Jakarta, December 13: Read what players have to say following the second round of the BNI Indonesian Masters on Friday.
Josh Younger (Aus) – Second round 65 (-7), Total 131 (-11)
It’s been great so far. Didn’t make any bogeys in two rounds. The swing’s feeling pretty good too. Conditions were really nice out there. I thought we won’t be able to finish yesterday but the weather held up nicely. It was hotter today but it’s still alright.
I just got my first professional win two weeks ago in New South Wales. It was nice to finally get my breakthrough. It’s my first win in almost 10 years as a professional. I didn’t play as good last week but nice to regain some hot form this week.
I’m just going to keep playing my own game and, hopefully my good form continues and I can hold a few putts.
Keith Horne (Rsa) – Second round 67 (-5), Total 132 (-12)
It was nice to get off to a good start today. It makes me feel relaxed. I have been playing good in the first rounds in the past few weeks but not the second rounds. It was nice to play nicely in the second round today.
I played well today, played probably better than yesterday but just didn’t make as many putts. I played the first hole perfectly. I drove it down the middle of the fairway, hit a nine-iron and made a 10-foot putt for birdie.
On the second, I made a really good one probably from about 40-feet. Picked up a lot of momentum from there. I’m very happy with my score although I didn’t putt so well. I’m very happy with the way I’m playing and just looking forward to playing in the weekend.
I will try not to get ahead of myself. You got to make a lot of birdies this week. It’s going to be sitting on a case of being too careful, just try and stick to it and keep making some putts. Try and keep momentum I think because if you stop making birdies, you can get a bit frustrated.
Gunn Charoenkul (Tha) – Second round 65 (-7), Total 133 (-11)
I would say I play pretty good for someone who didn’t have any sleep so far, I just arrived in Jakarta yesterday morning at five o’clock.
I’ve been learning a lot while spending my time in Japan and then kind of figured out what I need to do with my game. Earlier in the year I was in the states just traveling, learning different stuff, finding new things and then try to apply it.
Like I said before, what works for me. And somehow, I think I kind of figured out what direction I should be going in. What was strange is, I’ve been putting really good, which is strange. I mean, maybe it’s a lack of sleep I guess, because normally I don’t putt this good.
I made a couple of long putts, really long putts, and that really helps and same thing in the first round. I had a couple missed greens and a couple 10-footers for par which normally I would struggle with, but I’ve been making them a lot so far this week.
I’ve had a lot of surprises this year. I mean, I didn’t expect myself to be playing this consistent throughout the year (10 top-10s in Japan and 21st on the Japan Golf Tour Money Rankings).
But I guess, after I got a couple of tournaments going I somehow, I became much more confident in my game, and that probably one of the things I have struggled with throughout my career.
Shiv Kapur (Ind) – Second round 65 (-7), Total 135 (-9)
I played really good today. I was actually very frustrated when I started because on my first four holes, I had four great approach shots, but I missed the putts. That’s four good birdie opportunities there but the toughest part of the day was on the fifth hole where I had a really quick downhill putt, breaking both ways and I holed that.
After that, it seemed to like the floodgates kind of opened and I made five in a row there and then added two more in the next three holes. That was really good. The only disappointment on the back nine was the 14th hole where I had a great second shot in and probably 10 or 12 feet above the hole but I just misread it.
But I felt like I struck the ball well all day and gave myself a lot of chances. It’s one of those days where you shoot seven-under but it could have been 10 or 11 and I’m just really happy with the way I played.
I didn’t feel like I played bad yesterday. My putter was stone cold yesterday. I guess it takes a little while to warm up. The first 22 holes were sort of quiet and, you know, seven under after that.
Hopefully I can continue to roll the ball like I did today. I holed a couple of really long ones on the front nine. I am pleased with my position now. I mean I am on the side of the draw where it was a little breezy and a little tougher. But at least I’ve given myself a chance on the weekend.