Jakarta, December 14: Read what players have to say following the penultimate round of the BNI Indonesian Masters supported by Bank BRI and MedcoEnergi on Saturday.
Jazz Janewattananond (Tha) – Third round 62 (-10), Total 200 (-16)
I am pretty pleased. I was surprised to go out there and shoot this low round today. I was struggling with my putting in the first two rounds but seems like it got better today.
I put in a new putter today. Maybe I’ll stick with it tomorrow. I was surprised to see some balls go in actually. I didn’t expect anything like this today. I just thought I would go out and post a solid round, but I am really happy with the result.
Trying to break into the world’s top-50 with a win tomorrow and secure my place in The Masters will be at the back of my mind for sure. It will be a motivating factor for me tomorrow. I just want to go out and play my best again.
Gunn Charoenkul (Tha) – Third round 68 (-4), Total 201 (-15)
It was kind of slow at the start today. I missed a lot of putts. A lot of players were coming close and I had to stay very patient out there today. Pretty fortunate to get a good finish in the last few holes to get to play in the last group tomorrow.
I wasn’t thinking much out there. I was just having fun and was smiling all the time, just being patient and enjoy it out there. It’s nice to come back and play on the Asian Tour again. I kind of miss playing on the Asian Tour.
It’s like a big family here. Whereas in Japan, you kind of feel more tension out there. I feel a little more relaxed out here and I think that’s the reason why I am playing well.
I tee off with my driver off the deck often, especially in Japan. I started doing that in China last year because I just couldn’t get my three-wood right. I gave it a lot of chance but I kept snapping it so I decided to just hit the driver off the deck and get it on the fairway first.
I tired that in Japan again and it’s been great for me since then. The season’s been great for me. I played well in Japan this year and the experience has helped me a lot.
It’s been awhile since I last played here. I am very happy to be back and it’s good to meet a lot of familiar faces. It’s probably going to be my first time playing in the final group in the final round on the Asian Tour tomorrow. I am pretty excited.
Same mindset for tomorrow. I would be happy with an under-par round. I think I may need more experience playing in the last group. I did have some opportunities in Japan but couldn’t really hold my nerves well.
I played with Jazz sometimes in practice rounds when we were in Japan, but we haven’t really played together in tournaments. He’s been playing well the last few years so looking forward to learning some stuff from him tomorrow.
Keith Horne (Rsa) – Third round 71 (-1), Total 203 (-13)
Obviously, the wind picked up a little bit today and it was quite difficult, I think it dried the greens out. And I think they pulled a little sneaky one, I don’t know what they did to the greens last night, but they were twice as fast as today.
I really struggled with the pace the whole day, I had some really quick putts and just hit so many past the hole. Eventually I just got way too tentative and couldn’t get my stroke back.
The wind helped and kept it a bit cooler out there so it wasn’t too bad, maybe a little bit hotter but actually nothing too excessive.
You know, I just looked at my results of about a month ago or whatever and they really are not very good, they just very scattered around. I have been making a lot of cuts, but I haven’t been up in contention at all and that’s been my disappointment this year. So, let’s see if we can take advantage of this one now that I’m up there.