitely to keep my card for next year and also to chase for a maiden win.