6th October 2019 | Asian Tour
Mercuries Taiwan Masters Rd 4: What they said
Suradit Yongcharoenchai (Tha) Fourth round 70, Total 278 (-10)
I played without any pressure today. I was very sharp with my short game and I guess that helped. But I’m proud with how I played today because it’s not easy especially against a quality field. I did not start off well as I double bogeyed the fourth hole but luckily I managed to make three birdies after that on my front nine. I birdied 13 but bogeyed the next hole. At that point, I was not really looking at the leaderboard but I was just telling myself to play my own game and whatever happens will happen. Miguel had a good chance to win but unfortunately, he bogeyed his last two holes. I’m an Asian Tour winner now and it feels really good to know that. I’ve been working hard all these years and I’m glad I’ve been finally rewarded with this win today. I know today’s victory will lead to more opportunities and better things to come for me.
Miguel Tabuena (Phi) Fourth round 72 (Even) Total 279 (-9)
I gave a good fight today but I really struggled with the greens. It was a bit too slow but that’s not an excuse. I played solid and managed to hole some putts whenever I had the chance. But it’s a good confidence-booster week which you make me an even better player in my next event.
Ajeetesh Sandhu (Ind) Fourth round 72 (Even) Total 279 (-9)
It was a tough day so it was really nice to end it as well as the week with that birdie on 18. I left a few shots out there and that really cost me the tournament. I made two wrong decisions on 16 and that led to a double bogey and you cannot afford to do that especially when you’re trying to close out the tournament. But I’m happy with how I played and where my game is heading and I can only look forward to the rest of season.
Adilson Da Silva (Bra) Fourth round 68 (-4), Total 279 (-9)
I sort of was in two minds today. I was really quite focused. I really wanted to go low today because I knew that was what I had to do. And yeah, I had a number in my mind and was just trying to achieve that and forget the rest and you know just concentrate what I was doing. I was a little bit cheeky with my number in my head. But I yeah, I was happy with myself, only made one bogey on 14. I was basically solid, I hit the ball well, I made some nice putts and missed a couple. But yeah, overall, I was happy with myself. It has been an absolutely great week. I really love coming to Taiwan, you know, people here are just amazing. George is such an amazing person man, he takes his time to come and watch us play and he mixes with the guys and it’s just incredible to see that. You don’t see that just about anywhere else. So we were very lucky to have him on our side.
Mardan Mamat (Sgp) Fourth round 69 (-3), Total 284 (-4)
It has been a struggle the last couple of years but I’m still enjoying the game. I’m going to turn 52 at the end of this month but I still love to compete. I’ve been putting very well especially the last two days and if you can putt well, you can have a good score. Physically, I think not as fit as last time but mentally, I’m still very strong and I can manage myself well under pressure.
Scott Hend (Aus) Fourth round 71 (-1), Total 291 (+3)
I came here for a reason and that was to complete a full field event for my qualification for the WGC-HSBC Champions. This week has shown me what I need to work on for my game and hopefully, I can improve on that and bring back my game to Italy next week. I’m looking forward to playing in another WGC event in Shanghai at the end of the month. Sheshan is a great golf course and I look forward to playing well there. As for the Order of Merit, Jazz is playing great golf at the moment and I’m not. So, I’m just trying to work on getting better and we’ll see how it goes, come the end of the season.